Several leading brands take on the topic of what it means to build a socially-aware brand. These leaders discuss their own specific approaches to sustainability as well as examine how they are tackling the social issues of today like fair trade, carbon neutrality, and diversity within the fashion community. We also chat about the future of responsible fashion brands, their place in tomorrow’s society, and how to genuinely execute best practices beyond just marketing.
ASHLEY SKY WALKER
The founder and designer of Los Angeles-based unisex brand Leimert Park Threads. Walker aims to create original streetwear pieces that are empowering and a tribute to cultural movements of the past.
Designer and owner of Los Angeles-based menswear label Propaganda Agency. Using hand-knitted Peruvian pima cotton and alpaca threads, each collection consistently uses a blend of modern and retro aesthetics.
Founder of New York-based Fox & Robin, an activewear brand for “washed up athletes,” according to Flaim. His brand is the first and only activewear brand to disclose its factory workers’ wages.