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.