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The story behind fashion brands, artists and entrepreneurs, working alongside the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to strive for a better, fairer and more mindful world.

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The story behind fashion brands, artists and entrepreneurs, working alongside the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to strive for a better, fairer and more mindful world.

    Townhall 15: The Sustainable Development Goals and Fashion, A Conversation with Kerry Bannigan, Lucie Brigham and Tricia Carey

    Townhall 15: The Sustainable Development Goals and Fashion, A Conversation with Kerry Bannigan, Lucie Brigham and Tricia Carey

    A roundtable discussion between Lucie Brigham, Chief of Office, United Nations Office for Partnerships, Tricia Carey, Director Global Business Development, Lenzing, and Kerry Bannigan, founder of the Conscious Fashion Campaign on the Sustainable Development Goals and how to apply them to your business



    The Conscious Fashion Campaign, in collaboration with the United Nations Office for Partnerships, engages leading global fashion industry events to accelerate collective action in support of the Sustainable Development Goals. The campaign facilitates high-impact partnerships that advocate sustainable solutions and innovations for the fashion sector to address the world’s most pressing social, economic and environmental issues.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Town Hall 14: The Island School with Liz Slingsby, Pam and Chris Maxey

    Town Hall 14: The Island School with Liz Slingsby, Pam and Chris Maxey

    The Canvas community welcomes the Co-Founders of The Island School, Pam Maxey and Chris Maxey, and the current Dean of Students Liz Slingsby. A truly inspiring talk about alternative ways of education, finding passion and solving problems for ourselves, the community and the world.



    The Island School  offers a transformative educational semester and summer term in Eleuthera, The Bahamas. High school sophomores and juniors from around the world join their community to learn outside the walls of a classroom. With the campus and surrounding ocean as their laboratory and with help from their partners at the Cape Eleuthera Institute, The Island School teach students how to live sustainably in the twenty-first century.

    • 54 min
    Town Hall 13: A discussion with Anna Cañadell from BCOME

    Town Hall 13: A discussion with Anna Cañadell from BCOME

    A weekly community driven conversation that focuses on The Canvas' community of companies, brands and partners working towards a more mindful and transparent world.

    Anna Cañadell is one of two co-founders of BCOME, a platform for supply chain transparency of fashion brands.  Anna founded the company together with her business partner Alba Garcia.

    BCOME is the sustainability platform that empowers textile and apparel businesses to build responsible supply chains, guarantee transparency and bring it to the final customer Sustainability intelligence and  360º solutions for the eco-design and transparency transformation. Founded in 2019, BCOME is a pioneer in the application of intelligent methodologies for systemic sustainability management and has more than 1 million guaranteed products on the market.

    • 50 min
    Town Hall 12: Upcycled Denim with The Untrend Shop, NOORISM and Tove by Design

    Town Hall 12: Upcycled Denim with The Untrend Shop, NOORISM and Tove by Design

    A weekly community driven conversation that focuses on The Canvas' community of companies, brands and partners working towards a more mindful and transparent world.



    This week The Canvas' Town Hall focuses on community brands that have build their business around upcycling denim, and thus tapping into one of the largest up/recyclable fabric supplies in the fashion industry. 



    NOORISM

    Noor Bchara is a New York based Fashion Designer, sustainability consultant and educator, specializing in the scalability of upcycling and repurposing. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, and Polimoda in Florence, Italy. Noor got her start in Fashion by interning at Marc Jacobs and has since designed for Zac Posen, TAHARI ASL, Ellen Tracy and Kate Spade. She founded NOORISM in 2015 after being disheartened by the volume of poorly-made, practically disposable clothes produced by the Fashion industry every year. NOORISM is a Brooklyn based women’s wear brand that produces clothing and accessories using repurposed jeans, all made in New York. 

    She is a former Venture Fellow at the Brooklyn Fashion Design Accelerator, a Pratt initiative. Noor is also an Alumni of the Arts Envoy Program where she travels through the US Embassy and teaches about upcycling in other countries. She most recently founded Upcycle Design School where she offers on-demand video classes as well as group coaching all about upcycled design and is available for speaking engagements.



    The Untrend Shop

    The Untrend Shop is an upcycled vintage denim brand that creates one of a kind wearable art from unwanted thrifted denim garments and recycled texile scraps. The goal is to re-imagine what ordinary denim garments can look like, all while avoiding harmful production practices or using any new materials. This brand is currently a one women show, created entirely by Aly Reinert from her Studio in Brooklyn, NY. Aly has a degree in textile and apparel design, and decided to start The Untrend Shop after working in corporate fashion and seeing first hand all the waste that is created by the industry. She also saw how much clothing was being discarded each year by consumers and became passionate about upcycling these unwanted garments into something new and unique.



    Tove by Design

    Over the years, Tove worked at the drawing table and the glass studio while representing her glass company Egenart, located outside of Oslo, and AO Glass in Vermont, at markets, stores, and shows. Tove felt that she was missing out on that great garment that would make her feel put together and look “the part” of her trade. A few years ago, Tove with Annika Axelson and Amanda Nordin’s help, developed their garment she had always wanted—a wrap-skirt that folds in the back with front pockets. It became The Maker Skirt, for folks at work and play.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Town Hall 11: The Canvas Bowery

    Town Hall 11: The Canvas Bowery

    A weekly community driven conversation that focuses on The Canvas' community of companies, brands and partners working towards a more mindful and transparent world.



    The Canvas team is presenting  its newest location in Bowery, Manhattan, to the community of brands and partners. The Bowery space used to be a museum for photography and is now being turned into a tech infused retail experience where brand story telling is central for the customer. Combining new technologies in the space, will allow brands to tell their own unique stories in a more elaborate way and connect customers to the piece of clothing they are buying on a whole other level.  Next to the retail space, The Canvas Bowery will serve as a community hotspot for emerging sustainable fashion brands, offering co-working space and ateliers.



    The Canvas Bowery is set to open somewhere from mid to end of September.

    • 28 min
    Town Hall 10: Ali Nourbakhsh, Founder of Rootip

    Town Hall 10: Ali Nourbakhsh, Founder of Rootip

    A weekly community driven conversation that focuses on The Canvas' community of companies, brands and partners working towards a more mindful and transparent world.



    Ali Nourbakhsh



    Ali is a serial digital product developer, designing and producing software and apps for the past 20 years in London for a variety of industries, from public transportation to financial services.

    Rootip was born in 2019 to address transparency of the supply chain. Ali was immensely frustrated by not knowing where the products he buys come from. For Ali

    and his team, the unknown supply chains are black boxes which create opportunities for the exploitation of people and the environment. So they set out to change the world for the better by creating a platform that enables product storytelling for businesses and also enables customers to share their appreciation by sending messages and tips to the people who helped make the product we consume.‘

    • 52 min

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