SUSTAINABILITY & FASHION:
This summer, we wanted to take a focused look at how sustainability intersects with the fashion industry. Whether we intend to or not, we all interact with the fashion industry in some capacity, and we are excited to engage with this topic through community discussions, opportunities for learning, celebrating our creativity and uniqueness, and taking action to make positive changes to make the fashion industry more sustainable, just, and equitable.
Take a look at ways to engage this week!
From Aditi Mayers' website:
"When it comes to sustainable fashion, one of the key spokespeople for an inclusive and intersectional movement is Aditi Mayer, the creative behind ADIMAY, a sustainable fashion blog exploring the ties between style, sustainability, and social justice for over 4 years.
Frustrated with the lack of representation and intersectionality within the sustainability movement, ADIMAY became a space that looked at sustainability with an eye that was equally curious, curatorial, and critical.
Aditi has since become a frequent speaker on topics of such as social and environmental justice in fashion, minority representation, responsible storytelling and more.
She has evolved ADIMAY to focus not only on fashion, but conscious travel and living as well. Her work has taken her internationally, having taken on projects throughout the US, Mexico, Europe, and Southeast Asia.
Alongside the ADIMAY platform, Aditi works as a photojournalist, filmmaker, and creative consultant, living up to her mission of pushing a socially conscious & sustainable slant in all her endeavors."
WEDNESDAY, JULY 29 @ 8PM EDT: KEYNOTE SPEAKER ADITI MAYER
Meeting ID: 968 0645 7000
THURSDAY, JULY 30 @ 8PM EDT: SHORT FILM WATCH PARTY & DISCUSSION ON "THE TRUE COST"
Meeting ID: 914 518 96822
Join us for a screening of the short film "THE TRUE COST" and an interactive discussion afterwards!
From the film website:
"This is a story about clothing. It’s about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. The True Cost is a groundbreaking documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing?
Filmed in countries all over the world, from the brightest runways to the darkest slums, and featuring interviews with the world’s leading influencers including Stella McCartney, Livia Firth and Vandana Shiva, The True Cost is an unprecedented project that invites us on an eye opening journey around the world and into the lives of the many people and places behind our clothes."
SATURDAY, AUGUST 1 @ 12PM EDT: FASHION WEEK RECAP DISCUSSION & HANG OUT
Meeting ID: 921 190 73973
Join us to discuss and recap our sustainability & fashion week events, check out each other's best thrifted looks, and brainstorm actions we can take as a community to push for a more sustainable fashion future!
ALL WEEK: SUSTAINABILITY CLOTHING AUDIT
AUDIT YOUR CLOSET AND FILL OUT OUR SURVEY HERE: https://forms.gle/cJGNSvdiR1bRTwEE6
Help the sustainability office collect data on textile waste! This is a great exercise to help you mindfully acknowledge your clothing habits. This activity can be done on your own time, and is a great self-check to be paired with the other #sustainablefashion week programming, going on Week 5. We will compile the data for a general overview of Dartmouth's clothing habits.
***SHARE YOUR BEST THRIFTED FITS WITH US ON INSTAGRAM BY USING #dartmouththriftstar TO BE ENTERED INTO A RAFFLE FOR SOME SWEET SUSTAINABLE FASHION PRIZES!***