Sustainable Fashion Week Launches This September in New York City

Sustainable Fashion Week

Sustainable Fashion Week (SWF2020) is a six-day event showcasing sustainable fashion exhibits, giving visuals on what is sustainable fashion and why it’s the future of fashion.

The event will take place from September 11 to September 16 at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. SFW2020 will include immersive online experiences and global viewing for a week of runway shows, panel discussions, documentary features, and instructional workshops.

The fashion industry is in crisis. Over-consumption of goods has led to an alarming rate of production, creating a recipe for disaster. How and where we make our clothes adds a toxic mix, making the fashion industry second to oil as the most polluting industry. Sustainable Fashion Week is a necessity to bring awareness to this ongoing problem while providing a platform to emerging, sustainable designers.

By identifying alternative methods of clothing production, SFW2020 will show what comes next in the fashion industry not only through design but also alternate means of production. Designers will showcase recycled, repurposed, renewable, reusable, and eco-friendly options for creating clothing which offers real solutions to the crisis overtaking the fashion industry.

Sustainable Fashion Week will showcase over 70 designers—from emerging sustainable designers, established sustainable designers to vintage curators.

Designer applications are now open at www.sustainablefashionweek.us.

About the Founders

Rick Davy, for over 14 years, has successfully run Fashion Week Brooklyn, a product of Davy’s BK Style Foundation. BK Style Foundation is a nonprofit that focuses on building fashion entrepreneurship in the low-income community. It’s uniquely Brooklyn counter-programming aims to level the 76-year-old, largely Manhattan-centric, affair.

Bridgett Artise, owner, author and designer of Born Again Vintage has pioneered Upcycled Fashion into the fashion world since the early 2000s with her book Born Again Vintage. She created one of the first sustainable classes at FIT and has been dubbed Vintage Expert by NY Times. Her brand is 100% sustainable and has been from day one.

For more information contact Morgan Doremus at media@sustainablefashionweek.us.

Source: Sustainable Fashion Week

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