Can Science Solve Unsustainable Fashion?

11 September 2019

We all wear clothes. Far from being the preserve of a frivolous few, fashion is simply the word we give to the $3 trillion global industry behind what we wear. Today it’s faster and bigger than ever before. It guzzles finite resources, contributes to water pollution and soil erosion and emits more greenhouse gases than aviation and maritime combined. And it’s incredibly wasteful. Of the 100 billion garments produced around the world each year, most will end up landfilled or incinerated. Currently, less than 1% of used clothing is recycled into new textiles. Fashion and science might seem unlikely bedfellows, but they are increasingly getting together and with good reason. From new materials to A.I., science hopes to solve some of fashion’s biggest problems.

Event details

  • When: 7.00pm - 9.00pm
  • Where: International House
    96 City Road
    Darlington NSW 2008
  • Cost: Free
  • RSVP: Please RSVP by 10 September
  • Registration:https://sydney.edu.au/international-house/alumni-and-community/community-events.html
  • Contact: Matthew Smith
    Marketing Manager
    International House
    T: 02 9950 9800
    E: ih.info@sydney.edu.au
  • More info: sydney.edu.au/international-house
  • Speaker/ Performer: Clare Press is Vogue’s Sustainability Editor, an author and podcaster. Her critically acclaimed book Wardrobe Crisis, How We Went from Sunday Best to Fast Fashion (Black inc.) examines the fashion industry’s effects on people and planet. The latest, Rise & Resist, How to Change the World (Melbourne University Press) explores movement building and activism. She is currently writing her fourth book about the future of fashion.

    The Wardrobe Crisis podcast is now in its third series. Each week, Clare interviews international designers, academics, influencers and industry insiders on all things sustainability-related.

    Clare is global ambassador for the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Make Fashion Circular initiative, part of the Fashion Roundtable team in the UK, and a member of Australian advisory board of Fashion Revolution. She sits on Copenhagen Fashion Week’s Sustainability Advisory Board and is one of Global Fashion Agenda’s Content Experts.


Can Science Solve Unsustainable Fashion?

Where International House
96 City Road
Darlington NSW 2008
When

11 September 2019


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