Backyard

By Fashion Revolution

3 months ago

Location:Backyard, Gandhi Nagar, Adyar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Upcoming events

  • 21/04/2024 17:00 - 21/04/2024 20:00

    Textiles are everywhere! In our clothing, furniture, toys and even computers! But how much do you really know about them? What exactly are our textiles made from? How sustainable are they, really? How far do our clothes travel before we buy them? Where do they go once you don't want them anymore?

    As part of Fashion Revolution Week, Green Donut will conduct this collaborative workshop in which you & your fellow participants will work together to discover the social & environmental impacts of the textile industry, and find out what you can do to about them! Using only paper, pencil, and a set of cards, you will create the production chain of textiles, learn about the industry’s impact, and then work together to find solutions and actions you can take.

    This workshop is inspired by the pedagogy of the Climate Fresk (an interactive workshop that teaches the IPCC Climate report). Experience this unique way of learning, if you are new to the Fresk universe of workshops. Launched in 2021, Textiles UnTangled has been enjoyed by over 600 participants.

    You will learn:

    1. Materials 101 - What fabrics should I choose!?!

    2. The life cycle of textiles, from raw materials to end of life

    3. Textile industry impacts on the planet and on humans.

    4. How to think critically of claims made by companies & organizations about their sustainability

    5. Notions of circular economy, systems view thinking, and human centered solutions

    6. Actions that can be taken on a collective, business, and individual level

    All while working together and having fun!

    Our main sources: Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Preferred Textiles Report, OXFAM, Fashion Revolution and ADEME.

    Who is this for?

    All expertise levels welcome! From people who wear clothing to textile producers! Textiles are everywhere and concern everyone. Experts in the field also enjoy this workshop and its ability to give a holistic view of the industry, spark discussion, and capacity-build in their organizations. Some companies who have played: Vestiaire Collective, Deloitte, Givenchy, Promod, Caroll and Minelli, Balzac, and Electrolux.