Sustainable Fashion: Film Screening and Chat

Feb 19, 2020

07:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Iowa City Public Library, Meeting Room A

123 South Linn Street, Iowa City, IA 52240

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Film Screening: Against the backdrop of fracturing United States and Mexico relations, the non-profit Remake is shining a light on the women working in factories called 'maquilas' in their film, Made in Mexico.

Today the global garment industry is worth $3 trillion, or about 2 percent of the world’s gross domestic product. Mexico exports $5 billion of clothing to the US alone, making our jeans, tees, and shoes for brands like Walmart, Zara, and Paige Jeans. Yet, the women who power the fashion industry in Mexico make less than $2.40 an hour. 

The fashion industry is rife with exploitation, low wages, and unsafe conditions. So how can we break up with fast fashion and learn to wear our values? Join us for conversation. 

After the film, join us for a panel discussion and Q&A about how we can work together to make fashion a force for good. 

Garik Himebaugh, Eco-Stylist founder
Garik is the founder of Eco-Stylist, an online marketplace for ethically and sustainably made men’s clothes. He also does sustainable personal styling for men across the US via Skype. Garik enjoys tinkering, a warm cup of coffee, edgy patterns, and brainstorming the perfect outfit. He holds a degree in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University and an MBA from the University of Iowa.

Emily Stochl, Host and producer of Pre-Loved Podcast
Emily is the host and producer of Pre-Loved Podcast, a weekly interview show about vintage, thrifted, and pre-loved style. The show is frequently ranked in the Top 10 Fashion Podcasts on Apple podcasts in multiple markets including the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom. 

Zach Rochester, Fair Trade Iowa City
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Zachary Rochester is a Yoga and meditation teacher, student at the University of Iowa studying public policy, and a passionate advocate within the state of Iowa. In addition to leading the University of Iowa’s Fair Trade Campaign, Zachary also leads the Iowa City Fair Trade Coalition.  Zachary seeks to make our communities more compassionate, healthy, and just and believes that the Fair Trade Movement can help do so.

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