Mend in Public Day Panel: How do we mend the fashion system?

Sat Apr 20 2024 at 02:00 pm to 03:00 pm

Angel Central | London

Angel Central
Publisher/HostAngel Central
Mend in Public Day Panel: How do we mend the fashion system?
Calling all Londoners: take part in the world’s first Mend in Public Day for Fashion Revolution Week 2024!
About this Event

The fashion system is broken - how do we fix it?

Join Nanna Sandom, Bianca Foley, Ronaé Fagon and Noorin Khamisani in conversation with Lucy Tammam, as we discuss the impacts throwaway fashion is having on people and the planet. We’ll be exploring themes of disposability, exploitation and waste colonialism, and tackling tricky questions like ‘is overproduction or overconsumption to blame’ and ‘can you mend a system that was designed to be broken’?

Meet the panellists

Nanna Sandom: Nanna Sandom is a specialist in clothes repairs business models, and advises UK companies and charities on implementation of clothes repairs services for environmental and commercial benefits. Nanna founded Splendid Stitches in London in 2010 as a clothing repairs and alterations service specialising in vintage, with a strong emphasis on waste reduction and keeping clothes in use for longer. She now uses her extensive knowledge of the practical challenges of commercial repairs to educate and share best practice for repairs services. Splendid Stitches is a signatory to WRAP’s Textiles 2030 and a member of ReLondon Circular Community and Ellen MacArthur Foundation.

Bianca Foley: Bianca is the founder of the platform Sustainably Influenced, presenter, podcast host and sustainable fashion content creator. She hosts the podcast Sustainably Influenced where she discusses hot topics in the sustainability space and how we can all do more to include more ethical practices in all aspects of daily life. During her decade in the industry, Bianca has worked with many brands including PUMA, COACH and Monica Vinader; and has featured in ITV news series called #FastFashion as well as publications including Harper's Bazaar, WhoWhatWear and Women and Home Magazine. Over the years, her love for fashion evolved into a mission to encourage others to shop more ethically and to reduce their consumption where possible.  For Bianca, sustainability is an ever evolving term and she believes that it’s the small collective changes that will make a difference.

Ronaé Fagon: Ronaé is an interdisciplinary creative with a background in womenswear design. She is a fair fashion campaigner, illustrator, maker and often co-organises actions against Big Fashion. Having worked within the fashion industry for a number of years, Ronaé is dedicated to creating an approachable, accessible and inviting dialogue around what it means to slow down our fashion habits and hold companies to account.

Noorin Khamisani: Noorin Khamisani is a fashion designer, educator and researcher, focused on design for sustainability, informed by two decades of professional practice. She was among the first wave of the pioneering ethical fashion movement in Europe in the mid-2000s, setting up the independent fashion brand Outsider in London in 2009. She continues to exhibit and sell her work internationally as well as lecturing in fashion design.

Lucy Tammam: Moderating our panel, Lucy Tammam is a trailblazing sustainable couturier balancing a creative traditional garment construction craft practice with research and development of ethical, ecological and cruelty free practices within the fashion industry. She is acclaimed for innovative beautiful cuts seen on red carpet celebrities, unique brides and the London Fashion Week catwalk. Her recent scientific collaborations (Professor Ed Hawkins, University of Reading, European Space Agency) have used Tammam’s unique approach to communicate climate change in creative ways. With over 20 years experience spanning avant-garde design and artisanal couture construction techniques, to fibre and fabric development in India, to feminist art, and passionate about human rights and ecology, Lucy has carved a unique path in the fashion industry.

Location: Islington Climate Centre, Angel Central, 21 Parkfield St, London N1 0PS


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Angel Central, 21 Parkfield Street, London, United Kingdom


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