A series of 20 weekly conferences focusing on processes, practices, strategies, and solutions for fashion businesses to lead in climate change, social responsibility, environmental sustainability and circularity.

Every Thursday from
July 9th through November 19th, 2020
1:00-2:00pm EST / 10:00-11:00am PST



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The Accessories Council sponsors educational seminars, networking events, seasonal trend reports, marketing & advertising co-op initiatives, design & marketing awards for area fashion students, our exciting annual silent auction, social media events, and the esteemed black tie ACE Award Gala, an annual tribute to the leaders of the accessory industry.


OUR SPEAKERS

More speakers added daily!

Julie Verdugo


Director of Sustainability and Social Impact at Free People

Sara Kozlowski

Director of Education
Sustainable Strategies
CFDA

Lewis Perkins


President
Apparel Impact Institute

Karen Giberson


President & CEO
The Accessories Council

Jessica Couch


Founder
Luxor and Finch

Jessica Osborn


CEO & Founder
Privy Label

Tsui Pappas

Director of Sustainability and Product Development Sourcing
JS Group

Burak Ayata

Senior Director Sea and Air Logistics North America
Kuehne and Nagel

Kathleen Heygesi


Senior Sustainability
Manager at Flexport

Lisa Diegel


Senior Sustainability
Manager at Marc Jacobs

Amy Hall


VP, Social Consciousness
Eileen Fisher

Ilka Jordan


Founder & CEO
Jordan Alliance Group

Jaclyn Jones


Founder and CEO
Clover & Cobbler

Tara St James


Founder Study NY and
Re:Source

Beth Esponnette


Co-Founder
Unspun

Avedis Seferian


President & CEO
WRAP

Leonardo Bonnani


Founder/CEO
Sourcemap Inc.

David Burnett


President
B&B  

Jessica Schrieber


Founder
FABSCRAP

Kathleen Kirkwood


Founder
B.R.A. ® Recycling Agency

David M. Prentice

VP Sales, On-Point Manufacturing

Samuel Man

Policy Advisor
NYC Mayor's Office of Sustainability

Eddie Rhodman, Jr.

CEO & Founder
Rhodman Enterprises PR and Brand Management

Suuchi Ramesh

CEO & Co-Founder
Suuchi Inc.

Daniella Platt

Communications &
Brand Strategist
@LookingGoodYAYA 

Megan Stoneburner Azim


Director of Sustainability and Sourcing, Outerknown


Simone Cipriani


Ethical Fashion Initiative
Chief Technical Adviser

Chung Yu


Director
MCM Enterprise

Dana Davis

VP of Sustainability, Product and Business Strategy
Mara Hoffman

Rachel K. Lincoln


Director of Sustainability
prAna Living

Tara Maurice


Founder and Creative Director/McGuffin&Co

Katina Boutis


Director of Sustainability
AWAY

Runa Ray


Creative Head & Founder
Runa Ray

Pillippa Atwood


Corporate Partnerships
Tree Nation

Eszter Csicsai


Member Engagement
Sustainable Apparel Coalition  

Ngozi Okaro


Founder
Custom Collaborative

Melissa Shea


CEO / Cofounder
Fashion Mingle 

Lee Kindberg

Director, Environment & Sustainability
Maersk

Ashley Gill


Director of Standards
Textile Exchange

Jordana Guimarães


Co-Founder
Fashinnovation

Anna Livermore


Founder & CEO
V.Mora

Elizabeth Pulos


Senior Manager, Social Compliance & Sustainability
Macy's

Eurydice Sanchez


Assistant Director of Career Development
LIM College

Hope Freedman


Adjunct Faculty
Graduate Studies
LIM College

Soli Shin

Associate Vice President at the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP)

Michelle Alleyne

Founder
Fashion Strategist
M Shop NYC

Alexandra McNair


Founder and CEO
Fashion FWD

Nancy Miller


Chair, Fashion Merchandising
LIM College

Jamie Campbell


Manager Sizing and Fitting Human Solutions of No.America

Sabrina Moscola


Director of Product Management Ballet Group

Katie Moore


Lead Designer
Dr. Scholls

Andrea Ferris


Co-Founder
Intrinsic Textiles Group

Fatima Anwar


Founder and CEO
Ethical & Sustainable Sourcing

Andrea Kennedy


Founder, Fashiondex.com and Asst. Professor, LIM College

Hana Kajimura


Manager of Sustainability
Allbirds

Sharon Rowe


Founder and CEO
Eco-Bags Products

Ryan W. Hunt

Co-Founder
Chief Technology Officer
ALGIX | BLOOM

Jenny Siede


Chief Thinker/Maker
In Style Exchange

Jorge Mataix


Vice-President
Belda Llorens

OUR TEAM

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Tara Truhan

Corporate & University Partnerships
LIM College

Andrea Kennedy

Founder
Sustainability Lead
Fashiondex

Francesca Crognale


Social Media Manager
Fashiondex

Rebecca Margolis

Sustainability
Coordinator Intern
Fashiondex

Monica Rakocy

East Coast
Representative
Fashiondex

Juana Baltazar

West Coast
Representative
Fashiondex

Amie Blumberg

Vice President of Industry Relations
LIM College

Gladys Williams


Director of Advertising
Fashiondex

Rylee Bott


Fashion and Sustainability Student LIM College


WEEKLY SUMMIT SPEAKERS SCHEDULE

Session updates added daily!

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Week 1
A Conversation on Sustainability in Fashion with Free People and PrAna

Thursday, July 9th, 2020: 1:00-2:00pm EST / 10:00-11:00am PST

Avedis Seferian


Director of Sustainability and Social Impact at Free People

Avedis Seferian


Director of Sustainability
prAna Living

Avedis Seferian


Co-Founder
Fashinnovation


Week 2
A Conversation on Sustainability and Helping Fashion Brands Lower Their Impacts

Thursday, July 16th, 2020: 1:00-2:00pm EST / 10:00-11:00am PST

Avedis Seferian


President & CEO
The Accessories Council

Avedis Seferian


President
Apparel Impact Institute

Avedis Seferian

Director of Education
Sustainable Strategies
CFDA

Avedis Seferian


Member Engagement
Sustainable Apparel Coalition  

Founder, Fashiondex and Adjunct Professor
LIM College


Week 3
A Conversation on Place-Based Sourcing with Local and Domestic Suppliers

Thursday, July 23rd, 2020 1:00-2:00pm EST / 10:00-11:00am PST

Avedis Seferian

David M. Prentice


VP Sales
On-Point Manufacturing

Avedis Seferian

Jessica Osborn


CEO & Founder
Privy Label

Avedis Seferian

Director of Sustainability and Product Development Sourcing/JS Group

Avedis Seferian


Chief Thinker/Maker
In Style Exchange


Founder & CEO
V.Mora


President
Noveltex Fabrics


Week 4
A Conversation on Sustainability at Outerknown, Mara Hoffman and Away.

Thursday, July 30th, 2020 1:00-2:00pm EST / 10:00-11:00am PST

Avedis Seferian

Director of Sustainability and Sourcing, Outerknown

Avedis Seferian

Director of Sustainability
AWAY

Avedis Seferian

VP of Sustainability, Product and Business Strategy
Mara Hoffman


Week 5
A Conversation on Reducing Transport Impacts in Fashion 

Thursday, August 6th, 2020: 1:00-2:00pm EST / 10:00-11:00am PST

Avedis Seferian


Senior Sustainability Manager at Flexport

Avedis Seferian

Senior Director Sea and Air Logistics North America
Kuehne and Nagel

Avedis Seferian

Director, Environment & Sustainability
Maersk

Avedis Seferian

Founder, Fashiondex and Adjunct Professor
LIM College


Week 6
A Conversation on Sustainability and Fashion at Marc Jacobs, Derek Lam, and Dr. Scholl's

Thursday, August 13th, 2020: 1:00-2:00pm EST / 10:00-11:00am PST

Avedis Seferian


Senior Sustainability Manager at Marc Jacobs

Avedis Seferian

Assistant Director
Professional Development and Advising
LIM College

Avedis Seferian


Lead
Designer Dr. Scholls

Avedis Seferian



Dr. Scholls


Week 7
A Conversation on Sustainability at Eileen Fisher

Thursday, August 20th, 2020: 1:00-2:00pm EST / 10:00-11:00am PST

Avedis Seferian


VP, Social Consciousness
Eileen Fisher

Avedis Seferian


Director of Product Management for Ballet Group


Week 8
A Conversation on Sustainable, On-Demand and Place-Based Production

Thursday, August 27th, 2020 1:00-2:00pm EST / 10:00-11:00am PST

Avedis Seferian


Co-Founder
Unspun

Avedis Seferian


Director
MCM Enterprise

Avedis Seferian


Founder and CEO
Clover & Cobbler

Avedis Seferian


SR. Vice President, Sales
OnPoint Manufacturing

Founder
Custom Collaborative

Founder Study NY and
Re:Source


Week 9
A Conversation on Circularity and Closed Loop Materials

Thursday, September 3rd, 2020 1:00-2:00pm EST / 10:00-11:00am PST

Avedis Seferian


Co-Founder
Intrinsic Textiles Group

Avedis Seferian


Director of Standards
Textile Exchange

Avedis Seferian


Director
Belda Llorens

Avedis Seferian


Founder and CEO
Ethical & Sustainable Sourcing

Co-Founder
Chief Technology Officer
ALGIX | BLOOM


Week 10
A Conversation on Fashion Waste and the Circular Economy

Thursday, September 10th, 2020 1:00-2:00pm EST / 10:00-11:00am PST

Avedis Seferian


Founder 
FABSCRAP

Avedis Seferian


Founder
 B.R.A. ® recycling Agency

Avedis Seferian


Co-Founder
Queen of Raw

Avedis Seferian


Founder and Creative Director/McGuffin&Co


Week 11
A Conversation on Social Compliance and Ensuring Ethical Practices in Fashion 

Thursday, September 17th, 2020 1:00-2:00pm EST / 10:00-11:00am PST

Avedis Seferian


President and CEO
WRAP

Avedis Seferian


Ethical Fashion Initiative
Chief Technical Adviser

Avedis Seferian


Chair, Fashion Merchandising
LIM College


Week 12
An Open Conversation on Transparency Traceability, and Accountability Technologies

September 24th, 2020 1:00-2:00pm EST / 10:00-11:00am PST

Avedis Seferian


CEO & Co-Founder
Suuchi Inc.

Avedis Seferian


Founder/CEO
Sourcemap Inc.

Avedis Seferian


Founder & CEO
Jordan Alliance Group

Avedis Seferian


Founder & Fashion Strategist
M Shop NYC


Week 13
A Conversation on Sustainability at Allbirds 

Thursday, October 1st, 2020 1:00-2:00pm EST / 10:00-11:00am PST

Avedis Seferian


Manager of Sustainability
Allbirds


Week 14
A Conversation with Influencers and Brand Management- Striving for Equity and Sustainability in Fashion

Thursday, October 8rd, 2020 1:00-2:00pm EST / 10:00-11:00am PST

Avedis Seferian

CEO & Founder
Rhodman Enterprises PR and Brand Management


Week 15
A Conversation on Material Sustainability

Thursday, October 15th, 2020 1:00-2:00pm EST / 10:00-11:00am PST

Avedis Seferian


Director
Belda Llorens

Avedis Seferian


Founder and CEO
Fashion FWD

Avedis Seferian


Founder and CEO
Eco-Bags Products


Week 16
Reducing Waste: A Conversation on Sustainability, SIzing and Garment Fit

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020 1:00-2:00pm EST / 10:00-11:00am PST

Avedis Seferian

Jamie Campbell


Manager Sizing and Fitting Human Solutions of No.America

Avedis Seferian


Founder
Luxor and Finch

Avedis Seferian


President
B&B  

Avedis Seferian

Joelle Bond



Athleta


Week 17
A Conversation on Working towards Brand & Store Environmental Sustainability 

Thursday, October 29th, 2020 1:00-2:00pm EST / 10:00-11:00am PST

Avedis Seferian

Policy Advisor
NYC Mayor's Office of Sustainability

Avedis Seferian


Corporate Partnerships
Tree Nation

Avedis Seferian

Elizabeth Pulos

Senior Manager, Social Compliance & Sustainability
Macy's

Avedis Seferian

Associate Vice President at the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP)

Founder, Fashiondex and Adjunct Professor
LIM College


Week 18
An Open Conversation on Sustainability & Authenticity in Fashion Marketing

Thursday, November 5th, 2020 1:00-2:00pm EST / 10:00-11:00am PST

Avedis Seferian

Communications &
Brand Strategist
@LookingGoodYAYA 

Avedis Seferian


CEO / Cofounder
Fashion Mingle 

Avedis Seferian

Adjunct Faculty
Graduate Studies
LIM College


Week 19
Sustainability in Fashion: Conversation with Sustainable Brands

Thursday, November 12th, 2020 1:00-2:00pm EST / 10:00-11:00am PST

Avedis Seferian

Director of Sustainability and Product Development Sourcing/JS Group


Week 20
Conversations on Passion and Fashion: Using Style for Social and Climate Activism

Thursday, November 19th, 2020 1:00-2:00pm EST / 10:00-11:00am PST

Avedis Seferian


Creative Head & Founder
Runa Ray


Thank you from Fashiondex.com and LIM College