Culture, textiles and sustainability are interconnected and interdependent. From the appropriation of traditional designs to disrupting biodiversity, fashion fails to respect Indigenous communities. In this live panel event during #FashionRevolutionWeek, we’ll explore solutions that prioritise cultural sustainability.
This conversation will showcase the importance of Traditional Cultural Expressions and best practices for the fashion industry based on dignity, equity and benefit-sharing. We’ll be joined by:
🧵 Monica Boța Moisin, founder of Cultural Intellectual Property Rights Initiative.
🧵 Rebecka Forsgren, project leader at Min Oðða Giron and advocate for enhanced participation of the Sámi people in Sweden.
🧵 Tara Gujadhur, co-founder of Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre, a museum dedicated to celebrating cultural diversity in Laos.
🧵 Rituraj Dewan, co-founder of 7WEAVES Social, a collective of artisans conserving the rich local traditions of Eri textiles in India.