Sustainable design strategies

Learn ways and approaches to development and design so that your materials and products can be produced more responsibly and sustainably and work towards circularity.
With Andrea Kennedy from LIM College and

Calculating transportation and product impacts

Calculating transportation and product impacts
Gain expertise on how to measure and calculate the CO2 emissions of a supply chain for a fashion product. With Nina Kaledin from


Discover how to source materials and products that are environmentally- and socially-responsible as well as understand the complexities of eco-certifications
With Katina Boutis from Everlane & LIM College

Product impacts
and action plans

Measure the environmental impacts of your materials and styles and create action plans to reduce those impacts and make sustainable change at your company with targets and goals to get there.
With Stewart Sheppard from Sustainable Apparel Coalition's Higg Index

Our Instructors

Kathleen Hegyesi
Program Manager 
Michelle Alleyne
Founder & Fashion Strategist/M Shop NYC
Andrea Kennedy
Associate Chair & Sustainability Professor, LIM College
Founder & Sustainability Lead, Fashiondex
Stewart Sheppard

Director of sustainability & training Higg Index

Workshop Schedule

  • 9:30 -10:00am - Check in, coffee, tea, conversation
  • 10:00-10:20am - Welcome, introductions, sustainability and learning objectives
  • 10:20-10:50am - Supply chains, mapping, measuring w/Fashiondex
  • 10:50-11:40am - Transportation impacts, emission calculations w/ Flexport
  • 11:40-11:50am - Beverage break
  • 11:50-12:40 pm- Material impacts w/ Higg
  • 12:40-1:00 pm - Fashion production impacts w/Fashiondex
  • 1:00-1:30pm - Lunch break
  • 1:30- 2:10pm - Sustainable sourcing, preferred fibers, certifications & standards for impact minimization w/ M Shop NYC
  • 2:10- 3:00pm - Sustainable and circular design strategies and practices w/Fashiondex
  • 3:00-3:10pm - Beverage break
  • 3:10-3:45pm - Activity & steps to a new future w/Fashiondex
  • 3:45-4:00pm - Conversation & challenges

    Schedule (please note- schedule is subject to change based on variable session lengths):

Kathleen Hegyesi
Program Manager

Kathleen is a Program Manager at, the social and environmental impact team of Flexport. Building on Flexport's cloud technology and logistics infrastructure, offers programs for companies, NGOs, and donor organizations that include carbon neutrality, discounted shipping and pro bono counseling.

Prior to Flexport, Kathleen worked at Nonprofit Finance Fund, a social-sector lender, consultant, and thought leader removing obstacles between nonprofits and their missions. She holds a Bachelor of Sustainability from Arizona State University's School of Sustainability, and is on the Leadership Council for Compass Family Services in San Francisco CA, a nonprofit organization helping families escape homelessness.

Michelle Alleyne
LIM College & MShop Consulting

Fashion Strategist, Michelle Alleyne earned a B.S. at Howard University in Fashion Merchandising & Business Management, studied Apparel Production Management at FIT, and earned an M.S. from Parsons School of Design in Strategic Design and Management in 2015; further sharpening her skills to create solutions to fashion problems innovatively, ethically, and sustainably.

She founded M SHOP, a hip brick-and-mortar downtown NYC boutique supporting fierce emerging designers, which dressed countless A-Listers. This gave her the opportunity to design her own M SHOP label, and special organic t’s to raise proceeds for her favorite charities. In ’04 the boutique morphed into the Full-Service Fashion Firm it is today, providing Workshops, Consulting, + Products to assist fashion entrepreneurs with EVERYTHING to LAUNCH their businesses from concept, product development, marketing, promotions, sourcing, manufacturing, to sales. And ELEVATE existing brands to the next level.

Michelle’s been a Professor at leading fashion universities, Parsons School of Design, FIT, and LIM College, as well as Instructor at The School of The NY Times. She's Contributing Editor at Fashion Mannuscript magazine. She’s author of the booklet, “How To Manufacture/Produce Your Designs”, and created the sustainable resource directory, She's a Fashion Authority who mentors The New School’s Impact Entrepreneurship Initiative, The National Society of Leadership and Success, and is constantly invited to judge fashion designers, and lecture worldwide on Starting & Building A Fashion Company, Trend Forecasting, & Marketing.

In addition Michelle’s spent numerous years working in the NYC Garment Center; Managing Production & Manufacturing (off-shore and domestic), as Product Developer, Merchandiser, Buyer, Trim Buyer, and Import/Export Manager for major fashion brands like Macy's, Ann Taylor, and Halston to name a small few; affording her immeasurable industry knowledge from personal hands on experience. She's a Futurist, Trend Leader & Forecaster, & has even styled editorials, Millicent Shelton directed music videos, and Spike Lee directed TV commercials.

Andrea Kennedy
Associate Chair & Sustainability Professor, LIM College
Founder & Sustainability Lead, Fashiondex

Andrea Kennedy is a sustainable fashion educator, strategist, designer, and consultant. She founded and is Associate Chair of Fashion Merchandising and Sustainability and Fashion professor at LIM College, as well is Co-Chair of LIM's College's Sustainability Task Force. Andrea is sustainability lead at, a member and mentor at the Climate Reality Leadership Corps, Transparency Strategic Council member of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, and mentor at the U.N. SDSN network. She has designed and merchandised for major fashion labels including Calvin Klein, Ann Taylor, Bob Mackie, Pierre Cardin, Sunny Leigh and Groovy on Grand. She is the author of sustainability articles and sourcebooks including The Fashion Designer's Sustainable Sourcebook, The Apparel Design and Production Handbook- A Technical Reference, and Apparel Costing. She holds a BA in Fashion Design from Parsons School of Design, an M.Ed in Education for Sustainability from Manhattanville College, and is a Zankel Fellow for climate change education at Columbia University's Teachers College.

Stewart Sheppard
Director of sustainability & training Higg Index

More Details:

• Sustainability Certificate Workshop will be held in person at the LIM College  option virtual if you prefer, and will shift to a virtual workshop, if needed.

• All workshop attendees will receive a digital certificate of completion at end of workshop.

• Space is limited, please register early.

• Workshop fee is non-refundable. 

• Proof of vaccination required for in person entry.

Thank you from and LIM College