October FASHION TALKS // Book Club session welcomes Sustainable Fashion queen Safia Minney and her book SLAVE TO FASHION
As well as an Author, Safia is currently working on her new project REAL SUSTAINABILITY, a community interest company dedicated to helping people and business transition to zero carbon and sustainability by 2030 and to provide Regeneration through Education, Action and Leadership for those organisations and individuals wanting to learn how to implement that shift and become leaders in a positive sustainable future.
Slave to Fashion raises awareness of modern slavery in the fashion industry and shows how it can be eradicated by business and consumers.
The book delves into interviews and microdocumentaries with the men, women and children caught in slavery, making the clothes sold on our high streets, in Europe and the developing world.
It will also profile best practice of brands and designers within the fashion industry to prove that slave-free fashion is achievable and fashion can be used to empower workers - whilst creating beautiful, competitive and accessible fashion.
From 2015, the Modern Slavery Act requires medium to large-sized companies to report on what they are doing to eradicate slavery and human trafficking in their supply chains. If not, they need to declare it.
Safia Minney is a British social entrepreneur and author.
She is the founder of People Tree and former Global CEO of 24 years, a pioneering sustainable and Fair Trade fashion label with a mission to provide customers with Fair Trade lifestyle clothing, lifestyle accessories and organic and Fair Trade foods in Japan and Europe.
Safia is also a well noted spokesperson and campaigner on Fair Trade and ethical fashion. She initiated World Fair Trade Day in 1999 which is endorsed by the World Fair Trade Organisation and their members and celebrated on the second Saturday of May each year.
Additionally, she co-wrote the book, Naked Fashion, The Sustainable Fashion Revolution and Slow Fashion, Aesthetics Meets Ethics and Slave to Fashion.
JOIN BOOK CLUB
- To sign up to this event please register for your BOOK TOKEN via Eventbrite.
- Registration to each event will be closed 5mins before LIVE Q&A
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IMPORTANT BOOK CLUB DATES
Look out for our book introduction VT each month on Facebook & Instagram. A reminder and a link to the session will be emailed to you within 24 hours in advance of each session. All session times are GMT.
- Introduction VT to Book Club month via Facebook & Instagram - 1st of each month
- Q&A with Special Guest, Safia Minney - 28th October 2020 at 6.30pm / 60mins
Don't have a copy of the book? Borrow from a friend, buy second hand shop or you can purchase new via the following affiliate links for Hardcopy or Audio versions (where available).