We are excited to host a talk on fashion and sustainability, focusing on sustainable fabric sourcing lead by Geana Sieburger and Rachel Faller. The will discuss the pros and cons of sourcing fabrics sustainably.
There will be a Q & A, so we encourage you to bring your questions.
We hope to see you there!
Oakland Fashion Network
Thurs. Nov. 19
319 14th St. 2nd Fl.
Free for members
$10 advance tickets available via Eventbrite
Geana is the owner of GDS Cloth Goods (gdsclothgoods.com), a sewing and design studio highlighting her deep appreciation for textiles and design. She is also the force behind Ebb (ebbfilter.com) reusable cloth coffee filters, a sustainable alternative for coffee lovers. She was Marketing Director and Assistant Buyer at Britex Fabrics for a total of 7+ years after graduating from California College of the Arts in 2007. These days she spends much of her time scheming new collaborations in her Oakland studio, learning about coffee and teaching around the Bay Area.
Rachel Faller is an entrepreneur and creator who has been working in the ethical fashion industry for over 8 years. She grew up in Boston, Massachusetts in the US and attended the Maryland Institute College of Art. Armed with her art degree and idea that fashion shouldn’t have such a high cost for people and the environment, she came to Cambodia on a Fulbright grant to do research on sustainable fashion and fair trade. Her research led her to start KeoK’jay in 2008, her first ethical fashion label, that was later re-branded as tonlé. Tonlé has become Cambodia’s first zero-waste fashion brand, with a team of 50 staff, retail stockists in 10 countries, 4 of it’s own boutiques, and a growing press following to attest to tonlé’s growing popularity. Rachel is recognized internationally as an industry leader, having been selected to participate in LA Fashion Week in 2010 and featured in a number of press outlets including Huff Post Live, CNN international, Channel New Asia, Forbes Online Magazine, the Christian Science Monitor and more. After 6 years of living in Cambodia, Rachel is now based in San Francisco and continues to work on building the tonlé brand from the United States.