ICYMI: Threaded Hosts “Shaping Fashion” Virtual Forum

We had the amazing opportunity to be a part of the Threaded Shaping Fashion Virtual Forum on April 18th, to kick off Fashion Revolution Week. 

Threaded is a Midwest-based community committed to driving change in the fashion industry. Whether or not you were able to “attend” the event that day, we wanted to share all of the resources, links and videos from the day’s seminars, and hope you can check out the studio tours of all the ethical brands who were involved.

Wear Your Values Workshop

Featuring Ayesha Barenblat of Remake

Moderated by Emily Stochl @brumeanddaisy

with Ayesha Barenblat of @remakeyourworld

RESOURCES:

Remake has a series of short documentary films that go behind the scenes of how our clothes are made.

Remake: Does buying less or "shutting down" fast fashion hurt garment workers? 

Remake: List of brands vetted by Remake for the highest sustainable and ethical standards. Submit a brand for vetting here

Brume & Daisy: EXPLORE THE VINTAGE & SECOND-HAND GLOBAL DIRECTORY!

Brume & Daisy: Listen to Pre-Loved Podcast on: iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher

Style Yourself Sustainable Workshop

Featuring sustainable fashion podcast hosted by @kaitlynn.gee & @lauren.engelke

RESOURCES:

HOW TO DRESS SUSTAINABLY: STEP BY STEP HANDOUT (Includes tips on alterations & making the most of your closet) 

My Green Closet: How to Care for your Clothes & 'No-Wash' Jean Experiment

Forbes: Second-Hand Is The Answer To Sustainable Fashion

EcoCult: These Are the Best Websites and Apps to Buy and Sell Secondhand Fashion

Lauren Engelke's recommended sustainable brands to shop. 

Consciously Designed: How It's Made Session

Learn about the process behind designing and producing an ethically-made collection, featuring panelists:

Ashlee Piper, Eco-lifestyle Journalist & Author @ashleepiper

Theresa VanderMeer, Founder of Work+Shelter @workshelter

Xochil Herrera Scheer, The Chicago Pattern Maker @fashionxochil

Lindsey Strange, Apparel & Circular Design Educator @umndesign

RESOURCES:

Give a Sh*t by Ashlee Piper is a practical handbook - full of well-researched guidance, swearing, recipes, and tips on living more sustainably at home, in your closet and out in the world.

Why we're becoming a B Corp and What is it? by Work + Shelter.

Fashion Positive developed design requirements for Circular Materials based on ambitious goals essential to meet the needs of the fashion industry.

The Circular Design Guide is a collaboration between the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and IDEO.

We hope this event recap and list of resources is helpful to you! Thank you Threaded for the opportunity to participate in this valuable forum alongside industry experts and ethical brands, continuing the important conversations during Fashion Revolution Week 2020.

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