With Dana Thomas & Lucy Siegle
Sunday 13th October 2019, 3.30-4.30pm
Baillie Gifford Big Tent
Former model and fashion journalist Dana Thomas talks to Lucy Siegle about how to tackle the environment’s next biggest challenge.
We live in an era of disposable fashion. New collections are now launched on a rolling basis and a dress can be bought for a fiver and thrown away. The industry produces 80 billion new garments annually, with more than half going to land fill within the same year. Fashion employs every sixth person on the planet and the impact on the environment is recognised as being greater than the airline and freight industry combined.
Dana Thomas, author of Fashionoplis, and leading journalist Lucy Siegle will discuss the damage wrought by the massive clothing industry – and the global movement ghting to reform it. Lucy is a reporter on ethical and environmental issues. She is the author of Turning the Tide on Plastic and To Die For and contributed Stacey Dooley’s popular BBC Three documentary Fashion’s Dirty Secret.
We all have been casual about our clothes, and it is time to get dressed with intention.
Books will be on sale and the event will be followed by a book signing.