Organised by Marguerite
The fashion industry produces 20% of global wastewater and 10% of global carbon emissions - more than all international flights and maritime shipping. Textile dyeing is the second largest polluter of water globally and it takes a whopping 2,000 gallons of water to make a typical pair of jeans. Every second, the equivalent of one dustbin lorry’s worth of of textiles is landfilled or burned. If nothing changes, by 2050 the fashion industry will use up a quarter of the world’s carbon budget.
Join us at Paper Mill Studios in Islington, London for a day of conversations about sustainability and circularity in fashion. What can we as the consumer do that would help the current situation and most importantly, what are brands doing to help us?
1pm - Welcome drinks
1.30pm - 'A Letter to the Fashion Industry': Lifestyle Editor of The Independent, Harriet Hall in conversation with environment activist and digital content creator, Venetia Falconer.
2.15pm - Break
2.30pm - ‘Who do we trust? Greenwashing and what brands are really doing to help us be more sustainable’: Lifestyle Editor of The Independent, Harriet Hall in conversation with: Head of Sustainable Fashion and Textiles at Eco-Age, Charlotte Turner; and writer, stylist and consultant, Aja Barber.
3.30pm - Coffee break
4pm - ‘The Future of Greener Dressing’: Lifestyle Editor of The Independent, Harriet Hall in conversation with: freelance fashion, food, culture and lifestyle writer and Author of How To Break Up With Fast Fashion, Lauren Bravo; thought leader and sustainable fashion consultant, Emma Slade; and freelance writer, stylist and fashion lecturer, Sophie Benson.
5pm - Rent Event and off-cut scrunchie-making workshop with Crease.
6.30pm - Event ends