101: Fast Fashion
14nov1:30 pm2:30 pm101: Fast FashionOnline1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
In this creative workshop, we talk about the ways that fast fashion contributes to climate crisis, what we can do to make change and the importance of working for unity
In this creative workshop, we talk about the ways that fast fashion contributes to climate crisis, what we can do to make change and the importance of working for unity as women, particularly across differences of race and age.
We will screen a short film, ‘a:dress’, that features women artists who use a ‘subversive catwalk’ to raise awareness of issues. Then the presenters will share their stories about the impact of the fashion industry on their lives and how they reclaim their minds from the artificial limitations imposed by sexism.
There will be opportunities to listen and be listened-to and to connect with others to explore what these issues mean to you personally.
We will provide a resource list including films, podcasts, websites as well as articles and books.
Fast Facts for Fast Fashion – from the film ‘a:dress’
Fast fashion is cheap clothing, fast from catwalk, fast to scrap, eleven million clothes a year fill land with crap.
Fast fashion pollutes, spews toxic dyes, CO2 and pesticides, releases more greenhouse gases than global shipping and flights combined.
Fast fashion costs the earth, fast fashion costs lost lives fast fashion is fashion to die for, it is sartorial ecocide.
All events will take place on Zoom and we will email through the relevant links beforehand when you register. You can get help installing zoom here.
Language & Accessibility
Josephine Carter, Renuka Bhakta, Leah Thorn
Organised in collaboration with:
Sustaining All Life, a:dress fashion, United to End Racism
Part of From the Ground Up: Global Gathering for Climate Justice – a space for our movements to come together, strategise, and build power for systemic change.