[PV NY Talks] The Crisis of Stuff Part 2: Immediate Solution for Brands

Tuesday July 16, 2024 – 1 pm to 2 pm
Wednesday July 17, 2024 – 10 am to 11 am

Talk Crisis of Stuff

Liz will be looking at some of the challenges brands are facing today in their quest to be more sustainable and share some amazing success stories. Every brand can tap into these solutions in one way or another. She will be sharing immediate, scaled solutions that are solving some of these problems in real time, including important topics such as:

  • Value hierarchy – the optimal model to preserve the value of products and materials 
  • Longevity of product – which material choices help keep your design in circulation as long as possible
  • Design for circularity – think of the end of a product’s life at the beginning of its life
  • Post-consumer opportunities – systems that are in place to collect, sort, disassemble in order to reuse, recycle or down-cycle
  • Carbon reduction – the material choices you make can have an immediate 80% carbon savings

60-minute talk presented by:

  • Liz Alessi, Liz Alessi Consulting

Liz Alessi has been in the fashion world as a supply chain executive for over 20 years, beginning at Limited Brands, then Coach, Marc Jacobs, and Tapestry, during the acquisition of Kate Spade and Stuart Weitzman. During her time as VP of Sourcing at Tapestry, she was a member of the Opera8ons Executive Leadership Team and oversaw all materials from concept to production and an international team of developers. Under her management, the Coach Repairs Department launched the ReLoved program which has become a model for revenue driving incremental sales using obsolete merchandise. As a founding member of the Coachtopia team, she managed materials and circular solutions. In 2021, she began her own consultancy firm, fed by her passion for sustainability. Her firm now studies and applies innovative materials to product development through disruptive supply chain models with a focus on circularity and sustainability across all fashion product categories. Through a circularity lens, she advises brands and innovators on environmentally preferred design choices, extending a product’s life span and end of life solutions. In the startup world she works on R&D, business development and supply chain to bring innovations to market. 

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