EF: Can fashion be ethical?

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EF: Can fashion be ethical?

Time: September 29, 2010 from 6:30pm to 9pm
Location: London
Website or Map: http://www.meetup.com/21stCen…
Event Type: awareness/, discussion
Organized By: christina
Latest Activity: Sep 1, 2010

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GlobalNet21 are the organisers of this meeting http://www.meetup.com/21stCenturyNetwork/calendar/13982202/

So you thought the new garment that you just purchased was a bargain? but are you aware of the real cost of what you are wearing?

Can fashion be Ethical?

The fashion industry arches from agriculture, over design, manufacturing, transportation, to marketing, advertising, waste management and recycling. If we talk fashion, fibres, fabrics, clothing, we have no choice but to also talk about Environmental Damage And Pollution, Human-Rights Breaches, Carbon Footprints, Waste, Social Phenomena such as consumerism.In this meeting we hope to

* Discover how broad and deep the impacts of the fashion industry and its current practises are onto the world we live in.

* Discover the importance of design as a vehicle to bring change about.

* Discuss what needs to be done to bring long-lasting change about, both in industry business practises as well in consumer behaviour.

The Panelists for this meeting are..

Vicky Murray: Forum for the Future:
Vicky joined the Forum from AccountAbility in 2005, where she worked as part of the services team delivering sustainability assurance related services. Vicky manages and advises a variety of Forum business partners and project-manages a number of special projects, with a focus on the tourism, fashion and retail sectors. Vicky has co-authored Paradise Found, Tourism 2023, Fashioning Sustainability and Fashion Futures 2025

Tori Timms: Environmental Justice Foundation:
Tori Timms works on the Environmental Justice Foundation's campaigns team, and contributed to their recent publications “No Place like Home: Where next for climate refugees?” and “End of the Road for Endosulfan”. With global trade valued at over $32 billion every year, the production of this ‘white gold’ should be improving lives but too often it brings misery. EJF's cotton campaign is working to achieve a global ban on the world’s most hazardous agro-chemicals, and to bring an end to state-orchestrated, forced child labour in Uzbek cotton production.

Kerry Seager: Junky Styling:
Kerry, and her business partner Annika, are pioneers from the very early days of ethical fashion. Junky Styling was founded in 1997. Everything produced by Junky is recycled from the best quality second hand clothing, deconstructed, re-cut and completely transformed into a new product that belies the former identity of the raw material, promoting timeless original designs. All garments are made in house or carefully outsourced locally. All products stocked in the Junky Store are either recycled, fair trade, made from organic materials or ethically produced.

Lin Yi Chien: Double D:
Lin is a fashion designer with over 15 years of experience in the industry, mostly working for large companies specialising in mass produced and merchandise fashion. She has been in charge of design and development for Elle Petit, held the position as creative director at Dong Jinng, and as a lecturer of design at the Xue Xue Institute, and has spent many months in the Shanghai area to oversee manufacturing. She is hence intimate with the challenges encountered when collaborating with manufacturers in developing markets.

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