Women, Fast Fashion and Climate Crisis led by Artist Maggie Scott and a:dress.fashion
Date: Sunday 21 May, 2.00 p.m. – 5.00 p.m.
Location: Hastings Contemporary, Rock-a-Nore Road, Hastings Old Town, TN34 3DW
A fun, inclusive workshop on how to challenge the fast fashion industry with a catwalk show of upcycled fashion.
Fashion is the second most-polluting industry in the world after oil and produces more greenhouse emissions than international flights and shipping combined. It is one of the largest consumers of freshwater on the planet.
Women are targeted by, and vulnerable to, the fashion industry. We are also disproportionately affected by climate crisis.
Join artist Maggie Scott and ‘a:dress’ – a creative venture started in Folkestone by spoken word poet Leah Thorn, to raise awareness of fast-fashion pitfalls, and explore how we can increase our ability to think clearly and act effectively to challenge fast fashion and climate crisis.
This workshop will
– explore the impact of the overconsumption and overproduction of clothing
– show a short film featuring women artists who use creativity to take on the issues of fast fashion, sexism, racism and climate justice
– feature a ‘Subversive Catwalk’ of up-cycled, message-adorned clothes
– provide opportunities to listen to each other about what these issues mean for us personally
Photo credit: Anita J McKenzie