The Fashion Industry & climate change

Nadia Scullion
Victoria Hall / Online
26 Mar 2024 8:00pm - 9:00pm
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The Fashion Industry & climate change: challenges, solutions and working towards a more positive future

Nadia Scullion is a womenswear clothing designer, developing ranges for brands at both the high street and premium ends of the market. After graduating from Edinburgh College of Art and the University of the Arts, London, she spent six years in Stockholm, designing  for H & M, House of Dagmar, and &Other Stories. Moving to London in 2019, she designed initially for Topshop and then OMNES as Head of Design, before setting up her own consultancy where her work focuses on responsible material sourcing in partnership with the development of full womenswear collections for clients.

The fashion industry is one of the world’s worst polluters. It accounts for up to 10% of global carbon dioxide output—more than international flights and shipping combined. And with 85% of all textiles ending up in landfill, its impact is catastrophic. If the industry can adapt and develop more sustainable practices, this will make a significant, positive difference to the future of our planet.

Drawing on her experience of collaborating with factories, working hands-on with materials, and developing garments which minimise environmental impact, Nadia will look at how the industry can improve the way it works. She will consider the development of an individual garment – where responsible material sourcing can make a significant difference to its ultimate impact, and also look at the importance of production facilities and methods, where partnering with factories that utilise clean energy, process chemicals effectively and limit water use, can make a positive difference.

Nadia will also consider the garment’s end of life, looking at material choice, limitations in terms of use of buttons and zips, garment washes, and printing and dying techniques, all of which contribute to ease of recycling.

Members: Free, Online (please book to receive a link) or Victoria Hall (doors open 7.30pm)
Guests: £10, Online (please book to receive a link) or £10 Victoria Hall (pay on the door – you will be admitted to the Hall at 7.50pm if there is room)
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Drinks are served in the Members’ Room after the lecture