World Vision Ireland is hosting a workshop in cooperation with ALIVE and NUIG’s Student Volunteering programme, at NUIG on the topic of sustainable fashion on 12 February from 5 p.m to 7 p.m in the Careers Seminar Room, in the Arts/Science Building in NUIG. Students and members of the public are invited to attend, to learn about reducing their carbon footprint and the negative environmental impacts of ‘fast fashion’.
World Vision Ireland said that radical changes to the textile industry are essential to stand any chance of achieving responsible consumption and production globally SDG12 (Sustainable Development Goal number 12: Responsible Consumption and Production).
“More clothing is being produced, consumed, and thrown away than ever before. This is putting immense pressure on our planet. With the hugely damaging global growth of ‘fast fashion’, clothing production has doubled from 2000 to 2014, with more than 150 billion garments now produced annually, and 73% of all textiles ending up in landfill or incineration.” Fiona O’Malley, Director of Communications at World Vision Ireland, said. “This workshop in NUIG will discuss sustainable fashion and how we can move away from the toxic patterns of fast fashion.”
The “Making Europe Sustainable for all” workshop is an EU-funded project hosted by World Vision Ireland in cooperation with ALIVE, NUI Galway’s Student Volunteering programme, at NUI Galway on the topic of sustainable fashion. The NGOs are inviting students and members of the public to attend for an evening of lively discussions, looking at the challenges of ‘fast fashion’ and focusing on solutions.
Date and Time
Wednesday, 12 February 2020
5 p.m – 7 p.m
National University of Ireland Galway – Arts/Science Building – Careers Seminar Room