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Mercado Global and the Young Professionals of the Americas join forces for an evening that weaves sustainability into business strategy and product design, with an industry panel discussion, climate- and socially-conscious fashion and design, and sustainably sourced snacks. 

The recent COVID shock has highlighted the fragility of unsustainable supply chains globally, accelerating a pivotal transformation within the fashion industry as consumers and investors alike demand more from companies on the environmental and social front. Consumers have a plethora of fashion brands to choose from these days which translates to increased buying power and begs the question: What sets brands apart? This panel brings together sustainability experts and industry leaders for an honest assessment of shifting consumer and supplier dynamics as brands are forced to adapt to the ever-changing and highly demanding ESG landscape. 

Mercado Global and YPA members get in free. Email [email protected] to register.

Tickets for non-members can be purchased for $15 here.


  • Ruth Álvarez-DeGolia, Founder & CEO, Mercado Global 
  • Dana Davis, VP of Sustainability, Product and Business Strategy, Mara Hoffman 
  • Eric Fisch, Senior Vice President and Sector Head of Retail & Apparel, HSBC Bank 
  • Elizabeth Gonzalez, Senior Manager, Thought Leadership & Community Engagement, Bloomberg New Economy (Facilitator)

Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase Mercado Global products at a discount and try sustainably-sourced food and beverage samples. 

Brands on site will include: 

Mercado Global Products: Mercado Global’s Upcycled Denim collection was consciously created with the planet in mind. Handcrafted by women artisans in rural Guatemala, this collection utilizes high-quality deadstock denim donated by Levi Strauss & Co, paired together with classic Mercado Global handwoven fabrics. Supporting our goal to reduce waste levels and lower our carbon footprint, this summer-inspired collection gives new life to discarded materials and saves thousands of yards of

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