My name is Christian Birky. Topics include sustainable innovation in the garment industry, impact investing, advanced manufacturing and social entrepreneurship. Past appearances at TEDx, SOCAP, Innovation Forum on Sustainable Apparel, NEXUS Global and the Martha Stewart American Made Summit.
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Founder, Lazlo. Lazlo is focused on the next generation of menswear essentials, made with premium raw materials and the highest social and environmental standards. For our first offering, we chose an American icon, the white t-shirt, to illustrate the power of fashion to impact the world. We custom-developed a luxurious fabric from organic Supima cotton grown, spun and milled domestically. Each garment was made by hand in Detroit by Aaron, who joined us after 22 years in prison. We hired Aaron when he was released and started him at $15 to ensure a living wage. Lazlo is currently developing an expanded collection and is working with local partners to launch a program where marginalized workers will be trained on 21st century apparel production and be able to earn equity in a factory cooperative.
Founder, re:(link hidden)unching 2018. Venture-building and strategy firm focused on advanced manufacturing and sustainable innovation in the apparel industry.
Co-Chair, NEXUS Ethical Fashion Lab. With 3,500 members globally, NEXUS bridges communities of wealth and social entrepreneurship. The Ethical Fashion Lab sits at the intersection of impact investing and sustainable innovation, and aims to explore and collaborate on revolutionizing the business of fashion.