The Sustainable Fashion Forum is a one-day conference focused on processes, practices and tangible ways in which fashion businesses can implement to become leaders in climate change, environmental sustainability, and ethical responsibility.

Please join us in the third annual Los Angeles Sustainable Fashion Forum and meet fashion and sustainability professionals and change agents.

Location, Date, and Time

California Market Center, Fashion Theatre
110 East 9th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90079

Thursday, October 3, 2019 • 9:00am-5:00pm

For info
call :212 647 0051

March 2019 Forum website

October 2018 Forum Website


Belda Llorens- producing sustainable yarns for over 60 years and the first in the world to spin yarn for knitting from recycled fibers.

Ecolife Yarn by Belda Llorens is a sustainable yarn saving resources for every lb produced, and is made with the best technology and guaranteed quality.

Ecolife is distributed in Europe, North Africa and America, where lowering the climate footprint for the planet is important.

Founded in 1939 and located in New York City, LIM College is the nation’s premier college for the study of the business of fashion.

Charming has been serving worldwide trim and packaging needs since 1991. One of our main focuses at Charming is to be on the cutting edge of technology for RFID and Near Field products. We also have a passion for sustainability by proudly offering a full range of certified sustainable trim products. We have been constantly expanding our facilities and advanced equipment to meet your production requirements.

Charming has been serving worldwide trim and packaging needs since 1991, and have been expanding our locations and facilities ever since.
FSC, bluesign system partner, and oeko-tex certified, as well as recycled, recyclable products are part of our standard offerings.

Kornit Digital proudly enables printing businesses to create limitlessly and profitably while achieving the most ecologically responsible process available in digital textile printing.

Our NeoPigment™ inks are absolutely free of heavy metals, formaldehyde, and Alkylphenol Ethoxylates (APE), making them non-hazardous, non-toxic, and biodegradable. They meet the highest regulatory standards and are Eco-Passport and GOTS approved.

Our proprietary, eco-friendly inks and an efficient, single-step print process make Kornit Digital a reliable, innovative partner in sustainability.

KenDor takes great pride in specializing in environmentally & socially responsible knit and woven textiles. We strive to ensure that our partner mills adhere to multiple global standards of environmental and social compliance, including the STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®. Tencel, rayon from bamboo, organic cotton, Modal, hemp, and recycled polyester are just a few of the many sustainable fibers we carry in our low minimum, in-stock program, and custom sourcing is available for your more specific needs.

Proudly Canadian. Serving the Global textile industry since 1953.

Texworld USA is an international business platform and can't-miss industry event that offers a wide product range covering the entire fabric spectrum – season to season attendees discover textiles of innovative structures, material mixes, and surprising color palettes.

KINDOM uses sustainable, natural, recycled, reclaimed, and indigenous materials, fair trade made in ethical and compliant facilities, while also offering size-inclusive & gender-inclusive fashion. Each product satisfies several of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, to ensure low environmental impact as much as possible.

At Vector Apparel Projects our approach is simple; make it locally, use quality materials, treat people fairly, and meet our customers unique needs. Our purpose is to create meaningful partnerships with our customers, big and small alike, to create high-quality product using a sustainable and local supply chain. We feel transparency is key to forging honest communication and lasting relationships as we reinvent the domestic manufacturing experience.

Clover & Cobbler is a Los Angeles-based footwear factory bringing a fresh perspective to the industry. As a female owned-and-led company, Clover & Cobbler breathes the life of a new generation into a centuries-old craft, while honoring the legacy of the artisans who got them there. They manufacture for both small and large private label clients in women’s, men’s, and kids. They offer prototype/sample development, and full-line production. Additionally, their 20,000sf facility offers the opportunity for vertical production, making all lasts and components in-house

BFF Studio is a one-stop fabric resource servicing fashion brands at every level of the market with unique fabric collections including custom development opportunities. Each mill partner was carefully selected for their combination of quality products, distinctive aesthetic, communication skills and reliability. Together, we believe sustainability is the future and offer a wide range of certifiable eco-friendly fabrics from fiber to finishing. 

Socially and environmentally responsible fabrics knit and dyed in the USA. 

Fashion for Profit Consulting is the fashion industry’s leading resource for turning concepts and businesses into a profitable reality. Frances Harder and her team of experts are dedicated to providing specific world-class education, technical training, sourcing, networking, operations, marketing, mentoring and consulting services.

Fashion Revolution We want to unite people and organisations to work together towards radically changing the way our clothes are sourced, produced and consumed, so that our clothing is made in a safe, clean and fair way.

We believe that collaborating across the whole value chain — from farmer to consumer — is the only way to transform the industry.

Our mission is to bring everyone together to make that happen.

Burumbio Media - is a Los Angeles based multi-award winning video production company with the vision of providing a full scope of content creation services for the rapidly evolving markets of advertising, digital and corporate brands. With over 10 years of experience our goal has always been to help our clients communicate their message in a visual and unique way. 

Gay Browne is an environmental advisor and author of Living With a Green Heart: How to Keep Your Body, Your Home and the Planet Healthy in a Toxic World (April 2019), a roadmap for making incremental changes that will not only transform your life, but heal the world we share. 

Last-Report is a footwear industry-driven magazine dedicated to bringing the latest in the footwear business development, travel, retail, style, health & wellness. Last-Report was developed as a resource and voice of the Entrepreneurs, Professionals, Students and All who Love the business of shoes.



Manager of Sustainability

Director of Design

Nature USA

Founder Study NY and Re:Source

Marta Miller Co-Founder Lefty Production Co.

Lefty Production Co. 

Nicholas Brown

Director of Sustainability

Communications &
Brand Strategist

Founder, Fashiondex
Faculty, LIM College

Sr. Vice-President, Sales
OnPoint Manufacturing

Chair, Fashion Merchandising
LIM College

President and CEO

DL1961 Premium Denim

Managing Editor
Apparel News

Director of Sustainability at prAna Living

Program Manager


Who came to the last forum

1957, 1974, 153 Fashion Group, Adalinda, Alive & Vibe, Alliance Apparel, Altodora, Apparel Assembly, AR , Art Basewear, Avec Clyde, Avocado, baker miller, BEL KAZAN, Beyond the Label, Bodil Collection LLC, BooBees Surf Company, BUHLER QUALITY YARNS CORP., California Apparel News, Canopy Hats, Carley and Company, Chef Works, Concept 21, Connecticut Country Clothing, Conscious Chatter, Copptech Inc., Corey Lynn Calter, Cotton Candy Mississauga Inc., Crook + Savvy, CSULA LEC PROFESSORT, Deckers Brands, Deep Sea Humanity, Digitally Organic Hybrid Products, Disney Consumer Products, District Los Angeles, El Rancho Carpintero, Elise Roy Designs, ELLERALI, Epic Textiles, Ergobaby, Fabscrap Inc., Faded, Los Angeles, Inc., FIDM, Filosofia, FOR DAYS, House of Hastings, House of Next, Hove Social Goods, HYLETE, I:CO, Iger Enterprises, INA + ILIA (A Gilded Globe), Intrinsic Advanced Materials, Jac + Jack, JEAJA Design Studio, Jennifer Robbins Textiles, Johnny Was LLC., Junes, JW, KELLWOOD, Kerisma, KMJ Kate McHale Jensen, LA Relaxed, LALF LLC, Leelanau Clothing, Life After Death Denim, Lindsay Slagle LLC, Los Angeles Textile Showroom, Loyola Marymount University, Luxe Bride, MaCher, MATE THE LABEL, Meandyuswim, Melanie Grace Designs, Motice International, Mount Mary University, Mountain Meadow Wool, Nadjarina, NaomiWear, Nature USA, NoBland, Norma woman, Norse Projects, NOUR ZERO, Nourish Sweat Soul, Novel Fashion Holidngs/ Break and Enter ltd, Number 46, Optimyze LLC, Pata, Patagonia, Pazitos, Performance Apparel Corp, Pistol Lake, Inc., Portland Garment Factory, Q & A Fabric Studio, Qu̩bec Government Trade Office, Reforma, Reformation, ReMode, Restorative Home, Richline Textiles, Inc, SANDARA Inc., SAS Textiles, Scientific knits pvt. Ltd., Scissor Clothing, Seea, SEEA, Soft Surroundings, SON LTD, Source My Garment, Sourcing Journal, Stance, STATE APPAREL, STC-QST LLC, Stony Apparel, SUBJECT MATTER INDUSTRIES, Sustainable Apparel Coalition, Sustainable Fashion Alliance, Sustainable Fashion LA, Sylvestre Cetina Atelier, Takihyo Co Ltd, Target, Taylor + Thomas, TeMiti Sportswear, TexWorld, The Bunny's Revenge, The Forecast Agency, The Forest Said, LLC, The RealReal, "The Way We Wore, Inc.", TigerOwl, Tinotex Sales - R Belda Llorens Rep, Tom Foolery LLC, Tomboy Exchange Inc., Trilinia, Tukatech, TWO SEPTEMEBERS, UCI Anthropology Department, USC, VB SOLEIL, Virtue Creative LLC, Vivacity, Vivacity Sportswear, WHATclothingla, Wild Moon Collection, Work Ahead, Worldwise Inc, WWA Advisors LLC,, Wylde by Nature, ZOE ANNETTE, Zoe Hong


Subject to Change

8:30 - 9:00am

Check-in & the Kendor Breakfast


9:00 - 9:05am

Welcome to the Forum

 w/ Moriah Robinson

9:05 - 9:15am 

Reducing Impacts @ the Sustainable Fashion Forum

w/ Andrea Kennedy

9:15 - 9.50 am 

Sustainability @ Outerknown

w/ Bethany Mallet

9:50 - 10:40am

Domestic Production Panel

 w/ Tara St James of of Re:Source
Marta Miller of Left Productions
David M. Prentice of OnPoint Manufacturing
Lusine Mkrtchyan of PremiereSource

10:40 - 11:00am

Texworld USA Coffee + Table Time


11:00 - 11:30am

Circular Manufacturing @ Nature USA

w/ Mike Farid 

11:30 - 12:15pm

Sustainability @ PrAna Living

w/ Rachel K. Lincoln and Nancy Miller of LIM College

12:15 - 12:30pm                         

Eco Life Yarns

w/ Jorge Mataix

12:35 - 1:00pm

Ask the Morning Experts

 with all above speakers

1:00 - 1:30pm


1:30 - 2:10

Sustainability @ Allbirds

 w/ Hana Kajimura

2:10 - 3:00pm

Responsible Brand Panel

w/ Daniella Platt of Looking Good YaYa
Zahra Ahmed of DL1961 Premium Denim
Tara St James of Study NY

3:00 - 3:20pm

Coffee + Table Time

3:20 - 4:00

Social Standards & Certifications @ WRAP

 w/ Avedis Seferian of WRAP and Nancy Miller

4:00 - 4:40

A Conversation on Transportation @ Flexport

w/ Kathleen Hegyesi
Dorothy Crouch of California Apparel News

4:40 - 4:50

Charming Trim

w/Kerri Ferretti 

4:50 - 5:15

Wine & Wonder with the Afternoon Experts

w/ all above speakers

Thank you from