The 2030 Climate Target Plan, to reduce carbon emissions by 50%, is looming and we have just nine years to prevent runaway climate change. With the fashion industry being responsible for 8-10% of global carbon emissions, brands and consumers have a responsibility to the planet. Sustainable Fashion Week is coming this September to inspire, empower and upskill the community in slow fashion.
Sustainable Fashion Week is the first fashion week of its kind. The organisers want to “generate action, from the ground up.” Between 11-19 September 2021, a host of events will take place across Bristol and online, as well as one-off events in Swansea, Aberdeen, Warwick, Paris and Manchester. The events are based around four central themes: #regenerate, #rewear, #repurpose and #reconnect.
The programme consists of over thirty events and some of our favourites include:
The Future Leap – Sustainable Fashion Show (Bristol, U.K. – 14 September).
The Circularity for the Fashion Consumer Webinar (Online – 14 September).
Wardrobe Surgery // Repair + Upcycling Workshop – (Manchester, U.K. – 16 September).
REUSE fashion show (Paris, France – 17 September).
The events are predominantly community-led, to encourage the sharing of knowledge around sustainable fashion. The Wardrobe Surgery workshop is held by Stitched Up, a not-for-profit community benefit society in Manchester. The society was set up by six women in 2011 with the goal of proving that sustainable fashion can be for everyone.
The organisers of Sustainable Fashion Week are encouraging more people to get involved, whether that be helping out at an event or leading your own workshop. No prior experience is required, just a genuine commitment to slow and sustainable fashion.
For more information on Sustainable Fashion Week, to get involved or to make a donation, visit https://www.sustainablefashionweek.uk/.