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Crafternoon for Sustainability: tackling clothing waste

Environment Themed

What’s on offer?

This year’s Crafternoon will focus on fashion and its implications for social and environmental justice. Bring your mending and join us to explore the fate of secondhand clothing as we unpick the connections between clothing, climate and more...

What’s it about?

The rise of the so-called fast fashion industry is a major contributor to climate change and a host of other social and environmental impacts. This mend-along session will take us on a tour of what happens to the clothes we donate or throw away - we'll get inspired with talks from some of the researchers and activists working in this field and then put our thinking caps on to try and design some alternative solutions.

What could we put in place in our communities to ensure that we create more regenerative, circular textile economies? As an added bonus, we’ll also be hosting a clothing swap with a focus on the journeys that our clothes make so please bring one item of clothing that you’d like to put into the swap.

Who’s leading the event?

The Crafternoon will be hosted by Rebecca Whittle from Lancaster Environment Centre in partnership with Eve Parr (a current 3rd year undergraduate exploring the secondhand clothing economy for her dissertation) and Sewing Cafe Lancaster, a local organisation focused on slow fashion which promotes wellbeing and advocates sustainability through skill-sharing with people across the community.

Open to

This event is open to all and will be held in the Gregson Art and Community Centre in Lancaster

Of particular interest to

This event will be particularly interesting for those working in fashion and/or sustainability.

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