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Giveaway and news – Brown Sugar Better Fashion Week

I’ve been conspicuously silent on the subject of Brown Sugar Better Fashion Week, which is now just around the corner (and already in swing, in a way, due to the Better Fashion Shop on Castle Market), due to my being …

Wed, Apr 18, 2012, 16:00

   

I’ve been conspicuously silent on the subject of Brown Sugar Better Fashion Week, which is now just around the corner (and already in swing, in a way, due to the Better Fashion Shop on Castle Market), due to my being incredibly busy. But here I am, talking about it, and giving away two VIP tickets to the week’s events, courtesy of the lovely Brown Sugar Better Fashion Week folks.

Brown Sugar Better Fashion Week, which aims to highlight and promote better (read: more ethical, sustainable, more conscientious) fashion in Ireland, comprises a series of talks and events going on all week, with speakers including but not limited to:

Dr Kate Fletcher –  Author of Sustainable Fashion & Textiles: Design Journeys, Dr. Fletcher is one of the founders of the concept of ‘Slow fashion’. Additional projects include; 5 Ways, Lifetimes, and was the curator of the exhibition, ‘Fashion for Sustainability’ at The Garanti Gallery in Istanbul in 2008. Kate is also a member of the expert panel advising the Danish Fashion Council’s sustainability initiative ‘NICE’, The Soil Association’s Textile Standards Committee, and the editorial board for the Journal Fashion Practice.

FASHION FEARLESS; A RE-DRESS Salon in association with Pop Up Productions (of Trailblazers and Iceland: Ireland project) will open with a ‘behind the scenes’ themed talk on the inner workings of  the fashion industry.

‘DEADLY FASHION’ A discussion on the implication of the fashion industry on human rights in association with Amnesty, Trocaire, and the Clean Clothes Campaign Ireland chaired by the Sunday Buisness Post’s Lisa Brady.

The SMART LAB UCD Dr Lisbeth Goodman chairs a panel discussion on FUTURE TEXTILES with Clarity’s Dr Shirley Coyle, bio-sensor artist Camille Baker,  researcher in sustainable garment care Emma D Rigby and Smartlab’s Tara Mooney.

Emma Gleeson presenting her  Masters Paper from London College of Fashion on ‘Disposable Fashion’

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Brown Sugar Better Fashion Week will also include the screening  of Bill Cunningham New York, by Richard Press, a cinematic profile of the noted veteran New York City fashion photographer and the screening of Bitter Seeds by Micha Peled, which explores the controversy of biotechnology,  from a village in India that uses genetically modified cotton seeds to US government agencies that promote them and is the third part of a trilogy about globalisation.

To win a pair of tickets, leave a comment below! Be sure to use the email address you check regularly. Winners will be announced at midnight on Friday, April 20th.

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