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The Future of Design Workshop in Los Angeles

April 24 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm $40 – $175

As a fashion designer and product developer, you play an important role in influencing the apparel industry’s sustainability. Through conscientious designs and materials selections, how you develop products and the materials you choose are key in determining sustainability. The apparel industry must become socially and environmentally sustainable to thrive at scale. Join us in Los Angeles for the Future of Design Workshop, an interactive event hosted by the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC).

We will introduce industry designers and teams to the SAC, the Higg Index, and more specifically, the Higg Product Tools. We will explore how the Higg Index addresses the increasing social and environmental industry risks by using the suite of sustainability tools developed by the SAC. Through group discussions and exercises, designers and peers will learn how to best engage their teams to further integrate these tools into product design and business operations.

This event is open to the public. It is ideal for apparel industry stakeholders, including product designers and developers, sustainability experts, apparel and product designers, sourcing professionals in the apparel and footwear industry, academic faculty, and students.

Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 | Start Time: 9:00am | End Time: 3:00pm

Location: California Market Center | 110 E 9th St, Los Angeles, CA 90079 | GoogleMaps

-General Admission: $175 USD per ticket (Early Bird Rate $150 ended on March 27th)
-SAC Member Admission: $120 USD per ticket
-Student Admission: $40 USD per ticket

*Refund Policy: Please note, any refunds will incur a $10 surcharge. 

9:00-9:30 Morning arrival and registration. Grab a coffee and meet fellow attendees.
9:30-9:40 Welcome
9:40-9:50 Keynote Address by Susanna Schick, Product Development Consultant, Sustainable Fashion Los Angeles
9:50-10:00 Keynote Address (TBD)
10:00-10:40 SAC & Higg Index Tools Overview
10:40-10:55 Break
10:55-12:15 Learn to Reduce Environmental Impacts with the Higg Product Tools
12:15-1:00 Lunch
1:00-1:45 Panel Discussion: Embedding Sustainability, Case Studies & Best Practices
-Panelists from Patagonia, PrAna, Guess, Vans
1:45-2:30 Design Exercise: Designers Demo the Higg Tools
2:30-2:45 Wrap up & Next Steps

Sponsorships: If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of this event, please contact Scott Miller, Director of Business Development at scott@apparelcoalition.org

General Inquiries: For any questions about this event, please contact Jennifer Kwong, Manager of Events & Member Services at jennifer@apparelcoalition.org.

About Sustainable Apparel Coalition:
The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) is an industry-wide group of more than 240 leading apparel, footwear, and textile, brands, retailers, suppliers, service providers, trade associations, nonprofits/NGOs, and academic institutions working to reduce the environmental and social impacts of products around the world. Through multi-stakeholder engagement, the SAC seeks to lead the industry toward a shared vision of sustainability built upon a common approach for measuring and evaluating apparel, footwear, and textile product sustainability performance that spotlights priorities for action and opportunities for technological innovation. The SAC was incorporated as a 501c(6) nonprofit organization and launched the groundbreaking Higg Index suite of tools in 2011.


California Market Center, 90079


April 24
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$40 – $175
Event Category:


Los Ángeles, United States
The Future of Design Workshop in Los Angeles