Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Ethical Fashion in the Age of Austerity

I will be giving a talk at this Ethical fashion event at 6.15pm, Thursday 3rd March-that's tomorrow!Yikes!If you arrive at 6 then not only will you be there in time to see my talk, you should also get a fancy goodybag. As well as giving a talk, I'll have two models with me wearing lovely pieces from Juno Says Hello, Beautiful Soul, Junky Styling, I can make shoes, Love Mrs Boyd and Swell Vintage.

Calling all fair trade fashionistas! Head down to the V&A Museum of Childhood for the first Thursday of March and join The Papered Parlour for an ethical fashion mini-festival. Uncover hidden workshops, live music, performance, panel discussion and craft stalls set amongst the museum's exquisite collections. Celebrate the rise of 'slow fashion' as London’s leading eco-journalists, green stylists and ethical campaigners come together to discuss the key issues surrounding this growing social movement. In an age of austerity, can we justify the added expense of buying ethically? Or is Make-Do and Mend set to be the next big trend?

The line up reads like a who’s who of ethical fashion: Fashion designer and V&A Trustee Betty Jackson will be in attendance alongside the Guardian’s ‘Ethical Living’ columnist Lucy Siegle, who will be speaking about her forthcoming book ‘To Die For: Is Fashion Wearing out the World?’. London’s ultra-cool stylist Jocelyn Whipple will be running a unique workshop on green styling, plus eco-campaigners ‘Labour Behind the Label’ and ‘Love Fashion Hate Sweat Shops’ will be offering top tips on how to be stylishly sustainable. The event is hosted by celebrated craft venue The Papered Parlour, who will be holding a series of ‘make do and mend’ workshops with Piney Gir and Young & Lost Club providing a fabulous soundtrack along the way. So get your ethical act together and get into fair trade fashion at the V&A Museum of Childhood this spring! 


thingsandstuff said...

ohhh...I would have loved to come to this but am not in London till Friday :( sounds like it's going to be really interesting! x

Maria@yourbrainmedia said...

This sounds good, I would love to go too but I'm still on vacation..

Ms Wanda said...

So sorry I missed this. Any chance of a review of the event?

Swell Vintage - Frankie said...

I hope there are lots of photos of this! x

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