Ecosurety has joined forces with environmental charity Hubbub, and Glasgow-based Advanced Clothing Solutions (ACS) to launch Slow Threads: The Sustainable Fashion Fair during Scotland’s Climate Week.
Scotland’s Climate Week is an annual event to raise awareness of the global climate emergency and encourages climate action across the country.
Backed by Glasgow City Council, the free two-day interactive event aims to tackle both the climate crisis and the cost-of-living crisis by showcasing the best ways to look after the environment and your wardrobe on a budget.
Eco-conscious fashionistas can catch the event at The Briggait, Glasgow, on Friday, 30 September and Saturday, 1 October 2022.
Commenting on the launch, Ecosurety marketing manager, Stephanie Housty, said: “We are thrilled to launch Slow Threads and encourage more citizens of Glasgow to be savvy with their textile consumption. It is good for the wallet and the planet.”
A conscious approach to sustainable fashion
Hubbub polling has previously shown that 80% of 16–24-year-olds have lost track of the items in their wardrobe. Slow Threads invites the public to slow down and take stock of what they own through sustainable fashion talks, displays and workshops.
Hubbub’s creative partner, Sarah Divall, said: “Right now we’re dealing with a climate crisis and a cost-of-living crisis simultaneously.
“Changing our habits around what we buy and exploring more sustainable options for sprucing up our wardrobes like renting, second-hand or swapping is one of the best things we can do for the planet, and it helps reduce household budgets.
“We're proud to be bringing so many collaborators together for this event and hopefully giving the people of Glasgow a sustainable bargain in the process.”
To showcase the wide variety of affordable sustainable fashion options, visitors will have a chance to swap, rent, and buy second-hand and sustainable clothing.
Visitors will have the opportunity to:
- Learn how to sew with Sew Confident
- Swap a preloved outfit in collaboration with Loanhood
- Meet the campaigners, academics and community groups exploring circular solutions to fashion's problems
- Discover local designers, second-hand gems and sustainable stores
Slow Threads will feature appearances from Fashion Revolution, LoanHood, Glasgow Caledonian University, Cancer Research U.K., and Community Couture.
Head of Marketing from ACS, Lyndsey Pell, said: "The rise of the sustainable wardrobe is growing with cultural attitudes shifting towards preloved and pre-owned fashion.
“Consumers are more conscious now than ever of the carbon footprint of their clothing and are also more motivated to rent clothing or accessories rather than buy them for special events.
“At ACS, we are proud to support opportunities encouraging people to consider the environmental implications of their fashion choices. We look forward to working with Hubbub to deliver this dynamic event."
ACS is one of the U.K.'s leading circular and sustainable fashion fulfilment facilities enabling fashion brands and retailers to join the circular economy. Hubbub is an award-winning environmental organisation that runs creative campaigns to encourage positive everyday actions for the environment.
Find out more and register here for Slow Threads: The Sustainable Fashion Fair.
Communication & PR Specialist
Mma-tshepo joined Ecosurety’s Marketing team in 2022 as our Communication and PR Specialist. She is responsible for implementing our PR strategy and creating a variety of engaging B2B content for external communications. She also looks after our social media channels and website.