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Driving Fashion Forward – Co-creating a Stylish and Sustainable World

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How to co-create a stylish and sustainable world through collaboration, innovation and investment while highlighting successful partnerships. 

The focus of the conversation will be on companies and panelists that ECOfashion Corp. has successfully collaborated with, such as: Role Models, Red Carpet Green Dress, We are HAH and Package Free.

 

Confirmed Panelists

  • Confirmed Moderator: 
    • Steph Stephenson Co Founder,  Cordes Foundation
      • Steph Stephenson is Co Founder of the Cordes Foundation, working to advance the Foundation’s ethical fashion and sustainable supply chain initiatives. Prior to joining the Foundation, Steph held positions at Conde Nast and luxury fashion brands Alberta Ferretti and Maiyet. Passionate about the intersection of fashion and philanthropy, she serves on the board of directors for Indego Africa, a non-profit dedicated to lifting artisan women and their families out of poverty, and advisory boards of Soko, a Kenyan-based ethical jewelry brand, and Remake, an advocacy group committed to building the conscious consumer movement. As an active member of Nexus, Steph co-chairs the Nexus Ethical Fashion Lab and serves on the Nexus Impact Investing Steering Committee. She is a Milken Institute Young Leader, StartingBloc Fellow and Hive Global Leader.
  • Confirmed Panelist:
    • Marci Zaroff – Founder/CEO, ECOfashion Corp.
      • Marci Zaroff coined the term “ECOfashion” in 1995 and is an internationally recognized ECOlifestyle expert, educator, innovator, author and serial ecopreneur. Founder/CEO of ECOfashion Corp-a “Greenhouse of Brands”-including B2B turnkey sustainable fashion manufacturer MetaWear, regenerative in-conversion-to-organic cotton farm project RESET, QVC organic lifestyle brand Farm to Home, and a new D2C ECOfashion brand YES AND.

        Also Founder of Under the Canopy, Executive Producer of a “THREAD Documentary I Driving Fashion Forward,”and Co-Founder of Good CatchBeyondBrands and The Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Marci has been instrumental in driving authenticity, environmental leadership & social justice worldwide for three decades. Marci’s first book, “ECOrenaissance: Co-Creating A Stylish, Sexy and Sustainable World,” launched August 2018 (Simon & Schuster).

        Board Member or Advisor of the Organic Center/Organic Trade Association, Textile Exchange, Fashion Revolution and Cradle to Cradle’s “Fashion Positive,” Marci was a key figure in the development of the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) and first Fair Trade Textile Certification with Fair Trade USA. In addition to receiving countless recognitions-including Retail Touchpoint’s “Retail Innovator Award,” New York Moves Power Women Award,” Fashion Group International’s “Rising Star Award” and the Natural Product Industry’s Socially Responsible Business Award,” Marci is featured in the book ECO AMAZONS: 20 Women Who Are Transforming the World, and is a Henry Crown Fellow of The Aspen Institute. @marcizaroff

Unconfirmed Panelists

  • Pending Panelists:
    • Val Emanuel – Co-Founder, Role Models
      • Valerie Emanuel is an entrepreneur, mother, speaker and model rights activist. Her background is working in talent and business management, and photo production. She started off as a model herself as a child and saw a real need for positive change within an industry that was antiquated and in need of disruption.
    • Samata Pattinson – CEO, Red Carpet Green Dress
      • Samata Pattinson is a British born Ghanaian entrepreneur working across fashion and media. Samata is the CEO of sustainable Oscars® design campaign Red Carpet Green Dress, showcasing sustainable fashion on the red carpet at the Oscars every year and founded by Suzy Amis Cameron. The published author (THE TRIBE™ Empowerment Journal, The Fashion Designer’s Resource Book – Bloomsbury Publishing) and writer (The Guardian, VOGUE, Huffington Post), is also one of the faces of Lancome’s Teint Idole #MyShadeMyPower campaign.Samata, a talented presenter and producer, is committed to creating positive change within all the fields she operates in and influences, and her work has been featured in VOGUE (USA & UK), E! Entertainment, Hello Giggles, The Huffington Post, Women’s Wear Daily, ELLE, InStyle, Essence, Red Magazine, Refinery 29 and more. The former Fashion Editor of The Talent Magazine, she is also Editor of SamataHome.com, a portal for her work and personal style, a board for curated style pointers and a central hub for the like-minded to discover and connect. Most recently Samata founded THE TRIBE™, a global collective, created for women to empower and celebrate each other in the United Kingdom, and First Child Productions in the United States, a brand strategy and management company, also providing sustainable business event solutions.Samata works on several philanthropic and charitable projects. In 2006 Samata recorded a spoken word charity single for music project entitled Enfants Soldats, later organising a fundraising concert in Freetown, Sierra Leone for a public sanitation project. In September 2009 Samata designed costumes for the ITV News team as part of the ‘Newsroom’s Got Talent’ fundraiser benefiting Leonard Cheshire Disability and Helen & Douglas House Hospice for Children and Young Adults. A keen philanthropist, Samata is an active fundraiser for America’s soon-to-be first plant-based school, MUSE School CA, founded by Suzy Amis Cameron and James Cameron, where over 50% of the children are on financial aid. She is also an advocate for international organisation Women for Women International.

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