Categories FashionPosted on

The Fashion Debates: Is Fair Fashion a Feminist Movement?

SEEN is looking forward to Fashion Revolution Week, which takes place 24th – 30th April. To mark this important week, The Fashion Debates, in partnership with Free_D, is hosting another evening of engaging discussion for fashion consumers and industry. Taking place on 27th April and titled ‘Is Fair Fashion a Feminist Movement?’ the evening will explore how fairtrade empowers women around the world and whether feminism and ethically-made fashion can join forces to boost their causes.

The panel, hosted by The Fashion Debates’ founder and journalist Olivia Pinnock, is made up of established thought-leaders Tansy Hoskins, Journalist and Author of Stitched Up – The Anti-Capitalist Book of Fashion; Sophie Slater, Co-Founder of Birdsong Londo;n and Ayesha Mustafa, Founder of Fashion ComPassion.

The evening is sponsored by Free_D, a new social enterprise, which provides training and work for disadvantaged women in India and an ethical jewellery supply option for brands and designers.

The event will be held at the Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design in London, as well as being streamed live on The Fashion Debates Facebook.

About The Fashion Debates: The Fashion Debates is a bi-monthly event series discussing ethical issues in the fashion industry. Founded by journalist Olivia Pinnock, the debates aim to inspire people to become fashion activists. Past topics include sweatshop labour, racism, sustainability and the health of models.

About Free_D: Free_D is a social enterprise with a mission to support and up-skill disadvantaged women in India. We develop an under-utilised workforce into artisan jewellery makers using a mix of 3D printing and traditional techniques. We collaborate with designers and retailers who care about an ethical supply chain. More information can be found at www.free-d.org.uk.

SEEN enjoys these thought-provoking debates and heartily recommends that you get involved. As consumers of fashion we wield a lot of power. Let’s harness that for the greater good.

The Fashion Debates:
Is Fair Fashion a Feminist Movement? takes place on 27th April at 7pm at Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design. The event is open to all and tickets can be purchased for £10 at: www.thefashiondebates.com

Condé Nast College of Fashion
6-17 Greek Street
Soho
London
W1D 4DR

Seen this week

Categories ArtPosted on

House of Vans London X Studio PSK: Let There be Light

One of SEEN’s favourite venues is House of Vans in Waterloo, the skate park and cultural space bar none. We hear that until 17th December 2017 House of Vans London has partnered with Studio PSK, award-winning London-based design and creative studio, to transform Tunnel 1 into a shifting, multicoloured lighting installation open to the public.

Categories Food&DrinkPosted on

aqua kyoto: A Christmas Alternative

If the thought of Christmas with its attendant indulgences makes you long for the cuisines of other countries, then have a look at the winter menus on offer from aqua kyoto. A feast for the eyes as well as the stomach they have a lunch menu offering – essentially elevated bento boxes, which are as …

Categories DesignPosted on

Dinny Hall: A Shining Star

SEEN had the privilege recently, of hearing iconic jeweller Dinny Hall speak about her life and career in jewellery and design. She started off in the seventies when jewellery didn’t have the profile it has now, so in that sense she was very much a pioneer. She hung out with the cool musicians of the …