Sustainable Fashion – the environmental impacts of the clothing sector and what we can do about it

Did you know that clothing accounts for about 10% of annual carbon emissions?

As Coronavirus plunges the fashion industry into crisis, many of us may not be aware of the full extent of the clothing sector’s environmental impacts. For example:

Could now be the time for a pause and ‘re-set’?

From charity shops and renting clothes, to swishing, repair and upcyling, new trends are emerging as older – and sometimes forgotten – attitudes to clothing enjoy a renaissance. But will these changes be enough?

There have been calls for more radical changes to the industry, including wholesale system change in line with the principles of a circular economy.

To explore these questions further, join us on Wednesday 17 June 2020, 7.30-9pm, for a webinar on Sustainable Fashion with Kim Polgreen. Kim is Director at Leadership in Global Change and works as Sustainability Educator, supporting teenagers to become engaged with sustainability solutions through their study and career choices. Kim will be joined by Stephen Cawley, former Head of Sustainability at John Lewis, who will talk about some of the sustainability initiatives introduced at John Lewis. 

The event is open to all. Please register through Eventbrite. Further details and joining instructions (through Zoom) will be emailed to participants nearer the time.