Fashion Takes Action and the WEAR webinar series is partnering with Alante Capital and Style with Substance Ventures to host a virtual Demo Day showcasing innovative technologies and solutions to address the social and environmental impacts of the apparel industry. We’ll open the zoom WEAR series with a panel on how the investing landscape for these solutions has evolved, and a discussion with a leading brand that has made sustainability a key pillar of their business. We hope to provide insight into commercially available solutions that can be deployed by brands in the near-term, as well as potential investment opportunities for capital providers in the space.
Start-up companies focusing on innovation and sustainability in the Apparel industry will have the opportunity to apply to be featured at this event. Judges will determine the six most qualified companies to present at the Demo Day, and to participate in closed door sessions with select brands and investors following the demos.
1:00 – 1:15 pm EST – Introductory Panel with Karla Mora (Alante Capital), Stacey Fruitman (Style With Substance Ventures) and Alex Zakreski (FTA) on the evolving landscape for investment in and deployment of innovative sustainability solution in the apparel industry.
1:15 – 1:30 pm EST – Fireside Chat with Karla Mora and [global brand TBA] that has made sustainability core to their business practices.
1:30 – 2:30 pm EST – Pitch Presentations by six pre-selected start-ups offering tech-based solutions for the apparel industry.
2:30 – 2:45 pm EST – BREAK
2:45 – 3:30 pm EST – Private breakout sessions for start-ups, brands and investors, by invitation-only.
Investors, brands, retailers and the general public are welcome to join. Click the link below for event updates and to register.
Applications for start-ups based in North America with tech-based solutions for the apparel industry are now open until May 3, 2021.