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a:dress : Fashion to Die For

a:dress : Fashion to Die For

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In the UK, clothing has the fourth largest environmental impact after housing, transport and food. Each year 430,000 tonnes of clothing are disposed of in the UK, while the number of new clothes sold is rising. The average lifetime for a garment in the UK is just 2.2 years and an estimated £30billion of unused clothing hangs in UK wardrobes and yet we still shop for more.
This panel discussion about Women, Fashion and Eco-Action asks :
• Is there such a thing as sustainable fashion?
• Is it just fast fashion that is to blame for ecological catastrophe? Or is it the whole industry?
• How do sexism and racism multiply the impact of climate crisis?

Chaired by poet and activist Leah Thorn of a:dress and Older Women Rock!

a:dress is a Folkestone-based project of activism and informal education designed to raise awareness, and to challenge, the devastating impact of fast fashion on the environment. Its focus is on female consumers, as women are disproportionately affected by both fast fashion and climate crisis.

The Clearing, Quarterhouse

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Tickets £3

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