Sustainable and Ethical Fashion in Conversation

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Robert Emmet Theatre

Trinity College Dublin

Dublin 2

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As the climate crisis becomes a greater part of our awareness and conversation, it’s important to remember that the fashion industry is one of the most polluting and environmentally damaging industries in the world (second only to coal). Since the 1990s, fast fashion has dominated and reshaped the fashion industry - and, with that, it has devastated the environment and had a major impact on greenhouse gas emissions. As fast fashion pushes us toward rapid turnovers of cheap clothing, companies have gone to extreme lengths to minimise cost margins. The ultimate cost of our conspicuous consumption is unnecessary waste, global pollution, and inhumane sweatshops.

Please join the Trinity Centre for Environmental Humanities in conversation with five incredible speakers, who will share their research and perspectives on the fashion industry and the environment. We look forward to discussing solutions – not only what can be done in the long term towards a bigger effort towards sustainability, but also what we can do ourselves in order to become more environmentally conscious in our daily fashion choices.

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Taz Kelleher and Geraldine Carton, Sustainable Fashion Dublin, instagram: @sustainablefashiondublin

Dr Cordula Scherer, TCEH, TCD

Alacoque McAlpine, TU Dublin

Sophie Rieu, Award-Winning Sustainable Fashion Designer

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Trinity College Dublin

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