FUTURE FORUM: Fabricating the Future (October 7)
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The “FUTURE FORUM” brings together German and American scientists, researchers, and entrepreneurs to tell their stories, exchange ideas, present innovations and discuss sustainable fashion through four lenses: Fashion Design, Material Science, Garment Manufacturing, and Consumption.
According to the United Nations, the fashion industry is responsible for 10% of global carbon emissions, ranking it in the top 5 most polluting industries.
2022 began with a promise to change that. In February, the City of New York announced the “Fashion Act,” a first-of-its-kind law to force sustainability obligations on all apparel companies profiting more than $100 million in NYC. Across the pond, the EU is passing its own legislation to curb unsustainable manufacturing, and designers all over the globe have begun experimenting with eco-friendly fabrics made from algae to pineapples.
This is a moment of decisive change. Governments, companies, and individuals are ready to propel the fashion and textile industry into a more sustainable future. Let's re-envision what it means to get dressed every day.
Location & Time
Friday, October 7, 2022 – 1:00 PM – 8:30 PM
335 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10017
Please register here .