In my recent guide to Fashion Revolution Week (18-24 April), I mentioned that one way to get involved is to organise or attend an event in your local area.
There are a myriad of interesting events happening all over the globe – from a Fashion Africa Business Workshop in Ghana, to a Clothes Swap Party in Vietnam, or a Peddled-Powered Screening of True Cost in Edinburgh.
Here are just some of the amazing things going on throughout Australia and New Zealand:
Monday 18 April in Dunedin (NZ) – Feel inspired at a unique interactive experience for local community members to engage in socially and environmentally positive fashion initiatives
Tuesday 19 April in Sydney – Take a tour of OCC Apparel’s factory where you can “learn about organic cotton and merino wool, pre-production sample process, pattern making, starting your own label as well as screen and digital printing”
Tuesday 19 April in Brisbane – Attend a screening of The True Cost documentary (it’s mind blowing!), followed by a Q&A with a talented panel of designers including: George Wu, Julie Tengdahl, Deanne Maiocchi from Maiocchi and Lis Harvey from Nico Underwear, Black Milk Clothing and Jane Milburn of Textile Beat in Brisbane
Thursday 21 April in Melbourne – Get your swap on with New Again’s first ever Fashion Swap event! The evening includes upcycling tips from Cindy Hanara, as well as wardrobe cleansing and style advice from Hannah Gray of The Clothing Cleanse
Saturday 23 April in Gosford – Join the Circle Movement for a Wear No Evil- Ethical Fashion Workshop for some practical wisdom on creating a more conscious wardrobe