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Tuesday 5 March 201918.30 to 20.00

Fast fashion isn’t free, someone somewhere is paying – Lucy Siegle

The fashion industry has entered the public eye over the last couple of years as we’ve become aware of the dark side of having ever new and abundant clothing. The lower retail prices come at great environmental and social costs, namely exploitative manufacturing conditions and apparel accounting for 6.7% of global greenhouse gas emissions. As well as this, fashion is uniquely wasteful. 80 billion new garments are produced annually across the globe. In the UK, 1.72 million tonnes of brand new clothing is bought every year, and next to this, a staggering 1.5 million tonnes of clothes are thrown away.

So what can be done?

Sustainable fashion movements have been gaining traction, and their goal is to create a system that can be supported indefinitely. For consumers this includes reducing, repairing, borrowing, thrifting. For producers, it’s about transparency, upcyling, recycling, and generally more responsible production. Together, we’re creating a fair and ethical fashion system that decreases waste

Join UCL MODO and CAS for a panel discussion on the environmental and social impacts of the fashion industry and what consumers and producers can do to bring about the so needed positive change.

Speaker line up:

Ilishio Lovejoy
Policy Research and Project Coordinator
Fashion Revolution

Tamara Cincik
Founder and CEO
Fashion Roundtable

Dr. Carmen Hijosa
Piñatex
Founder and CEO

Paola Masperi
Mayamiko
Founder and Chairperson

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