I am a sustainable womenswear designer, stylist and event producer who is currently focused on B2B resource sharing and strategy implementation for long-term sustainability initiatives in the manufacturing sector.
Career history / Company history:
Brooklyn-based Bahar Shahpar is a self-taught designer with a diverse creative background in multimedia event production, fashion, and publishing. After extensive research on the history of American agricultural systems and the textile industry, she debuted her eponymous womenswear line for Spring 2007, inspired by the American frontier and created using only sustainable materials. The collection is now carried in esteemed retailers such as Saks Fifth Avenue and over 30 independent boutiques internationally.In 2008, Bahar co-founded The Four Hundred, a sales showroom and brand development agency focusing exclusively on high-end, fashion-forward sustainable design companies. She currently works as a consultant for sustainable style and wholesale sourcing, and is actively involved in several non-profit organizations and projects promoting sustainability initiatives in the fashion, beauty, textile, and building industries, including:
C.L.A.S.S., NY Director/Eco-textile consultant (www.c-l-a-s-s.org)
Teens Turning Green (www.teensturninggreen.org)
US Green Building Council’s Project Earth Day, Producer (www.projectearthday.com)
L.E.A.F. (Labeling Ecologically Approved Fabrics), Advisory Board member (www.eco-approved.org)
Environmental Justice Foundation (www.ejfoundation.org)
Global Green (www.globalgreen.org)
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You have an impressive background on your profile. I am hoping to find someone with an honest opinion have a look at the products I designed and manufactured and whether you think these products have any commercial future. I am, as many others trying to look for avenues to promote our range and will therefore be gratefull if you could take the time to look at some of our products at my EFF profile and give me your honest opinion on them. Maybe if you have any advice or contacts on someone that may be interested in buying this would be an added bonus for me.
I trust you are well.
My name is Mario Lewis from Trinidad and Tobago and I'm a member of the Ethical Fashion Network. I would like to let you know that I will be in New York (Brooklyn) from 16th-24th Jan 2010). It will be a pleasure if we can meet during my stay.