Fashion’s Global Footprint: Sustainability, Immigration and Digital Data
Speaker: Kenya Wiley - attorney, public policy advocate & writer
As fashion and technology continue to shape culture and community worldwide, leaders in government, the private sector and civil society must take an interdisciplinary approach to address the world’s top challenges—from the current climate crisis and data privacy to global inequalities of race, gender, geography and ethnicity.
According to the UN’s 2019 Climate Change report, global greenhouse gas emissions reached a 31 percent increase from 1990 to 2016, and have increased at an annual rate of 0.9 percent since 2010—resulting in extreme weather, changes in species and other climate risks. Wiley will discuss how the fashion industry is coming together to reduce the environmental impact of fashion and textiles through the integration of emerging technologies and sustainable and circular strategies. Wiley will also discuss the role of data in building sustainable supply chains and connecting with digital consumers—while taking into account privacy rights and data protection laws and regulations.
In addition, this talk will address the role of inclusion in driving creativity and economic growth in fashion and tech—with a look at U.S. immigration policies impacting students and talent in tech and the arts and humanities.
Wednesday, October 16 at 4:30pm to 5:30pm
CCT Lounge, Car Barn 311 3520 Prospect St NW, Suite 311