The International Sustainable Fashion Movement

The clothing you are wearing right now has a surprisingly large impact on our environment and climate systems. The fashion industry is responsible for 8.1% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Today’s combination of petroleum-based textiles and cheap, abusive labor practices has given rise to what is called Fast Fashion, an industry of poorly-made, throw-away clothing, that in turn has led to a massive environmental deluge of micropollutants and overflowing landfills.

Join host, Bob Grove, and guests from the U.S., Chile and Columbia to discuss the International Sustainable Fashion Movement.

Guests include:

  • Francisca Gajardo, Sustainable Fashion Designer and Creator of the upcycling brand Y.A.N.G.
  • Carolina Gaitan Montoya, Founder, La Cortisana
  • Eileen Bobowski, Executive Director, The Sewing Labs
  • Laura Treas, Founder, Fashion Tech KC
  • Beth Sarver, President, KC Restoration School
  • Diego Sandoval, Program Officer, International Research and Exchanges Board