First fashion-focused hackathon in Ireland to take place next month
HackFast Fashion Hackathon in Dublin aims to address issues with fast fashion
The event takes place at Dogpatch Labs in Dublin next month
“Fast fashion designs moves quickly from Instagram to store to consumer to rubbish bin,” said Ms Benoit. “These disposable duds are a major contributor to the rise of plastics in our oceans, never lessening loads in our landfills, and the stomachs of animals on land and sea.
“We no longer see the devil wearing Prada but rather a €10 pair of runners to be tossed at the first smudge. The solutions exist to prevent these problems. In the past we repaired rather than replaced. Without a replaceable planet we must repair our approach to fashion,” she added.
Guided by mentors, participating teams will conceive, design, and pitch original sides to aid sustainability in the the fashion industry.
Tickets for the event can be bought at bit.ly/35VoUqz