[PV NY Talk] – The Crisis of Stuff: immediate solutions to circularity

Wed. January 17 / 10 am – 11 am
Thu. January 18 / 10 am – 11 am
Seminar Room, First floor

Crisis of stuff PV Talk NY

Data is showing us that consumers are buying more and using these products fewer times before discarding them. We all know about the issues we face as a fashion community, but what can we do about it today?  I’m here to share immediate solutions to circularity that are solving some of these problems in real time. I will cover 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.

Talk presented by Liz Alessi, Sustainability Consultant

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, Kate Spade and Stuart Weitzman before beginning 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.

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