595 Market St, 2nd floor
San Francisco, California 94105

Tierra Forte, Founder and Designer, Del Forte Denim
Caren Holzman, Director of Category Management, TransFair USA
Zem Joaquin, Director, Global Green Board; Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Ecofabulous; Contributing Editor, 7X7
Maggie Kim, Co-founder and Designer, oda
Joslin Van Arsdale, Owner, Eco Citizen
Lynda Grose, Assistant Professor of Fashion Design, California College of the Arts – Moderator

From Birkenstock’s to Couture

From Birkenstocks to Bloomingdales, environmentalism has been raising its profile in the fashion industry. This past decade has witnessed the birth of ‘eco-fashion’ – stylized clothing that uses environmentally sustainable materials and responsible production techniques. But is eco-fashion really as sensitive as it claims to be, or is this just another superficial fashion hype? What are the forces driving eco-fashion forward? Will consumers always have to balance fashion against sustainability and cost? And if so, what factors affect these decisions? Join us as a panel of industry experts –including fashion designers and boutique owners – discuss the eco-fashion movement, its attributes, and its future.

6:00 p.m., Check-In | 6:30 Program | 7:30 p.m., Reception and Party | Temple, 540 Howard St., San Francisco www.templesf.com | $15 for Members; $25 for Non-Members

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Added by jbarbara on August 11, 2008