A:dress catwalk 6 photo by Anita J McKenzie

21 May – Subversive Catwalk:

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

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