Join DC Net Impact and Patagonia Georgetown for a charity event as we explore the circular clothing economy!
In 2015, over 10 million tons of textiles were sent to landfills in the United States, with only about 15% of textiles being recycled. In a changing world where waste management is an integral part of sustainable development, businesses are rising to the challenge to tackle clothing waste and create a circular economy for clothing reuse.
Join DC Net Impact and Patagonia Georgetown for an evening at the Patagonia Georgetown store, as we explore the ways that the circular clothing economy benefits business, society, and the environment. Learn about Patagonia's industry-leading Worn Wear program and their mission of environmental and social responsibility. Hear from circular economy experts on the challenges and opportunities in clothing sustainability while enjoying food and beverages from local DC businesses.
Attendees will also hear from our featured circular clothing economy speakers:
Kaveri Marathe, Founder & CEO of Textiles, a consultancy focused on helping businesses reduce, reuse, and recycle their textile waste. Kaveri is also a founding member of the DC Sustainable Fashion Collective.
Danielle Nkojo, Waste and Materials Management, DC Department of Energy & Environment. As a member of DC's Urban Sustainability Team, Danielle works collaboratively with other government agencies, residents, businesses and institutions to develop policies focused on source reduction and sustainable procurement. She led the launch of ReThread DC, the District’s textile recovery and reuse initiative.
This is a ticketed event and a suggested donation of $10 will be donated to the American Sustainable Business Institute, whose mission is to promote sustainable business awareness, impact, and viability throughout the Chesapeake region.
Register now via Eventbrite!