The rise of fast fashion and the increasing consumer demand for the latest trends has cemented the fashion industry as one of the world’s biggest polluters. Textile waste, toxic chemicals, and pesticides used in farming are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the impact that the clothes we buy and wear have on the environment.
An increasing number of designers and fashion labels are stepping up to make a change in the way they practice business and if you are thinking of starting a label today, there is no question that it should be an ethical one. Ethical pioneer Kelli Donnovan has created a workshop in Canberra to teach anyone with an idea around ethical fashion all they need to know.
Kelli has run her own ethical label, Pure Pod, for 10 years and has nearly 30 years of experience working in the fashion industry as a designer and product developer. Pure Pod has shown around the globe and won many awards for their work in the ethical fashion movement.
‘I want to help younger designers and start ups begin their journey into ethical design and make the right choices in preparing their products commercially for their target market,’ Kelli explains. ‘I also want to help those who want to learn more about the Eco clothing industry for their blogs, magazines and information on how to buy better products that don’t cost the earth.’
This half day workshop is perfect for anyone wanting to understand more about the world of ethical fashion, anyone wanting to understand how to shop more consciously, or anyone wanting to write or blog about ethical fashion.
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from an industry great.
Saturday 6 May
2 pm – 5 pm
Cardif Collective, Kingston