How Sustainable Fashion Can Help Save the Planet

Time & Date

Monday, October 2, 2023, 6:30 pm

Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Event Location

WBUR CitySpace890 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA 02215Open in Google Maps

Ticket Price


Fashion is one of the most environmentally damaging industries. It is responsible for 20% of global wastewater, 10% of carbon emissions and uses more energy than the aviation and shipping sectors combined. Less than 1% of clothes are recycled and 53 million metric tons of discarded clothing are incinerated or go to landfills each year. The emergence of “fast fashion” has only exacerbated these harmful statistics. But a new crop of designers is emerging. They use progressive production methods, innovative inventions (3-D) and natural fibers to create long-lasting clothes.

Jay Calderin, founder and executive director of Boston Fashion Week, will moderates a conversation with local designers about their approach to sustainable fashion. Plus, see their work in photos, videos and up-close as they walk on our runway.

Ganit Goldstein — MIT-trained designer

Queen Allotey-Papoe — founder, sustainable fashion brand Queen Adeline

Henry Hawk — designs entirely from secondhand, vintage, and deadstock fabric

CitySpace Tickets
Premiere: $25.00 (includes reserved seating in the front of the theater)
General: $15.00
Student: $5.00

Ways To Save
WBUR Members save $5.00 off tickets to this event. To apply the discount to your ticket purchase online, you’ll need to enter a promo code. You can get your code by emailing membership@wbur.org.

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