Trash Talk: Can Fast Fashion Ever Be Sustainable?
Apr
24
6:30 PM18:30

Trash Talk: Can Fast Fashion Ever Be Sustainable?

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In honour of Brighton Fashion Revolution Week, we’re bringing together a panel of experts to discuss one of the most controversial questions out there: Can fast fashion ever be sustainable?

We all know that fast fashion has it’s seriously concerning flaws – the materials used, the lack of transparency in supply chains, the hidden environmental impact (hidden from the buyer, at least). But the vast majority of people shop fast anyway, even if it’s just for the occasional “I’ve got to get these jeans quickly and I know that this store has my size” buy.

When we ran our first Trash Talk campaign looking into attitudes towards packaging, 85% of people felt that the retailer, designer and manufacturer were most responsible for its environmental impact. From discussions had throughout the City Girl Network, it seems that it’s a similar view for fashion.

But is it possible for fast fashion to adopt ethical practices? What sacrifices should we be prepared to make in order for this to happen? And are there fast fashion companies already on the case?

PANELISTS

Jo Godden, founder of RubyMoon Swimwear: Having spent over 15 years working as a fast fashion swimwear and lingerie designer, Jo used her knowledge to create swimwear and gymwear out of ocean plastics in 2012.

Jimmy Dorrell, Head of Sustainability for Clarity Environmental: For the last 10 years, Jimmy has advised dozens of fashion houses and product designers on applying more sustainable practices to their production lines.

Hermione Berendt, co-founder of Revival Collective: At just 24 years old, Hermione has spent the last 3 years evolving from being a fast fashion shopaholic to building a movement that inspires young people to support the ethical and sustainable fashion scene in Brighton.

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Brighton Girl Coffee Meet Up
Apr
28
11:00 AM11:00

Brighton Girl Coffee Meet Up

Join the Brighton Girl community for our monthly coffee at Marwoods on Sunday, 28th April from 11am.

It doesn't matter if you moved to the city yesterday or have lived here your whole life, Brighton Girl has been created to bring young women in their 20s and 30s together in order to empower, inspire and support each other.

And where better to find travel companions, housemates and new friends than over a coffee?

If you've got any questions about this event, email hello@citygirlnetwork.com.

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Brighton Girl Talks: Careers
Mar
28
6:30 PM18:30

Brighton Girl Talks: Careers

As part of the Spring Forward Festival, Brighton Girl is hosting an evening of practical discussion that focuses on navigating success on your career path – whether you're rising within a business or building one of your own.

The evening will be a balanced mix of panel discussions and Q&A sessions, covering topics such as:

Overcoming obstacles
Asking for more money
Understanding your employee rights
Knowing when to push for more
Learning to manage people
Standing up for yourself in difficult situations
Responding to criticism and praise
Techniques for measuring and celebrating success

We're honoured to be joined by three inspiring panelists...

Natasha Woodford, MD of Clockwork Talent: With over 20 years of experience in helping people navigate their career paths, Natasha will bring a fountain of HR and talent development knowledge to this discussion. She's driven Clockwork Talent, a leading recruiter in the digital space, to becoming renowned for finding the right jobs for the right people, many of whom have been Brighton Girls.

Flo Powell, Joint MD of Midnight Communications: Flo is a truly inspirational example of someone who has spearheaded her career, working from the bottom to the top. Over the last 20 years, Flo has navigated her way up the travel and tourism sector, right through to part-owning the communications company that she only began working for 6 years ago.

Bex Bastable, Content Editor at Brighton and Hove Independent: Bex has dedicated the last 9 years to her journalism career. She's grown from an intern learning to gather and sell stories to national newspapers, to reporting on local news across Sussex and now editing the Brighton and Hove Independent newspaper.

This is a free event, courtesy of the Spring Forward Festival and their sponsors.

Click HERE for a free ticket!

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