FLOCK Festival | FAST FASHION UNDER FIRE: A Panel On Fashion And Sustainability

DateOctober 19 2022
Time7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LocationPigeonholePerth CBD

In a world full of fast fashion, some have chosen the road less travelled by. These people are forging a path ahead in their use of sustainable materials and production processes, to create clothing that does not cost the world. Facilitated by Perth theatre creative Cara Phillips, come along to hear how Fibre Economy, Deadly Denim and Outland Denim designer Claire Ford are working to make a difference in the fashion industry both locally, regionally and internationally. Doors open at 6:30pm.

Fibre Economy

Fibre Economy is a social enterprise working towards a world without textile waste. Recognising the great need for a shift towards circular systems across all industries, they aim to capture the untapped value in discarded resources. By working with organisations that employ those at-risk, FE gives unwanted workwear a second life.

Claire Ford

Claire Ford is a design and trend consultant specialising in denim and sustainability in fashion. Hailing from London but now a proud based in WA, she has worked with a range of clients from start-ups to premium and retail fashion brands. Claire’s portfolio includes Australian brands such as Outland Denim, who are considered one of the world’s most ethical and sustainable denim brands, Ena Pelly & Forever New, along with international brands such as Reiss and All Saints. Claire works with production houses in Turkey, Cambodia and Europe and brings a wealth of knowledge on current best practice and the future of fashion production.

Deadly Denim

Founded by Rebecca Rickard a Ballardong, Whadjuk woman from the Nyungar nation living and working on country in Perth WA. A business with a social impact, aiming to be as sustainable as possible, Deadly Denim uses recycled jackets to create new custom pieces.

About our Host: Cara Phillips

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Cara Phillips is an actor, director, writer and presenter. She has worked in theatre, film and TV, in Australia and in China. Currently she works as a Senior Lecturer in film, as well as facilitating creativity workshops as an arts therapist. Cara has a keen interest in people’s stories and experience and is delighted to explore the stories of our amazing artists and host the fireside chats at Flock Festival.

This event is part of FLOCK FESTIVAL, a 31 day showcase of WA Creativity & Culture in October 2022 in celebration of Pigeonhole’s 15th Anniversary. PIGEONHOLE is a retail store established in Perth in 2007 celebrating friendship and curating beautiful things that bring joy to you and those you love. For updates on Flock Festival 2022 follow us at @pigeonholeperth.

Special thanks to our sponsors

Flock Festival + Pigeonhole acknowledge the Nyoongar Whadjuk people as the traditional custodians of this land. We wish to acknowledge the strength of their continuing culture and offer our respects to Elders past and present. We acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded, and we recognise their strong enduring connection to land and culture. Always was. Always will be.

This is an 18+ event