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Sustainability: Back To Basics

Join us on November 12 for a virtual discussion about the ecological footprint of a basic t-shirt.
Two people standing in white t-shirts

Let’s start with the basics: the t-shirt. Annually, we sell and buy 2 billion t-shirts globally, making it one of the most common garments in the world. But how and where is the average t-shirt made, and what is its environmental impact? Join us on November 12, 12:00pm-1:30pm ET for a virtual discussion and learning session with Artist, Textile Specialist, Educator, and Planet Advocate Kyla Sjogren as we explore the chain of custody of our most basic garment and what makes our clothing ownership and use sustainable. We hope you will come along with us on a journey of the human ecological footprint. We will explore how design thinking can provide a collaborative platform where outcomes benefit society, the economy, and the environment.

Kyla Sjogren is a Textile Specialist with a desire to protect and advocate for our planet. Through collaborations with regional apparel designers in the Pacific Northwest, she developed a sustainable textile and clothing line called Pastoral Textiles. The goal of Pastoral Textiles was to educate through sustainable textile systems and to instigate skepticism of the fashion industry. Finally, wanting to continue her research, she entered the corporate world of apparel manufacturing. Kyla continues to work within and outside this industry to educate designers, college students, and consumers to better understand the processes and the actual cost of fast fashion.

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Chris Dixon is a Designer Dad with a passion to share great ideas and expand the creative community. He is currently a Footwear Designer for Timberland, Founder of Cnstnt:Dvlpmnt LLC, and Pensole Academy Alumni (former Special projects designer) (2017 World sneaker Champion).

Erik Hernandez is a Designer at Studio Noyes and the Co-Founder of MISE, a footwear brand based around the desire to better the lives and shoes of those in the culinary industry, that will launch in 2022. He has been designing footwear since 2007, and has worked for K-Swiss, Vans, Adidas, and more.

Khullen Watson started drawing Nikes and Jordans on his favorite cartoon characters at the age of 6! He is an artist, storyteller, divergent thinker, and a product creation specialist with over 10 years of product creation experience. Khullen designs, consults, and loves to produce functional products that create positive lifelong memories.

Ian Williams is a size 12.5 wearing sneaker dude who really likes burgers and doing dope stuff with the homies. After almost a decade at Nike, he decided that the coffee game was game for him. Deadstock Coffee was founded in 2015 with the goal of being a landing place for anybody, but with a focus around people interested in the sneaker industry… and good coffee! 



Nov 12 • 12:00pm – 1:30pm

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Kyla Sjogren

Kyla Sjogren

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