Re-dress, the Better Fashion Initiative, would like to let you know about a number of upcoming events which will provide a great opportunity for members of the fashion community to take a closer look at the major issues facing the fashion industry today.
We are excited to announce a series of BETTER FASHION CONVERSATIONS over the coming months which will see us partnering with Fairtrade Ireland and Trocaire to bring international representatives from across the fashion supply chain to Dublin. Aimed at fashion industry practitioners, students and recent graduates, the first of these unique evenings will take place on Thursday March 7th at 6.30pm at Filmbase in Temple Bar as part of Fairtrade Fortnight.
2013 marks the 11th Anniversary of Fairtrade Fortnight (25 Feb-10 March) which is a nationwide effort to promote awareness of Fairtrade, to buy products carrying the FAIRTRADE mark and to ultimately look after the food and cotton we love and the people who grow and produce it. To quote Moussa Keita, a Fairtrade cotton farmer in Mali “Since selling our cotton as Fairtrade, we are able to eat every day and all my children go to school. With the premium we have built two classrooms.”
.The evening will begin with a panel discussion on Fairtrade cotton production in Senegal followed by break away group conversations with drinks and nibbles, all within the fitting setting of documentary photographer Sean Hawkey's exhibition on cotton production which Filmbase is hosting for Fairtrade Fortnight. We are delighted to host our special guests Oumer Bousso and Ann Katherine Keane of Fairtrade Cotton Senegal who will be in conversation with Fairtrade Ireland, Susan Morell of the Sunday Business Post and others.
The event is free but numbers are limited so RSVP is essential to firstname.lastname@example.org before Monday February 25th.
For more information on this and other events as well as the work that Re-dress does visit www.re-dress.ie.