For ‘Talking Rubbish’ I invited researchers, designers, filmmakers, business entrepreneurs and third sector leaders to a public event to discuss critical issues around second-hand economies and their implications for the way in which we think about our old clothing. The talks were held during the exhibition Everything Must Go! at the Bargehouse, South Bank, London.
Saturday 21st January 2012
11.15 – 1.00pm
Alternative Perspectives on the Used Clothing Trade
Chair: Professor Nicky Gregson, Durham University.
Principle Investigator, The Waste of the World.
‘Between A and B: Reprocessing Western second-hand clothing for global markets.’
Julie Botticello (Research Associate, SOAS)
‘The World of Calamity Clothing in Mozambique.’
Andrew Brooks (Geography, King’s College London)
‘The making of Unravel.’
Meghna Gupta (Director); Susanne Willett (Cinematographer)
‘Oxfam Frip Ethique – A social enterprise solution.’
Sarah Farquhar (Head of Retail Brand, Oxfam)
2.00 – 4.00 pm
New Models: Recycling, Upcycling and Closing the Loop
Chair: Lucy Siegle, Journalist & Broadcaster.
Author of To Die For: Is Fashion Wearing Out the World?
‘Fashion and the Community; developing community resources for sustainable fashion and recycling.’
Lizzie Harrison (co-founder, Antiform/ReMade in Leeds)
‘The potential of the fashion designer to reduce consumer’s textiles waste.’
Jade Whitson-Smith (University of Leeds)
‘A sneak look behind the curtains of a textile merchant.’
Ross Barry (LMB Business Development Manager)
‘Design for Recycling; closing the loop for textiles.’
Kate Goldsworthy (Textile Futures Research Centre, Central St Martin’s College of Art and Design)
‘Closed Loop or Wear Nothing.’
Cyndi Rhoades (CEO, Worn Again)