After the catastrophe of Bangladesh Rana Plaza (2013) is it right that the British fashion industry, worth over £21bn, still exploits millions of workers and refuses to change?
This event aims to educate people into what they are buying on the high street and how to encourage change. Over 20 Menswear and Womenswear de...signers and brands come together to showcase the very best of ethical fashion. There will be a silent auction, stalls for browsing and a panel discussion with 6 industry speakers:
• Safia Minney Founder of People Tree
• Lucy Siegle BBC One Show presenter, Ethical columnist for The Guardian and The Observer
• Ben Ramsden Founder of Pants to Poverty
• Tamsin Lejeune Managing Director of Ethical Fashion Forum
• Sam Maher Director of Policy and International Solidarity at Labour behind the Label
• Kate Dangerfield Global campaigns and communications coordinator at Stop the Traffik
Riz Boardshorts, People Tree, Komodo, Jaded London, Brothers we stand, Cock & Bull, Nancy Dee, Monkee Genes, Fair and True, Pants to Poverty, Liora Lassalle, Allenomis, Choolips and more.
Tickets are £10 or £7 with a valid student card – all tickets include a free drink.
This year all the proceeds will be going to Rehema project working with women who are living in extremely difficult situations in Africa, teaching them textiles skills, giving them an opportunity to provide for their families. Last year the show funded a workshop for Rehema, this allows the profits to supports the local community, ensuring basic food is provided to the schools, feeding over 500 orphans daily. In Tanzania 1 in 5 children die before the age of 5 due to preventable diseases contracted through dirty water, this show aims to buy 5 water wells for the community.
Additional donations to the charity: https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/rehema