Conscious Fashion Tech News & Events in NYC | 4.3.19–5.2.19 | Mindful Mending: How to connect to your clothing on an emotional level + save the planet

Visible Mend



  • Google Alert — fashion sustainability — Retail Drive
  • Instead of hiding rips and tears, the visible mending movement turns them into art — Vox
  • In The Future We’ll All Probably Be Wearing Used Clothing —
  • Editor’s Comment: Fashion faces up to its sustainable future — Drapers
  • H&M commits to ‘sustainable’ materials by 2030 — Ecotextile News
  • Inditex and MIT sign agreement to promote research into sustainability — Fashion United
  • London tackles fast fashion waste — Resource Magazine
  • The Next Wave of Sustainable Fashion Is All About Regenerative Farming — Fashionista
  • UN, Circular Innovators Continue Mission to Slow Down Fashion — Sustainable Brands
  • Are Your Favorite Fashion Brands Sourcing ‘Natural’ Fibres That Are Destroying Ancient and Endangered Forests? — Eco Warrior Princess
  • Alberta Ferretti Is Starting Her “Journey Into Sustainability” With a Little Help From Eco-Age —
  • Instagram influencers constantly need new clothing. This startup wants to rent it to them. — Vox
  • Resale Fashion Is Expected to Overtake the Fast Fashion Industry By 2028 — FLARE
  • UN launches drive to highlight the environmental cost of staying fashionable — UN News
  • We are chasing the cheap needle around the planet, says MP on UK fast fashion — The Current Daily
  • Does Social Media Success Spell Business Success? — Business of Fashion


Wednesday, April 3rd + Thursday, April 4th

Sustainable Business and Design Conference at FIT

Thursday, April 4th

8:30am — 12:00pm XRC Labs Cohort 7 Demo Day

Tuesday, April 9th

Rent the Runway CTO, Josh Builder, on: Building the Closet in the Cloud

Wednesday, April 10th

6:30pm Stand Up For Passion — AI & The Future Of Humans

Thursday, April 11th

6:00pm — 8:00pm The Death of Fast Fashion: A disruptive business model workshop

Friday, April 12th

11:00 AM — 8:30 PM Fashion Tech Forum

Wednesday, April 17th

6:30pm Regenerative Tech

Saturday, April 20th

11:00am — 8:30pm Sustainable Lifestyle Brand Showcase

Tuesday, April 23

12pm — 6:30pm Earth Day NYC Fair

Thursday, April 25th

6:00pm — 9:00pm Building a Better Fashion Industry | Fashion Revolution Week

Friday, April 26th

6:00pm Global Fest — a fundraiser to support fair trade

Thursday, May 2nd

10am — 5pm NYC TechDay


  • Fashion Craft Revolution — Bi-annual collectible fanzines by Fashion Revolution, this issue is focused on craft culture
  • Tulerie, lets customers rent individual items but is aimed at those who find Rent the Runway’s options a little too “mass-market.”



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