Global Justice in the Fashion Supply Chain with Extinction Rebellion

when

22 June 2021
18:00 - 19:30

where

London, United Kingdom, London, United Kingdom

type

Meeting

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Exploring fashion, supply chains and global justice with Extinction Rebellion

Terra{Fora} is a journey towards sustainability – not only a bold statement of our commitment to the environment, but also a joyful celebration of our power to effect change.
• 6pm doors open for in person event
• 6.30pm – 7.30pm live-streamed panel
• Customise your wares with the XR Art Blockers
Extinction Rebellion do not make any merchandise as there is too much stuff in the world already. We block print on existing clothes and bags, the Art Blockers will be at this event so please feel free to bring something along that you would like to get printed. More details on art blocking here.
Global justice is the recognition that the current global order benefits the few at the expense of the many. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the climate crisis, in which those who have contributed the least emissions are also those currently on the frontline of its impact.
In tonight’s event, Extinction Rebellion co-founder Clare Farrell, Chief Executive Officer of Ashden Harriet Lamb CBE, founder of People Tree Safia Minney MBE and former lawyer Jennifer Ewah discuss issues of Global Justice as manifested through the fashion supply chain – and what approaches can be used to address a system that affects everyone – from shoppers to influencers, from garment workers to cotton farmers – alike.
Benefits of attending:
– Learn what a fashion supply chain means and how it can be ethical
– Discuss solutions for rebalancing the supply chain and why it matters
– Address the culture of overconsumption and destruction and its impact on communities
– Get inspired by sustainable fashion experts and environmental activists on how to use your power to affect change.
Speakers
-Bel Jacobs (Host)
-Clare Farrell, co-founder Extinction Rebellion
-Harriet Lamb, Ashden CEO
-Safia Minney MBE, founder of People Tree
-Jennifer Ewah, lawyer

Extinction Rebellion, photo by Crispin Hughes

About Bel Jacobs:
Bel Jacobs is a former fashion editor turned speaker and writer for climate action, animal advocacy and alternative systems in fashion. She is a member of both Extinction Rebellion and Animal Rebellion; runs two websites: beljacobs.com and hownowmagazine.com and is the founder of Fashion in Schools.
For latest work, visit: beljacobs.com/learn-more

About Clare Farrell:
Clare Farrell is a cofounder of Extinction Rebellion, a mass movement of people using non-violent civil disobedience in the face of the climate and ecological emergency. Her work to date has included coordinating the creative team that delivered the name, identity, and messaging that the movement set out with in 2018, co-editing the bestselling book, This is Not a Drill, and now coordinating the UK media and messaging team.
Clare has a background in the UK fashion industry, working across the high street, luxury and ethical sectors. She has been educating on fashion, ethics and sustainability for over a decade and has started/managed several small sustainable brands.

About Harriet Lamb:
Harriet joined Ashden as CEO in May 2019, taking responsibility for developing and implementing the organisation’s ambitious new strategy to tackle climate change.
Harriet has been CEO at peacebuilding organisation International Alert and spent 15 years leading Fairtrade in the UK and globally. She has always worked for NGOs with a focus on international development, peace and the environment. She worked in the UK on refugee and low pay issues and lived in India for six years. Her book Fighting the Banana Wars and Other Fairtrade Battles was published in 2008, and she was appointed CBE in 2006. She is a cycling obsessive who loves gardening and walking her dog.

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