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WHAT’S THE TRUE MEANING OF SUSTAINABILITY?

  • Downstairs at The Department Store 248 Ferndale Road London SW9 8FR (map)

Topics up for discussion will include:

  • – The implications of choosing organic further down the supply chain;
    – Whether the ideals of fair trade always play out on the ground;
    – Is aspiring to cleaner regimes, be it beauty, food or fashion, healthy;
    – Should we be choosing all-natural alternatives over synthetic products all the time;
    – What societal pressures are at play when it comes to what we wear/eat/and how we view ourselves;
    – Does sustainability inhibit diversity

Conversation will hopefully lead us to a better understanding of the nuances within the food/fashion/homeware and beauty industries – helping us all make more considered choices when it comes to what we buy.


Meet the Panel

Sophie Garnier, founder of direct-to-maker homeware brand Kalinko, the first homewares brand from Burma. Sophie works directly with artisan villages around Burma to produce beautiful hand-made products for the home, that are made to last and treasure.

Julius Roberts, Tell Tale Food. First generation farmer and restaurant trained cook, telling the tale of a life in the British countryside.

Sophie Dunster, the wonderful designer behind one of our favourite brands Gung Ho – creating ethically responsible clothing that gets people talking through beautiful prints, and embroidered sweatshirts all locally made from 100% organic fabric. Raised on a zero carbon lifestyle, Sophie aims to create a bridge between design and the fundamental environmental issues that lie at the heart of contemporary culture.

Khandiz Joni, multidisciplinary Hair & Make-Up artist specialising in clean, ethical products that push the boundaries of the ‘Clean Beauty’ narrative. Khandiz is also one-half of creative direction duo, A Novel Approach, which champions brands that are affecting positive change for people and planet and founder of Untainted Magazine.

Emilie Vanpoperinghe, co-founder of Oddbox – London’s only social enterprise delivering wonky fruit and veg boxes to homes and offices.

Ticket price includes a goody bag, and 20% discount from the hosts. You will also have the opportunity to try products, ask your burning sustainability questions and meet professionals across all four industries.

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