Oct
26
11:00 AM11:00

Young & Able NYC Pop-Up Workshop

 
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Thinking of doing a pop-up?

Rosa Ng wants to teach you the ins and outs of planning, setting up and producing a pop-up shop. As a retail consultant, Parsons professor and Founder of Young & Able, a retail destination for emerging designers, she has immersed herself in the world of experiential retail.

After opening, merchandising and building stand alone and partnered pop-ups with companies such as The Arlo Hotel, The Refinery Hotel, Brooklinen and Lonny Magazine all around New York City for the past 5 years, she's ready to share with you her insights and tips on producing your very own pop-up shop.

In the 2-Hour Workshop, attendees will learn:

  • Basic steps, costs and logistics to consider

  • How to leverage sales this holiday season

  • Resources on scouting spaces and ways to evaluate a shops success

  • Insider tips, consumer insights and more!

Event Details

Date: Sat 10/26
Time: 11am-1pm
Location: SoHo ( TBD)

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Oct
24
6:00 PM18:00

From Pencil to Product Fashion Workshop and Networking Event

 
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Are you an aspiring fashion, accessories or footwear designer? Are you currently working in fashion and looking to make some new connections? Are you ready to take your design ideas from concept to reality? Then, this event is for you!

Join 50 creatives for an evening of networking and sharing ideas and insider fashion information. Meet your next design partner, intern, mentor or creative collaborator! Plus, attend a seminar packed with information on design development, sourcing and production.

Event Details

260 Ainslie Street, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Thursday, October 24th 6-9PM

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Oct
18
to Oct 19

Well Summit in New York (use our discount code!)

 
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The WELL Summit is all about empowering you to live your healthiest and most fulfilling life, both personally and professionally. They practice 360° Wellness, looking at wellness from a holistic standpoint. It's about nutrition and fitness, but it's also your relationships, your mental health and being mindful. It's taking care of the environment as a whole and your personal environment where you live and work. It's about taking into consideration your personal care products and what you clean your home with. 360° of Wellness is everything that helps you to live a healthier and more fulfilling life.

Event Details

October 18 - 19, 2019
Brooklyn, New York
Use code: melissahallny to receive $100 off
Learn more and register at Well Summitt

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Oct
12
11:00 AM11:00

NYC Branding Masterclass + 1-Hour Consulting Session

Need help building your brand and not sure where to start?

We are hosting our Branding Masterclass for creative entrepreneurs in fashion, beauty and lifestyle categories on October 12, 2019 in New York. This is your opportunity to learn the fundamentals of branding and establish a foundation for your business in a strategic way. Our three-hour masterclass was created for those that would like to start a business or that have been in business for a few years and need a refresh!

The class will be taught by Melissa Hall, founder of The Emerging Designer and creative consultant that has worked with a wide range of fashion and lifestyle brands, retailers, educational institutions and has been an instructor at FIT for 10 years. She has consulted, coached and mentors hundreds of brands globally over the years as is excited to share her expertise with you!

Event Details

Dates, Times and Location:

  • Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 11-2pm 

  • Attendees will be given the exact location after registration along with a questionnaire to help us prepare

Space is limited to 6-8 people. If you can’t make this date or want to suggest a new time, please let us know! We’ll be doing seminars again in New York, different cities and for private groups! Email us for more information at hello@theemergingdesigner.com. 

Cost:

Earlybird - $199 - 3 hour masterclass + 1-hour consulting phone call post class (until Tuesday October 10, 2019) with code EARLYBIRD

Regular - $250 USD - 3 hour masterclass + 1-hour consulting phone call post class

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Oct
5
to Oct 6

FAD Market: Made in NYC

In collaboration with Made in NYC, an organization that supports local brands, FAD Market is popping up at City Point in Brooklyn to celebrate products made in NYC, including a curated selection of crafted jewelry, apparel, bath and body care, tableware, home furnishings and more.

Oct. 5 + 6 | 11-7
City Point, 445 Albee Square West, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Learn more at FAD Market.

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Oct
4
10:00 AM10:00

Design for Sustainable Manufacturing Workshop in Los Angeles

Developed by Re:Source founder Tara St James of the clothing label Study, the Design for Sustainable Manufacturing workshop will review sustainable alternatives for every aspect of the production process, look at incorporating sustainability into product design and manufacturing as well as consider ways that other designers include sustainability in their business models, learn about incorporating circular design strategies by reevaluating your supply chain.

The workshops include a theoretical foundation to the definitions of sustainable, circular and responsible fashion along with their key principles. This is followed by design thinking methods that put your company’s needs and interests in focus to develop the perfect and unique solution for your brand.

• Sourcing responsible fabrics and mills through our Re:Source textile library

• Life cycle thinking: a general overview or an assessment of your specific product(s)

• Setting sustainability goals: inventory your sustainable strategies and how you can scale/add to them

• Referrals to apparel manufacturers within our extensive database

• Understanding how to responsibly produce locally and internationally

Event Details

Spaces Fashion District DTLA
777 S. Alameda, 2nd Floor, Friday October 4
Los Angeles, CA 90021, 10am - 1pm PST

Learn more and register.

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Sep
28
1:00 PM13:00

Design for Sustainable Manufacturing Workshop in New York

Developed by Re:Source founder Tara St James of the clothing label Study, the Design for Sustainable Manufacturing workshop will review sustainable alternatives for every aspect of the production process, look at incorporating sustainability into product design and manufacturing as well as consider ways that other designers include sustainability in their business models, learn about incorporating circular design strategies by reevaluating your supply chain.

The workshops include a theoretical foundation to the definitions of sustainable, circular and responsible fashion along with their key principles. This is followed by design thinking methods that put your company’s needs and interests in focus to develop the perfect and unique solution for your brand.

• Sourcing responsible fabrics and mills through our Re:Source textile library

• Life cycle thinking: a general overview or an assessment of your specific product(s)

• Setting sustainability goals: inventory your sustainable strategies and how you can scale/add to them

• Referrals to apparel manufacturers within our extensive database

• Understanding how to responsibly produce locally and internationally

Event Details

Saturday, September 28, 2019, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM
Re:Source Library
520 8th Avenue, Suite 1202
New York, NY 10018

Learn more and register.

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Sep
17
7:30 PM19:30

Fashion Icons with Fern Mallis: Ralph Rucci at the 92Y

 
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Fashion Icons with Fern Mallis is one of the most interesting series in the fashion industry. Her ability to dive deep, let the icon reveal their story and engage the audience leaves you inspired and informed. In this talk, she'll be interviewing iconic designer Ralph Rucci.

André Leon Talley called him “a fashion Fabergé egg.” Oprah once called his work “a religious experience.” He’s the first American to show on the Paris couture schedule under his own name since Mainbocher in the 1930s.

This season, as he launches his new couture line, RR331, he tells Fern Mallis about the journey—and the respect, passion and discipline for detail, care, artistry and grace—that brought him to this position as America’s premier couturier.

Event Details

Tuesday, September 17, 7:30 - 9:30pm
92nd Street Y in New York City
Learn more at the 92Y.

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Sep
15
10:00 AM10:00

BIDE Market: Sustainable Shopping in Chicago

BIDE Market is launching in Chicago this fall. They are a fully sustainable, plastic-free, vegan, and cruelty-free shopping experience. BIDE will include talks and panels on sustainability, as well as food and drinks from ethical brands.

We will be using this space to share market updates, highlight our amazing vendors and sponsors, and talk about sustainable practices.

Sun, September 15, 2019
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM CDT
Exchange312, 1714 West Division Street
Chicago, IL 60622

Learn more and register for free tickets at: bidemarket.com

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Sep
10
4:00 PM16:00

Textile Tuesday: The Value of Deadstock with Queen of Raw

Once each month, we invite a sustainable textile vendor to present their materials, fibers and / or processes. Join us for September's Textile Tuesday with Queen of Raw in our new space in NYC's Garment District.

Supply chains are insanely wasteful, which harm people, planet, and profit.  More than $120 billion worth of excess fabric goes unused in warehouses around the world every year!  With a family in the business for over 100 years, Stephanie Benedetto saw the problem first hand a built the solution.  Queen of Raw is a marketplace to buy and sell unused textiles, keeping it out of landfill and turning pollution into profit.  

Join Stephanie Benedetto, CEO & Co-Founder of Queen of Raw, as she discusses new sustainable business models, innovative technology like blockchain and machine learning/AI, and the value of deadstock.

This event will also include a sales area where we will be selling deadstock textiles and trims so bring some bags to take home your goodies!

4-5 pm: Presentation

5-7 pm: Shop for fabrics!

Event Details

Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Re:Source (map)

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Sep
7
11:00 AM11:00

Sustainable Brooklyn: Air Symposium

Sustainable Brooklyn will be hosting their next symposium titled Air.

This symposium is dedicated to Eric and Erica Garner and will address the various encumbrances to our breathing as people of color. With speakers such as Sophia Roe, Majora Carter, Solonje Burnett and many others, we will dig deep into these environmental, social, and economic hinderances to our collective deep breathing and generate solutions to these barriers.

Event Details

September 7, 11am - 6pm
Kinfolk 94 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Learn more about Sustainable Brooklyn and register.

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Jul
31
to Aug 4

Future & Fauna + Squar'd Away Pop Up - Beautiful Products by Beautiful Women

 
 

Lifestyle brands Future & Fauna and Squar’d Away have partnered together to bring their specialized collection of female-designed, conscientious and sustainable goods to life with a purpose-driven pop-up shop in NYC’s trendy Nolita.

Event Address: 251 Elizabeth Street, NYC 10012

Dates & Times: July 31 - August 4th, 11am-7pm daily

Learn more at Future & Fauna + Squared Away Pop-Up.

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Jun
8
to Jun 9

NY Denim Days

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New York Denim Days is Back! Learn more about the event and see the lineup.

When: June 8 – 9, 2019
Where: Metropolitan Pavilion – 125 West 18th Street, NYC
Opening hours: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Tickets: $7 excl booking costs online / $10 at the door
Students: Free with valid student identification card

Feel free to bring your kids! Children aged up to 12 are allowed to enter New York Denim Days Festival for free (no ticket needed).

Learn more and register at New York Denim Days.

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May
11
11:00 AM11:00

Sustainable Brooklyn Hosts Earth Symposium in Partnership with Mara Hoffman

 
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Sustainable Brooklyn, an organization founded by Dominique Drakeford and Whitney McGuire aims to bridge the gap between the sustainability movement and targeted communities through events an education.

On May 11, 2019, they are hosting their next symposium rightfully titled EARTH. This is one of four events named after the elements (air, fire and water) that will connect industry experts, advocates and educators within food, fashion and wellness spaces to celebrate the planet.

The co-founders believe that Brooklyn is home to some of the most creative and sustainability savvy professionals who have been respectively working to dismantle systems of oppression, while celebrating the beauty of culture. They want to amplify the diverse voices in this space and create a foundation for substantive discussion to foster long-term, authentic, solutions through collaboration.

Event Details

Saturday, May 11, 2019
11:00am - 5pm EST
Location: Mara Hoffman
126 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10011



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May
11
to May 12

Unique Markets LA

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Unique Markets features over 250 local vendors including jewelry, clothing, ceramics, baby and kids items, photography, art, apothecary, food and home goods. They also have experiences like DIY projects, lounges, a kids play area and more! Sh

California Market Center
110 E 9th St, Los Angeles
May 11 + 12 from 10am-5pm

Learn more and purchase tickets at Unique Markets.

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May
9
6:00 PM18:00

Panel: The Art of Navigating Tradeshows for Emerging Designers

Participating in a tradeshow takes time and money. It’s a true investment and also requires strategy. Understanding what tradeshow is right for you, when you should do one and what makes one a success are all questions that you should be asking as an emerging designer.

To learn more on how to succeed in 2019, FIT is hosting a panel talk on The Art of Navigating Tradeshows for Emerging Designers with industry experts that can give you the real scoop on how to make it.

Speakers include:

  • Karen Parker O'Brien, Style|Room (Moderator)

  • Danielle Licata, President of COTERIE and East Coast Womenswear, Informa

  • Brian Trunzo, Head of Sales, Menswear, Informa

  • Lillian Kye (capsule) show, Liberty Fashion & Lifestyle Fairs

Location

FIT's Design Entrepreneurs Collaborative
520 Eighth Avenue (36th and 37th Streets)
Suite 1202, New York, NY 10018
Thursday, May 9, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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