The True Cost - A look at fast fashion and the impacts of textile waste on our world

3rd November

According to the UN, the fashion industry is the second most polluting industry in the world. Discover the truth about the impacts of fast fashion and the global problem of textile waste with this free screening of The True Cost film, which features input from Designer Stella McCartney, Journalist Lucy Siegle and EcoAge founder Livia Firth.

This movie is essential viewing for anyone with an interest in climate change, fashion or the planet’s future.

Siobhan Purnell, Tackling Textiles Coordinator at Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful will speak about textile waste in NI and programmes she is developing to help keep textiles out of landfill.

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Siobhan will hand over to Síofra Caherty from Jump The Hedges design studio. Síofra will talk about her journey to becoming a sustainable local fashion designer.

The True Cost - A look at fast fashion and the impacts of textile waste on our world

3rd November

7pm - 9pm | The Belfast Barge

Carol Lemmens - Arup

Carol is Arup’s Global Advisory Services Portfolio leader and interim Europe Property Business leader.

He was instrumental in developing Arup’s position paper to define the circular economy in the context of the built environment and developing Arup’s work as the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s (EMF) knowledge partner for the built environment. He continues to work to raise the awareness of the circular economy approach from general first principles to practice by identifying the many challenges, enablers and opportunities available to Arup and others in making the circular economy a reality. Carol regularly contributes to Circular Economy and thought pieces, presentations and interviews globally. Most notably, Carol was invited to give a key note address to the United Nations General Assembly at their Circular Economy event, in October 2018.