Why Fashion is a Feminist Issue

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The MAMOQ Positive Pop Up

32 Charlotte Road

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EC2A 3PB

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A discussion of how we turn the fashion industry into a source of female empowerment.

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Nearly 80% of garment workers are women, and many of these women are forced to work in poor conditions for long hours on little pay. so can we really call ourselves a feminist while still wearing shirts made at the detriment of other women?

Join us in a female-led panel discussion as we chat all things feminism and fashion. Madeline Petrow, CEO and founder of MAMOQ will be leading a panel discussion

**Drinks reception and feel-good feminine vibes provided! Plus get your ticket price back and 10% off Womenswear on the night with your ticket! **

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The Host

Madeline Petrow, founder of MAMOQ will be hosting the panel ,delving into the realities of the fashion industry and asking how do we turn the clothing industry into one that empowers women through clothing from loom to bedroom. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________

The Panel:

Paola Masperi founder and designer of Mayamiko.

Mayamiko translates to ‘praise’ in Chewa and this is part of the core philosophy driving Mayamiko’s success. After working on development projects in Malawi for nearly three years, founder Paola Masperi realised the most effective way to help communities facing economic and social hardship was to nurture their local talents. As an alternative to aid, Mayamiko was set up to harness local tailoring and seamstress skills, creating beautiful garments while providing training and job opportunities for lasting social impact.

Read our interview with Paola here.

Charlotte Bingham-Willis founder of Belo

Belo is all about feeding kindness into the world. Their gorgeous bags are thoughtfully designed and created using recycled materials such as "deadstock" leather, decommissioned seatbelts and plastic bottles. Following the slow fashion philosophy, Belo bags are designed to be loved and worn for years to come. Through their partnership with Casa De Maria, Belo donates 6 plates of food for each bag sold in Belo Horizante, Brazil helping to support the local community in which the bags are made.

Read our interview with Charlotte here

Roberta Lee founder of Roberta Style Lee and Ethical Brand Directory

Roberta Lee is a sustainable stylist, coach and public speaker with over 17 years experience in multidisciplinary marketing. She is the founder of Roberta Style Lee, a styling consultancy, as well as the Ethical Brand Directory, helping conscious consumers connect with ethical brands. She is a keen activist, and passionate about ethical living without compromising on style.

This event is part of the 10 day MAMOQ Positive Pop-Up shop. Where you can find over 35 ethical and sustainable fashion brands on show, plus a host of other events, talks and workshops. Take a look at the full list of events here.

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The MAMOQ Positive Pop Up

32 Charlotte Road

London

EC2A 3PB

United Kingdom

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