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Our 2017 Summit was a local and global success, setting a precedent for the future.

We put sustainability in the centre of the fashion scene with more than 50 media outlets echoing our message from Venezuela to China, from Nicaragua to the US.


More than 4000 people globally accessed via live stream the insights of some of the most relevant fashion experts in the world.


For the first time in the region,
500 fashion designers, students and entrepreneurs faced the devastating environmental effects of the industry they are part of and were offered tools and expertise to be more eco-responsible.


CRFS 2017 was a launchpad to make “made in Costa Rica” a synonym for sustainability and social justice.

CRFS ’17 featured an international line up of fashion trailblazers

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)
Jewelry designer

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)
Set designer


Carolina Sevilla (Costa Rica)
Founder 5minutebeachcleanup and Director of operations at Bionic Yarn


Araceli Graham (Mexico/US)
founder and curator of Cooperativa Shop