Fashion and Fabrics for the Future: Wear it Well, Wear it Again


Did you know that your basic cotton T-shirt used 2,000 gallons of water to make and use–from the farm to the factory and into the washing machine, and the amount of fossil carbon burned in transportation? Mind-boggling!

Join us to discuss the future of fashion — everything from plants and plastic for clothing, to the labor market, recycling, upcycling, and even clothing as a value statement, the new trend is “you are what you wear.” There is growing popularity in wearing fashion that reveals our values, including our values on climate.

Learn how to reduce your impact in this area through all of the Drawdown filters.

June 23, 7:00-8:00 PM ET

Join the Zoom Meeting: Wednesday, June 23, 7:00-8:00 PM ET.

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Moderated by Mark Haubner, VP North Fork Environmental Council

Panelists include:

Beth Fiteni; founder, Green Inside and Out, author, Green Wardrobe Guide; Website, Blog, Radio Show:

Gary Halada PH.D.; Associate Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Stony Brook University, Board Member East End Arts Council

Lizzy Sweigart; owner, The Times Vintage Shop in Greenport showcasing eco fashion and thrifting;

“A circular economy thrives on zero waste,” said Mark Haubner, steering committee member of Drawdown East End. “It is based on three principles — design out waste and pollution, keep products and materials in use, and regenerate natural systems. The fashion industry is moving toward a circular model, where clothing is designed from recycled or all-natural materials, everything is used, repaired, recycled, nothing ends up overloading and polluting landfills.”

Take a look at this documentary, The True Cost, on YouTube prior to attending this webinar—it’s a real eye-opener!

Drawdown The Future: A Conversation for our Changing Times

In Partnership with Hampton Bays Public Library, the League of Women Voters and Drawdown East End

Participating Partners: North Fork Environmental Council and North Fork Audubon Society

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