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Rethinking clothing culture (45 minute Talk) – Jane Milburn
In the past decade there has been a transformational shift in the way most Australians source, use and discard clothing. Jane Milburn will discuss how fast fashion has created ethical issues of escalating consumption, changing fibres, waste and pollution, modern-day slavery, and the loss of skills and knowledge about clothing. Jane’s slow clothing philosophy aims to inspire change in the way we engage with what we wear for our health, the health of others, and the health of our planet. She shares her Slow Clothing Manifesto to survive and thrive in a material world: think, natural, quality, local, care, few, make, adapt, revive and salvage.
Presenter Bios –
Sustainability consultant Jane Milburn is at the cutting edge of a slow clothing movement in Australia, after earlier work in journalism and rural communications. Having trained as an agricultural scientist, Jane’s long-standing interest in natural fibres led her to establish Textile Beat in 2013 as a conversation about ethical ways of dressing that are good for ourselves, society and the planet. Through presentations and workshops, Jane’s goal is to inspire a more sustainable clothing culture. She is RIRDC Rural Women’s Award 2010 Queensland runner-up, Rural Press Club of Queensland past-president and a Fashion Revolution Australia committee member. For more information please visit her website at www.textilebeat.com.
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