Synchronicity Earth presents: The Culture of Fashion...
The Fabric of Life series – A journey to unravel how the fashion industry impacts life on our planet.
A part of the Deeper Thinking Series, we will explore the cultural roots of fashion, thinking about how our consumer habits have literally changed our relationship to the clothes we wear. We will explore our history of exporting our environmental impacts and how cultural uses of fashion have (and can) evolve(d). The panel will explore how to use fashion as a pro- environmental force.
Alison Sudol is an actress, musician and environmental activist.
Edwina Ehrman is a Senior Exhibition Curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), who specialises in in nineteenth century fashion and textiles andthe history of London fashion. Edwina's exhibitions have included 'Undressed' and the presently running 'Fashioned from Nature'.
Orsola de Castro is Founder and Creative Director at Fashion Revolution. Orsola is an internationally recognised opinion leader in sustainable fashion. Her career started as a designer with the pioneering upcycling label From Somewhere. She since she co-founded the British Fashion Council initiative Estethica at London Fashion Week and also co-founded Fashion Revolution, a global campaign with participation in over 100 countries around the world.
Alannah Weston is Creative Director at Selfridges. Allanah has launched conservation projects with the company, including Project Ocean.
Kate Fletcher is a fashion and sustainability pioneer. Kate is a design activist, writer, nature enthusiast and research professor at the Centre for Sustainable Fashion - London College of Fashion.
Iwona Blaznick is Director of The Whitechapel Gallery and an art critic and lecturer.
These inspiring people will discuss the fashion-biodiversity relationship, including:
Fashion & Retail
Culture of Fashion
History of pro-environmental movements in fashion
Fashion as a pro-environmental force
This is an open event. Tickets can be purchased for _______ at _______. There will be a cash bar to follow.
7:30 – Close & drinks reception