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Fashion Revolution Week 2019

Updated: Dec 11, 2023

We hosted a series of events across Auckland:

26th April | Fashion Revolution: Society's appetite for Fast Fashion and Consumerism

With guest speakers Carolyn Enting (editor of Good magazine) and Amy Conlon (founder of Outliv) we explored our society's appetite for fast fashion and consumerism, the environmental and social impact of the collective and ways that we, as consiocus individuals can make a difference.

29th April | Screening of The True Cost documentary + panel afterwards.

True Cost is a groundbreaking documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing?

The film was followed by a panel discussion with Kate Hall (Ethically Kate) and graduates from Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design, Annaleigh Stafford, Sophia Butler, Courtney Harper and Wade O'Brien.

30th April | The rise of the Conscious Consumer

A breakfast event at Mondays Wholefoods we explored the rise in the movement of conscious consumerism with guest speaker Hemma Vara, fashion writer and founder of conscious store

30th April | The Clothing Love Story: Clothes Swap and Styling Workshop

We learned how to shop our wardrobe, up style what we already love and reuse those pieces we had no idea what to do with. Swapped old pieces of pre loved clothing for new pieces, and recreate complete new outfits that scream you!!.... without costing you or the Earth!

With guest speaker Karishma Kelsey, founder and designer of Karishma Design, and her team.

1st May | Fashion Revolution & Female empowerment

In collaboration with Toniq Collective we had an engaging and inspiring discussion on how circular fashion and female empowerment can change the fashion industry.

Fashion isn't just about looking good. It's about feeling confident and empowered.

Kate Hall, also known as the eco lifestyle influencer Ethically Kate, MC'd the evening talking with Hannah Duder, CEO of Indigo & Iris, about her beauty company's model of helping women look and feel great while giving back and Jacinta Fitzgerald, sustainability and innovation expert and founder of Make Good, discussed the rise of the sharing economy and increased awareness of the wasteful fashion industry. The circular economy and zero waste business models bring exciting opportunities and revolutionary solutions.

Toniq Collective bridges the gap between female empowerment and the circular economy with their closed loop conscious fashion platform soon to launch. They will rent and sell beautiful clothes from a variety of eco-fashion brands and provide both customers and designers a risk-free way to have fun and experiment with their style, whilst reducing textile waste.

Fashion Revolution is a global movement calling for greater transparency, sustainability and ethics in the fashion industry.It aims to unite the fashion industry and ignite a revolution to radically change the way our clothes are sourced, produced and purchased, so that what the world wears has been made in a safe, clean and fair way.

Some photos of the events: