Fashion Revolution Belgium – Idealists Quarterly Talk

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18/04/2024 12:00 - 15:00 (America/New_York)
Full Circle Brussels
Address: Chau. de Vleurgat 89, 1050 Bruxelles, Belgium

Idealists Quarterly Talks, featuring FR Belgium. Topic: Tena Lavrencic What is fashion’s purpose in the 21st century? Who is it serving? How can we ensure it is inclusive and sustainable?

Cost: Free

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More Information: At this edition of our Idealists Quarterly drinks & talks event, we will focus on FASHION – jointly with the NGO Fashion Revolution. April marks eleven years since the Rana Plaza collapse – a tragedy that killed thousands of textile workers. It brought global attention onto how immensely the fashion industry exploits people and planet. Since then, Fashion Revolution has been organising the world’s largest fashion activism movement. Together with our speakers, we will explore: What is fashion’s purpose in the 21st century? Who is it serving? How can we ensure it is inclusive and sustainable? And how can we spark local community action that is global, intersectional and inclusive – in relation to the production of textiles, global supply chains, fashion as an artistic form of expression, and much more. Run of event: 6pm: doors open + mingling. 7pm - 7.30pm: Lightning talks by some impressive people. 7.30pm - 9pm: drinks + mingling. Speakers: Pierre-Antoine Vettorello: Fashion Designer and Researcher, will speak about the essential meaning of “fashion”.Tena Lavrenčić: Ethical fashion advocate, will speak about the political side of fashion. Radhika Singh: Designer and founder of Indikon Stories, will speak about her work to create textiles that are socially and environmentally sustainable. Siré Kaba: Designer and founder of Erratum Fashion, will speak about her work to address the deficit of African representation in Belgium through her fashion, which is produced in compliance with ethical and social standards. This event is for: People who work (or are interested) in policy, tech or sustainability. Are passionate about improving the communities around them and are open to collaboration. All genders are welcome. Our goal is to support underrepresented groups including women of colour, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, people with disabilities etc. We particularly welcome people from diverse cultural, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds, and we aim to accommodate any special needs. Write to us with any questions.