Spotlight on the fashion industry

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Studio Thrift

John Archer Hall

68 Upper Hill St

Liverpool

L8 1YR

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An event for FASHION REVOLUTION WEEK

Are you curious about the issues surrounding fast fashion but feeling overwhelmed by the enormity of the problem? Or perhaps you want to meet likeminded people and have a rant about fast fashion? We're going to take a look at the garments we all have in our wardrobes and explore some of the reasons why you should take a more sustainable, slow fashion approach when buying clothes.

An informal evening of talks and discussion with the odd poem to encourage a new way of seeing the impact the current fashion industry is having on our environment and workers within it, as well as some of the changes being made towards a fairer industry.

FASHION REVOLUTION WEEK marks the anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in 2013 where over 1,000 people were killed and 2,500 injured whilst making clothes for the western market. Garment workers continue to work in unsafe conditions without proper employment protection. Fashion Revolution is a not-for-profit organisation campaigning for greater transparency within fashion supply chains and a fairer, kinder industry to both workers and the environment.

Studio Thrift was set up by artist & designer, Emma Summerscales, on her return to her home city of Liverpool. "This is where I began buying second hand and vintage clothes, restyling and remaking them into wearable pieces. As a fashion designer, I am acutely aware, not only of the impact of our current fashion system, but how greater awareness and better buying choices could change this. I also believe that a slow fashion approach and more mindful decision making about clothes can lead to more joy from our wardrobes."

Future talks will include how to curate a sustainable wardrobe and styling second hand clothes.


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