Permaculture Your Wardrobe: a talk (via videostream) by Slow Clothing author Jane Milburn

1 March 2021 6:00pm — 7:30pm

Stitch Kitchen presents an evening (via videostream) with Jane Milburn, talking about her research and advocacy for Permaculture In Your Wardrobe

Sewing arose as a survival skill during the COVID-19 pandemic. While we were baking and gardening, mending and upcycling, zooming and home-schooling, planetary health experts called the pandemic a wake-up call. It is a warning about the interdependence between ourselves, other species and the natural world, and reflects the need to cease exploitation and degradation of nature. As individual stewards of Earth with free will and capacity to make a difference, we can all create change for good. Sustainability consultant and Slow Clothing author Jane Milburn reflects on how we can slow our wardrobe and permaculture our lives by being conscious in our choices and actions.

Jane Milburn believes in the power of adaptation in the natural world and her own. After agricultural science and leadership study applied to a career in rural communications and advocacy, Jane navigated a unique pathway to influence change in the way we dress. As the founder of Textile Beat and author of Slow Clothing: finding meaning in what we wear, Jane makes a compelling case for why and how we need to change the way we dress to live lightly on Earth. When the global pandemic deferred her Churchill Fellowship study tour, Jane did a permaculture design course that affirmed her focus on natural fibres and regeneration. Always adapting and evolving, Jane leads conversations and workshops about ethical, mindful and creative living in a climate-changing world.

This talk is presented free thanks for the generous support of DCC Arts Grants for Stitch Kitchen’s Restitched series of talks and workshops to promote local solutions to the global problem of fast fashion. (Donations are welcome to help Stitch Kitchen further develop this series throughout the year).

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