We placed sustainability at the center of the fashion discourse, with more than 50 media outlets echoing our message from Venezuela and Nicaragua to China and the USA.
More than 4000 people accessed our live stream digitally around the globe, which enabled us to extend the reach of the insights shared by some of the most relevant fashion experts in the world.
For the first time in the region, over 500 fashion designers, students and entrepreneurs faced the devastating environmental effects of their industry. CRFS 2017 extended the tools and expertise required for individuals and organizations to take confident strides towards eco-responsible practices.
CRFS 2017 was created as a launchpad to make “made in Costa Rica” synonymous with sustainability and social justice.
Karla Martinez de Salas (Mexico)
Editor in chief, Vogue Mexico and Latin America
Manfred Kopper (Costa Rica)
Manager of Sustainability and Climate Change at Ernst&Young Costa Rica.
Stefan Siegel (Italy)
Founder, Not Just a Label
Carmen Busquets (Venezuela/US)
Fashion Entrepreneur and Investor, CRFS adviser / Keynote Speaker
Paula Mendoza (Colombia)
Stefani de la O (Costa Rica)
Founder and Designer, Nomadic Collector
Lilly Peña, María Luisa Cardona, María de la Paz Alice, Marcella Bracci (Costa Rica) Founders, Project Hook.
Andrew Tomlinson (UK)
Carolina Sevilla (Costa Rica)
Founder 5minutebeachcleanup and Director of Operations at Bionic Yarn
Araceli Graham (Mexico/US)
Founder and Curator of Cooperativa Shop