Inspired by a quest to understand true luxury in one of the world's most exclusive shopping districts, the Ethical Fashion Academy will be hosting a guided three hour tour throughout SOHO in New York City this coming Sunday, May 4th from 12:30 to 3:30 pm. And yours truly will be there!
"Ethical designers are equipped to assess the impact of their decisions in a positive or negative way. Understanding and implementing practices of quality and respect for craft are key for the luxury designer to thrive," says Carmen Artigas, who will be leading the tour. She's the originator of the Ethical Fashion curriculum at the Fashion Institute of Technology and Parsons School of Design, and is a frequent guest speaker in the topic of sustainable and ethical design.
The hands-on "walk & talk" seminar will delve into an in-depth analysis of sustainable luxury design, branding, and marketing in the retail landscape. The seminar will cover over 20 retail designer and independent boutiques of apparel, home, and lifestyle products. Intended for both designers and consumers, attendees will learn to recognize emerging patterns towards craft, artisanship, and sustainability within a luxury retail landscape.
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The Ethical Fashion Academy is dedicated to inspiring designers and consumers to make conscious lifestyle choices. Founded by Francisca Pineda, an award-winning fashion designer with over 15 years of experience designing apparel and accessories in New York City. She is currently the creative director for luxury, artisan crafted accessory brand BHAVA, utilizing cruelty free, organic and recycled components. An advocate for ethical practices in the industry, she started the Ethical Fashion Academy in 2012, a community focused initiative that organizes eco-fashion events in New York City and a yearly hands-on Fashion Workshop in Costa Rica.