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Sustainable Fashion Week

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From 5-9 October, ARU will be hosting its first ever virtual sustainable fashion week.

With a larger carbon footprint than all international flights and the shipping industry combined, the fashion industry plays a significant role in contributing to climate change. The UK is the biggest consumer of fashion in Europe, and the time has come for us to do something about it.

The fashion week is being organised and led by a group of multi-disciplinary students from across ARU. The students have put together an exciting and inspiring range of online talks, workshops, and ARU’s first ever sustainable fashion catwalk.

Tickets for all events are totally free and can be booked in advance using the Eventbrite links below.

Monday 5 October

Fashion, Sustainability and Law, Dr Helga Hejny

6.30pm-7.30pm, online

Human Rights legal expert, Helga Hejny, will explore the impact of the fashion industry on Human Rights in countries such as India and Bangladesh.

Tuesday 6 October

Raw Tag: workshop and swapping event, Dr Beatriz Acevedo

12pm-1pm, online
Beatriz is an artist-academic, passionate about Education for Sustainable Development and action learning. RawTag is an art and sustainability project inviting participants to explore their love for clothes; while thinking about their garments' own stories and supply chain, and how they can act responsibly.

Wednesday 7 October

An insider's perspective on sustainable fashion business

6.30pm-7.30pm, online
Marina and Nina, co-founders of successful sustainable fashion brand, Pure One,  started out on their sustainability journey with a simple idea: to make the world a better place. Their talk will provide an insight into what it is like to work in the sustainable fashion business world.

Thursday 8 October 

Exploring the future of fashion 

6.30pm-7.30pm, online

The fashion industry has to change. This realisation is nowhere more apparent than within elements of the industry itself. From sustainable material innovation to circular economy principles, the fashion industry of the future will look very different. Join us to hear from two ARU Cambridge School of Art graduates and find out more.

Friday 9 October 

Sustainability and Fashion: a Designer's Perspective, Dr Wendy Moody

12pm-12.45pm, online
Wendy lectures on the BA Fashion Design Course. She will be talking about her research which focuses on the wearer experience, and how wearers can re-experience their own clothes, new existing clothes, and creative designs - without the need to buy or waste.

Virtual Sustainable Fashion Show

Friday 9 October, 3pm-3.30pm, online 
Join us for the live stream of a pre-recorded video featuring talks and a catwalk celebrating the range of alternatives available within the sustainable fashion movement.