Fast Fashion: What Do Your Clothes Really Cost?
Discussion and Clothes Swap
We may pride ourselves on our green credentials, yet few of us consider the environmental impact of the clothes we wear – let alone the cost to those involved in making them. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Fashion can be ethical…
Find out more in a talk organised by Alternative Lewes, and chaired by its founder, Anthea Barbary.
Speaker Faith Leeves is a recent graduate of the London College of Fashion and one of the founders of the sustainable lingerie brand Lara Intimates. Utilising reclaimed fabric and operating a zero waste policy, the forward-thinking company is also working to find sustainable alternatives to bra underwires and padding.
Speaker Mica Lamb has been involved in the fashion industry for almost 30 years and is the co-founder of Asphalt Flowers, an online children’s clothing store that stocks ethical, sustainable kids’ clothes. She is passionate about ethical and eco fashion design, and an active campaigner in the fight against ‘fast fashion’.
Speaker Jo Bunner is an Alternative Image Consultant who wants to dispel any myths around modern fashion, and what you 'should' have in your wardrobe. It has been 5 years since Jo has bought anything new, and says 'forget the shops'.
She will also be giving tips on style, and how to make the most out of the clothes swap.
Bring along unwanted items of clothing to take part in a post-talk clothes swap — the ultimate in eco-friendly fashion fun! Both men and women welcome!
Please bring fewer, good quality items.
Join the discussion on Friday 13th October 2017 at King’s Church, Brooks Road, Lewes, BN7 2BY (opposite Homebase) – 7.30pm.
Licensed bar/Plenty of parking
Discussion 7.30pm–9.30pm/ Clothes Swap 9.30pm–11.00pm.