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A Sustainable Fashion Renaissance?

Sustainable fashion has come on in leaps and bounds over the past decade, moving from the margins into the mainstream. Once the Cinderella of the $3 trillion-dollar fashion industry, sustainability has become its hottest trend and a sharp antithesis to the ‘fast fashion’ model wreaking havoc on the planet and people. As the COVID-19 pandemic is changing the world as we know it, will sustainability be among its many victims or will we emerge from the current crisis with a more thoughtful and caring relationship with fashion? Are we on the cusp of a Sustainable Fashion Renaissance?

Date: Wednesday, June 24th
Time: 5PM CET


Xenya Cherny-Scanlon has worked for the United Nations and major international organizations across three continents — in Africa, Australia and Europe — on promoting greener and fairer ways of living. A seasoned communications and sustainability executive, she brought together her two passions — fashion and sustainability — by founding green stilettos in 2012 with a vision of “putting glam into green”. She serves as a sustainable luxury and fashion expert, writer and researcher, and has been teaching at SUMAS since 2015.

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