Sustainable Brands Detroit

5.24.17

It’s not a normal practice for brands in the apparel industry to share ideas and innovations with others as John Moore, co-founder and creative director at Outerknown, put it at the Sustainable Brands conference last week, “The fashion industry likes to keep secrets.”

John was participating in a panel discussion with Levi Strauss & Co.’s Paul Dillinger, vice president and head of global product innovation, to discuss the LS&Co. Collaboratory program and what lessons both companies learned about working together to drive the entire industry forward. “Responsible innovation is something we should share. We need to create a new baseline for how we operate in the industry,” he added.  Moore and Dillinger were joined on their panel by Emily McGarvey from Target and Whitney Mayer from the Hershey Company, who are both driving programs in their own organizations that focus on working with entrepreneurs.

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Sustainable Brands Detroit