Happy Spring from a blooming Jerusalem. 🌺
If you haven’t already seen the signs coming up around the city, during the months of April and May 2018 a variety of environmental, cultural and urban nature organizations have organized various events, workshops, lectures, courses, conferences and tours around the theme of urban sustainability in Jerusalem.
Check out the website with a calendar of events here: https://www.kayamut-jlm.co.il
And look at all these amazing sponsors and partners. I haven’t heard of all these organizations yet and plan to check what they are up to.
Unfortunately the website is not in English, but Google Translate will work quite well to explain the events. (I am a very loyal friend of Google Translate. Aren’t we all 🙂 ?)
This month of “Urban Sustainability” is also happening in Tel Aviv, in which they include” fashion events and movie premieres” in their list of events.
Here is their website : http://www.sviva-tlv.com
It is also Fashion Revolution Week (April 23rd-29th, 2018), where people all over the world are asking brands #whomademyclothes?
Then brands, such as my favorite sustainable shoe maker Nisolo, share pictures and stories with their consumers of the people on the ground making their clothes, shoes, bags, etc.
After the April 24, 2013 Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh, where 1,138 people died and another 2,500 were injured, Fashion Revolution was born to push for more transparency in the global fashion industry.
There were five garment factories in Rana Plaza all manufacturing clothing for big global brands. The victims were mostly young women, and this was the fourth largest industrial disaster in history.
During Fashion Revolution week, there are over 1,000 events happening around the world, including at Tel Aviv’s Dizengoff Center tomorrow, April 25th.
Here is the facebook invitation. https://www.facebook.com/events/368792766862866/
“With the courtesy of Dizengoff Center we are holding a photo booth event that will take place on Wednesday April 25th, 2018 between the hours of 11AM and 8PM.
We are calling all fashion consumers to come to the booth and take a photo and participate in the sustainable fashion campaign that asks one simple yet important question “who made my clothes?”
If you want to get more informed about the mass consumption (by country), supply chains, recycling initiatives, and various other resources (such as how to wash different fabrics) on the global fashion and textile industry, I highly recommend to leisurley read Fashion Revolution’s online magazine “Loved Clothes Last” which I posted about this past January.
Hope to see you at some of the events in the coming weeks in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. Obviously I can’t make it to all of them, so if you do attend, I would be happy if you would comment on the blog how they were.
Wishing you a great rest of the week. 😀