When ReFab first sought funding in 1990, people laughed in founder Rae Birkan’s face. Who on earth was going to buy clothing made from — gasp! — used, old clothing? Why waste money on a company built on waste?
WHERE & WHEN
122 West 26th Street
A NIGHT OF INSPIRATION
Check-In & Networking
• Dan Uzama, Editor-In-Chief, Sartorial Magazine
• Video, “ReFab: From Rags to Runway”
• Rae Birkan, Founder of ReFab “The Secrets of Sustainable Business: Get Your Green On”
“Live Green, Make Green”
• Group workshops
• Faye Totarola, Director of The Sustainable Business Bureau
A premiere ecochic clothing company that creates artful fashion out of upcycled clothing and textiles.
The Sustainable Business Bureau
A nonprofit organization that helps companies adopt sustainable practices.
Fork It Up Organics
Serves organic farmtotable fare, sourcing exclusively from the Dream Scape Farm Collective in the Hudson Valley.
A fashion magazine that highlights the beautiful and profound. Winner of seventeen Print Writing awards.
SHOW US HOW YOU
Proud of how your company lives green while making green? Have a sustainable idea or question you’d like to share with likeminded innovators?
Tag your Tweets and Instagram photos with #LiveGreenMakeGreen and share your vision of social change with other workshop attendees!