Textile Tuesday: The Value of Deadstock with Queen of Raw
Sep
10
4:00 PM16:00

Textile Tuesday: The Value of Deadstock with Queen of Raw

Once each month, we invite a sustainable textile vendor to present their materials, fibers and / or processes. Join us for September's Textile Tuesday with Queen of Raw in our new space in NYC's Garment District.

Supply chains are insanely wasteful, which harm people, planet, and profit.  More than $120 billion worth of excess fabric goes unused in warehouses around the world every year!  With a family in the business for over 100 years, Stephanie Benedetto saw the problem first hand a built the solution.  Queen of Raw is a marketplace to buy and sell unused textiles, keeping it out of landfill and turning pollution into profit.  

Join Stephanie Benedetto, CEO & Co-Founder of Queen of Raw, as she discusses new sustainable business models, innovative technology like blockchain and machine learning/AI, and the value of deadstock.

This event will also include a sales area where we will be selling deadstock textiles and trims so bring some bags to take home your goodies!

4-5 pm: Presentation

5-7 pm: Shop for fabrics!

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Design for Sustainable Manufacturing
Sep
28
1:00 PM13:00

Design for Sustainable Manufacturing

Would you love to make your clothing line more sustainable but don’t know where to start?

In this workshop, we will review sustainable alternatives for every aspect of the production process, look at incorporating sustainability into product design and manufacturing as well as consider ways that other designers include sustainability in their business models, learn about incorporating circular design strategies by reevaluating your supply chain. The workshops include a theoretical foundation to the definitions of sustainable, circular and responsible fashion along with their key principles. This is followed by design thinking methods that put your company’s needs and interests in focus to develop the perfect and unique solution for your brand.

• Sourcing responsible fabrics and mills through our Re:Source textile library

• Life cycle thinking: a general overview or an assessment of your specific product(s)

• Setting sustainability goals: inventory your sustainable strategies and how you can scale/add to them

• Referrals to apparel manufacturers within our extensive database

• Understanding how to responsibly produce locally and internationally

Learn more about the workshop and buy tickets here.

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Design for Sustainable Manufacturing - LA
Oct
4
1:00 PM13:00

Design for Sustainable Manufacturing - LA

Would you love to make your clothing line more sustainable but don’t know where to start?

In this workshop, we will review sustainable alternatives for every aspect of the production process, look at incorporating sustainability into product design and manufacturing as well as consider ways that other designers include sustainability in their business models, learn about incorporating circular design strategies by reevaluating your supply chain. The workshops include a theoretical foundation to the definitions of sustainable, circular and responsible fashion along with their key principles. This is followed by design thinking methods that put your company’s needs and interests in focus to develop the perfect and unique solution for your brand.

• Sourcing responsible fabrics and mills through our Re:Source textile library

• Life cycle thinking: a general overview or an assessment of your specific product(s)

• Setting sustainability goals: inventory your sustainable strategies and how you can scale/add to them

• Referrals to apparel manufacturers within our extensive database

• Understanding how to responsibly produce locally and internationally

Learn more about the workshop and buy tickets here.

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Textile Tuesday: On Demand Sourcing with Digifair
Nov
5
4:00 PM16:00

Textile Tuesday: On Demand Sourcing with Digifair

Once each month, we invite a sustainable textile vendor to present their materials, fibers and / or processes. Join us for November's Textile Tuesdaywith with Arnaldo Goldemberg from Digifair.

Digifair is a platform designed to take care of every step of fabric sourcing: from ordering swatches and sample yardage, to ordering bulk production through delivery. The company leverages creativity in fashion by thoroughly understanding fashion designers' textile needs and catalyzing relevant global connections .

Digifair aims to disrupt the logic of fabric sourcing: fabric buyers request exactly what they want, - no MOQ. Digifair's concierges listen to those demands and quote the product, taxes, and logistics. Fashion designers only have to approve it and have it delivered by their doors.

Join Arnaldo Goldemberg, CEO of Digifair, as he discusses the disruptive power of on-demand services and how the platform enables you to connect with the best partners around the world.

4-5 pm: Presentation

5-6 pm: Q&A and review fabrics

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Textile Tuesday: Cellulose 101 with Lenzing
Aug
6
4:00 PM16:00

Textile Tuesday: Cellulose 101 with Lenzing

Once each month, we invite a sustainable textile vendor to present their materials, fibers and / or processes. Join us for August's Textile Tuesday with Lenzing in our new space in NYC's Garment District.

Lenzing Group is a world leader in botanic wood – based fiber manufacturing, headquartered in Lenzing, Austria. Lenzing sets the global standard on quality and innovation for cellulose fibers. With over eighty years of fiber production, the success of Lenzing is based on its consistent commitment to its customers, innovation, technology and quality. Lenzing supplies the global textile and nonwovens industry with botanic cellulose fibers such as TENCEL™ Lyocell, TENCEL™ Modal and Lenzing™ ECOVERO™ viscose.

Join Lenzing’s Manager of Business Development (Innerwear & Knitwear) Malvina Hoxha as she discusses her role and how Lenzing help support brands & retailers in the U.S. as well as their connections and collaborations with mills, spinners and weavers on a global scale.

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The Sustainable Angle's Future Fabrics Expo in NYC
Jul
18
to Jul 20

The Sustainable Angle's Future Fabrics Expo in NYC

The Sustainable Angle's Future Fabrics Expo is a showcase of responsibly produced materials devised by The Sustainable Angle. Future Fabrics Expo aims to improve the visibility of innovative textiles and materials for fashion with a reduced environmental impact.

And now an edited version of the Future Fabrics Expo is coming to New York City!

THE EXPO

The Sustainable Angle’s Future Fabrics Expo is the largest dedicated showcase of sustainable materials for the fashion and textile industry in Europe. The expo features a showcase of thousands of commercially-available fabrics and materials from suppliers who are offering innovative solutions with a low environmental footprint. Our biggest-ever edition was at a new venue of 22,000 sq ft at Victoria House in London, WC1.

Through the resources and activities showcased at the Expo, The Sustainable Angle aims to promote and connect materials suppliers with visionary designers and brands, who realise that fashion can have a positive impact upon nature and communities by working with safe, renewable materials and responsible practices throughout the supply chain.

SOURCING ASSISTANCE / ADVISORY SESSIONS

Creating more sustainable products begins with big picture, innovative thinking, and the materials we recommend are a positive place to start implementing change. We can provide specific sourcing assistance for fashion brands including tailored textile reports in specific material categories, to suit your brand brief. We currently advise institutions, brands and manufacturers, and lend our research expertise to a broad range of projects focused upon reducing the environmental impacts of textiles and materials.

Advisory sessions are limited to 3 individual hours per day dedicated to private Advisory Sessions with a member of The Sustainable Angle Team. Please contact us to reserve your spot after purchasing the session below. Purchase of an Advisory Session includes a One Day Pass for one person. Sessions are limited to groups of 3 people, additional Day Passes must be purchased separately for the 2nd and 3rd person in the group if they also wish to visit the Expo.

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Re:Source Library at City Source
Jul
18
10:00 AM10:00

Re:Source Library at City Source

Connecting & Educating New York Manufacturers and Small Businesses  

CitySource is a semi-annual tradeshow that was started to connect designers and small businesses with local resources held at the Fashion Institute of Technology. The event brings in over 70 vendors including manufactures, pattern makers, sample and trim shops. Throughout the year, we host a variety of educational seminars for garment workers and designers. 

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Textile Tuesday: Wool 101 with The Woolmark Company
Jul
9
4:00 PM16:00

Textile Tuesday: Wool 101 with The Woolmark Company

Once each month, we invite a sustainable textile vendor to present their materials, fibers and / or processes. Join us for July's Textile Tuesday with The Woolmark Company in our new space in NYC's Garment District.

The Woolmark Company represents a commitment between woolgrowers, brands and consumers on the authenticity and quality of the fiber that connects us. Through their extensive network of relationships spanning the international textile and fashion industries, they highlight Australian wool’s position as the ultimate natural fiber and premier ingredient in luxury and performance apparel.

As a not-for-profit organization The Woolmark Company works alongside Australia’s 60,000 woolgrowers to research, develop and market Australian wool. They encourage and unite the entire supply chain - from the farm through to loyal consumers, by connecting, inspiring and educating; guaranteeing wool fibre quality; collaborating with like-minded brands; championing the wool fibre's eco-credentials.

A short presentation will be given by Angela Domsitz Jabara, Product and Education Extension Manager, Americas followed by Q&A and time to see material swatches.

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