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Can fashion be anti-capitalist?

Can fashion be anti-capitalist?

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Penultimate event in the 'What we need to do next' series curated by Pluto Press

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This event series hosted by Pluto Press will confront some the burning issues affecting the world right now, from why work sucks to ending carceral feminism. Each discussion will and will give you the grounding in the subject at hand and provide the tools you need to join the struggle.

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The fashion industry swindles us all. Brands entice us to consume more by manipulating us to feel ugly, poor and worthless, and these sentiments lines the pockets of billionaires. Workers in Bangladesh put their lives at risk in dangerous factories, animals are tortured and toxic chemicals are spread just to keep this season’s collections fresh. Can this vast industry be redeemed?

In this event, the speakers will answer:

  • How is fashion political?
  • Who makes our clothes and how does it affect the planet?
  • How ethical is 'ethical fashion' and is it the answer?

This event is co-sponsored by Asia Floor Wage Alliance and there will also be an Q&A section at the end.

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Speakers:

Tansy E. Hoskins is an award-winning journalist and author who investigates the global fashion industry. This work has taken her to Bangladesh, Kenya, Macedonia, and to the Topshop warehouses in Solihull. She is the author of three books including The Anti-Capitalist Book Of Fashion (Pluto Press) and Foot Work – What Your Shoes Tell You About Globalisation.

Nandita Shivakumar is the Campaigns and Communications Coordinator at Asia Floor Wage Alliance. She also acts as an advisor to the Tamil Nadu Textile and Common Labour Union (TTCU), a Dalit women led trade union of 11,000 textile workers in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

Chair Yara Rodrigues Fowler is from South London. Her first novel, Stubborn Archivist, was released in 2019 and nominated for several prizes, including the Dylan Thomas Prize and the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award. Yara’s second novel, there are more things, is shortlisted for the George Orwell Prize for Political Fiction. Yara is also a part time climate justice organiser.

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Register through Eventbrite to receive a link to the stream before the event. It will start at 18:30 GMT. You can also find the event on Pluto Press' YouTube channel. The event will be recorded and uploaded to the channel after the event too.

The Anti-Capitalist Book of Fashion is available to order from the Pluto Press website - use the discount code NEXT20 at the checkout for 20% off exclusive to attendees of this event.

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