Our current pandemic has amplified the fashion industry’s broken model of extreme waste and overproduction. In a time of pause and renewed desire to support one another amid uncertain times, we must instill a culture of clothes keeping and caring. Consumption levels have reached unsustainable heights and the industry relies on a culture of disposability. Around the world, we produce too much clothing, from unsustainable materials, much of which ends up incinerated or in landfill. In order to combat the climate crisis and protect precious natural resources, we must rethink consumption-as-usual.
Rethink consumption-as-usual in a conversation with the founders of Swap Society, Christy Dawn and Atelier & Repair as they discuss their approaches to circular fashion from regenerating natural systems, designing out waste and pollution, and keeping products and materials in use. This panel will be moderated by the founders of Waste Watch, Bonnie Wright and Georgia Stockwell.
Moderators: Bonnie Wright and Georgia Stockwell, Waste Watch Co-Founders
Panelists: Nicole Robertson, Swap Society Founder
Christy Baskauskas, Christy Dawn Chief Creative Officer
Aras Baskauskas, Christy Dawn CEO
Maurizio Donadi, Atelier & Repairs Founder
PAST CLOTHING SWAP EVENTS
GLOBAL SWAP EVENT LOS ANGELES 2018
Swap Society partnered with NYC Fair Trade Coalition and GFX for a clothing swap, hosted by Fair Trade LA and Fair Trade Long Beach.
Swap Society partnered with Pepperdine University for an exclusive swap and chat about sustainable fashion.
SIP SHOP SWAP
Swap Society did a clothing swap at the Women in Green Forum, the premier event highlighting women in the environmental industry.
Swap Society partnered with GFX for a clothing swap at the 4th Annual Fair Trade Fashion Show, the annual event for fashion activists.
SWAP SOCIETY IS PROUD TO PARTNER WITH GFX
GLOBAL FASHION EXCHANGE (GFX) is an international platform promoting sustainability in the fashion industry with inspiring forums, educational content and cultural events. Through interactive clothing swaps, GFX empowers consumers to take action for a better environment while they stylishly renew their wardrobe and save hundreds of thousands of clothes from being discarded.