This month, we are proud to be part of Fashion Revolution Week Singapore, and we have partnered Fashion Revolution SG and Etrican for this special feature on textiles and its environmental impacts. Our speakers this month include Dragos Necula of Etrican, and Anisa Sia Johnny of Raffles College of Higher Education. So what should we be wearing if we wish to tread gently on the earth? Come by and find out if you’re looking for an honest assessment!
Dragos will be addressing the topic of “Textile Sustainability”. He will start by highlighting some of the complexities involved in measuring environmental impact of textiles. He will then give a brief overview of textile classification and terms and will take a closer look at an environmental benchmark of some of the more common fibres in the clothing industry at present. The talk will conclude with a challenge to consider whether textile impact is an adequate measure of apparel sustainability.
Anisa will give a short talk covering the different types of sustainable/ethical fashion brands making a change for good and offer a challenge to the audience in their role as a consumer.
Date: 27 April 2017 (Thursday)
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Venue: Workcentral, Singapore Shopping Centre, Level 6 (Brewhouse), 190 Clemenceau Avenue.
Admission: Free (contributions to society accepted)
RSVP: Via Facebook or email firstname.lastname@example.org
See you there!
About Our Speakers
Dragos is co-founder of Etrican, Singapore’s pioneer of eco fashion, a brand that works exclusively with GOTS certified organic cotton. He is also the founder of black and green, a boutique digital marketing agency. He has a keen interest in innovative, sustainability driven business models and is always on the look out for ideas that could benefit society and the environment.
Anisa Sia Johnny is a Marketing & Branding professional who has branched into Academia. Over 15 years experience in the Fashion industry from Brand Management, Retail experience to mentoring fashion start-ups and more. She is currently lecturing in Fashion Marketing & Management at Raffles College of Higher Education, Singapore. Her passion for helping creative businesses, fashion entrepreneurship and human centered design gets her out of bed every morning.
Workcentral is a vibrant, supportive co-working community located centrally on Orchard Road. With a goal of bettering businesses, we offer flexible work spaces, curated programming and comprehensive business solutions.
Our tight-knit member community ranges from freelance consultants to growing SMEs across a variety of industries. We work closely with them to provide networking opportunities and business services relevant to their needs.