Sustainable Fashion - Ways to support the Fashion Revolution

  • Rossella Forlè
  • Caroline Scapin
  • Sarah Kestenbaum

This decade is calling for revolutionary change, and to start the process, all you need to do is make responsible shopping decisions with your next purchase. As a feminist eco-conscious community, we aim to shine a light on supercharging ideas into solutions and driving sustainable innovation into our new world. We all, every day, get up and put clothes on our backs. It's a simple fact of life. And yet, how often do you think about where those clothes came from? Do you know who made them? Do you know what they're made from? Was their production environmentally conscious? The human capital behind it all; who's shipping, selling, and stitching your clothes? Are they all being fairly paid and ethically treated? Over the last decade, the truth behind the food and beauty industries has exposed the harsh reality of the toxicity behind these products. It's time to reveal the truth behind the fast fashion industry. Fast fashion can be defined as cheap and "trendy" clothing that samples ideas from the catwalk or celebrity culture. The fast fashion industry emits 1.2 billion tons of CO2 per year, more than air travel and shipping combined. Additionally, it produces 20% of global wastewater, which is contaminating our rivers, oceans, drinking water, and soil. With that comes unfair human health conditions and extremely low wages for workers. The entire fast fashion system is devaluing both the people behind the clothing and the well-being of our planet. During our panel discussion with retail experts, human rights experts and environmental activists, we will talk about production, retail, consumer perspectives as well as social and environmental aspects will be touched upon to get an overall understanding on the complexity and how we as individuals can make change happen. Speakers Mari Pires, Senior Finance Analyst, BurberryEleonora Mongelli, Human rights expert, activist for the rule of law and Vice President of FIDU – Italian Federation for Human RightsXR Fashion Action member. Register here >>>