Collective Conversation Vancouver
The EFW Collective Conversation is an educational series for fashion industry members and the general public. The day of open dialogue aims to provide information on the challenges, opportunities and innovations facing the sustainability of the garment and textile industry.
The Collective Conversation took place on the afternoon of April 13th at the Waterfall Building.
OPENING: Myriam Laroche, President and Founder of Eco Fashion Week
MODERATOR: Erin Cebula, Reporter with Entertainment Tonight Canada
SESSION 1: A focus on the Circular Economy and how we can design and innovate to eliminate waste and re-purpose our clothes.
- Tony Shumpert, VP of Recycling and Reuse, Value Village
Kyle Rudzinski, Sustainability Manager, Levi and Strauss Co.
Brock Macdonald, Vice Chair, National Zero Waste Council and CEO, Recycling Council of BC
SESSION 2: Redefining the future of manufacturing in North America.
- Jenny Hughes, Founder, Me & You
- Nicole Bridger, Vancouver-based Designer
- Sean Schmidt, Founder of Future-ish
- Glencora Twigg, Instructor, Visual College of Art and Design
KEYNOTE INTERVIEW: John Fluevog, Founder, Head Designer and Owner of Fluevog Shoes.