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Fashion Revolution Week x Sustainable Souk




Fashion Revolution UAE – a movement promoting a more sustainable and socially just fashion industry – is hosting the annual Fashion Revolution Week. Taking place from Monday, 18th to Sunday, 24th of April, the campaign aims to bring awareness and commemorate the Rana Plaza factory collapse anniversary. This year on a global level, Fashion Revolution wants to reimagine a fair and equitable fashion system for people and the planet.


The theme for Fashion Revolution Week 2022 is MONEY FASHION POWER. Built on the knowledge that the mainstream fashion industry relies upon the exploitation of labor and natural resources, prioritizing growth and profit above everything else and leading individuals to overconsumption.


“As we enter our 9th year, we will go back to our core, exposing the profound inequities and social and environmental abuses in the fashion supply chains. From the uneven distribution of profits, to overproduced, easily discarded fashion, to the imbalances of power that negate inclusion. On the other hand, inspiring new designers, thinkers and professionals all over the world are challenging the system with solutions and alternative models.” – Orsola de Castro, Co-founder and Global Creative Director, Fashion Revolution.


Fashion Revolution UAE will hold different events ranging from workshops, online panel discussions to masterclasses, as well as a sustainable fashion competition for new talents. It will encourage brands and consumers to adopt a more conscious lifestyle and participate in the growing sustainable fashion movement in the UAE.

Here is a glimpse of the seven–days event:

Fashion Revolution UAE 2022 Events Line up

  • April 18th – Discovering Digital Fashion – Online Masterclass – Zoom conference, 5PM GST

A “hybrid” masterclass on digital fashion and sustainability, where we will discuss with our key guest speakers all about the Metaverse, NFTs, digital tools for fashion design etc. Presented by Araceli Gallego, Fashion Revolution UAE Country Coordinator and Founder of Goshopia.com. Joined by Olga Chernysheva, Chief Sustainability Officer at DRESSX; Daphne Vulliez, co-founder of Atelier Kimalda and Head of Design and Production at Morris Global Consulting; and Briar Prestidge, Founder of the premium suits brand Briar Prestidge and the PR Agency of the same name.

To register, click here.

  • April 19th – The Secret Life of Your Closet – Online Masterclass – Zoom conference, 5PM GST

A “how-to” masterclass on how to make the most of your closet: ins, outs, decluttering, organising, styling, mending and safekeeping. Hosted by Armelle Montmayeur, she will be joined by Sheila Jokhiya, founder of DeCluttr Me;Silke Ahlden, Wardrobe Editor / Style Coach™️; and Anita Nouri, founding partner and CEO of Green Energy Solutions & Sustainability LLC, bringing an overview of our impact on the landfill.

To register, click here.

  • April 20th – Fashion beyond the shopping cart – Online Masterclass – Zoom conference, 5PM GST

A “thinking-outside-the-box” masterclass on the future of fashion: post-sales services, repairs, personalisation, the rental market, fashion experiences and digital fashion. This masterclass will be presented by Adela Alonso Alonso, strategic branding and sustainable innovation consultant and founder of AlonsoAlonso.


To register, click here.

  • April 21st – Fashion’s obsession with wealth – Online Panel Discussion – Zoom conference, 5PM GST

We will discuss how younger generations are attached to status and luxury brands, and its expression through fashion, as well as the role of social media, movies, TV shows and its impact on young adults. Alongside the host Alexandra Bucokova, the expert Dr. Reem El Mutwalli, the founder of The Zay Initiative; Sandra Martínez, clinical psychologist specialising on children and teenagers; and Habiba Abdulrahman, sustainable lifestyle content creator, will enlighten us on how this is affecting consumer behaviour.


To register, click here.

  • April 22nd – Creating Awareness – Online Panel Discussion – Zoom conference, 5PM GST

We will discuss the role of media outlets and influencers in achieving a more conscious society and fashion industry. This panel will be hosted by Máire Morris, CEO of Morris Global Consulting and a global expert in Retail, Fashion & lifestyle.


To register, click here.

  • April 23rd – Do or Dye Workshop by Peahead.eco – Thrift for Good, Golden Mile Galleria, The Palm Jumeirah, 11AM GST

Join us for a fun workshop and create your own tote bag using natural dyes from vegetables and spices. Suitable for families & children. Peahead.eco is an emerging design studio inspired by nature with a passion for the environment.


To register, click here.

  • April 23rd – Volunteer Repair Sewing Workshop by Thrift for Good – Thrift for Good, Golden Mile Galleria, The Palm Jumeirah, 12PM GST

Stitch for a good cause! Join this workshop to help mend and make minor repairs on clothing received as donations by Thrift for Good. All profits from their sales will go towards charities. You will help reduce waste and also contribute to children’s well-fare around the world.

Open to all levels of sewing skills! From beginners to advanced!


To register, click here.

  • April 24th – Sustainable Pop-up – Times Square Center Dubai, 10AM – 10PM GST

Visit our eco-friendly market powered by Sustainable Souk, and find the best local and international brands.


  • April 24th – Sustainable Fashion Student Competition Catwalk & Awards Ceremony – Times Square Center Dubai, 7PM GST

With special judges Christine Wilson, Sonya Vajifdar and Jino Mary Joy, the competition is a platform for passionate and talented fashion game-changers to help transform the global fashion industry into a more sustainable one.

Budding designers all over the UAE were challenged to design 3 ready-to-wear outfits that incorporate circular design strategies, and only 10 finalists have been shortlisted to showcase their collection during Fashion Revolution UAE’s Sustainable Fashion Competition Catwalk!


Finalists are competing for the below exclusive prizes:

First Place:

  • a three-months internship for Most Wanted, an online fashion jewelry and accessories shop

  • a full box of accessories from Most Wanted

  • a AED 300 voucher from Ethical Elements, the sustainable design hub

Second Place:

  • a one-month online internship for Vino Supraja, an online premium womenswear fashion brand that has sustainability and ethics at its core

  • a AED 200 voucher from Ethical Elements, the sustainable design hub

Third Place:

  • a free “Do or Dye”, “Bags of Gratitude” or “Buckle up & button down” workshop by Peahead.eco. The selected workshop will be open for the third place winner and up to 5 friends

Come discover the incredible work from our finalists in Times Square Center Dubai, our partner for the Sustainable Souk and the Student Competition Fashion Catwalk. Cast your vote along with the judges and celebrate the winners of the UAE Sustainable Fashion Competition during the Awards Ceremony!

Timings:

  • 7 PM: Student Competition Fashion Catwalk

  • 8 PM: Student Competition Awards Ceremony

Times Square Center Dubai is a uniquely compact community shopping destination which offers an original selection of well-known and respected international and boutique brands. They offer a well-rounded, intimate and social family encounter with a broad-spectrum range of shop personalities, complemented with a weekly artisan market. They are committed to our local community and provide a warm welcome with familiar neighbourly qualities.


To register, click here.


Do not worry! If you cannot make it physically to the event, click here to register to its online broadcasting on Zoom!

All the events will be held following COVID-19 health and safety protocols, at the Thrift for Good store in Golden Mile Galleria, The Palm Jumeirah & Times Square Center, Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Quoz, Dubai.

A huge thank you to all our sponsors who made it possible: Nazih Cosmetics, Times Square Center Dubai, F&F Dubai, Sustainable Souk, Goshopia.com, and Thrift for Good.

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