A ROUND TABLE PANEL DISCUSSION ON SUSTAINABLE FASHION

Berbrand, a manufacturer of sustainable mother-of-pearl buttons, is truly remarkable. These are not your mother’s pearls we’re talking about here – think more along the lines of an innovative use of the mother-of-pearl, such as the shell of a motor bike and laptops to name a couple.

The focus was then turned to a round-table panel discussion appropriately entitled, The Tipping Point. The hot topics centered around the state of eco-fashion: present and future.The panel, co-hosted and moderated by Barbara Kramer (Co-Founder of Designers & Agents) included Bahar Shahpar, eco-fashion designer and Founder of The Four Hundred; Summer Rayne Oakes, model and environmentalist; Dr. Emanuele Bertoli, Founder of BerBrand; Elinor Averyt, Founder of L.E.A.F. (Labeling Ecologically Approved Fabrics); Sergio Sessini, President of CADICA USA, Inc., and Gokhan Baykam, President and CEO of Relight.