All students and staff are invited to The True Cost of Fashion, a seminar presented by the Technical Textile Team based here at the University. Supported by the Future Fashion Factory, this seminar will explore research with a combination of dynamic talks and hand on demonstrations highlighting how the fashion industry can be made more eco-friendly.

  • Professor Parik Goswami will present his research on sustainable fibres, the building blocks of textiles. He will examine what sustainability really means for textiles, and why this issue is more complex that what we think for the future of the fashion industry!
  • Dr Andrew Hewitt will introduce the cotton industry and a circular economy, exploring the benefits of Fairtrade Cotton on sustainability.
  • Sarah Agar-Brennan will give a dynamic talk discussing the true costs of fashion, exploring the problems of fast fashion in contrast to an ethically sourced, Fairtrade Ruby Moon garment. With the opportunity to view and handle Ruby Moon swimwear.

The seminar will take place between 12.00noon-1.00pm on Friday 22 March in JPG/30.

Register for this exciting event or email Sustainability.