Climate change and the fashion industry. How bad is it and what can we do about it?

Fashion is the latest industry to come under fire as one of the biggest causes of pollution, waste, and exploitation across the world.

As questions come from all corners of society about fast fashion and its long reaching implications, we must ask ourselves – What can be done?

Sunday, March 8th in Dublin’s The Tara Building the Sisters Are Doing It For The Future event will see a host of influential and inspiring Irish women chatting all about creativity, diversity, and of course, ethical fashion. But Sustainable Fashion Dublin’s latest event isn’t just about the future of fashion – it’s about the future of womanhood in Ireland in general.

Sustainable Fashion Dublin is the creation of Geraldine Carton, a Freelance Journalist, and Taz Kelleher, a Podcast Producer, who have been running similar events since the collective was formed last year.

A panel discussion will tackle the latter, as Heather Barnes, Rosemarie Kamana (Artist & Sustainable Fashion Designer) and CarrieAnn Moran (Sustainability Manager at NCBI Retail) join Geraldine Carton and Taz Kelleher to chat about the myriad of ways the fashion industry affects women.

 

Around 80 percent of workers in garment factories are women, many of whom are not paid a living wage. The clothes they make are then sold here in the west, through marketing campaigns targeting a predominantly female audience – making them feel less than, so they buy more.

The event will also feature comedy, spoken word poetry, and music from performers including Molly Sterling, Emma Doran, and Fionnuala Jones, as well as treats from Nutshed and cocktails from Roe&Co.

You can find out more about Sustainable Fashion Dublin’s International Women’s Day event here.