Talk: the future of fashion post COVID-19
Remake organizes a lively conversation to discuss sustainable fashion during and after the pandemic
As COVID-19 has spread across the globe, the fashion industry has experienced unprecedented challenges. Brick and mortar stores shuttered and consumer spending drastically declined online. With brands and retailers canceling orders, the makers of our clothes are in an increasingly precarious position. Now, with excess inventory and decreased sales projections through the year, we must ask ourselves:
- What will fashion look like post COVID-19?
- Will sustainability take a front or back seat?
- What is the role of fashion designers, manufacturers, governments and everyday shoppers in this reset moment?
- How do we rebuild the fashion industry to one that puts people and our planet first?
Join the Founder and CEO of Remake, Ayesha Barenblat, for a lively conversation, moderated by Whitney Bauck, with Mara Hoffman, President and Creative Director of Mara Hoffman, and Whitney R. McGuire, an attorney for creative entrepreneurs and co-founder of Sustainable Brooklyn, to discuss how we build a more resilient and kinder fashion industry.
Date And Time
Mon, June 1, 2020
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM CEST
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About Mara Hoffman
Mara Hoffman founded her label in 2000 after graduating from Parsons School of Design in New York City. As President and Creative Director of her privately owned company, Hoffman hopes to foster mindful consumption habits and encourages consumers to reevaluate the relationship society has with clothing. The brand’s approach centers on sustainable materials, processes, and production in order to improve and extend each garment’s life. Hoffman commits to presenting collections devoted to color, each inspired by and in celebration of women.
About Whitney R. McGuire
Whitney McGuire is an attorney for creative entrepreneurs. She is also a co-founder of Sustainable Brooklyn, and co-founder of the record label SwiMMMers Ear with her husband. Whitney also serves on the Board of Directors of the Women’s Prison Association. She became an emerging leader in the field of Fashion Law and is former chairperson of Fashion Law Week, the first week-long symposium dedicated to educating the community about legal issues impacting the fashion industry. Prior to beginning her solo practice, Whitney held positions as a federal judicial law clerk in Las Vegas Nevada, and as a contract attorney and later, of counsel, at a Los Angeles based firm, formerly known as The Fashion Law Group. Prior to relocating to New York from Las Vegas, Whitney was an integral board member of the Las Vegas Arts District and the Las Vegas Fashion Council. Through her work, she champions the sustainability of those hailing from targeted communities including artists and advocates.
About Whitney Bauck
Whitney Bauck is the Senior Sustainability Reporter at Fashionista. She got her start writing about the intersection of fashion, faith and ethics on her blog while an art student in college. Prior to working at Fashionista, Whitney contributed to the New York Times and the Washington Post in addition to working at Vogue.com and Billboard.