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A one-day conference focused on sustainable fashion and textile processes and practices, offering tangible ways fashion businesses can lead in sustainability, ethical responsibility, and climate change.

Location, Date, and Time

California Market Center
110 E 9th Street
Los Angeles , CA 90079

Thursday, October 4, 2018 • 9:00am-5:00pm



Belda Llorens- producing sustainable yarns for over 60 years and the first in the world to spin yarn for knitting from recycled fibers.

Ecolife Yarn by Belda Llorens is a sustainable yarn saving resources for every lb produced, and is made with the best technology and guaranteed quality.

Ecolife is distributed in Europe, North Africa and America, where lowering the climate footprint for the planet is important.


Charming has been serving worldwide trim and packaging needs since 1991. One of our main focuses at Charming is to be on the cutting edge of technology for RFID and Near Field products. We also have a passion for sustainability by proudly offering a full range of certified sustainable trim products. We have been constantly expanding our facilities and advanced equipment to meet your production requirements.


Enviro-Tote™ has been creating environmentally friendly promotional tote bags since 1990. Our bags are made from unbleached and colored cotton, certified organic cotton, and The Bottle Bag™, a material made from 100% PET. All our products are made in the U.S.A. We fill orders starting at only 50 bags! And our customers have used Enviro-Tote™ bags for company promotions and special events throughout the U.S. and around the world.


KenDor takes great pride in specializing in environmentally & socially responsible knit and woven textiles. We strive to ensure that our partner mills adhere to multiple global standards of environmental and social compliance, including the STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®. Tencel, rayon from bamboo, organic cotton, Modal, hemp, and recycled polyester are just a few of the many sustainable fibers we carry in our low minimum, in-stock program, and custom sourcing is available for your more specific needs.

Proudly Canadian. Serving the Global textile industry since 1953.


Health-Ade kombucha was started in 2012 by a husband, wife, and best friend in a true farmers’ market start-up story: a small credit card and a big dream to make REAL FOOD and bring only THAT to the commercial shelf.

The best tasting and highest quality kombucha you can buy is just the start, as our ultimate mission is to be the champion of the happiest and healthiest you.


Tukatech has been a driving force behind the apparel industry’s technology revolution, with constant momentum toward ground-breaking fashion technology.

Tukatech’s award-winning pattern-making, grading, and marker-making software maximizes design and creativity using next-level process engineering. Their virtual sample-making solution uses life-like 3D fit models and motion simulation, allowing for true assessment of fit, as well as design visualization.


Founded in 1939 and located in New York City, LIM College is the nation’s premier college for the study of the business of fashion.


Texworld USA is an international business platform and can't-miss industry event that offers a wide product range covering the entire fabric spectrum – season to season attendees discover textiles of innovative structures, material mixes, and surprising color palettes.


To help people see that what they don’t know about common products & practices can hurt them. To empower people to find healthier alternatives to common toxins and to create a low carbon lifestyle.


The North American Suri Company is dedicated to the promotion of Suri fiber - one of the rarest protein fibers on the planet. Natural, earth friendly, and luxurious. Stop by our table and learn how you can incorporate Suri into your sustainable fashion program.


Finotex, is a leading worldwide provider of brand identification solutions: woven and printed labels, heat transfers, embellishments, thermal printing services, screen printed labels & tapes, silicone and TPU labels, embroidered patches, hang tags, paper products and more. 


We're changing the way fashion does business. Join your local fashion directory to connect, collaborate, and create with fashion entrepreneurs.


We at Mann Publications strive to bring our audience together in print, digitally, and face-to-face and celebrate the fashion and real estate industries.


FABSCRAP, which provides convenient pickup and recycling of fabric scraps from businesses in New York City and creates opportunities for reuse.


Fashion and Federal Regulatory Compliance Attorney, Clark-Esposito Law Firm, P.C.

Director of Business Development
Sustainable Apparel Coalition

VP Operations &

Director of Sustainability

Senior Manager of Product Responsibility

Director Material Development

Manager of Sustainability
Levi Strauss

Founder, CEO

Ciclo Textiles and Intrinsic Textiles Group

Host & Producer
Conscious Chatter

Founder of FABSCRAP

Fashiondex Founder
LIM College Faculty

Dee Dee Harris

National Sales Director/Development

Founder, HOVE Social Good Intelligence

Agent, Eco-Life Yarns by R. Belda

Chief Marketing Officer

Fair Trade Long Beach

8:40 - 9:00am

Check-in & Breakfast


9:00 - 9:25am

The Climate Reality Project and Designing for Energy Efficiency

Andrea Kennedy

9:30 - 10:20am 

Sustainability at Reformation

Carrie Freiman and  Kathleen Talbot

10:25 - 11:15am 

The Sustainable Fashion Factory

Mike Farid

11:20am - 12:10am

Sustainability at Patagonia

  Elissa FosterSarah Hayes

12:15 - 12:50pm

Lunch & Networking


1:00 - 1:45pm

Measuring Sustainability,
 the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, and the HIGG Index

Scott Miller

1:50 - 2:30pm

Fashion Law, Compliance & the Legalities of Sustainable Fashion Claims

Deanna Clark-Esposito


Circular Textile Innovations

Andrea Ferris, David Sasso, Kathy Constantino and Jessica Schrieber

3:30 - 3:50pm

Coffee and Conversation Break-Out Sessions with: 

Jennifer Gilbert, Jessica Schreiber, and Teresa Baxter


Sustainability at Levi Strauss

Liza Schillo


Sustainability & Storytelling

Kestrel Jenkins and Cindy Lin

5:20 - 6:00pm

Wine and Wonder Time....
Ask the Experts... a sustainability chat with all the speakers in the house back at the mics. Wine served.


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