The Future of Fair Fashion (Manchester Pop Up Panel)
On 24 April 2013, the Rana Plaza garment factory building in Bangladesh collapsed. 1,138 people died and another 2,500 were injured, making it the fourth largest industrial disaster in history. For many people, this was the first time their eyes were opened to the brutal realities of how our clothes are made and the injustices that surround the people who make them.
6 years on and what has changed? We believe a revolution has begun. A wave of change prompting people to ask the fashion industry to provide them with more than just the latest trends but instead to give promises of a fair and sustainable industry.
The Future Of Fair Fashion panel will focus on the hopeful future of ethical and sustainable garment production and discussing the practical changes necessary to make fair fashion an expected norm. This event is guaranteed to inform, educate and inspire.
Kayla Marci from Edited. EDITED is used by the world’s best brands and retailers to have the right product at the right price, at the right time. But more than that, it’s become the single biggest source of real-time retail data in the world. Now industry professionals can know more about their markets than ever before.
Clare Carlile from Ethical Consumer Magazine. Ethical Consumer recently celebrated there 30th year by doing a deep dive into the ethics behind fashion brands.
Hannah Beaumont from Beaumont Organic. Luxury ethical womenswear brand designed in Manchester, UK. Contemporary fashion brought to you responsibly.
Luke from Patogonia. An outdoor apparel brand with a strong history of examining and improving our supply chain. - TBC
Tuesday 22nd October
6:45PM - 8:15PM
58 King Street, M2 4LY
Tickets are £4.50 and include refreshments.
£3.00 for students, with ID required upon entry.