CANCELLED Sustainable fashion

7.00pm to 8.15pm, Wednesday 18 March

The Theatre

The Royal Institution of Great Britain GB United Kingdom W1S 4BS 21 Albemarle Street London

This event has been cancelled

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Standard £16


Concession £10


Ri Members and Ri Patrons £7

Event description

PLEASE NOT THAT THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. We are in the process of contacting ticket holders about refunds. 

What is the impact of fast fashion on our climate and how can we reduce that impact?

Join our panel of experts as they explore our desire for new clothes and the new techniques being developed to make fashion more sustainable.

Please note that the clothes swap portion of this event has been cancelled. 

About the speakers

Shahidha Bari is a writer, academic and broadcaster. She is Professor of Fashion Cultures and Histories at  London College of Fashion (University of the Arts London).

She was educated at the universities of Cambridge, Cornell and London. She is a Fellow of the Forum for Philosophy at the London School of Economics.

You can hear her regularly on radio and TV as one of the presenters of BBC Radio 3's Arts and Ideas programme, Free Thinking, and an occasional presenter of BBC Radio 4's Front Row.

Natsai Audrey Chieza is Founder and Director of Faber Futures, an award-winning multidisciplinary design agency operating at the intersection of nature, technology, and society. The London-based studio empowers industry and institutions with innovative design solutions and R&D for an impactful transition towards sustainable futures.

An international speaker on emergent futures, Natsai is named on OkayAfrica’s '100 Women 2018' for her work in STEM, ICON Magazine's 2019 'ICON Design 100' list and It's Nice That's 'Ones to Watch 2019'.

Dr Lynn Oxborrow is a Principal Lecturer in Small Business and Supply Chain Management. She leads the operations and supply chain management subject group and lectures in supply chain management at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Her research interests focus on fashion industry supply chains and sustainable supply chain management, as well as the role of SMEs in the supply chain.

Lynn joined NTU in 1994 as a Research Fellow to undertake economic development research in the Nottinghamshire and European textiles and clothing sector. She has a history of research into Fashion and Clothing Industry Supply Chains, having completed a DBA in this field in 2015. Having been a member of the team behind the WRAP funded Clothing Longevity Protocol(2014) research, Dr. Oxborrow has contributed to WRAP funded Clothing Longevity Protocol (2014) research and a subsequent programme funded by Defra and Wrap to explore and develop Strategies to Improve Design and Testing for Clothing Longevity.


The doors will open at approximately 6.30pm, with a prompt start at 7.00pm. There will be time for questions after the talk.

Latecomers will be admitted into the gallery.


This event will be filmed and on the Ri's YouTube channel within a few months. Subscribe for free to hear when new videos are released.


The theatre is on the first floor and there is step-free access from the street via lift.

The closest underground station is Green Park, which is step-free.

There is space at floor level in the theatre for wheelchair users.

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