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Monthly Forums March Recap: Sustainable Apparel 101

March 27, 2015

by Lisa Bonanate


Few people think about how green their wardrobe is, unless they’re pondering what color to wear. But the apparel industry has an environmental impact that warrants deeper consumer attention. In the U.S. alone, the industry generates an estimated 14.3 million tons of textile waste every year. Toxic chemicals used in manufacturing impact the environment and the health of workers exposed to them. How can the industry move towards sustainability and what can consumers do to drive that change?


fashion_panelThis month’s GreenHome NYC forum explored the subject of eco and ethical fashion through a panel discussion with several innovators in the field of sustainable apparel. The panel featured Kate Black, founder and Editor-in-Chief of Magnifeco, the digital source for eco-fashion and sustainable living, Melissa Cantor, Co-Founder & Editor of Ethica, an online ethical and sustainable fashion boutique, and Francisca Pineda, an award-winning fashion designer and creative director of BHAVA, a cruelty-free footwear and accessory brand.


{Green Careers} April 2015 Meeting – Elevator Pitch

March 15, 2015

At the April GreenHomeNYC Green Careers meeting, we will be developing and practicing our own Elevator Pitches.




You have about thirty seconds to convince a potential employer or client to listen to your whole story. Whether you’re a job seeker or an entrepreneur seeking new business, you need to quickly define who you are, what you do, and why you’re the best person for the job in a clear, concise and compelling pitch.



Posted by Pam Berns in Blog, Green Careers Transitions

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