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Almost all space for this event are sold out (via Eventbrite) thanks to some amazing press coverage! If you'd still like to attend please grab the last few spaces. I'm so excited and really looking forward to seeing you tomorrow!
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I have been so inspired and excited to meet so many of you at our networking events for this meet-up group. One question that regularly crops up is, "Where can I BUY ethical fashion?!" So, I am really pleased to announce our next meet-up event:
A Private Evening of Sustainable Styling, Shopping & Socialising
Wednesday 19th April,[masked]:00 PM to 9:30 PM
32/33 Brixton Village
London SW9 8PR
Tickets: £5 (includes all drinks and nibbles for the evening + 20% off everything in store!!).
The focus of the event is conscious consumerism; how and where to shop sustainably and ethically. Fittingly, it will be hosted by The Keep in vibrant Brixton Village, which is one of my absolute favourite shops, run by the passionate Kate Richards, whose mission is “to seek out and promote fashion brands with true integrity, whilst carefully curating the selection to ensure style comes first.” (Fun fact: Kate and I have known each other since we were 11 as we went to school together!)
The evening will be a chance to talk to us about how to shop sustainably and demystify “ethical consumerism”. Discover incredible new brands over drinks and nibbles whilst you browse The Keep’s Spring/Summer 17 collection, featuring a carefully curated edit of sustainable and ethical brands.
The evening will also include a chance to be eco-styled to compliment your individuality, whilst learning more about the stories behind each piece. Offset Warehouse will also be on hand to answer any questions you may have on eco fabrics and raw materials, and to have discussions about the complexities of ethical consumerism.
It really is an exciting but complex conversation, and to make sure we can all make powerful statements with our purses, what we all need to do is aim to be as informed as possible when making those statements. If you’d like to know a bit more about some of the many ins and outs of conscious shopping, I recently discovered and subsequently interviewed Project JUST (http://theswatchbook.offsetwarehouse.com/2016/12/28/project-just-destination-ethical-clothing-brands/), who are an amazing research and reporting organisation showcasing the best of the best in ethical brands.
So if you want to turn your purchasing power into a force for good; to use it as a tool for environmental advocacy, then this event is for you. Even if you consider yourself as not much of a shopper, it’s important to know as much as possible – so that the knowledge can spread farther and wider.
Oh, and in addition to free bubbly, Kate has treated all attendees to 20% off for the evening, on all the delicious lines she carries, such as Beaumont Organic who make stylish yet versatile organic garments, and sustainable sleepwear brand Desmond & Dempsey, whose instagram I drool over regularly for their stylish and artful print designs.
With so many of us out there who have passionate concerns about the ethics and sustainability of textiles, fashion and design, just think what changes we could incite if we all continue to inspire and support each other; asking questions, staying informed, sharing knowledge. People truly have the power!