Rise and Resist – Learn How to Change the World with Clare Press

Join as at the Rise and Resist Book Launch Canberra, an event hosted by eco stylist Nina Gbor to celebrate author Clare Press

Rise and Resist Book Launch Canberra Leiden


With so much shit going down at the moment, it’s no wonder we are so dissatisfied with the state of the world. It’s also no wonder that in the face of increased adversity activism is on the rise with more and more people speaking up, taking action and striving for lasting change.

Author, speaker and sustainable and ethical fashion expert Clare Press is no stranger to striving for change, having long tackled the fashion industry on unethical and unsustainable practices. In her new book, Rise and Resist, Press connects with activists and change makers all over the world to unravel the new wave of activism.

From eco warriors to knitting nannas, introvert craftivists to intersectional feminists, the new breed of activist believes in the power of the positive. ‘My new book, Rise and Resist, was borne out of the collective activism I see taking place around the world, but today’s context calls for increasingly creative strategies to make our voices heard,’ explained Clare.

Clare will be launching her book in Canberra at an event hosted by eco stylist Nina Gbor. Part book launch part clothes swap, this exclusive event will allow attendees to not only meet the irrepressible Clare Press, but to connect with like-minded people passionate about making change.

‘Collectively, we are becoming more aware of the damage that fast fashion is having on our environment and equity and ethical issues that impact the people who make our clothes,’ said Nina. ‘Clare’s latest book – Rise and Resist – encourages us to rethink how we live today to build a more sustainable tomorrow.’

Clare is looking forward to launching her book in Canberra in conjunction with Nina and her initiative Clothes Swap & Style. ‘Australians are one of the biggest fashion wasters in the world, throwing out up to 30 kilograms of clothing a year per person. Clothes swaps are one way to consciously take action – whether that be for sustainable, ethical or environmental reasons and help fight the war on fashion waste.’

‘For anyone who considers themselves an activist – this event is for you. I’m looking forward to meeting Canberra’s fashion community, waste warriors and champions of change’.


Rise and Resist Book Launch and Clothes Swap

Saturday 13 October

4pm – 4.30pm Garment Drop

5pm – 7pm Launch Event and Swap

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Clothes Swap Rules

  • Only high quality clothing in excellent condition will be accepted. Ask yourself, is this of good enough quality to gift to a friend? If the answer is no, don’t bring it.
  • Limited to three items per person.
  • Garments must be submitted to the venue by 4.30pm.
Emma Batchelor

Emma Batchelor

As well as a near obsessive interest in fashion, Emma is a former scientist, occasional contemporary dancer, avid reader and self-confessed cat lady (she has three). Emma lived in Leiden in the Netherlands as a baby and Leiden ought to have been her middle name had her mother thought of it at the time and not chosen Louise instead.

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