Workshop Sustainable Fashion: how?

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About this event

Category
General
Organizer
Atmos Board 2021-2022
Date and time
May 17, 2022 17:00 - 19:00
Location
EA 5159.0179

Did you know that an estimated 92 million tonnes of textile waste is created each year? By 2030, we are predicted to send 134 million tonnes of clothing to landfills annually. These shocking figures are both appalling and avoidable. Shopping for clothes was once considered an occasional activity, which people only did out of necessity. However, fashion has transformed into a powerful and complex process of global production, distribution and consumption. What’s in season doesn’t last as long as it used to, and the demands have risen for cheaper trends that are constantly changing. This has led the fashion industry to become the second most polluting sector in the world, only following the non-renewable energy sector of gas and oil.

The aim of the Sustainable Fashion Workshop is to bring conversations about fast fashion to the forefront. Through this interactive workshop, we aim to expand your knowledge on how our clothes are made and moved. This will help us have discussions about what we can do to solve the problem and help create an industry that is both sustainable and pragmatic. Some quick, cheap and easy sewing skills can be the answer to stop us from having to get rid of some of our favourite pieces in our wardrobes. Join this workshop to practice the skills which will save and extend the life of your clothes.  

This is what you will experience:

  • Discover how fast fashion is affecting both the environment and human rights
  • Learn how to make simple changes to your fashion habits to make a really positive difference
  • Discuss why sustainability is a crucial topic and why the industry needs to act now

In the second hour, we'll use a bit more of a hands-on approach

  • Discover how to repair minor damages to your clothes with hand-stitching techniques
  • Learn about the various materials we wear and use every day
  • Discuss the importance of making clothes last longer for the environment

 

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