On August 18, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. will be held Nota Bene’s conference: ​Re​sponsible Fashion. The event is a collaboration with EcoSessions and ETHIK. It will take place at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (​185, rue Sainte­Catherine, Montréal, QC H2X 3X5) as part of the Fashion & Design Festival. This conference will be also the occasion for the official launch of Fabric of Change, by ASHOKA and the C&A Foundation. Fabric of Change is a global initiative that promotes and maps social innovations to ensure a sustainable and equitable apparel industry. For the occasion, we will receive four renowned entrepreneurs:

Marie Saint Pierre​, fashion designer and founder of Maison Marie Saint Pierre, a designer label established for over 25 years and which has a 100% local Montreal production. Marie Saint Pierre will discuss the core value of her business such as local expertise, design, function and footprint. The experience and vision of this accomplished business woman will inspire many!

Kate Black​, founder of EcoSessions and Magnifeco, is recognized as an expert in ethical fashion and sustainable living. Author of ‘Magnifeco: Your Head­to­Toe Guide to Ethical Fashion and Non­Toxic Beauty’, Kate Black will share her passion and knowledge of an industry undergoing profound changes.

Tara St James​, ​fashion designer and founder of Study NY, has taught numerous courses as part of the Fashion Institute of Technology’s Sustainability Certificate. She will talk about her choice to use sustainable and ethical design principles for her label, yet without any compromise on the aesthetic of her creations.

Lis Suarez​, ASHOKA Fellow and founder of ETHIK and FEM International, has more than 15 years of experience in international development and women entrepreneurship particularly in the textile and fashion industry. She will share her passion for a true and cohesive sustainable development & for women empowerment both locally and internationally.

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