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You see a pair of jeans in front of your eyes. What do you actually see? The design? The material? The branding? The people who have made them?
Many of us today are familiar with the impacts of the fashion industry. Every second, one truck full of clothing is sent to landfill or burned. The average consumer now buys 60% more clothing than in 2000 but keeps it for half as long. It takes 2,700 litres of water to make one cotton shirt, or enough to keep one person healthy for 2.5 years. Wow. A lot to digest, right?
So what do we do about it? This event presents the fashion industry from 4 perspectives: social, economic, ecological and cultural to discuss what changes must be made, and how we can make them. 4 speakers from business, research and the non-governmental fields will discuss these approaches and describe the ways in which the fashion industry can be a part of the mission for a greener future.
By the end of this session, you should come out with a toolkit, list of actions and a better understanding of the fashion industry from a systemic perspective. Plus you’ll meet awesome people with the same goal of making fashion sustainable and a part of a green future.
18:30 - 19:00: Registration
19:00 - 21:00: Presentations and discussion
21:00 - 22:00: Networking session