New York-based Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (VLA) recently announced a four-part workshop series focusing on social and legal issues in the fashion industry. The first segment in the series, Social & Legal Issues in Fashion Series: Ethical and Sustainable Practices, explores both the sociology of the fashion industry and legal issues that surround trademarks and counterfeits. It takes place Tuesday, June 15th, 6:00-8:00 pm. Other topics include: human rights issues, sustainable manufacturing, repurposed goods, and a movement towards "local fashion." The workshop will be taught by VLA's executive director, Elena M. Paul, Esq., and Anna Akbari, Ph.D.
Click here to register, or for more information, call Joni Todd at 212.319.2787 x10, or e-mail her at jtodd [at] vlany [dot] org.