For most of us, clothes are fun. As well as protecting us from the elements, they offer a mechanism for self-expression, an opportunity to try on different personas. We enjoy the thrill of the chase, constantly seeking the buzz that finding the perfect hard to find item produces. And then, once that thrill wears off, we do it all again. We want more, more, more and more often.
The fashion industry is one of the most polluting industries in the world. Many of the people who work to produce the clothes we wear don’t earn a living wage and work in unsafe conditions. Coupled with our constant desire for new, fueling consumerism and leading to masses of textile waste ending up in landfill, fashion doesn’t seem so fun anymore.
The good news is it doesn’t have to be this way.
We invite you to join as at a very special event taking place as part of Design Canberra that wants to change the way you think about what you wear and what you buy and how your choices as a consumer can effect the industry.
Fashionably Numb – The Long Green Thread of Change consists of two parts: an ethical designer market during the afternoon and an industry panel event and twilight market in the evening, both taking place in the New Dairy Road Studios in Fyshwick.
The Ethical Designer Market – 2pm- 5.30pm
Ethical designers, makers and creatives will all have wares available for sale with roving models, entertainment, installations, artworks and much more. The market is the perfect place to pick up Christmas presents with a difference.
Industry Panel – 6pm–9pm
Melinda Tually, coordinator for Fashion Revolution Australia & New Zealand, will chair this ticketed panel. Panelists will discuss the state of the industry and what makers and consumers can do to have an impact.
- Brian Tunks – ceramic and textile designer of Bison Homewears
- Jennifer Nini – founder and Editor of Eco Warrior Princess
- Rachel Pines – founder and ethical designer of Moonbird
- Faye De Lanty – eco stylist, stylist for The Salvation Army Stores, writer at Fashion Hound
- Kelli Donovan – founder and ethical designer of Pure Pod, Fashion Revolution ACT representative
Building a Conscious Wardrobe
We will be launching our first book ‘Building a Conscious Wardrobe’ at the event and would love for you to come down, say hi and buy one! Everyone who buys a copy on the day will get a signed copy and illustrator Lexi Keelan will even illustrate a little picture of you inside the book.
Ethical Designer Market
Saturday 11 November, 2pm–5.30pm
New Dairy Road Studios
Industry Panel and Twilight Market
Saturday 11 November, 6pm–9pm
New Dairy Road Studios
Take advantage of the ‘Bring Your Bestie’ ticket offer and get a discount when you buy 2 tickets together