What’s on for the Fashion Revolution Week in North & East London?

The Fashion Revolution Week started five years ago, after the collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory, which killed 1,138 people and injured many more in Bangladesh. During that week, clothes brands and producers are encouraged to use the #imadeyourclothes hashtag, to showcase their know-how and be transparent with their supply chain.

The fifth Fashion Revolution Week starts on Monday the 23rd April 2018.  I thought I could do without a list of events but in the last two weeks, I have seen so many great opportunities and ideas developed by sustainable and ethical concepts that I decided to gather all of them in one post to help me – and hopefully you – plan this amazing and busy week.

I am focusing on the events taking place in North and East London, and/or developed by brands based in this booming area.


MONDAY 23 APRIL

 

POP-UP SHOP AND SAMPLE SALE BY LONDON SUSTAINABLE FASHION ROOMS
Location: The Old Truman Brewery (E1 6QL) in Brick Lane
Time: 15:00-20:00
Price: Free
For one week, ethical consumers will be able to shop top-to-toe in ethical fashion.
Showcasing:
– Sustainable and VEGAN footwear by Po-Zu
– Fair Trade fashion pioneer & womenswear leader, People Tree
-Vintage-inspired ethical fashion & knitwear by Lowie
– “Who Made Your Clothes?” installation by Brothers We Stand, featuring Earth Positive
– The ultimate revolving wardrobe & an endless library of luxury clothing Wear the Walk

EVENT: SPEED NETWORKING & LAUNCH OF LONDON SUSTAINABLE FASHION ROOMS
Location: The Old Truman Brewery (E1 6QL) in Brick Lane
Time: 17:00-19:30
Price: £7

 

 

TUESDAY 24 APRIL

 

POP-UP SHOP AND SAMPLE SALE BY LONDON SUSTAINABLE FASHION ROOMS
Location: The Old Truman Brewery (E1 6QL) in Brick Lane
Time: 11:00-20:00
Price: Free

PANEL DISCUSSION:  RANA PLAZA – NEVER AGAIN – 5 YEARS BY LONDON SUSTAINABLE FASHION ROOMS
Location: The Old Truman Brewery (E1 6QL) in Brick Lane
Time: 18:30-19:30
Price: £7

Panel:
Safia Minney – MBE, author, activist, MD of Po-Zu & founder of People Tree
Baroness Lola Young – OBE, Actress, Author and Crossbench Peer
– Sarah Ditty – Fashion Revolution
Tamsin Lejeune – Common Objective and Founder of the Ethical Fashion Forum
Dolly Jones – Journalist
– Sam Maher – Clean Clothes Campaign
– Mariusz Stochaj – Earth Positive.

GOING GREEN
Location: Online
Time. 18:30-21:00
Price: £12 – £35
Find out why the Ethical Brand Directory (EBD)  is supporting the Fashion Revolution and discover how your personal style can help save the planet with EBD’s founder Roberta Lee. Roberta Lee will also share her top 10 tips for going green in 2018.
Hear about the latest green trends and changes in consumer behaviour from Georgina Wilson-Powell from Pebble Magazine.
Find out how to start an eco-friendly ethical business with Sian Conway from Ethical Hour.
Understand why authentic green marketing matters and how to spot greenwashing with Akhil Sivanandan from Green Story.
Get tips for going green on holiday with Vicky Smith from Earth Changers.
Get inspiration to live, work and play in a more eco-friendly way.

THE CLOTHES CLUB POP UP
organized by the Clothes Club and Traid
Location: Wieden + Kennedy, 16 Hanbury Street, London, E1 6QR
Time. 19:00-21:30

Price: £12 – £20
Clothes swap: Bring up to 3 items of quality clothing you no longer wear and swap them for someone else’s unwanted garments.
The ticket sales from the evening will be donated 100% to St Joseph’s Hospice.
Dinner made by The Canvas Cafe

FASHION REVOLUTION AT SARABANDE: THE LEE ALEXANDER MCQUEEN FOUNDATION
Location: 22 Hertford Road, London, N1 5SH
Time: 19:00-21:00
Price: Free
The Lee Alexander McQueen Foundation welcomes a panel of experts who will be exploring the topic of transparency within the fashion industry and the Fashion Revolution Week initiative – ‘Why Transparency Matters.’ With co-founder and Creative Director of Fashion Revolution, Orsola de Castro, speaking with Emily Tilden-Smith from global leading law firm Baker McKenzie and Alisha Miranda from the Not My Style app, this talk will touch upon the rising consumer demand for transparency around workers rights, the UK Modern Slavery act and what new brands need to look out for when developing their stance on sustainability.

 

 

WEDNESDAY 25 APRIL

 

POP-UP SHOP AND SAMPLE SALE BY LONDON SUSTAINABLE FASHION ROOMS
Location: The Old Truman Brewery (E1 6QL) in Brick Lane
Time: 11:00-20:00
Price: Free

WORKSHOP: EMBROIDERY AND APPLIQUE UPCYCLING WITH LOWIE BY LONDON SUSTAINABLE FASHION ROOMS
Location: The Old Truman Brewery (E1 6QL) in Brick Lane
Time:  18:00-20:00
Price: £18

HOX HOW TO: SHOP CONSCIOUSLY – SUSTAINABLE FASHION PANEL TALKS AND POP-UP SHOP
Location: The Hoxton Holborn 199-206 High Holborn London WC1V 7BD
Time: 18:30-21:30
Price: Free
As part of their How To series, The Hoxton will be hosting Birdsong London, The Keep Boutique, People Tree, and Rêve en Vert for panel talks and a pop-up shop curating edit of seasonal styles, accessories and activewear, all of which have been produced to ethically-savvy standards, and are made to be worn and loved for a lifetime.

 

 

THURSDAY 26 APRIL

 

POP-UP SHOP AND SAMPLE SALE BY LONDON SUSTAINABLE FASHION ROOMS
Location: The Old Truman Brewery (E1 6QL) in Brick Lane
Time: 11:00-20:00
Price: Free

PANEL DISCUSSION: SUSTAINABLE DESIGN, SOURCING AND BUYING BY LONDON SUSTAINABLE FASHION ROOMS
Location: The Old Truman Brewery (E1 6QL) in Brick Lane
Time: 18:30-19:30
Price: £7
Panel:
Safia Minney – MBE, author, activist, MD of Po-Zu & founder of People Tree
Sven Segal – Founder of Po-Zu
Nina Marenzi – The Sustainable Angle
Tamsin Lejeune – Common Objective & Founder of the Ethical Fashion Forum
Bronwyn Lowenthal – founder of Lowie

ECO SEWING PARTY
Location: Broadway Market FABRICATIONS 7 Broadway Market Hackney London E8 4PH
Time: 18:30-21:30
Price: £5

Join Offset Warehouse and, Fabrications for a fun, creative and aspirational evening. The focus of this eco sewing party will be working with jersey/stretch materials. Whether you’re a seasoned sewer, or have little or no experience but would love to have a go, there will be something for you.

FASHION REVOLUTION AT SARABANDE: THE LEE ALEXANDER MCQUEEN FOUNDATION
Location: 22 Hertford Road, London, N1 5SH
Time: 19:00-21:00
Price: Free
Join Tamsin Blanchard for a discussion with Katie Roberts-Wood and John Alexander Skelton of Sarabande Studios as they discuss their ‘slow-fashion’ practises – brands that work as an antithesis to the mass-production of the fashion industry, where the designers hand has touched each garment and pieces are made to be kept. Recently featured with Sarabande in the FT Weekend Magazine, both designers will also display pieces from their most recent collections for audiences to view.

ANTIBAD HOSTS A PANEL DISCUSSION WITH FASHION REVOLUTION AND THE POOL
Location: London College of Fashion, 272 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7EY
Time: 19:00-20:00
Price: Free
Antibad is hosting a live panel in association with The Pool, The Centre For Sustainable Fashion and of course Fashion Revolution. Narratives around transparency and the role of social media, to explore how best to attract a new audience to sustainability, will be investigated. Attend in person or watch live via The Pool.
Panellists include:
– Introduction from Dilys Williams, director of Centre for Sustainable Fashion
– Chaired by Edwina Ings Chambers, Beauty and Fashion Journalist
Agatha Lintott, founder and director of Antibad
– Bert Van Son, sustainable entrepreneur with strong focus on the circular economy. He is the CEO and Co-Founder denim brand Mud Jeans
– Orsola de Castro, founder and creative director of Fashion Revolution
– Jemma Finch and Ella Grace Denton of Stories Behind Things, a collective committed to creating a more accessible culture around conscious consumption and sustainable living.

 

 

 

FRIDAY 27 APRIL

 

POP-UP SHOP AND SAMPLE SALE BY LONDON SUSTAINABLE FASHION ROOMS
Location: The Old Truman Brewery (E1 6QL) in Brick Lane
Time: 11:00-19:00
Price: Free

KEPLER OPEN STUDIO
Location: STUDIO 23, 89 RIDLEY ROAD, London, E8 2NH
Time: 14.00-16:00
Price: Free
The brand Kepler opens its studio doors to press and general public to discover first hand some of its production processes. They will be making some of their production pieces on their knit machines and show first hand the craftsmanship that goes into many of their pieces.
They will be explaining the processes and how long each piece usually takes to make and how they find new and innovative ways of finishing their garments so that they stand the test of time.

EVENT: PEOPLE TREE – BEHIND THE BRAND BY LONDON SUSTAINABLE FASHION ROOMS
Location: The Old Truman Brewery (E1 6QL) in Brick Lane
Time: 16:00-19:00
Price: By donation
For one evening you will be invited to come and meet the People behind People Tree, and find out how they do things differently.

 

 

SATURDAY 28 APRIL

 

WHO MADE MY ACTIVEWEAR?
Location: Benk + Bo, 4-6 Gravel Lane London E1 7AW
Time: 09:15-17:30
Price: £10 per session
Activewear brands aiming to operate ethically are joining forces for a unique fitness festival for Fashion Revolution Week. Join the event at Benk + Bo for fitness classes by renowned instructors (from 9.15am to 4pm), pop-up shopping and a panel discussion to shine a spotlight on Activewear supply chains.
25% of ticket sales will be donated to UK charity Fashion Revolution.

POP-UP SHOP: ACTIVEWEAR
Location: Benk + Bo, 4-6 Gravel Lane London E1 7AW
Time: 10:00-12:00
Price: Free
Meet those behind Jilla Active, Silou London, Starseeds, Sports Philosophy, Adrenna London, Rêve En Vert (stocking VYAYAMA), AmaElla, Natural Deodorant Co, Optiat

PANEL DISCUSSION: ETHICS IN ACTIVEWEAR
Location: Benk + Bo, 4-6 Gravel Lane London E1 7AW
Time: from 15:00
Price: to be confirmed
The following guests will be talking all things ethical Activewear, from the challenges of starting a business in this industry to changes in consumer behaviour and the achievements they’ve accomplished to date:
Heather Knight, Branding, Design and Communications at Fashion Revolution
Bridget Haywood, Head of Operations and Marketing at Jilla Active
Natalia Zawada, Founder of Starseeds
Phoebe Greenacre, Yoga Instructor and CEO of Silou London
Stella Heng, Founder of Sports Philosophy
Cora Hilts, Founder of Rêve En Vert (who stock VYAYAMA and Silou London)

POP-UP SHOP AND SAMPLE SALE BY LONDON SUSTAINABLE FASHION ROOMS
Location: The Old Truman Brewery (E1 6QL) in Brick Lane
Time: 10:00-18:00
Price: Free

DISCUSSION: THE NEW FRONTIER – BROADENING THE MEDIA DEBATE ON ETHICAL FASHION AND THE VEGAN REVOLUTION BY LONDON SUSTAINABLE FASHION ROOMS
Location: The Old Truman Brewery (E1 6QL) in Brick Lane
Time. 11:00-12:00
Price: £7

Panel:
Safia Minney – MBE, author, activist, MD of Po-Zu & founder of People Tree
Kate Arnell – British television presenter/Eco Blogger
Bel Jacobs – Fashion, Style, Beauty & Culture, previously Style Editor for Metro
Tansy Hoskins – author of Stitched Up: The Anti-Capitalist Book of Fashion, political commentator on the BBC, Sky News, Al Jazeera and Channel 4’s Ten O’Clock Live
Zoe Partridge – founder of Wear the Walk
Lara Balsam – Lara runs a London-based vegan charity, and blogs at myfairladle.co.uk, where she serves up big helpings of ethical food and fashion

HOW WILL YOU MAKE IT?
Location: ONEBYME 49 Nelson Street, Loft 1, London (E1 2DL)
Time. 17:00-19:30
Price: £36
For this special event, ONEBYME will teach you how to make your own ONE-Piece “Oversized Front Pocket Sweat Tee”. You will have the opportunity to personalise your garment using mixed media techniques to MAKEIT your own!
Please do not be concerned or stressed if you have very little making experience. Anyone with a passion to learn is welcome.

 

 

SUNDAY 29 APRIL

 

POP-UP SHOP AND SAMPLE SALE BY LONDON SUSTAINABLE FASHION ROOMS
Location: The Old Truman Brewery (E1 6QL) in Brick Lane
Time: 10:00-16:00
Price: Free

 

If you want to see all the listed events for the Fashion Revolution Week, you can refer to the Fashion Revolution website. You will also find on their website many resources to use your voice and power to make a positive change, not only for one week but the whole year long.

If you’ve got anything to add to the list please get in touch.

Have a great week and spread the good word out!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2 Comments

  1. Mirta September 6, 2018 / 11:54 pm

    Thanks, it’s quite informative

    • loulou-admin September 8, 2018 / 11:47 am

      Did you go to any one of these events?

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