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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
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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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Feb
20
7:00 PM19:00

Make Sh** Happen Panel at the William Vale

Make Sh** Happen at the William Vale

From a fashion designer to a fertility clinic founder, digital entrepreneur to influencer, lawyer turned best-selling author and stationery brand founder, those looking for a dose of “here’s how I did it” will also be given some real talk on challenges, celebrations, big wins, and big losses that led to major lessons - all delivered in a live panel discussion followed by Q&A session.

Current and aspiring entrepreneurs and small-business owners - or people in need of a good dose of inspiration and business #truthbombs - are all invited to attend this series that has been called "what you get if Inc. or Entrepreneur Magazine came to life in front of you!"

Event Details
The William Vale hotel
February 20, 2019, 7-9pm

RSVP before this intimate-by-design event closes! 

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