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Sustainable Fashion

PRESENTED ON SEP 04, 2018
IN CAPE TOWN @ VOL 50

I started researching the brands I support and the garments in my wardrobe, and realised i need to become a Conscious Consumer. My wardrobe was bursting at the seems and I was funding fast fashion. More research led me to the Rana Plaza Collapse and the conditions the factory workers worked in which made me more aware of why I need to know who made my clothes. #WhoMadeMyClothes is now a global movement through the Fashion Revolution which was started after the Rana Plaza collapse. I have just done two courses on sustainable fashion, and would also like to touch on my findings when i researched a pair of Zara jeans in my wardrobe. Attached are sample slides with talking points & images.

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Redesign, Upcycling, and Fashion

BY KASANDRA HIPP
@ VOL 4 ON FEB 27, 2014

Kasandra Hipp discusses her sustainable re-fashion brand of upcycled goods, "Urbanfoxxes". Her creations truly embody the concept of "living what you love". (In German)

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Zerowaste Fashion

BY SENORITA AWESUMO
@ VOL 18 ON JUN 29, 2013

Senorita AweSUMO is Fiona Clements. Pakeha, Kai Tahu. Craftivist and Sustainable Fashion Practitioner.

She grew up in Waitati, Dunedin. Connected closely with nature and environmentally minded, her beliefs are reflected in my sustainable fashion design.

Senorita AweSUMO is her response to workplace related harm. Re-examination of her own beliefs and experience took her and Senorita AweSUMO into a new phase of life, growing a sustainable lifestyle, nurturing and nourishing the whole.

She believes that designers can serve their community by providing solutions to problems. Witnessing the amount of waste created in commercial fashion production, She set about creating a solution.

An opportunity to create unique garments and provide a local solution to a problem facing the fashion system globally.

Reducing waste without compromising style. Her designs aim to mitigate environmental harm from modern fashion production. Up cycled garments minimise impact to the environment from disposable consumer items.

Utilising a textile resource recovered from landfill, commercial off cuts, and recycling centres, adding value to otherwise discarded materials.

Senorita AweSUMO empowers ethical and conscious consumers with unique environmental fashion.

Encouraging conscious consumption by spreading awareness and giving an environmental choice in clothing.

Global problem, Local solution.

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Gudrun Sjödén – Swedish, sustainable fashion

BY CHRISTINA TILLMAN
@ VOL 55 ON FEB 09, 2016

Presenter Christina Tillman, CEO, Gudrun Sjödén, talks about the Swedish fashion company Gudrun Sjödén and how she became involved in the company. Cuourage, Curiosity, Control - her three c:s.

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Fashion Story

BY JESSICA FARLEY
IN SIOUX FALLS

Jessica Farley, owner of vintage clothing shop, ELOFSON, finds joy in all things old, well made, and wonderfully odd. Her passion for one-of-a-kind is not only seen in her overflowing vintage inventory, but in her upcycled designs as well. Jessica believes that fashion tells a story, before, during and after it's worn. She founded the organization, South Dakota Sustainable Fashion (SDSF) with the mission to create a community of local fashion designers and enthusiasts.

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Connecting the Dots on Sustainable Communities

BY ESTHER WHITEHEAD
@ VOL 8 ON JUL 20, 2017

Esther Whitehead of Sustainable Queenstown explains how the town of Queenstown can build a future minded community.

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Sustainable Cities

BY ASTGHINE PASOYAN
@ VOL 26 ON SEP 28, 2018

Astghine Pasoyan discusses what makes cities sustainable, including economic, social and environmental development challenges, with a focus on Yerevan. 

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Sustainable fashion

BY NIIMA MUNKHBAATAR
@ VOL 1 ON SEP 06, 2018

Niima is a co-founder of a brand 93//Kidult. She shares about the importance of sustainability in fashion industry.

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A Dressing the Future

BY NICOLE DEXTRAS
@ VOL 49 ON JUN 27, 2019

Nicole Dextras creates all sorts of characters in her shared studio on Granville Island. She worked for 10 years as a set and costume designer for local theatre companies and she eventually found her true passion in environmental art and working with ephemeral plant-based materials. Her process is driven by experimentation and she is known for working with unconventional materials. “While it may be impractical to wear clothing made from leaves, our future depends on the growth of sustainable resources.”