In today’s culture of ‘fast fashion’, more than 150 billion garments are being produced each year and 73% of these end up in landfills or incinerated. This has drastic consequences for our planet, environment and the people working in the textile industry. Make Ireland Sustainable for All believes that the textile industry shouldn’t cost us our earth and is pleased to announce that its third national conference will focus on Sustainable Fashion and the Sustainable Development Goals.
This unique conference will take place on the 24th of April 2020 at the Rediscovery Centre in Ballymun. It seeks to rethink fashion and address the key issues in today’s textile industry. It will explore current challenges and discuss solutions that facilitate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, which provide a transformative roadmap for responsible consumption and production, a clean environment and decent work conditions.
A programme that promises great speakers, workshops and a clothes swap will be announced shortly!
Tickets for this event are €25 and you can REGISTER HERE.
The tickets include access to all sessions, lunch and workshops. All proceeds will be donated to Rediscover Fashion at the Rediscovery Centre and will contribute to facilitate upcycling fashion workshops with asylum seekers living in Direct Provision.
A detailed agenda for the day will follow soon.
Please join us in this important national conversation!
Make Ireland Sustainable for All is part of the EU–funded project ‘Make Europe Sustainable For All’, a three-year project aiming to raise awareness and encourage action to be taken on the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The project is being undertaken by 25 project partners across 15 EU Member States and is implemented in Ireland by World Vision Ireland and the Irish Environmental Network, assisted by ECO-UNESCO and Social Justice Ireland. This conference is being run in partnership with the Rediscovery Centre & Fashion Revolution Ireland.