Fast Fashion: Global Icon, Climate Killer.

10jun5:30 pm6:45 pmFast Fashion: Global Icon, Climate Killer.5:30 pm - 6:45 pm OrganiserGrantham Centre for Sustainable FuturesEvent TypeWebinar & Talks

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An online event hosted by the Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures, focusing on the climate impact of the fast fashion industry.

About this event

Fast Fashion is a recent business model adopted in the industry, where many collections are dropped annually to react to the ever evolving consumer demand. The speed of production often leads to cheaper prices but also lower quality garments.

According to Statista (2019) the market value of fast fashion globally was $36 billion in 2019. This equates to 1.5 trillion litres of water being consumed by the fashion industry each year despite 750 million people not having access to drinking water. Over 1 million tonnes of textiles and clothing are discarded annually, 70% of which end up in landfill when more than half is still reusable. Because of the size of the industry and the scope of its impact on sustainability, it is necessary to engage in proactive and meaningful discourse about this problem.

You will be joined by Professor Sandy Black of the University of the Arts London and the Centre for Sustainable Fashion alongside Dr Mark Sumner of the University of Leeds who has extensive industrial experience within a global giant and who spearheaded their sustainable initiative. Chairing the event the organiser has enlisted the support of Professor Anthony Ryan, the Director of the Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures.

The organiser encourages you to join them and challenge the speakers with some interesting questions!

The event is to be held online on Thursday 10th of June 2021 at 17:30 – 18:45, the last 25 minutes have been set aside for audience Q&A so prepare your best questions to put our speakers to the test.

If you tweet about the event, please use the hashtag #2Fast2Fashion and add the @Fast2Fashion handle and also the Grantham Centre handle @granthamcsf. For more upcoming free Grantham Centre events, please visit the website.



(Thursday) 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm