From model and actress Amber Valetta to representatives from Gucci, Eileen Fisher and the Council of Fashion Designers of America will gather to discuss sustainability issues across the supply chain on July 22–23 during the Première Vision Preview New York event in New York. Titled ‘Responsible Creation: Issues and Values for Fashion’, the event will cover responsible creation in the textile and fashion sector.
The panelists include Valletta, who is founder of lifestyle brand Master & Muse and Yoox curator for a clothing, jewelry and accessories collection from environmentally responsible brands. This year, Valetta was also the face of H&M’s sustainable Conscious Exclusive collection. Other panelists include Rossella Ravagli, Head of Gucci’s corporate sustainability and responsibility; Inka Apter, Manager of fabric R&D at Eileen Fisher; Melissa Joy Manning, jewelry designer and member of the CFDA’s Sustainability Committee; Giusy Bettoni, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of C.L.A.S.S.; April Crow, Global Sustainability Director at the Coca-Cola, which is developing a clothing collection made from recycled soda bottles.
The summit will be held on July 22, this will be the third time Première Vision has organized the sustainability panel, which was first held last September at Première Vision Paris and then in October at Première Vision Shanghai. Moving from its longtime home at the Metropolitan Pavilion and Altman Building, Première Vision Preview New York will have more than 300 exhibitors representing high-end European and international textile mills. Première Vision’s textile print and surface design show, Indigo New York, will also be held concurrently at Pier 92 in New York.