The fast fashion industry and the journey of your clothes

2 April 2020, 13:30 - 15:30
Health Building, Young Street, Cambridge CB1 2LZ

The words Sustainable Fashion Week, set against a backdrop of blue denim

This event was due to take place on 2 April, but we've postponed it in light of Government guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19). We'll confirm a new date as soon as we can.

As part of ARU’s first ever sustainable fashion week, join Tim Reeves from the British Heart Foundation (BHF), as he discusses the fast fashion industry and the journey of your clothes.

The BHF works with 100 universities across the UK in the Pack for Good campaign, to ensure that thousands of tonnes of clothing and other products escape being dumped at landfill, and instead can be used again.

The work that the BHF carries out with universities each year brings in thousands of pounds that goes towards heart research in the UK.

This is achieved by universities regularly collecting clothes, shoes, crockery, kitchenware, books and small electrical items, which are left behind by students or staff at the end of term. These products are taken to local BHF shops where they're sorted, priced and sold on.

It's a service that benefits the BHF but that also tackles issues such as reusability and sustainability, as well as providing cost savings for people.

This talk will be informal with plenty of opportunity for questions.

Join us afterwards for refreshments and opportunities for networking.

Event Details

2 April 2020, 13:30 - 15:30
Health Building, Young Street, Cambridge CB1 2LZ

We continue to closely monitor the rapidly evolving situation around coronavirus (COVID-19). So we can best protect the health and wellbeing of all members of the community we are suspending many public-facing events on campus until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.