The Future of Product: Earth Conscious Footwear & Apparel Innovation

August 10, 2022 -- 3-5pm

Hear from local industry executives who are pioneering footwear material and product innovation. Part of Sneaker Week PDX Science Day.

Join the A&O Professionals for Science Day during Sneaker Week PDX for a curated discussion amongst industry executives who are pioneering sustainability in materials and product innovation. Our panelists will discuss how they are transforming the landscape of footwear and apparel. Discussion will take place in the OMSI Auditorium. Following the discussion, we invite you to network with A&O peers at the High-top Happy Hour at OMSI’s Theory restaurant, hosted by Point B.

  • Date: Wednesday 8/10
  • 3:00pm – 7:00pm (Doors open at 3:00pm, Panel Discussion starts at 4:00pm, Happy Hour starts at 5:00pm)
  • Location: Oregon Museum of Science & Industry Auditorium


  • Brittany Sierra // Founder & CEO // Sustainable Fashion Forum

Brittany’s naturally curious and courageous nature, coupled with a background in public relations and digital marketing, resulted in the Sustainable Fashion Forum gaining global visibility within four years.

With hundreds of attendees and speakers from brands such as Nordstrom, Adidas, Eileen Fisher Renew, Vogue, Athleta, The North Face, thredUp, Fast Company, For Days, Mara Hoffman and more, the Sustainable Fashion Forum is a fully immersive and highly interactive conference for slow fashion advocates of all industry levels.


  • Tara Moss // Co-Founder and CMO // UNLESS Collective

Tara has over 15 years of experience leading projects that span strategy, communications, design, and product and service development. She recently co-founded, UNLESS Collective a statement streetwear made from zero plastic.

  • Elias Stahl // Founder and Chief Executive // HILOS

Elias founded HILOS from an ambition to change the way we make, rewiring the footwear industry for zero-waste, on-demand product. Prior to HILOS, Elias served in the Israeli special forces, worked on urban policy while at the National League of Cities, and helped Fortune 500 brands leverage their influence for social impact as VP of Product at Handshake. Elias holds an MA from Johns Hopkins University and a BA from the University of Toronto, is an avid history nerd, casual swing dancer, and an amateur distiller.

  • Christina Nicholson // Managing Consultant // Point B

Christina is a sustainability and organizational leader with over 20 years of experience delivering results that tie people, purpose, and planet to core business strategies. Her industry experience includes the retail, product, and non-profit fields.

Thanks to our event sponsor, Point B

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