Summit 2019: Sustainability in the Fashion Industry

They hope that students leave the presentation with a better idea of what they can do to be a better consumer while doing what they enjoy.

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Anika Nowerski and Mia Trebbi are two seniors very excited to be doing a their summit presentation on sustainability in the fashion industry.

They hope to give students a good understanding of the underrated but widely negative effects of the industry but also to help students cut down on their contributions to its worldwide pollution by giving the audience tips and helpful advice towards their everyday habits.

“The Fashion Industry is the second largest polluter in the world, second only to the oil industry.” says Anika Nowerski.

They hope that students leave the presentation with a better idea of what they can do to be a better consumer while doing what they enjoy.

They are most excited to make their presentation a little different by including a clothes swap. This is a way for students, who are willing to bring in used belongings, such as cloths, that they are not so fond of anymore, and potentially trade them for other ones brought in.

Anika and Mia believe that their presentation will offer up a “cool interactive opportunity for students without them having to go to a full one hour workshop.” Just a few efficient and simple changes everyone can make, will go a long way.

Finding common ground through the fashion industry is relevant because “everyone needs cloths, and we hope to offer more positive and helpful ways for students to do what they need, without negatively impacting our environment.” says Mia Trebbi.

If you have a chance stop by to see a presentation that’s interesting and very interactive, come and see Trebbi’s and Annika Nowerski’s classroom.