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Fashion: Seeking Sustainable Solutions
Join BakerAvenue's conversation with special guests, Rachel Kibbe and Matthew Aprile, on the fashion industry's journey towards a more local "seed to sewn" movement towards conscious consumerism.

Some of the questions we'll discuss are:

- What do we think sustainability is and what is it really?
- How we're moving towards a fully sustainable/circular fashion industry
- What factors (i.e. regulation, technology, supply chain reorgs) is the industry considering to move the needle?
- How investors make a difference?
- What investment factors are more critical than others?

May 20, 2021 01:30 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Matthew Aprile
Founder at Indi @Indi, LLC
Matt Aprile’s experience with Ralph Lauren and global sourcing (including Hong Kong, China and India) gave him a full-on view of the poverty, living conditions, child labor, and other challenges with the fashion industry. His company, indi, a line of hand-made clothing for the whole family, honors the tradition of natural, botanical indigo dyeing and techniques passed down for generations. For every child’s garment produced, 20% of the cost is invested up-front in the empowerment of children through indi’s partnership with Girl2b and its artisan communities.
Rachel Kibbe
CEO of Circular Services Group
A consulting firm that works with fashion brands and other stakeholders on circularity and sustainability strategy. She recently launched in beta Kept SKU, a shoppable recycling channel partnering with fashion brands. She is co-founder of Skilled Laborers Brigade, a domestic circular manufacturing company. Previously she spent time as Head of Circularity at Retrievr, an on-demand clothing and electronics collector. Prior to that, she founded Helpsy, an ethical fashion e-commerce store later turned municipal clothing collector. She studied Fashion Design at Parsons and English and Spanish at Emory University.
Bill Connor, CFA, CFP®
Moderated by Advisor & Partner @BakerAvenue Wealth Management
Bill Connor has 20 years of investment management and financial planning experience with a diversified skill set focused on risk management, investment analysis and retirement income planning. Bill focuses on Socially Responsible Investing (SRI), also known as Impact or ESG investing, and manages our New York office serving the needs of affluent domestic and international families.