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S7 Ep912 the FABRIC Act: LIVE SHOW featuring designers and changemakers Mahdiyyah, Patricia Voto, and Thania Peck - on groundbreaking policy for the US garment industry.

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Today’s show is a special one because it’s a LIVE episode from a panel I did in New York a couple of weeks ago. 

As many of you know, or will come to learn through this discussion, for far to long American garment workers have faced unsafe working conditions, wage theft, and piecework pay, which often prioritizes fast fashion over worker safety. 

The proposed federal FABRIC Act, introduces groundbreaking new workplace protections and manufacturing incentives to cement the US as the global leader in responsible apparel production.

This policy would protect nearly 100,000 American garment workers and revitalize the garment industry in the United States by improving working conditions, reforming the piece-rate pay scale and investing in domestic apparel production.

Together,  by championing the FABRIC Act, we are reweaving the very fabric of the future US garment industry. On this week’s episode, I talk with three other sustainable fashion changemakers about how they’re advocating for progress in the fashion industry through the FABRIC Act. 

Let’s just dive right in!


  • [8:07] What were the lightbulb moments that turned our panelists into fashion changemakers? 
  • [20:45] Why living wages are essential to sustainable fashion. 
  • [27:30] How to think about cost and accessibility in the sustainable fashion conversation.




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