Sweat Green Summit

September 29, 2019 -- 10:30 am-3pm
THE EVERGREEN | 618 SE ALDER ST. PORTLAND, OR 97214
$35-$55 | AOP members: Use Promo code ‘AOP10’ for 10% off

Exploring a new era in ethical activewear, fashion & wellness

For many people, being eco-conscious means carrying a reusable straw, opting for clean beauty products and properly recycling their shipping boxes but there’s one aspect of eco-consciousness that’s often overlooked — what we wear — specifically what we wear when we move.

Despite being super comfortable, breathable and sweat-wicking, most activewear is made with unsustainable, resource-intensive materials that wreak havoc on our world, both in terms of natural resources, and often, human lives.

Which leaves us wondering:

  • WHAT ARE THE ALTERNATIVE ECO-FABRICS LEADING THE WAY IN THE FUTURE OF ACTIVEWEAR AND DESIGN?
  • HOW DO BRANDS CHOOSE SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS THAT DON’T COMPROMISE PERFORMANCE, FIT OR DESIGN?
  • WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS AND CHALLENGES OF USING RECYCLED PRE-CONSUMER AND POST-CONSUMER-WASTE IN DESIGN? (EG. FABRICS MADE WITH WATER BOTTLES AND FISHING NETS)
  • HOW CAN BRANDS ADJUST THEIR BUSINESS MODEL TO AVOID WASTE?
  • WHAT ARE THE END-OF-LIFE IMPLICATIONS OF FABRICS USED IN ACTIVEWEAR DESIGN?
  • HOW CAN MATERIAL CHOICES BE ADJUSTED TO MAKE RECYCLING EASIER?
  • HOW DOES THE CLEANING OF ACTIVEWEAR IMPACT THE ENVIRONMENT? CAN COMPONENTS SAFELY DECOMPOSE WITHOUT ADDITIVES OR OXO-DEGRADABILITY?
  • LEARN THE ANSWERS TO THESE QUESTIONS AND SO MANY MORE!

Hear from a panel of athletic brands, including Prana, Girlfriend Collective, Athleta and more — proving you don’t have to sacrifice performance, fit or style to be eco-conscious. Brunch on delicious bites and kombucha from our friends at Brew Dr. Kombucha and network with curiously passionate, like-minded individuals committed to creating a brighter future and so. much. more

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