PANELIST | The Impact Of Hype: Know Your Footprint
What’s in a number? Well when it’s your carbon footprint, actually... a lot. This Zoom panel dives deeper into this topic hoping to spark a conversation about the environmental impact of the things we wear and buy. This panel is moderated by Jeff Carvahlo, the Co-Founder of Highsnobiety, and features Jeff Staple, founder of Staple Pigeon and Reed Art Department, Aditi Mayer, sustainable fashion journalist, Council Member at Intersectional Environmentalist and Allbirds' Allgood Collective Member, and Tim Brown, the co-Founder of Allbirds.
SPEAKER | India’s Farmer Bills: Historical, Environmental, + Social Context
Brown Girl Magazine writer Kavita Rai joins climate and sustainability advocate Aditi Mayer in conversation about the largest protests happening in India, breaking down the new agriculture bills and the implications they have on our farmers. Tune in to learn more about the generational context to the farming crisis in India & why you should share about our farmers.
SPEAKER | TEDxCubbonPark: Sustainability Must Mean Decolonization
The fashion industry has observed a marked turn towards sustainability since the 2013 Rana Plaza incident in Bangladesh. Aditi Mayer, creator at ADIMAY.com and a labour rights activist addresses intersectional issues within the fashion industry pertaining to questions such as how does our fashion system today continue colonial practices and how can we reimagine a new system?
HOST & MODERATOR | India’s Decolonial Approaches to Land, Labor, and the Fashion Industry
Guests from all over the world joined State of Fashion's board member & guest editor Aditi Mayer in an important and complex discussion featuring Indian decolonial leaders Dr. Vandana Shiva, Nishanth Chopra (Oshadi Collective) and Rupsi Garg (Kheti Virisat Mission). With the rise of farmer protests across India, the panelists provided the necessary context and history regarding other issues India has faced, from the impacts of colonization, the Green Revolution, and on-going attempts of privatization. Our relationship with earth, craft and each-other.
PANELIST | The Female Voice: Fashion shifts in a Post Pandemic Age
With the growing interest in the terms ‘ethical’ and ‘sustainable’ fashion, joining us with host Barkha Dutt's #TheFemaleVoice segment with four individuals whose distinct identity converge on the basis of their ferociousness. Karuna Ezara Parikh, Maanvi Gagroo, Aditi Mayer and Sanjana Rishi share their ideology on Social Media in the age of the pandemic, battling the male gaze and reasons behind their bold fashion choices. These change makers strive to keep brands and fashion houses in check and to ensure equitable rights of artisans and workers.
PANELIST | Intersectional Environmentalism
Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, the Department of Earth and Environmental Science, and the Earth Institute are hosting a panel on Intersectional Environmentalism, which includes three well-known activists of color in an hour-long conversation about the topic of intersectional environmentalism, an approach to climate action that highlights diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. Featuring Kristy Drutman, Aditi Mayer, and Tori Tsui.
PANELIST | Sustainability in a Pandemic
This panel will focus on sustainability in a pandemic, including challenges and how to overcome them. We will also discuss the intersections between environmentalism and other issues we see in this important moment in history.
MODERATOR | Intervention: The US Election
A live virtual open forum on the USA election and the collective experience our American community is going through. Hosted by photojournalist, Aditi Mayer, in conversation with Dorian, Zoe Rayn, Nick Vicente, and Sean Terris.
PANELIST | The 4Earth Discussion
To celebrate the release of the 4Earth Fall collection, a footwear capsule of boots made with recycled plastic, Blowfish Malibu hosted a live panel discussion webinar earlier this month on how to continue to live a greener lifestyle in times of COVID-19. The webinar featured Blowfish Malibu’s Marketing Manager, Allie Woerner as well as their women’s shoe designer, Marcy Cail. Featured alongside these presenters were: Aditi Mayer (Photojournalist, Sustainable Fashion Blogger, and Labor Rights Activist), Lauren Ferreet (Environmentalist and Video Producer), and Nancy Downes (Campaign Organizer for Oceana).
PANELIST | Better Together: How To Build A Movement
From the Black Lives Matter movement to Clap for our Carers: solidarity, community and mutual aid are cutting swathes through the individualistic aspects of our culture. How can we, as individuals, come together to harness the power of collective action and responsibility? Watch this inspirational debate with Jack Harries, Tony Juniper, Aditi Mayer and Caroline Lucas to find out more.
SPEAKER | Fashion Forum: A Look Inside Made in America
Labor rights violations are occurring every day in the United States, and fair wages are still not being paid out to many clothing makers in Los Angeles, California, and around the country. It’s time to look deeply at American manufacturing and push past the smoke and mirrors to see what is really going on in our own backyards.
Moderated by Westphal College professors Chris Baeza and Elizabeth Quinn, they'll host a discussion with Aditi Mayer, Fashion Blogger and Labor Rights Activist and Jordan Nodarse, Founder of Boyish Jeans.
PANELIST | UCLA Sustainival: Environmental Justice is Social Justice is Economic Justice
Sustainability has been a field and movement with a history of exclusion and white supremacy. Oftentimes the sustainability narrative centers the importance of resource conservation and environmental health but lacks the critical component of social justice. We are glad to have with us Pattie Gonia, Kristy Drutman, Isaias Hernandez, Aditi Mayer, and Lauren Richie speak at this event. These five (5) speakers are dedicating their careers to uplifting the concept of intersectional environmentalism through media and content creation.