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SBSI 2013 Will Consumers Pay for Sustainability? A Discussion About Sustainable Apparel

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Published on Mar 22, 2013

Sustainability is chic -- but can you put a price on it? As more and more apparel companies design and sell clothing with responsibly-sourced fabric, they reach a point where they must determine what customers are willing to pay for sustainability. A panel of representatives from the apparel industry discussed this issue and shine some light on the future of sustainable apparel.

Key Questions:

What companies are making the greatest inroads in responsible sourcing?
Are customers aware of their environmentally-friendly clothing options?
Is this even something customers consider at all?

Speakers:

Kim Kitchings -- VP of Corporate Strategy & Program Metrics, Cotton Inc.
Alex Michalko -- Corporate Social Responsibility Analyst, REI
Eric Henry -- President, TS Designs
Angelina McIntire -- Business Information Manager, Chemonics International (Moderator)

The Duke Conference on Sustainable Business and Social Impact is an annual event hosted by the Duke MBA Net Impact Club that attracts 400 attendees to The Fuqua School of Business to discuss current issues and opportunities in sustainable and socially responsible business. This video features a keynote speaker at the 2013 conference on Wednesday, February 20th, which focused on "Beyond the Bottom Line" issues and innovations in the fields of Sustainability, Finance, Social and Technology.

More information available at: http://bit.ly/DukeSBSI2013.

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