'Where did you get those jeans?' The ethics of throw-away fashion
- What:Special Events
- Where:The Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre
SPECIAL EVENT: The V&A recently acquired a new item for its collection: a pair of Primark jeans very likely to have been made in the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh which collapsed in April, killing over 1000 garment workers.
Claire Lissaman One of the UK’s foremost experts on ethical sourcing and supply chains and a consultant to the Ethical Fashion Forum. Co-founder and director of award-winning ethical menswear brand Arthur & Henry.
Jenny Holdcroft Policy Director at IndustriALL Global Union, in charge of global campaigns on sustainable industrial policy, living wages and precarious work. She is currently involved with implementing the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, signed between IndustriALL and 90 global garment brand companies.
Gethin Chamberlain Film-maker and campaigning journalist (he has two newspaper reports coming out before our event on fashion factory conditions in the developing world, one in The Sun and the other in The Telegraph)
Chaired by Kieran Long, V&A Senior Curator of Contemporary Architecture, Design and Digital.
19.00 – 20.30