Beyond Vivienne Westwood: Fashion brands that are changing the world

Join us at AIGA NY on Tuesday, October 20th!

A lively discussion about bridging design and fashion to create social and environmental change. Moderated by Ahmed Shihab-Eldin and featuring these two trailblazers:

Miki Agrawal, co-founder and CEO of THINX, a high-tech underwear solution for women with periods. She and her partners also teamed up with AFRIpads in Uganda to fund a pack of washable cloth pads for every pair of THINX underwear sold to get millions of girls back in school. Forbes wrote an article that went viral in May of 2015.

Celine Semaan Vernon, is founder and CEO of Slow Factory, a mission-driven design boutique mixing open data and activism with high-end fashion design. Each collection is developed in partnership with an internationally-recognized NGO working in the environmental or human rights sectors and is aimed to inspire us to slow down and look at the big picture – we are after all, just floating in space. She is also co-founder of Le Design Team.

Our moderator Ahmed Shihab-Eldin is an Emmy-nominated journalist, social-media addict & news producer, founding member of HuffPost Live, and one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 “young disruptors, innovators and media entrepreneurs impatient to change the world.”


Ahmed Shihab-Eldin has been sent to Palestine as VICE correspondent. To replace him, we have his colleague Sami Emory, Sami Emory writes for The Creators Project, VICE’s arts and culture section, with a focus on female artists, and is currently completing a thesis at NYU on the work of Iraqi Bloggers during the Iraq War.

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