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Globally Connected @ FIT: Why the Fashion Industry Should Strive to Be Sustainable Sooner

April 13, 2023 at 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

In an engaging conversation, FIT alumna Liz Breuer and Kerry Bannigan will discuss how their diverse backgrounds have shaped them into stewards of the conscious fashion movement. They’ll unpack the many complexities gatekeeping the pathway to a fair and just fashion industry. Preeti Arya, assistant professor in Textile Development and Marketing, will serve as moderator.

Liz Breuer is the founder and CEO of New Normal Bureau, an impact-driven marketing agency, focused on strengthening the value proposition of innovative and ethical brands through strategic and creative communication. Liz is a Luxembourg-native whose journey led to NYC to attend the Fashion Institute of Technology where she graduated with a BS degree in International Trade and Marketing with a focus on sustainability. Prior to launching New Normal Bureau in 2020, Liz boasts a diverse career background, working across wholesale, production, business development and marketing, leaving her mark with brands such as Tod’s, The Row, The Coveteur and Olivia Palermo. Guided by the principles of regeneration, circularity and transparency, Liz is building brands, campaigns and businesses redefining the New Normal- quite literally.

Kerry Bannigan is a social entrepreneur pioneering global fashion and media initiatives to advance the creative economy as a driving force for sustainable development. As the founder and executive director of the Fashion Impact Fund, Kerry spearheads high-level partnerships with businesses, governments, and United Nations agencies to support female founders advancing equitable workforce development in the fashion industry to accelerate women’s economic empowerment and leadership. The charitable organization supports women-led fashion initiatives advocating for gender equality through education, media, and skills programs; contributing critical system change for women in the fashion industry to earn fair wages, operate in safe and ethical working conditions and achieve effective leadership.

Hosted by the Office of International Programs, History of Art, and the Cultural Fellows.

This virtual event is free and open to the public; REGISTER HERE