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Pros: -Really talented collection of people. Lot's of cross-functional collaboration. Optoro is solving a major problem in a growing market. People have the ability to drive change and impact the company. Office is excellent and right in the middle of DC. Lot's of fun company events throughout the year. Well-respected in the broader DC tech community.

Cons: Company still reverts back to a start-up mentality at times. Communication across the organization can be improved. Strategic initiatives can shift quickly, even before the results of the previous approach are known.

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  • Fashion’s environmental and social impacts have come centerstage as consumers have begun questioning traditional models of consumption across industries. Building on last year’s conversation around sustainability, our second-annual one-day conference will examine fashion’s broken make-buy-throw model and unpack new models of success that value both human and natural resources.




    Elizabeth Cline, Journalist and Author of The Conscious Closet


    The Current Fashion Economy Model

    Moderator: Lindsey Casella, Remake
    Kimberly Guthrie, Associate Chair/Associate Professor, VCUArts
    Hilary Jochmans, Founder, Jochmans Consulting, LLC
    Carolyn Becker, Digital Communications Manager, Goodwill of Greater Washington
    Bibiana Obler, Professor of Art History, Corcoran School of the Arts & Design



    The Human Cost of the Fashion Industry

    Allie Gardner, Business Development Manager, GoodWeave

    LUNCH (Lunch will be provided)

    Attendees may take a tour of the Textile Museum or view the Fast Fashion/Slow Art Exhibit at the Brady Gallery, Corcoran.


    Designing A New Textile Economy in Fashion

    Moderator: Rebecca Ballard, Founder/Designer, Maven Women
    Rosalie Ferris, Founder, Pattern Sample Sew
    Ilana Preuss, Founder, Recast City LLC
    Jennefer Silberman, VP of Corporate Responsibility, Target
    Deborah Drew, Social Impact Lead, Business Center at World Resources Institute
    Adam Siegel, Fashion Tech Entrepreneur


    An Examination of the Fashion Industry's Impact on the Environment

    Dimitri Deheyn, Marine Biologist, University of California, San Diego



    The Circular Economy in Action

    Moderator: Meghan Chapple, Director - Office of Sustainability, George Washington University
    Rebecca Margao, Founder, The Shed DC
    Meagan Knowlton, Sustainability Manager, Optoro
    Zsameria Rayford, Founder, Swap DC
    Ariane Valle & Emily Wan, Founders/Chefs, Vegetable and Butcher
    Ira Baseman, Founder, Community Recycling



    After the conference, Join us at Tribute (2412 18th Street, Suite R, Washington, DC 20009) where you can eat, drink, and network with your fellow attendees. Elizabeth Cline will be signing her new book, The Conscious Closet. Elizabeth Cline will be signing her new book, The Conscious Closet.
    Admission to this event is included in your conference ticket purchase. Tickets are available for the general public (those who are not attending the conference).


    Please consider taking public transit to the event. The Corcoran Museum is located 5 blocks from the Farragut West Metro Station. There is a Capital Bikeshare corral located 2 blocks north at 17th and G Streets, NW.

    If you have any questions regarding accessibility, require a sign language interpreter, or ADA accessibility assistance, contact Danielle Nkojo at (202) 741-0852 or Danielle.nkojo@dc.gov.

    Este documento contiene información importante. Si necesita ayuda en Español o si tiene alguna pregunta sobre este aviso, por favor llame al (202) 741-0852. Infórmele al representante de atención al cliente el idioma que habla para que le proporcione un intérprete sin costo para usted. Gracias.

    There are a limited number of scholarships available for admission. Scholarship admission includes a raffle ticket but does not include admission to the Happy Hour Event. To apply, please email danielle.nkojo@dc.gov or call 202-741-0852  with your name, phone number, email address and reason for your request.

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