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6 Apr

Jane Goodall Sells Out Brooklyn Museum, Steps for Shea:

When in Brooklyn: Jane Goodall, renowned ethologist and conservationist, made a special appearance on the Brooklyn Museum Tuesday night.

Recently celebrating her 89th birthday on Monday, the primatologist appeared alongside media company The Meteor for “A Night of Hope in Motion: Dr. Jane Goodall and Friends.” On the event, she shared her message of hope, surrounded by Jane Goodall Institute’s Roots and Shoots youth program and activists, amongst them 24-year-old Pakistani American climate advocate Ayisha Siddiqa and Sanchali Pal, chief executive officer of Commons, a private carbon footprint-tracking app.

Brooklyn will keep the highlight on climate when the Brooklyn Style Foundation presents its seventeenth annual Fashion Week Brooklyn event April 9 to fifteen. Themed to the fiftieth anniversary of hip-hop fashion, the event will probably be an urgent call to climate motion.

“Within the climate of equality and equity after 17 years of supporting creatives and makers through our platform at FWBK, we’re privileged to proceed supporting a world network of talent in essentially the most diverse borough in Recent York,” said BK Style Foundation’s founder and artistic director Rick Davy in a press release.

The event, held in partnership with Brooklyn Navy Yard, spans multiple venues and has a full calendar including highlights like an upcycled fashion show, fashion metaverse experience, movie screening, panels, ready-to-wear shows and more.

This month, Fashion Week Brooklyn pays homage to hip-hop fashion and climate equity.

Steps for Shea: The Estée Lauder Cos. revealed ambitions to scale a financial literacy training program for ladies working in beauty’s shea supply chain. 

Two years in development, the corporate’s philanthropic arm partnered with Business for Social Responsibility’s HERproject to pilot a peer-to-peer financial literacy training program in northern Ghana, designed for smallholder shea farmers who bolster the sweetness industry. 

Though nearly 70 percent of Ghanaian women take part in the country’s economy, financial literacy and equity will not be at all times guaranteed. Since inception this system has provided greater than 1,000 women access to financial literacy training, including skills like financial planning, budgeting and money management. With the pilot accomplished, Estée Lauder Cos. said it’s able to “adapt and scale the model” not only to additional shea cooperative sites, but across additional ingredient supply chains reminiscent of palm. Next up: Indonesia.

Shea is one in all beauty’s mainstay ingredients but is it socially impactful?

Earth Month Drops: On Tuesday, brands from Fruit of the Loom to The North Face dropped Earth Day capsules.

Fruit of the Loom partnered with Lenzing Group on its Fruitful Threads men’s underwear collection. The gathering consists of 96 percent Lenzing Ecovero viscose fibers created from certified renewable wood resources sourced from sustainably managed forests. Ecovero is certified with the EU Ecolabel and boasts a lower environmental footprint than generic viscose.

The gathering retails for $19.99 and is obtainable in three packs featuring two styles, boxer briefs and trunks, in six colours. The packaging is sustainable as well, comprised of certified renewable wood resources and recyclable.

Meanwhile, The North Face’s circular launch ranged from $35 for a tank to $150 for a men’s “shacket,” and the seven-piece collection (comprising 100% cotton) spotlighted the brand’s circular design pillars, including low-waste design. Even the brand’s “base camp mules” are meant for disassembly and will be sent back to the brand for recycling.

A closeup of The North Face’s circular Earth Month 2023 capsule.

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