We may pride ourselves on our green credentials, yet few of us consider the environmental impact of the clothes we wear – let alone the cost to those involved in making them. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Fashion can be ethical…
Find out more in a talk organised by Alternative Lewes, and chaired by its founder, Anthea Barbary.
Speaker Abigail Petit is the owner of Abigail’s Drapery, which sells clothing and textiles, as well as offering repairs and alterations. She also runs workshops on the recycling and reuse of old clothes. Her past projects have included creating the Agrocel Pure & Fair cotton brand, which she introduced into Marks & Spencer; launching the top-rated Gossypium clothing line; and developing a range of fair-trade textile bags for The Body Shop.
Speaker Faith Leeves is a recent graduate of the London College of Fashion and the brains behind sustainable lingerie brand Lara Intimates. Utilising reclaimed fabric and operating a zero waste policy, the forward-thinking company is also working to find sustainable alternatives to bra underwires and padding.
Speaker Mica Lamb has been involved in the fashion industry for almost 30 years and is the co-founder of Asphalt Flowers, an online children’s clothing store that stocks ethical, sustainable kids’ clothes. She is passionate about ethical and eco fashion design, and an active campaigner in the fight against ‘fast fashion’.
Alternative Image Consultant, Jo Bunner, will be there to give free styling advice.
You can also bring along unwanted items of clothing to take part in a post-talk clothes swap — the ultimate in eco-friendly fashion fun! Both men and women welcome!
Join the discussion on Friday 13th October 2017 at King’s Church, Brooks Road, Lewes, BN7 2BY (opposite Homebase) – 7.30pm.
Licensed bar/Plenty of parking
Discussion 7.30pm–9.30pm/ Clothes Swap 9.30pm–11.00pm.