In just under three weeks, I'll be speaking on an ethical fashion panel at the American University of Paris. "Communication of Social & Environmental Responsibility in Global Fashion Supply Routes" will be held on September 22nd at the Grand Salon, 31 Ave Bosquet, 7 éme. Members of the public welcome, but please notify if you intend to attend.

The panel discussion will feature:

Mo Tomaney, PANEL CHAIR Senior Research Fellow in ETHICAL AND SUSTAINABLE FASHION at Central St. Martins (UAL) and Professor of ETHICAL FASHION for the MAGC program, Fashion Communication at AUP.

Joshua Katcher Launched THE DISCERNING BRUTE in 2008 as a resource for “Fashion, Food & Etiquette for the Ethically Handsome Man”, followed by PINNACLE, and anti-fur fashion initiative, and, an online ethical men's store.

Julia Hawkins Media Relations and Communications Manager at the ETHICAL TRADING INITIATIVE where she raises awareness about ethical trade among businesses, the media and other key stakeholders.

Sarah Van Aken C.E.O and Founder of S.V.A. HOLDINGS CORPORATION: an ethical & vertically integrated private label apparel business located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Yetunde Schuhman Founded the INNOVATIVE FASHION COUNCIL (IFCSF) in 2007, a non-profit trade council, devoted to the development of a sustainable fashion industry.

Click HERE for the full poster.

Paris Vegan Day is the weekend of Oct 1 & 2, and consists of stalls, workshops, conferences and debates on topics that constitute the reasons for this lifestyle. The discovery of this show made a large success and welcomed over 4500 people last year.


After the 2010 event involving associations and regional businesses , this year it will to introduce many young companies, associations and dynamic European workshops and conferences full of sensations.

You ‘ll be able to eat vegan tapas on saturday night at the Forum and discover the first eco vegan fashion show in Europe. On sunday, a large vegan brunch will take place at La Halle aux Oliviers ( booking: