Impact Session: Social Impact in Fashion on 7/27

Get ready for the next Impact Session! This month’s topic: Social Impact in Fashion.  We’ve run into some very cool projects in NYC from people and start-ups that are reinventing the fashion business by promoting sustainable materials and by giving back to reduce homelessness.  See speakers below.

A reminder: We have a Suggested Donation of $5 to cover snacks and beverages.  Feel free to bring wine or beer, and get ready to have some fun.

Since space is limited, please be sure to RSVP. Please note our location in the Lower East Side.Doors at 7:00, speakers start at 7:30!

Benita Singh, Co-Founder & COO, Source 4 Style

Source 4 Style is an online marketplace that allows fashion designers to search for, compare, andpurchase sustainable materials from a curated network of global suppliers.

Benita Singh brings her experience as a fair trade entrepreneur to her role as COO at Source 4 Style.  Previously she founded Mercado Global, a non-profit organization that currently connects 300+ entrepreneurial women artisans in Guatemala to mainstream markets abroad.
Bahar Shapar and Tara St James, Co-Founders GUILDED

GUILDED is the brainchild of fashion designers Bahar Shahpar and Tara St James.  GUILDED offers education, consulting and a platform for collaborative community. It is where artists access information and industry perfects its craft.

GUILDED is committed to social and environmental responsibility in every aspect of our company. We work exclusively with vendors, suppliers and partners whose business practices are in line with our principles.

Anne McClain, Founder, MCMC Fragrances

MCMC Fragrances is a Brooklyn-based perfume company dedicated to creating perfumes with the highest quality natural ingredients in an environmentally responsible way.

To make a perfume with meaning, we start with inspiration.   Anne was recenlty featured in the Best of New York Magazine.  She generously gives back to community projects, proceeds from the Garden fragrance have gone towards supporting the Ananda Harvest project.

Anne McClain founded MCMC Fragrances in 2009 after studying natural perfumery and aromatherapy in Grasse, the “perfume capital” of France.


Anthony Thomas, Co-Founder, KNO Clothing

KNO Clothing is a fashion line founded to end homelessness.  Each time you make a purchase, KNO donates an article of clothing to those in need and funds organizations that help those experiencing homelessness.

Thanks to Eden, our gracious host who offered up her amazing space for this event!

Presentations last 10-15 mins followed by 5 min Q&A.  There will be a 15 minute break after the 2nd speaker, and additional time at the end of the evening to mingle and meet the speakers.