Fixing fast fashion

Fixing fast fashion: How you can play your part

We are holding a free educational event, along with clothing charity TRAID, for WI members to learn more about how to reduce the impact of your wardrobe. This is an interactive, hands-on event where people will come together to learn more about the true cost of fast fashion and what we can do to fix it.

We will have different stations set up that which will ask you to consider different aspects of fast fashion—this includes repairing and mending clothes, considering clothes production and our throwaway culture and the impact microplastic fibres pose to the environment.

We want this to be an intergenerational, communal event and so we are asking each member to bring along a female plus one; whether that’s your neighbour, friend, female relative or work colleague to introduce them to the WI.

Please note, the form below should only be filled out by WI members. Once we have registered you as an attendee via email, we will send you a separate form for your plus one to fill out.

This event is aimed at people who are novices at repairing, adapting, mending and sharing clothes and who wish to learn more about how they can play their part in fixing fast fashion.

It will take place at the Abbey Centre, 34 Great Smith Street, London, SW1P 3BU, on Saturday 19 October from 1.30-5pm. Places are first come, first served, so please register your interest in attending using the form below. This does not mean you have a confirmed place at the event, we will be in touch with you separately via email if you have been successful.

Contact the NFWI

  • Phone: 020 7371 9300
  • Open hours: 9am–5pm Mon–Fri
  • Address: 104 New Kings Road, London SW6 4LY

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