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October 5th 2019

Meet our 2018 Keynote Speaker

Derrick Emsley

ApparelCamp 2018 Keynote Speaker Derrick Emsley

Derrick Emsley is the CEO of tentree, a successful clothing company founded in 2012 with brother, Kalen and friend, David Luba. The concept of tentree is simple: for every item of clothing or accessory sold, the company plants ten trees as a way of giving back to people and the environment. The company will only work with other companies who also abide by environmentally friendly practices, and who treat their workers fairly, including providing safe working conditions, fair wages, and equal rights.

“We started tentree because we wanted to help the environment and people and really protect the world that we like to play in,” Kalen says. “As the company progressed in creating garments, we had to ask the question, ‘How much damage does that do? Are the people who are making these garments getting treated properly?’ The focus was always to help people and to help the environment. Money was never the driver. The more efficient that we get, the more we are able to help other people and give back in other ways. [Giving back] was always just in our DNA.”

How does the Un-Conference Work?


Lead a discussion or facilitate the panel you've always wanted.

Anyone who is interested in leading a session can submit a proposal. ApparelCamp participants can vote on the topics before the event starts.

Your topic will be published on our website along with your name and bio, additionally to this we will include your bio in our 2018 Speaker's Bios page.

Vote for the talks you want to hear.

Proposed sessions will be voted on by the ApparelCamp participants the week before the un-conference.

The sessions that get the most interest will be on the event schedule. Go to the Speaker Proposals page for more information.

This Year's Keynote is Derrick Emsley. Founder and CEO of Tentree. A lifestyle apparel brand with the mandate of planting ten trees for every item purchased.

Pick and Choose your Schedule for the day to attend the most voted topics. See the schedule.


Go to the talks that interest you. Not feeling it? No worries: find another session or network in the hall. Check the main Schedule for the day on our website's front page.

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