Norwich Science Festival: Hello Future Fashion: Contributing to a More Sustainable Future, Norwich

Event Date: 24/10/21

Sunday 24 October, 5pm-6pm, The Refectory, Norwich School, Norwich.

Can we enjoy fashion without feeling guilty about climate change? The facts around fast fashion are shocking…

Did you know that the UN Environment Programme estimates that the fashion industry produces 20% of global wastewater, and 10% of global carbon emissions? Or that textile dyeing is the second largest polluter of water globally, and it takes around 2,000 gallons of water to make a typical pair of jeans? Every second, the equivalent of one rubbish truck of textiles is landfilled or burned. By 2050, the fashion industry will use up a quarter of the world’s carbon budget.

With a focus on activity taking place in Norfolk, this panel discussion will explore different ways of creating and conserving sustainable materials, inlcuding: technological innovations with processes creating lower impact and more durable materials for fashion; and low tech innovations and ways we can adapt our habits to minimise the impact of fashion on the environment, including clothes renting, mending and remaking.

Cost: Free, booking required, Recommended age: 12+

For more information and to book visit Norwich Science Festival