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Subversive Catwalk: Women, Fast Fashion & Climate Justice
Fashion is the second most-polluting industry in the world after oil. Its value is estimated at three trillion dollars. It produces more greenhouse emissions than international flights and shipping combined. It is one of the largest consumers of freshwater on the planet. Women are targeted by and vulnerable to the fashion industry.
Women are also disproportionately affected by the climate emergency. Women can play a key role in the fight for climate justice and a sustainable economic system. This workshop is an opportunity to:
★ Gain a clear picture of how the lives of women in the Global North and the Global South are affected by the fashion industry, by the production, marketing, and distribution of cheap, intentionally disposable clothing
★ View a:dress, a short film featuring women artists who use a “subversive catwalk” to take on the issues of fast fashion, sexism, racism, and climate justice
★ Hear from a diverse group of women about the approaches used by Sustaining All Life and United to End Racism to heal from the damage of oppression, increase our effectiveness in the climate justice movement, and prevent burnout