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Fast, faster, fastest…

Fashion is getting faster and faster. There are now so many clothes in the world that the next six generations can be dressed with them. The disastrous consequences of the fashion and textile industry are abundantly clear: gigantic overproduction, polluted rivers, metres-high mountains of clothing waste and CO2 emissions greater than air and shipping combined. Not to mention the social inequalities involved…

The need for discussion is urgent!

VPRO Tegenlicht Meet Up: Behind the seams – The price of fast fashion

Date: Thursday 27th of June, 12.00 – 14.00 (warm vega(n) lunch included)

Location: SustainaLab, Matrix ONE, Amsterdam Science Park 301, 1098 XH Amsterdam.

During the meet-up we will discuss the Backlight documentary ‘Uit de Kleren’, a production about fast fashion. We talk about excessive production and consumption, stimulated by capitalist growth, at the expense of others. We are all aware of the polluting impact of this industry, yet change seems almost impossible. Tegenlicht follows four pioneers that fight for systematic change, with results. 

Check this link to watch the documentary.

The line-up so far:
William de Bruijn will elaborate on the research of the VPRO Tegenlicht episode.
– Postdoc researcher in Psychology Alaa Aldoh her research on people’s perceptions and willingness to act sustainable when getting new clothes.
Ines Arconada Vazquez, freelancer and seamstress at i.a. De Steek. With a focus on repair and reuse, she strives for a responsible, inclusive and resilient fashion industry.
Dide Verkerk, student at Amsterdam Fashion Institute and owner of DFC upcycling, a streetwear brand in which she uses residual materials to make new, fashionable pieces.

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