The fashion industry is increasingly coming under scrutiny for devastating effects on the environment and social justice. While still dominated by fast...

Future Fashion

Location:

Level 6 Terrace Entrance (Circular Quay West Side)
2000 NSW
Australia

Speakers

Clare Press

Clare Press

writer and editor Editor at Large for Vogue Australia

Clare Press has become known for her passionate advocacy in the sustainable fashion realm, with her book Wardrobe Crisis, How We Went from Sunday Best to Fast Fashion named as one of the best books of 2016 by The Age. Press also sits on the Australian advisory board of Fashion Revolution, and is a member of the MAAS Centre for Fashion. She is sustainability editor at Large for Vogue Australia.

 

Kim Pearce

The Possibility Project

Co-founder of The Possibility Project

Kim Pearce is co-founder of The Possibility Project, a social enterprise collaborating with slum communities in India to manufacture a slow clothing label. Kim was an economics teacher who left her profession to establish real world solutions based on circularity.

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Event Details

The fashion industry is increasingly coming under scrutiny for devastating effects on the environment and social justice. While still dominated by fast fashion houses, many young designers and creatives now want to offer their talents to the fashion world and positively contribute to a better future. It’s easy to get disheartened when the traditional model of 'take, make, dispose' is still so prevalent.

Join the conversation about fashioning a circular economy. It's time to focus on alternatives that choose eco-friendly materials, sustainable production and radically improved recycling. You’ll meet individuals and organisations that are working to disrupt the status quo of the fashion industry, including:

·      The Possibility Project – a social enterprise that collaborates with slum communities in India to make a slow clothing label called slumwear108

·      Chalk Re-Design – an organisation that educates and inspires the apparel industry to become conscious global leaders and 

·      Clare Press – the author of Wardrobe Crisis: How We Went from Sunday Best to Fast Fashion.

Whether you’re a designer, a manufacturer, a brand, a retailer, fashion media or just a wearer, find out how you can collaborate and make a difference across the value chain. 

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  • Wheelchair accessible - Access to the venue is suitable for wheelchairs (toilets, ramps/lifts etc.) and designated wheelchair spaces are available.