It takes over 700 gallons of water to manufacture one cotton t-shirt and one-third of a pound of pesticides to grow the cotton used for its production. The manufacturing process for a pair of jeans uses approximately 400 mega joules of energy and emits as much carbon dioxide as driving 78 miles. And that is just the beginning, since almost half of the environmental impact of an apparel item comes from consumer use and “end of life,” resulting in 14.3 million tons of textile waste generated every year in the United States alone. Curious to know what all this means and what we can do to limit the environmental and social impacts of the clothing we wear every day?

This month, our forum will explore the subject of eco and ethical fashion. We will discuss the current state of the industry and introduce designers and manufactures working to build a greener future for the apparel sector. Don’t miss this intimate conversation and have your questions answered by thought leaders in the field of sustainable apparel.

March Forum: Sustainable Apparel 101

Bard MBA Classroom
6th Avenue 
5th Floor
New York, New York 10036
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Speakers will include:

Kate Black, Editor-in-Chief at Magnifeco.com, Creator of EcoSessions
Melissa Cantor, Co-Founder & Editor at Ethica
Francisca Pineda, Creative Director of BHAVA, Founder of Ethical Fashion Academy

This forum is free and open to the public!

co-hosted by Net Impact Bard MBA

greenhomenyc_logoOrganizer: GreenHomeNYC

A community-oriented, volunteer-run organization, GreenHomeNYC’s mission is to facilitate the adoption of sustainable building methods and materials by owners of small residential and commercial buildings in New York City.

GreenHomeNYC aims to be a hub of resources for small building owners, to promote the understanding of green building issues, and to connect building owners with local green building service and materials providers.

GreenHomeNYC is also a long time affiliate of the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA), the nation’s leading regional membership organization focused on promoting the understanding, development, and adoption of energy conservation and non-polluting, renewable energy technologies. To find out more, visit www.nesea.org.

GreenHomeNYC is a registered 501(c)3 tax-exempt nonprofit corporation