VFW CONFERENCE SPEAKERS

Day 1 – Monday, October 14th

 

9:45 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks

1)    Emmanuelle Rienda | Founder and Creative Director, Vegan Fashion Week

10:00 a.m. “Social Justice, Sustainability & Animal Rights: Essential Synergy for the Future of Fashion”

1)    Mickey Suzuki | Development Director, Nonhuman Rights Project

2)    Aditi Mayer | Photojournalist

11:00 a.m. “Key Vegan Trends: The Textile Alternatives Changing the Face of the Fashion Industry”

1)    Diviya Loomba | Vice President, Eagle Fabrics 

2)    Representative TBD | FUROID

3)    Dinie van den Heuvel  | Lead Designer, Infantium Victoria

11:45 a.m. LUNCH BREAK

1:00 p.m. “The Intersectionality of our Values and Forward-Thinking Movements”

1)    Caroline Love | Founder, Caroline Love Consulting; Associate Producer, The Game Changers

2)    Vanessa Shakib | Co-Director, Advancing Law for Animals

3)    Tanya O’Callaghan | Musician

2:00 p.m. “Circularity: The Alternatives for a Sustainable and Conscious Future”

1)    Nicole Blue | Founder and Creative Director, wastedLA; Creative Consultant, Yeezy Apparel LL

3:00 p.m. “Vegan Fashion in the Media”

1)    Jodi Monelle | CEO and Founder, LIVEKINDLY

3:30 p.m. “Why VFW is Creating a Trend”

1)    Emmanuelle Rienda | Founder and Creative Director, Vegan Fashion Week

4:00 p.m. “Innovation: Movers and Shakers in the Fashion Industry”

1)    Vicki von Holzhausen  |  Founder and Designer, von Holzhausen

2)    Nicoline Hansen | Founder and Designer, Nicoline Hansen  

5:00 p.m. Wrap-Up and Announcements

1)    Emmanuelle Rienda | Founder and Creative Director, Vegan Fashion Week

Day 2 – Monday, October 15th

 10:00 a.m. “How to Build a Vegan Brand: Vegan Fashion 101”

1)    Debra Denniston |  Founder, H f S Collective

2)    Ran Enda | ENDA

3)    Silvia Gallo | President, Jeane & Jax

11:00 a.m. “Activism Through Social Media: Using your Platform to Advocate for and Promote Vegan and Ethical Fashion”

1)    Caroline Lanau-Imbert | Journalist  

2)    Jessica Salazar | Founder, All There August

11:45 a.m. LUNCH BREAK

1:00 p.m. “The Future of Retail for Ethical, Sustainable Fashion: Can the Mass Production of Vegan Textiles be Accomplished?”

1)    Merav Broder | Founder/Creative Director, FUSE 

2)    Dechel McKillian | Celebrity Stylist; Founder, GALERIE.LA

2:00 p.m. “Funding your Vegan Business”

1)    Jodi Monelle | CEO and Founder, LIVEKINDLY

3:00 p.m. “Is a Vegan Lifestyle the Ultimate Answer to Climate Change and Waste Pollution?”

1)    Erin Fabris | Sustainability Manager, UCLA

4:00 p.m. “What is Vegan Design?”

1)    Marilou Calderon | Vegan Leather Furniture

5:00 p.m. Thank You and Closing Remarks

1)    Emmanuelle Rienda | Founder and Creative Director, Vegan Fashion Week