Patrick Duffy (@mrpatrickduffy) — Ecoprenuer💥Social Impact💥Ethical Fashion💥@globalfashionexchange  @neonyt.berlin  @design_pavilion  @joinourco  #ethicalfashion  #sustainability 
There is so much that needs to be done. We all live on this planet and have a re
There is so much that needs to be done. We all live on this planet and have a responsibility to take care of it and take care of each other. I get it, there’s so much work to do, so many issues already impending that we are choosing to ignore. The truth is, if we continue down this path the world will be uninhabitable by all (Yes humans too! We’re not exempt!) VERY SOON, full stop..I ask you, do you want to contribute that? I sure don’t! From extreme heat, undrinkable water, dead oceans, economic collapse, no more food, climate plague, 60 years left of healthy soil, perpetual war...I could go on but it’s not a very pretty-instagrammable picture. The solution: I don’t know the answer but I do know that Instead of focusing on fear, let’s re-write this depressing narrative and make it one of love, beauty and overcoming impending doom. It’s not going to be easy but I’m up for the challenge and hope you are too! I’m honored and humbled by the work I get to do everyday, I also recognize that 99.999% of people the world don’t have the privileges and opportunity I have BUT I know I can be a voice, a connector, a strategist, a pathway, a catalyst and hopefully a part of the solution for everyone. I encourage you to educate yourself because knowledge is power and that’s what we need more of AND start making steps in your own life to create a shift. If you need help, DM me! I’ll do my best to assist and get you going in a direction that we can all benefit positively from:) Last but not least a good place to start is with the @unitednations#sustainabledevelopmentgoals - They are a guide the big issues plaguing the planet, choose one to champion and LET’S DO THIS! *Link in bio to read a very poignant and eye opening article from #davidwallacewells and @nymag
20.02.2019 14:56:14
Where focus goes, energy flows. Anything can change if we simply invest enough a
Where focus goes, energy flows. Anything can change if we simply invest enough attention to it.
16.02.2019 04:56:24
The effects of climate change on our everyday lives is omnipresent and if we don
The effects of climate change on our everyday lives is omnipresent and if we don’t act now they will continue to get worse and most definitely be catastrophic very soon. With all major, credible scientific sources saying the effects are getting worse and the window of time is getting smaller (12 years) we need to drastically shift how we do everything. Looking forward it’s important to be accountable, demand transparency, contribute to positive change, and give a shit. If we don’t come together, collaborate and work our asses off to secure our future, there won’t be one that we can safely live in. 12 years, can we do it? I say yes but you have to get your hands dirty to get clean (coined today at our @hechoxnosotros@animanaonline@globalfashionexchange talk at @unitednations ) Alone we can’t but together we can! . . Thank you to all the incredible and inspiring people who came to the #unitednations today for our talk about sustainability + transparency hosted by @hechoxnosotros@animanaonline@globalfashionexchange with @kota_alliance@nycfairtrade@ashokachangemakers@studio_842@eluxemagazine@bcorporation@ecocult@goodweave_intl@joinourco and more. Thank you to all who came and shared ideas about fostering inclusive growth and making a better planet a foreseeable reality!
15.02.2019 01:50:38
Scheming and dreaming big! Icon is an understatement when describing the women o
Scheming and dreaming big! Icon is an understatement when describing the women on my right. An inspiration, advocate, and one hell of a fantastic human! What an honor she knows my g-damn-name too! ❤️ @fernmallis
14.02.2019 04:38:45
Yogi, Mystic, Humanitarian, Change-Maker and major inspiration to billions of hu
Yogi, Mystic, Humanitarian, Change-Maker and major inspiration to billions of humans. I was given the opportunity to be in conversation with the legendary @sadhguru today to discuss sustainability in and around the fashion industry. Our focus was the importance of craft, textiles, and cultural preservation but we also spoke about the regeneration of soil, the effects of animal extinction on the planet, being stoned, practicing yoga correctly, micro plastics and why it’s essential to move to organic materials, malnourished fashionistas, His new book @inner_engineering , happiness and what we need to do now to make change! It was a fascinating afternoon you’ll be able to see very soon on his @youtube channel! The biggest takeaway that I can share is, we need to come together with love and make change now! Can’t wait for tomorrow to see him at his #fashion4peace event in NYC! Namaste! P.s. I can’t wait to head to India to see the indigenous weavers and attend his Yoga Institute! Photo: @elsadj
12.02.2019 20:24:02
Family! These incredible humans dedicated to creating a positive impact! Thank y
Family! These incredible humans dedicated to creating a positive impact! Thank you for giving your time to @globalfashionexchange + @bkstylefoundation + @thecanvasnyc - Together we can change the world! 💪🏽🙏 @royal_vision@iamshacar@yea_im_mike@bigmoneyygee@tech_king@modeljevans@rickdavyfwbk@ivanawest so much love! #ethicalfashion#sustainablefashion#humanrights#bkfashion photo: @elsadj
10.02.2019 00:44:22
Pre-panel-prep class. What an honor to be alongside these icons! @danielleazl He
Pre-panel-prep class. What an honor to be alongside these icons! @danielleazl Head of CSR @lorealusa 👉 @rebecca_nest Founder of @buildanest 👉@cipriani.efashion of @unitednations + @ethicalfashioninitiative_vw | Honored to bring some fun and smiles to a very important conversation about #sustainability + #fashion to @parsonsschoolofdesign - The key message “MAKE CHANGE NOW” thank you @burak_ny + @keananduffty for creating an amazing conversation and inspiring the student to always design with sustainability in mind! #ethicalfashion#sustainablefashion#parsonsschoolofdesign
08.02.2019 21:58:18
SWAP SHOP NOW OPEN - This is a dream come true! After launching 2013 we’ve grown
SWAP SHOP NOW OPEN - This is a dream come true! After launching 2013 we’ve grown from 1 Swap to events and programming in 40+ global cities focusing on sustainability, circularity, human rights and the @unitednations SDGs. The next chapter is here, a brick+mortar space where you can bring your unused clothing and receive points and renew your wardrobe without sacrificing people/planet. Massive thank you to everyone on the team who has made this come to life! @elsadj@vonblashill + @devinjamesgilmartin@teganmaxey@thecanvasnyc@goodwillnynj and all our past collaborators who have helped get us here. Immense gratitude! Located at: 132 Bedford Street - Brooklyn . . #GFXSwapShop in BKNY where your clothes turn your CLOSET TO CURRENCY and get new looks without spending money and reduce your footprint and help slow our dreaded consumption habits - in partnership with our friends at @goodwillnynj - Shop the 20+ ethical/sustainability focused brands (featured below). The paring couldn’t be more perfect as we are co-creating a culture program that is built to educate and inspire specifically around the @unitednations#SDGs with thought leaders and change-makers like @emilie_mcglone of @peaceboatus@sofarsounds@danielpinchbeck@elizabethlcline@theregenmag@fash4freedom@parties4peace@sustainthemag@pildora.nyc@bkstylefoundation a more to be announced! link in bio! . . Brands to know: @hopemade.world@theslowfactory@triarchy@gunas_newyork@shipsheip@ipsilonparis@woolformillicent@theuntrendshop@nimzu_@sixchelbydc@olenorganic@shopconrado@kosy_sheep@kindomshop@kmana_travelbags@kraywoods_shop@osier.studio@chicmadeconsciously@querenciastudio@maria_maurio@pausefashionhub
06.02.2019 02:32:16
It’s a massive honor to be a featured speaker at Australia’s Inaugural Fashion S
It’s a massive honor to be a featured speaker at Australia’s Inaugural Fashion Summit during @vamff on March 8th #internationalwomensday - Taking the stage among industry luminaries like @mrspress@drchristinadean@pwc_austria@simonplock@grantpearce.inc and more..I’ll be focusing on the importance of sustainability, circularity and how to make a positive impact through the fashion industry through the theme #powertothedreamers - Also, we will be hosting a massive @globalfashionexchange swap with our Australian partner @theclothingexchange the following day where you’ll get an op to meet and swap items with our Incredible ambassadors! 👉 @mrspress@melly_singer@kateluckins@elisabethvanroosendael@ironicminimalist@consciousgarment@nadia_foti@ethicalfashion_au@tastylacystacey - For more info on the Summit, link in BIO! . . #ethicalfashion#sustainablefashion#vamff#australia#fashion
04.02.2019 18:44:03
Sunday morning thought: You’re not alone - Loneliness is a sad reality of modern
Sunday morning thought: You’re not alone - Loneliness is a sad reality of modern life. Social media connects us to more people than ever, yet many of us feel cut off from others. In the US, health experts are warning of a “loneliness epidemic” after half of Americans – particularly young adults – admitted to feeling socially isolated. Research links loneliness to an increased risk of depression, heart disease, dementia and even premature death. One study suggests it can be as bad for you as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. Ironically, crowded cities can be the hardest places of all to find human connection. The German sociologist Georg Simmel observed this phenomenon more than a century ago, writing: “One nowhere feels as lonely and lost as in the metropolitan crowd”. . . How to combat it? Stop reading this post, get out into the real world, connect with people honestly and with authenticity. Trust me, I know It can be tough but the result of not taking the risk, not connecting with people, could be worse then you think. . . Inspired by: @worldeconomicforum + Rosamond Hutt + @yourdiagnonsense#mentalhealthawareness#lonliness#love#trust
03.02.2019 12:42:26
It’s easy to not think about the lives of people you don’t see. But imagine if y
It’s easy to not think about the lives of people you don’t see. But imagine if you were one of the thousands of people who lost their lives, jobs, cant feed their families and had zero access to food or clean water...yup, they are making our clothes. I came to this protest today to show my support for garment workers in Bangladesh who just got screwed big time, not to mention those in our own country who are getting paid 5$ an hour thanks to companies like @rossdressforless - We need to change this now. We can, we have resources and the movement is growing. We need to come together demand change, transparency and stand up for humankind. (See more in my stories) thank you to the brilliant @elizabethlcline for the inclusion! . . #whomademyclothes#westandwithgarmentworkers#freedomsafteylivingwage#standinsolidarity@elizabethlcline@garmentworkercenter@fash_rev@globalfashionexchange@fash4freedom
01.02.2019 18:41:57
TAKE ACTION - Friday Feb 1st @ 1pm join at the Bangladesh Embassy for the Global
TAKE ACTION - Friday Feb 1st 1pm join at the Bangladesh Embassy for the Global Week of Solidarity with Bangladeshi Garment Workers. (Link in bio) #whomademyclothes . . Workers in Bangladesh face violence when voicing legitimate complaints about how little they take home after a day’s work. And soon they might be facing unsafe factories again, Show your solidarity with garment workers by joining us for a demonstration at the Bangladesh Embassy! #standinsolidarity#garmentworkers . . From @aljazeeraenglish ”Nearly 5,000 low-paid Bangladeshi garment workers sewing clothes for global brands have been sacked by factory bosses for taking part in strikes over wages earlier this month that turned violent. Thousands of labourers walked out of factory floors across the country in days-long protests that disrupted the $30bn industry and saw police fire rubber bullets and tear gas at demonstrators. One worker was killed and more than 50 injured in clashes in Ashulia, a key industrial town outside Dhaka where clothes are sewn for retail giants H&M, Walmart and many others. Police said thousands of factory workers accused of looting and vandalism during the protests have been fired, but unions have accused the industry of intimidation and a crackdown. "So far the factories have dismissed 4,899 workers due to the unrest," a senior police officer told the AFP news agency on condition of anonymity.” . . #fastfashion#zerowaste#sustainablefashion#ethicalfashion#unitednations#garmentworkers
30.01.2019 06:26:31
Reinventing Retail! I’m so excited to collaborate with @thecanvasnyc - These 2 g
Reinventing Retail! I’m so excited to collaborate with @thecanvasnyc - These 2 geniuses @devinjamesgilmartin + @teganmaxey from @thecanvasnyc - Their vision for a community based, ethical fashion focused sustainably developed retail environment that will be the home to our @globalfashionexchange#SwapShop in NYC where your clothes turn your CLOSET TO CURRENCY and get new looks without spending money and reduce your footprint and help slow our dreaded consumption habits - in partnership with our friends at @goodwillnynj - Shop the 20+ ethical/sustainability focused brands (featured below). The paring couldn’t be more perfect as we are co-creating a culture program that is built to educate and inspire specifically around the @unitednations#SDGs with thought leaders and change-makers like @emilie_mcglone of @peaceboatus@sofarsounds@danielpinchbeck@elizabethlcline@theregenmag@fash4freedom@parties4peace@sustainthemag@pildora.nyc@bkstylefoundation a more to be announced! . Friday night - Feb 1st - is our opening event with @emilie_mcglone curating a panel around the oceans, SDGs and more! DM for details! link in bio! . . Brands to know: @hopemade.world@theslowfactory@triarchy@gunas_newyork@shipsheip@ipsilonparis@woolformillicent@theuntrendshop@nimzu_@sixchelbydc@olenorganic@shopconrado@kosy_sheep@kindomshop@kmana_travelbags@kraywoods_shop@osier.studio@chicmadeconsciously@querenciastudio@maria_maurio@pausefashionhub
29.01.2019 14:41:52
Date night! 😘(We kind of look alike 🙈)
Date night! 😘(We kind of look alike 🙈)...more
26.01.2019 01:22:14
Dear NYC, it’s been an epic love story full of passion, tears, love, heartbreak,
Dear NYC, it’s been an epic love story full of passion, tears, love, heartbreak, dreams coming true and devastating truths about the world we live in, positive or negative, and the strength it takes to survive here...I love you, I loath you but without you I wouldn’t be me so I guess I simply have to thank you! ❤️#newyorkfuckingcity (anyone agree?)
25.01.2019 03:16:07
That’s a wrap!! @neonyt.berlin @fashionsustain.berlin was pure magic - The last
That’s a wrap!! @neonyt.berlin@fashionsustain.berlin was pure magic - The last 3 days have been full of learning, eduction and meeting some incredible people who are changing the world! Sad to say goodbye to beautiful Berlin but very excited for what’s up next! See you soon @texworldusa - I’m excited to moderate a panel about sustainability + social impact with peeps from @bonobos@ascenaretail@globalcompact and my dear friend and co-founder @vonblashill from @globalfashionexchange 😘 Stay tuned! #ethicalfashion#sustainablefashion#future#neonytberlin
18.01.2019 11:34:59
Take a stand, make a difference, share your story, inspire others, strive for gr
Take a stand, make a difference, share your story, inspire others, strive for greatness, try your best and accept nothing less, challenge the status quo, give a shit, let go, be healthy, give love, find peace, and always say thank you. Thank you to @neonyt.berlin and the incredible + passionate tribe who have come to Berlin to do the before-mentioned. I am thrilled and honored to be a part of and can’t wait to keep pushing, learning and making way for a better future for everyone. #sustainability#socialimpact#future#ethicalfashion
16.01.2019 23:36:09
She’s arrived! My sustainability super sister has arrived all the way from down
She’s arrived! My sustainability super sister has arrived all the way from down under! The incredible @mrspress and I are coming to you love from @neonyt.berlin - Peep our stories! ❤️❤️
15.01.2019 12:26:39
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