Join Fashion Industry for Sustainability

Fashion is responsible for 10 percent of human-caused greenhouse gas emissions, 20 percent of global wastewater, and uses more energy than the aviation and shipping sectors combined (Columbia University, 2021). Join a community of professionals in the fashion and textile industry who are coming together to help change this. Fashion Industry for Sustainability (FIS) members gather each quarter to network, pool our collective donations, learn about nonprofits promoting sustainability, and vote on which ones to support together.

Fashion Industry for Sustainability

Connecting Local Leaders

Emily Rasmussen

Emily Rasmussen

Grapevine Founder & CEO

Sarah Musa

Sarah Musa

CEO at Sarah Musa, LLC.

Beth Stewart

Beth Stewart

Executive Director at Redress Raleigh

Karen Melara

Karen Melara

Marketing Manager at BootUp PD

Katya Moorman

Katya Moorman

Editor at No Kill Magazine

Laci Wilson

Laci Wilson

Senior Director, Product Design and Development at Loungefly

Launching in the spring of 2022, FIS members will donate $25 per quarter with the goal of raising at least $2,500 each quarter. We then decide together where to direct our funds.

Fashion Industry for Sustainability

Join the movement

Benefits of Joining

Make a commitment to give back to sustainability causes all year round. Learn about nonprofits, network with a community of individuals committed to this cause, and more.

1

Grow your network...
Meet and make meaningful connections with other fashion industry professionals who care about promoting sustainability.

2

Make a bigger difference...
Pool your $25 quarterly donation with 100 others and amplify your impact. That’s $10,000 for fashion industry nonprofits every year!

3

Have fun & socialize...
Come together in quarterly events to socialize, discover and vote on nonprofits, and make a bigger difference together.

4

Repeat each quarter!
Continue networking, meeting & inviting new members, and growing your group and impact.

Bridget Conway-Taylor, Black Trans Lives Thrive

“It was impressive to raise $2,000. But now I’ve raised over $20,000, from over 100 people, and it’s still growing. That’s something pretty amazing to me.”

Bridget Conway-Taylor, Black Trans Lives Thrive

Chris Chan, Co-founder of VocalMinority

“Grapevine and its network of grantmakers have been instrumental in connecting our giving circle with high quality nonprofits in line with our values.”

Chris Chan, Co-founder of VocalMinority

Lynne Kelleher - 100 Women Who Care Bucks County

“My giving circle group helped to have people in my center of influence to see me in a different light. I’m not just a successful realtor, I’m a giver. A supporter of my community.”

Lynne Kelleher - 100 Women Who Care Bucks County

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