On November 19, twenty cities worldwide premiered RiverBlue the documentary to unveil facts the fashion industry doesn’t want you to know. Following international river conservationist, Mark Angelo, RiverBlue spans the globe to expose one of the world’s most pollutive industries, fashion. Narrated by clean water supporter Jason Priestley, this groundbreaking documentary examines the destruction of our rivers, its effect on humanity, and the solutions that inspire hope for a sustainable future. Watch the trailer here.
In partnership with Remake, Coyuchi, GlobeIn and Wildlife Works, Fashion Revolution presented a RiverBlue screening in San Francisco at the historic Roxie Theater as part of the global premier on November 19th, 2017.
After the film, a panel discussion themed “Wear your Values” moderated by Kestrel Jenkins of Conscious Chatter commenced. Panelists included Lisa Mazzotta, Producer of Riverblue Film, Molly Sedlacek, Brand Manager at Coyuchi, Lauren Friedman, Remake, Liza Moiseeva, Co-Founder of GlobeIn. A Q&A session was then opened to the packed theater audience.
See the fb live stream of the panel and Q&A here.
After the event, industry experts and fashion lovers alike met up at ABV for an after party of mingling.
Kestrel Jenkins of Conscious Chatter
Kestrel is a storyteller & conscious style maven who believes fashion + ethics can jive, and maybe even thrive together. For over a decade, she's been enthralled with asking questions about where our clothes are made, what they are made of and who made them.
Lisa Mazzotta, Producer of Riverblue Film
Lisa Mazzotta is a film, television and multi-platform content producer, her work winning several awards, including a Creative Arts Emmy Award for the hit show Heroes. Her work has engaged audiences on some of the top shows on television, for networks such as Warner Bros, NBC and Nickelodeon and she has taken on RiverBlue as a passion project. Lisa is an advocate of global education and social reform, having developed youth leadership projects in Canada, India and South Africa and telling the stories of people and the environment to help create positive change.
Molly Sedlacek, Brand Manager at Coyuchi
Coyuchi is one of the first companies to bring organic bedding and bath to the U.S. market over 25 years ago. We are committed to our core ideals; sustainability, minimally processed (pure) fibers, great design and a truly human commitment to our customers and employees. To us it’s more than a philosophy, it's what we’re made of.
Lauren Friedman, Remake
We’re a group of fashion enthusiasts that believe style and ethics go hand in hand. At Remake, we’re all about creating a better life for the women who make our clothes. Join the movement and help us make slow fashion the new industry standard.
Liza Moiseeva, Co-Founder of GlobeIn
GlobeIn is a social business dedicated to empowering remote artisans from around the world. Our main product is a monthly Artisan Box subscription, where every product fights poverty through job creation and fair wages.
Fashion Revolution is a global movement that runs all year long. We celebrate fashion as a positive influence while also scrutinising industry practices and raising awareness of the fashion industry’s most pressing issues. We aim to show that change is possible and encourage those who are on a journey to create a more ethical and sustainable future for fashion.
Wildlife Works is an award winning pioneer in the voluntary carbon REDD+ market; protecting wildlife, forests and community through the development and sales of forest protection credits. On our Kenyan project site, we have the world’s only Carbon Neutral, Fair Trade apparel factory that protects wildlife.