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A one-day conference focused on processes, practices, and tangible solutions and ways a fashion business can lead in climate change, environmental sustainability, and ethical responsibility.

Location, Date, and Time

LIM College
216 E 45th St
New York , NY 10017

Friday, May 4, 2018 • 8:30am-5:30pm

For info call 212 647 0051 or email


The NYC Fair Trade Coalition is an all-volunteer grassroots organization that promotes fair trade businesses and retailers in New York City and educates consumers on the importance of fair trade.

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.

Texworld USA and Apparel Sourcing USA’s Summer Edition will take place this upcoming July 23 – 25, 2018 at the Javits Convention Center in New York City. During a span of 3 days, take advantage of the opportunity to expand your business network, attend complimentary educational seminars and explore new apparel fabric, trim and accessory options as well as the opportunity to find the best apparel manufacturers from top global suppliers. This year, the Local Loft will be introduced – a unique platform which will highlight local and sustainable apparel factories, contractors and services.


Jeannette Ferran Astorga

Vice-President of CSR,
Ascena Retail Group

Dana Davis

Director of Design and Production and Sustainability,
Mara Hoffman

Celine DeCarlo

Director of Social & Environmental Affairs,
Mara Hoffman

Chief Marketing Officer,

Liz Pulos

Manager of Responsible Sourcing & Production

Chair, New York City
Fair Trade Coalition

Jessica Schreiber

Fabscrap Inc.

GreenTree Textiles

Deanna Clark-Esposito

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

Malvina Hoxha

Business Development Manager, Innerwear & Knits, Lenzing Fibers

Sylvia Heisel

Creative Director,
Hiesel 3-D

Co-Founder and Creative Director,
Cienne New York

Charles Beckwith

Co-Founder and Director of Innovation, MouthMedia Network

Co-Founder, Studio 189

Jennifer Wong

Director of Product Development & Design,
Global Goods Partners

Sara Oto

Director of Artisan Compliance and Programing,


LIM College 216 E 45th St, New York, NY 10017

8:30 - 8:50am

Check-in & Breakfast

in West Wing

8:50 - 9:30am

The Climate Reality Project

in Main Hall

9:40 - 10:25am 

Sustainability at Mara Hoffman -  Wholesale Solutions

in Main Hall

10:40 - 11:25am 

Sustainability and Fashion

in Main Hall

11:35am - 12:20pm

Eco-Fashion Law,
Compliance & Marketing

in Main Hall

12:10 - 1:00pm

Lunch & Networking

in West Wing B

1:00 - 1:50pm

Sustainability & Textile Innovation & Development

in West Wing B

Digital Technology & Sustainability

in East Wing

2:00 - 2:50pm

Sustainability & Textile Waste

in West Wing B

Fashion & Fair Trade

in East Wing


Sustainability along the Supply Chain

in West Wing

Sustainability & the Millennial- LIM Faculty Research

in East Wing


Sustainability &
Starting a Line

in Main Hall


Wine & Networking

in West Wing F

Thank you from and LIM College