"Fashion Reborn: Reuse, Rewear, Rethink" will invite a distinguished panel of guests in March to discuss whether we can survive as a throw-away society, what our reckless shopping habits are doing to the planet, and how we can encourage sustainability. After all, today's waste is tomorrow's clothing.
Questions students will ask the panellists include: Do personal sustainable choices really make a difference? How can we encourage fashion brands to become more sustainable? What is the best way to highlight - and stop - the practice of greenwashing? What are some concrete ways we can remake and re-vision our wardrobes, using what is already there?
Every year the Journalism BA
courses have two Newsweeks - one concentrating on politics and the other on fashion. Students work in groups to prepare TV, radio, print and online packages to shine a light on topics of social importance and debate.
Last year, our fashion debate was titled "Covid and Me: Do we still care what we wear?", while in previous years the Fashion Newsweeks have centred around diversity in fashion, vegan fashion, and cultural appropriation in the industry.
Our Newsweeks are open to all. Our first Newsweek of the year on student mental health will take place in January. Watch this space for further details.
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