THINK AGAIN: Fashion, Farming, & Fiber
Apr
27
to Apr 28

THINK AGAIN: Fashion, Farming, & Fiber

ENGAGING PEOPLE IN PROVOCATIVE CONVERSATIONS AROUND THE FASHION INDUSTRY.

Abundance NC presents a daylong festival event that includes:

East Coast Runway Fashion Show – featuring 6 local designers with up to 5-7 looks. Presenters, speakers, and thought-leaders in the sustainable fashion industry. DIY Workshops – featuring indigo dying, screen printing, and more. Sustainable Vendors – featuring NC Fiber, local & handmade apparel, up-cycled goods, and more. Organizations doing good work in your community and beyond. A History of NC Fiber. Earthskill Demos. Live Music and Art. Local Eats. Sustainable Spirits.

At THINK AGAIN: Fashion, Farming, & Fiber - we’ll re-think: The history of big cotton in NC – from the slave ship to the shores of China. The industrial agricultural system. The ills of “fast fashion.” Global industry and the economics of extraction. Conventional fibers and textiles. Social justice. The worldwide effects of garment disposal. Who and what is beautiful? Deep culture versus personal style.

We’ll also dive into current sustainable fiber endeavors – such as hemp. We will engage in rethinking fashion by considering the use of upcycled, recycled and local materials. We’ll also shine a light on vendors and designers doing good work on this front – across our world and right here at home!

Today, 246 million children age 5-14 work in garment factories across the world. Today, communities adjacent to industrial cotton fields are suffering from neurodegenerative diseases and cancers. Today, 85% of the clothing we discard in the US is sent to landfills and incinerators. Today, a dressmaker in Africa is unemployed because we’ve saturated her village with our thrift store castoffs. Today, fashion is right behind oil as one of the most polluting industries on earth and consumption is rising.

Buy tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/think-again-fashion-farming-fiber-tickets-42947425907

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Fashion Revolution with Still Being Molly at The Flourish Market
Apr
26
6:00 PM18:00

Fashion Revolution with Still Being Molly at The Flourish Market

Come and celebrate and participate in Fashion Revolution Week with ethical fashion and lifestyle blogger Molly Stillman of Still Being Molly and Emily Sexton, founder of The Flourish Market in downtown Raleigh.

LET'S RECYCLE YOUR USED & TATTERED CLOTHING! BRING SHOES, CLOTHING, & UNDERGARMENTS that are too worn to donate or resell and that you would normally just throw in the trash, but INSTEAD, we will be collecting your well loved shoes and clothing and donating them to a TEXTILE RECYCLING company so that we can keep used textiles OUT of landfills!

If you bring AT LEAST 3 clothing / shoe items for recycling, you will receive a 15% off discount on your purchase at The Flourish Market.

We will also have a LIVE Q&A Session with Molly Stillman and Emily Sexton discussing Fashion Revolution week, etc.

There will be games, perhaps a scavenger hunt, yummy drinks, and so much more fun!!

The event is open from 6-8pm, but please try to be there by 630pm as that is when the FUN will really happen!

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/116185432566169/

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Who's Who in Fashion and Textiles
Apr
25
6:30 PM18:30

Who's Who in Fashion and Textiles

Join us on Wednesday, April 25th from 6:30-8:30pm as we launch our new “Who’s Who” event series!

Coinciding with Fashion Revolution Week, this series will shine a light on movers-and-shakers in fashion and textiles related fields — introducing you to new brands, ideas and connections with a sustainable focus. Fashion Revolution Week marks the anniversary of the 2013 Rana Plaza disaster and is a week of reflection, activism, and focus on creating positive change in the fashion industry. This first Who's Who event will introduce you to the ideas behind the Fashion Revolution movement and how Redress Raleigh is manifesting these ideas locally to revolutionize fashion and textiles.

We'll enjoy tasty snacks upstairs in the mezzanine at Trophy Tap + Table while hearing from three local speakers:

  • Kendra Leonard | Owner of Art of Style boutique
  • Lisbeth Arias | Owner of emerging fair-trade brand Descalza
  • Amanda Astor | Community Education Specialist for the City of Raleigh Solid Waste department, who will explain their new curbside textile recycling program.

Your $15 ticket includes light appetizers in addition to admission to the event. A cash bar will be available as well as plenty of time for Q&A and socializing.

Buy tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/whos-who-in-fashion-and-textiles-tickets-44807209570

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The True Cost Screening
Apr
24
6:00 PM18:00

The True Cost Screening

Greater Good Textile Group is hosting a screening of the documentary The True Cost on Tuesday, April 24th from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM at 201 Park Shops in honor of the Rana Plaza Collapse. The True Cost tells the story of fast fashion's social and environmental impacts and asks the audience "who really pays the price for our clothing?"

Join us on April 24th to learn about how you can use your power as a consumer to vote for ethical and sustainable clothing. Following the screening, Cathy Gomes, the Founder and CEO of 700 Rivers will lead a discussion about her company's mission to support Bangladeshi seamstresses and their families.

RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-true-cost-documentary-screening-tickets-44952864227

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