A panel of small fashion business owners will discuss the state of sustainable fashion in the wake of the global coronavirus pandemic.
Join us for a thoughtful conversation on the state and the future of sustainable fashion in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
The panel will feature Kate Auguste of mi apparel, Bronwnyn Lowenthal of Lowie, Esha Ahmed of Omi Na-Na and Kalkidan Legesse of Sancho's, and will be moderated by Kate Richards, all of whom have dedicated their professional lives to advocate for more sustainable and ethical practices within the fashion industry especially in regards to small businesses and independent brands.
Hosted through Zoom, the panel will open up conversations regarding the effect of the pandemic on garment workers, designers, small business owners, and consumers. We will bring into question the efficacy of the current linear economic structure and the benefits of a more circular model, especially in times of uncertainty. There will also be discussions of the potential for future legislation and regulations regarding fashion production, consumption, and waste in response to our current global situation.
This panel aims to serve as a gateway for you to have discussions with the people who design, make, and sell your clothes as well as other members of the fashion industry and those who advocate for sustainability. It will give you an opportunity to learn and think critically about and hopefully advocate for a fashion industry that is better for everyone involved as well as the planet. You will get a glimpse into an industry that many of us participate in, consciously or not, and the future of what it takes and means to be sustainable in fashion in an ever changing world.
TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE VIA Eventbrite
Tickets for this event are by donation, and we hope that you will donate if you can. All funds raised will go toward a relief fund for garment workers in India who are unable to work and therefore will not be paid due to the coronavirus lockdown.
Donate what you can to The Loom Art's Employee Fund >>
Many artisans and garment workers across India have been left in precarious situations as many of their employers are facing extreme financial difficulties due to the ongoing lockdown in India, caused by the spread of COVID-19. As they are unable to pay their staff, many artisans and garment workers are left vulnerable (unable to pay for food, rent, bills etc) and are without the basic necessities that they need to survive. The Loom Art has started an Employee Fund to help look after its workers and others in the area who have appealed for help. Any money donated will be transferred directly to the Fund on a daily basis. Thank you in advance for any contribution you are able to make during this time!
FASHION REVOLUTION WEEK
On April 24, 2013, 1138 people were killed and many more were injured in the Rana Plaza factory collapse. It was a turning point in the movement and advocacy for accountable fashion. Each year to commemorate the lives of those lost, Fashion Revolution, a non-profit organization and global movement pushing for a better fashion industry, runs Fashion Revolution Week.
Fashion Revolution Week is an opportunity to reflect and ask questions of the fashion industry. Who made my clothes? Who designed my clothes? Who sold my clothes? It allows us as consumers and industry members to reassess, learn from each other, and to move forward in our work to create a fashion industry that is conscious and conscientious of all of the people involved in the supply chain in order to create a more environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable industry.
We want to recognise our online panel as our contribution toward the conversations that many of us will be having around Fashion Revolution Week, and we hope you will join us in doing so.
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