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Study Hall: Summit on Sustainable Fashion


Went to study hall recently. No I didn't get detention. It was actually the exact opposite of detention. It was this really beautiful amazing six our experience. That happened a few weeks ago. Here in New York City Study Hall is an Educational Conference like that which is organized by slow factory and slow factories. Co-founder selene Simone. And it was this amazing six our experience of hearing from designers scientists educators and activists all on the topic of climate positively at scale within the fashion industry. So I know that you actually watched it online so you our listeners can also watch it online. How did you feel about study hall? Well first of all. It's it's an annual free summit on sustainable fashion so anyone can get tickets go which is so cool and then she also puts it all online so people like myself and address listeners. Who could not make the event you can see this incredible You know conference and bringing together of all of these people that are working on sustainable fashion so like how do we build a better? More sustainable ethic conscious fashion industry now and for the future so I was excited about this event and very excited of to watch it. Even if I wasn't there in person yeah and there were actually seven hundred people there in person. So how yeah. They were estimating that it was going to be something like five hundred and it was actually held at the New York Times Center. Which is this beautiful event space and auditorium and they had to turn the TV room that they set up downstairs into an overflow room. Kezman writing people were super into it. It was just an incredible day. I left so inspired. There were so many panelists that were amazing right and including the person who opened the conference is our past guest Carina Emmerick and really beautiful dedication. she's a native American fashion designer and she did this really beautiful recognition of the land that nyc sits on as being the home of the lanark people who were moved to Oklahoma in eighteen sixties. So the whole the whole day was really great. And I don't know what your takeaways were but my takeaways from the day were that planetary health is human health that climate change is a human rights issue And also so many panelists. It kept coming back again and again and again that there's this direct correlation between environmental abuses and human rights abuses And I'M NOT GONNA go into like Hella detail here but you can jump on study hall yourself and listen in if you want to. But but it was. I opening inspirational heartbreaking at times. But but really really great. Yeah so Crema opened the show with a powerful land. Acknowledgement LIKE WHITNEY. Mcguire did this Powerful labor acknowledgement so you have the landing management and then you have the Labor acknowledgement. You know this country is built on the backs of millions of enslaved African Americans. You know so. It's kind of just this reminder of of where we come from so that we can move forward to a brighter future with acknowledging where we came from and where this country comes from and how it was built and who have been the custodians of this country before us. Yeah I mean Creena just to quote her. She said indigenous people make up four percent of the world's population and we are still protecting eighty percent of the world's biosystems and she didn't explicitly say this but she kind of reminded us that while Greta. Thunberg is a powerful white activist. She's become the face of climate change. Indigenous activists have been fighting for the last two centuries to protect their land. But Yeah my main takeaways. All Star that climate change is a human rights issue. I think you have panelists Lillian Lou. Who said one in six people in the world work in a job related to fashion that sixty million people worldwide and only about two percent earn a living wage? So you know lots of really powerful stuff. Climate Positivie was the theme so quote to close low for actually going back to our roots of living in harmony with nature by providing sustainable scalable solutions for the long-term with ecologically regenerative practices and projects in alignment with environmental justice for Black Brown and indigenous communities. And something I thought was so cool and I know I think I called you to talk about April was the one x one conscious design initiative which is so cool it says partnership between the Slow Factory Foundation and Serov Sqi supported by the UN. And basically it's these partnerships. I abstained future. So you're pairing fashion designers with scientists for instance and designer telfar. Clemens is paired with scientists the end Skyros. Yeah she's a professor at fit. And I my mind was literally blown out. I have her on the show and in fact after we get on recording this. I'm just gonNA email her and be like hi. Would you like to come on the show? Yeah because not only. Is she working with her students? Fit to bio engineer. Leather and algae-based yarn. So just think about that. I can trust listeners. She went and she was talking about it on on study hall about how you can grow leather shapes essentially so without even having to so it because algae will just form to itself around a mold she has this incredible company called algae net with their motto is biology is the future of fashion and they promote this closely product life cycle so so many cool things happening and I think you should absolutely ask her on the show that would be really really cool to hear more about bio

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