Ayesha Barenblat: Made in Mexico @ CCA
CCA's Design Lecture Series presents
Made in Mexico
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
1111 Eighth Street in SF
Approximately 80% of the 75 million people who work to make our clothes are females in their early twenties. Most often, these women are forgotten.
Enter Remake. Labeled the Peace Corps of fashion, Remake believes that fashion can be a force for good. By using their purchasing power, voice, and creativity to encourage consumers to wear their values with their #WearYourValues campaign, Remake hopes to make the invisible women who power the fashion industry visible.
To support its Mission, Remake takes influencers and future designers into garment maker communities around the world to meet the women who make our clothes face-to-face. It’s through these interactions we’re able to get a firsthand look into her life, hopes, and dreams as well as gain a better understanding about the ethics of manufacturing and production. From Sri Lanka to Cambodia and India, Remake journeys hope to build empathy across the fashion supply chain, inspiring millennials and designers to use their power to change the system for good.
Join Remake’s Founder, Ayesha Barenblat, as she premieres Made In Mexico, Remake’s newest film short featuring fashion activist Amanda Hearst and CCA Fashion Design students Sajida Silva and Yesenia Villasenor. Follow along as they meet Olivia, Veronica, and Reina, the fierce women makers behind our Made In Mexico fast fashion labels.
About Ayesha Barenblat
Ayesha Barenblat is a social entrepreneur with a passion for building a more just and sustainable fashion industry. Prior to founding Remake, she led brand engagement at Better Work, a World Bank and International Labour Organization partnership to ensure safe and decent working conditions in garment factories around the world. She also led the fashion vertical for Business for Social Responsibility, providing strategic advice to brands including Burberry, Chanel, Gucci Group, H&M, Levi Strauss & Company and Marks and Spencer on the design and integration of sustainability into business. She holds a master’s in public policy from the University of California, Berkeley.
About California College of the Arts
Located at the center of innovation and technology in the San Francisco Bay Area, California College of the Arts is home to a world-renowned faculty of practicing artists and entrepreneurs, and a diverse community of makers that are boldly reimagining the world. Offering 22 undergraduate and 11 graduate programs in fine arts, architecture, design, and writing, CCA’s creative culture is built around the ideals of interdisciplinary collaboration, sustainability, and community engagement.
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