Sustainable Fashion webinar
In June 2020 we hosted a webinar on ‘Sustainable Fashion – the environmental impacts of the clothing sector and what we can do about it’. We heard from Kim Polgreen (Sustainability Educator) and Stephen Cawley (former Head of Sustainability at John Lewis). A recording of the webinar is available here and you can access the slides here: Kim Polgreen and Stephen Cawley.
We have summarised key messages from the webinar on this page including links to further information and resources.
There was so much interest in the event and subsequent video that we decided in March 2021 to launch an information campaign on sustainable fashion.
Each month, we will look at one particular aspect of sustainable fashion. We will focus on how we can all – as individuals and consumers, and as a community – make a difference. Much of this starts with being more conscious, taking the time to find things out and think about our decisions. We plan to cover both local and virtual solutions, resources and shops in our community, as well as online platforms.
We will post links to each month’s article below. Over the months we hope to build up a guide and resource bank, for all who are interested in exploring a more sustainable approach to fashion.
- March: Sustainable Fashion #1 – buy less!
- April: Sustainable Fashion #2 – what to do with clothes you no longer want
- May: Sustainable Fashion #3 – Refresh your wardrobe: repair and upcycling
- June: Sustainable Fashion #4 – Shopping sustainably
Write to your favourite Oxford shops to demand better
As part of 2021’s Great Big Green Week, Low Carbon Oxford North have compiled a directory of Oxford shops that score poorly on sustainability and ethical ratings, together with contact details and a template email and social media message. Find out more here.