Fashion Revolution sessions at the RGS(IBG) conference next week


We’ve organised three sessions on ‘Scholar Activism and the Fashion Revolution: who made my clothes?’ at the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) conference in London next week. We are excited to bring together scholars from many countries and disciplines and key members of Fashion Revolution’s Global Coordination Team. Everything takes place on Thursday 1st September. Here’s the line-up (click the session titles for the full details):

Session 1: ‘connecting producers and consumers’

Chair: Ian Cook, Geography, University of Exeter

Rebecca Collins, Geography and International Development, University of Chester: New-Old Jeans or Old-New Jeans? Unpicking perverse, provocative and paradoxical temporalities in young people’s clothing consumption.

Anke Hagemann, Habitat Unit, Technical University of Berlin: Where were my clothes made? Tracing the spaces of transnational clothing production in Istanbul.

Jana Kleibert, Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space: Changing global production networks in the fur-fashion industry.

Andrew Brooks, Geography, King’s College London: The Journey of Jeans.

Carry Somers, Fashion Revolution: Discussant.

Session 2: ‘slow sustainable fashion in practice’

Chair: Alex Hughes, Geography, Newcastle.

Louise Valentine, Art and Design, Dundee & Jen Baillie, Glasgow School of Art: Making Meaningful Material Futures:  crafting new values for textile design.

Kieran Phelan, Geography, Nottingham: Giving Fast Fashion the Boot: Valuing Slow Fashion in the Northamptonshire Footwear Industrial Cluster.

Cariane Weydmann Camargo & Evelise Anicet Rüthschilling, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul: Ecosystem of sustainable fashion in Brazil: actors and creative processes.

Chris Gibson, AUSCCR, Wollongong: Leather: thinking with care about a confronting and troublesome fashion material.

Orsola de Castro, Fashion Revolution: Discussant.

Session 3: ‘engaging publics’

Chair: Louise Crewe, Geography, Nottingham

Mary Hanlon, Sociology, Edinburgh: Dressed-up agendas? Transnational fashion-based activism and garment worker rights in Bangladesh.

Ian Cook et al, Geography, Exeter: ‘Who made my clothes?’ A analysis of Fashion Revolution’s cultural activism.

Claudia Henninger & Patsy Perry, Materials, Manchester: The role of social media in amplifying consumer awareness and engagement with fashion ethics.

Nikodemus Solitander, Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki: Workers Voices in the Classroom: Producing knowledge of a fashion revolution.

Sarah Ditty, Fashion Revolution: Discussant.

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