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At The Riveter: Sustainability & Innovation with Classic Childhood

  • The Riveter: Austin 1145 West 5th Street Austin, TX, 78703 United States (map)

Join us for Austin Fashion Initiative's (AFI) monthly meetup at Austin's newest co-working space: The Riveter where we'll be featuring a panel for an in-conversation discussion on sustainability and innovation.

Sustainability is no longer a unique selling proposition, and many brands are incorporating sustainable practices as the status quo in their business models. Efforts to create a more sustainable supply chain are not the central, differentiating element to a brand story, but simply an underlying core value. This panel discussion will feature an in-depth conversation on building a sustainable value chain, and an inside look at Austin-based brands making an effort to positively impact the production of apparel and fashion products. We're pleased to welcome Classic Childhood for an in-conversation discussion on building a brand through sustainable practices.

AFI events have previously featured many notable Austin-based brands including PennyLuck, Amberleaf, Esby, Kendra Scott, SXSW, BigCommerce, Howler Brothers, Helm Boots among others. Austin Fashion Initiative events are open to any professional participating in the fashion and creative industries. Join us for engaged networking, great conversation and special treats with Austin’s most innovative fashion business professionals.

We love hosting our curated events in partnership with those who amplify Austin's style. Special thanks to The Riveter and Serendipity Wines.

Reserve your spot, space is limited. Reservation fee: $5 advance reservation, $10 at the door (depending on availability). Free admission for current AFI Members who have purchased an annual membership. Learn more about AFI membership.

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Meet the Panelists:


Pamela Torres
MBA, Fashion Designer | Founder of Classic Childhood

Pamela spent more than 12 years in the finance and accounting world. When she became a mother her vision of life changed and decided to reinvent herself pursuing a career in the Fashion industry. Inspired by her son she founded Classic Childhood in 2018 with the vision of creating a fully sustainable company that cares about environment and community. Classic Childhood is a brand designed for children inspired by today’s European fashion trends in a sustainable way. At their site you can find up-cycled baby bubble rompers made from men’s shirts, decorative pillows filled out with remnant fabric. All made by women who need to make extra income working from home at a flexible schedules.



About The Riveter |

The Riveter is a national network of community and coworking spaces built by women, for everyone. Through its best-in-class professional and personal development programming, robust membership, and collaborative workspaces, The Riveter is working to elevate the conversation and progress around gender equity in work and business. Launched in May 2017 in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, The Riveter has grown to include six locations in Seattle, Los Angeles, and Austin with locations planned for Dallas, TX, Denver, CO, Minneapolis - St. Paul, MN, Portland, OR, and Atlanta, GA by mid-2019 (with more to be announced). This expansion is spurred by The Riveter’s recent announcement of a $15 million Series A funding round in December 2018. The Riveter’s mission to redefine the future of work has been featured in The Washington Post, Fast Company, Forbes, Inc., Quartz, Bloomberg Technology, and more.