April 24 @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm Free
Local clothing upcyclers from throughout Ōtākou (Otago, New Zealand) will discuss their practices at a free Public Seminar on the 24th April 2019 at Otago Pioneer Women’s Hall. This event marks ‘Fashion Revolution Day’, a global social movement set up after the Rana Plaza Disaster in Bangladesh in 2013 bringing attention to the ethics of the global fashion industry and asking the public to consider the work, working conditions, and practices of local and global textile and fashion practitioners. The eight artists presenting are Kezka Bizarre, Kerry Mackay, Desi Liversage, Elena Poletti, Simone Montgomery, Fiona Jenkin, Fiona Clements and Kirsten Koch. This event is part of a sociology masters project for the University of Otago and has been approved by the Otago Human Ethics Committee; reference number 18/176.