February 7, 2020

Third Annual Fashion & Sustainability Summit
to Focus on Progress in Production

New York, NY- LIM College and are collaborating for the third consecutive year on the Fashion & Sustainability Summit. Held at LIM College in New York City, this one-day industry conference focuses on sustainable practices and solutions fashion businesses can put in place to lead in environmental sustainability, ethical responsibility, and climate action.  

 The Fashion & Sustainability Summit will take place Friday, September 11, 2020 from 8:30am-5:30pm at LIM College’s Maxwell Hall (216 East 45th Street, New York, NY).  

 This year the Summit will explore ways companies can waste less, save more, and produce more responsibly to lower production impacts across their supply chains. Sessions will delve into how designers, merchandisers, manufacturers, and retailers can work towards zero impact while simultaneously growing their business. Topics include sustainability and production solutions, certifications and standards, social and environmental responsibility, packaging, and more.  

 To reduce the impacts of the conference, the goal of this year’s Fashion & Sustainability Summit is to be carbon-neutral. The footprint from travel for all attendees, speakers and organizers will be measured and offset, as will be the impact of the signage and waste. The Summit will open with a breakdown and assessment of the impacts and how carbon-neutrality is being achieved. 

Among the industry-leading speakers are: 
Amy Hall, VP of Social Consciousness at Eileen Fisher;  
Lisa Diegel, Marc Jacobs Senior Sustainability Manager; 
Avedis Seferanian, President and CEO of WRAP; 
Tsui Yuen-Pappas, Vice President at 3.1 Phillip Lim; 
Mark Messura, Senior Vice-President of Cotton Incorporated; 
Dr. Ed Barnes, Senior Director of Agricultural & Environmental Research at Cotton Incorporated; 
Tara St. James, Founder of Study NY and Re:Source; 
David Prentice, Senior Vice-President OnPoint Manufacturing; 
Beth Esponnette, Co-Founder of Unspun;
Suuchi Ramesh, CEO and Founder of Suuchi Inc.
and many more.

 Elizabeth S. Marcuse, President of LIM College, notes, “LIM College is proud to once again help lead the way in educating fashion professionals about environmentally-responsible practices that make business sense. On a daily basis we teach our students how to bring a sustainable mindset to the hundreds of fashion companies where they work and intern. This groundbreaking conference is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to bring leaders together to share practical knowledge about what it takes to run a truly sustainable company.” 

 Max Andrews, President of, adds, “We are delighted to partner with LIM College again. We each bring our unique connections and strengths to the Fashion & Sustainability Summit. Together we create an exciting platform, where the goal is to help fashion brands reduce greenhouse gas emissions, build resilient production models, and produce in ways that are healthy for the planet and the bottom line.” 

Summit sponsors include Eco-Life Yarns and Kendor Textiles, both of which are working towards circularity in fashion materials.

 Full-day and half-day tickets are available at For information on sponsorships, call 212-647-0051 or email


Media Contact: Monica Rakocy, Fashiondex Inc. 212 647 0051,