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Fashion Revolution UAE 2021 Agenda


Join Fashion Revolution Week and Make Sustainability a Fashion Statement.


Most people could not pinpoint where each item of clothing in their closet came from, how it was made and are in fact unaware of why these questions should be asked. That’s where Fashion Revolution UAE comes in: the organization seeks to raise awareness on how the clothes we buy affect the human rights of those involved in the supply chain, as well as the environment.


Fashion Revolution UAE is part of a larger, not-for-profit global fashion activism movement that campaigns for a more sustainable fashion industry, raising awareness of its most pressing environmental and social issues, and calling for systemic reforms that tackle poverty, human rights violations, low wages, discrimination, environmental pollution, waste and lack of transparency.


Fashion Revolution Week is observed by over 90 countries and takes place annually around the anniversary of the collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory, where 1,134 lost their lives and still more were affected as a result of factory owner negligence. By amplifying the voices of makers, producers and workers, Fashion Revolution hopes to see a transformative change in the fashion industry.


A glimpse at the week’s agenda…

19th April – Online Panel Discussion about textile innovation

Zoom Conference, 5 PM GST


A panel discussion on how textile innovation can help reduce waste and dress the next generation in a more sustainable way. We will be joined by Dr. Carmen Hijosa, Founder and Chief Creative & Innovation Officer for Ananas Anam Ltd, the makers of Piñatex®, an innovative natural textile made from waste pineapple leaf fibre, and Hannes Schoenegger, co-founder and CEO of Bananatex®, the world's first durable, waterproof fabric made purely from Banana plants.


To register, please follow this link:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fashion-revolution-uae-going-bananas-wearing-pineapples-tickets-150378958513



20th April – Online Panel Discussion about healthy relationships within the industry

Zoom Conference, 4:30 PM GST


A panel of representatives of different stakeholders of the fashion supply chain share their perspectives and shed light on unique issues to find common solutions for a fairer, more transparent industry. We will be joined by Ioana Hardy, founder of the Impacters Group, representing the media angle, and Bav Tailor, founder of her eponymous sustainable luxury clothing brand, representing the designer’s perspective.


Representing the consumer’s perspective and moderating this talk will be Adela Alonso, Founder of AlonsoAlonso, the Strategic Branding and Innovation Consultancy, and special judge of Fashion Revolution UAE’s Sustainable Fashion Competition 2021.


To register, please follow this link:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fashion-revolution-uae-connecting-the-dots-tickets-150494496089



21st April - Online Panel Discussion about microplastics

Zoom Conference, 4:30 PM GST


Azalea Watfa, from Azraq Marine Conservation will explain and discuss with Colette Barr, author of The Eco-Heroes series, and Araceli Gallego, Country Coordinator of Fashion Revolution UAE and founder of Goshopia.com, how microplastics can harm sea life. Azraq Marine Conservation is a non-profit marine conservation organization registered with the Community Development Authority in the United Arab Emirates.


To register, please follow this link:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fashion-revolution-uae-microplastics-tickets-150501428825



22nd April – Sustainable Fashion Competition Digital Show

Zoom Conference, 5 PM GST


A digital sustainable fashion show highlighting the work of 10 finalists from Fashion Revolution’s student competition, where budding designers all over the UAE were challenged to design 3 ready-to-wear outfits that incorporate circular design strategies. Special judges are Adela Alonso, Amanda Rushforth, Silke Ahlden and Araceli Gallego. The public will also be able to vote after watching the show.


Finalists are competing for the below exclusive prizes:

  • First place: a 3-month mentorship program from AlonsoAlonso, the Strategic Branding and Innovation Consultancy founded by Adela Alonso.

  • Second place: full access to a comprehensive 6-step online course “How to launch a fashion brand online” from Unzipped, the Fashion Consultancy founded by Carley Johnson.

  • Third place: an AED 2000 voucher valid for 1 year offered by Polopiqué, the leader in the textile industry.

The digital show is held in partnership with Cosentino, the leader in surfaces for the world of Design and Architecture.


To register, please follow this link:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fashion-revolution-uae-sustainable-fashion-competition-digital-show-tickets-150512311375



23rd & 24th April – Clothing Swap For A Cause

Thrift For Good, Golden Mile Galleria, from 1 PM to 5 PM GST

Happening over the weekend, a “Clothing Swap For A Cause” event, where people can bring their preloved items to the Thrift for Good store, against which they will give a gift certificate for AED10 in store to be used for clothing in-store any time within the next year. Proceeds of clothing sales will support children in Larchfield Children's Home Tanzania (IACAD approved license number 3523).



23rd April – Quilting Workshop

Thrift For Good, Golden Mile Galleria, from 1 PM to 5 PM GST


A quilting workshop to create a @fash_revuae banner using a quilting technique in partnership with Glitches & Stitches, a homegrown brand focused on promoting the value of craftsmanship and artisanal skills.


To register, please follow this link:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fashion-revolution-uae-quilting-workshop-tickets-151086571001



23rd April – Sustainable Digital Pop-Up by Goshopia

Zoom Conference, 5 PM GST


A Sustainable Digital Pop-Up by Goshopia where shoppers can discover ethical products. Goshopia.com houses brands that are pioneering in sustainability and social responsibility. Its main objective is to support slow, sustainable and socially responsible fashion, making it more accessible to those who are looking to make lifestyle choices that can improve the world we live in.


To register, please follow this link:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fashion-revolution-uae-sustainable-digital-pop-up-tickets-150983901915



24th April – Stylist and photographer session

Thrift For Good, Golden Mile Galleria, from 1 PM to 5 PM GST


Visit Thrift For Good for the “Clothing Swap For A Cause” event, and enjoy a session with a stylist and photographer that can help with selection of outfits and take a professional photo of you in store/outside.


24th April – Bags of Gratitude Online Workshop

Zoom Conference, 5 PM GST


Peahead.eco will host an online workshop which will take participants through the process to design and create their own sustainable and personalized tote bag at their own pace through their new DIY Upcycling Kit. Peahead.eco is the Dubai-based destination for upcycled purses, handbags and totes.

To register, please follow this link:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bags-of-gratitude-online-workshop-tickets-150530234985

25th April – Sustainable Fashion Competition Awards Ceremony

Alliance Française of Dubai, Oud Metha, 4PM GST


Winners of the UAE Sustainable Fashion Competition will be announced at the Alliance Française of Dubai. The Alliance Française of Dubai is the leading center for French language, French culture and francophone resources in the UAE, is the official French Center affiliated to the French Consulate since 1982.

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