Concious Fashion Campaign Kicks Off Month of Virtual Events Promoting Sustainable Fashion

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Concious Fashion Campaign Kicks Off Month of Virtual Events Promoting Sustainable Fashion


The virtual, month long Conscious Fashion Campaign kicks off on 1 April to help more people connect with the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.

Francesca Brooking

Thu 25 Mar 2021

Founded in 2019 by social entrepreneur Kerry Bannigan, the Conscious Fashion Campaign is an initiative that works to increase the fashion industry’s action support of the Sustainable Development Goals as outlined by the UN.

This year, the Conscious Fashion Campaign will host a month-long virtual educational experience in collaboration with the United Nations Office for Partnerships entitled ‘Discover the Sustainable Development Goals - To Make Peace With Nature.’

Discover the SDGs is a free 30-day event with virtual access to exhibitions, talks, podcasts, learning tools and documentaries, starting on 1 April 2021.

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Lenzing, bluesign and Arch and Hook are partners of the event

The virtual campaign's focus is in response to the UN Secretary-General’s 2021 priority to ‘make peace with nature’ and engage the fashion industry further with the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.

Previously, together with the United Nations Office of Partnerships, the campaign hosts global fashion event partnerships to help the industry meet these goals by 2030.

What's happening during the Conscious Fashion Campaign?

Top programmes and podcasts from the event to look out for include:

Textile Mountain

The documentary puts a spotlight on the social and environmental cost of the second-hand clothing trade. It follows the path of our unwanted clothes from the recycling bins of Europe to landfills and waterways in the Global South.

Filmed in Belgium, Ireland and Kenya, Textile Mountain invites us to rethink the way we design, wear and reuse our clothes so that our fashion waste doesn’t become another country’s issue.

Our Planet: Our Business

Inspired by Netflix’s ‘Our Planet,’ this film dives into how the global business community can play a powerful role in the rehabilitation of nature.

Top expert speakers include WWF Executive Director of Science and Conservation, Mike Barrett, UNFCCC Former Executive Secretary, Christiana Figueres, TESCO Group CEO, Dave Lewis, and Costa Rica President, Carlos Alvadaro Quesada.

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Kerry Bannigan is the founder of Conscious Fashion Campaign

Nations United

Nations United celebrates the 75th anniversary of the United Nations and five years since the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals.

The film explores the world as it is, as it was, and as it could be. It highlights the key actions and solutions we need to adopt to tackle poverty, inequality, injustice and climate change.

You can expect to see top experts including UN Secretary-General António Guterres and UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed along with UN ambassadors Malala Yousafzai, Don Cheadle, Michelle Yeoh, Forest Whitaker, Thandie Newton, Sugata Mitra.

There will also be a performance from the Grammy-nominated singer Burna Boy and a new version of a UN performance by the multi-Grammy award-winner, Beyoncé.

Circle of Influence

Tune into select episodes from the nine-part podcast series produced by the RealReal and CFDA.

A top episode includes ‘Disrupting the System: The Generations of Sustainability Leaders’ which discusses the burden of environmental responsibility felt by millennials and Gen-Z that previous generations have ignored.

The episode offers perspectives from designers such as Priya Ahluwalia, Becca McCharen and Hillary Taymour on what it means to tackle sustainability in the fashion industry.

#imadeyourclothes is the hashtag for ethical producers and fashion designers for Fashion Revolution Week

The event is to accelerate the fashion industry's engagement with the Sustainable Development Goals

The month-long event will also include a virtual exhibition hall with participating organisations.

  • Australian Fashion Council
  • 1% for the Planet
  • AWAJ Foundation
  • BCorp
  • Canopy
  • Climate Cardinals
  • Council of Fashion Designers of America
  • Ellen MacArthur Foundation
  • Fashion 4 Development
  • Fashion Act Now
  • Fashion Revolution
  • Fashion Takes Action
  • Institute of Positive Fashion
  • PangeaSeed
  • Peace Boat
  • Redress, Remake
  • Textile Exchange
  • The Climate Council
  • The Sustainable Angle
  • WWF

Find out more about Discover the SDGs and register for the event here.