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Behind The Label

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Explore how sustainable fashion brands/businesses in Singapore are sharing their values across the fashion supply chain, the challenges faced, and how we can grow the sector.

Come and join us for the Singapore premiere of award-winning documentary, Cotton Road Movie, and an interactive discussion with industry experts.

Connected Threads Asia aims to advance and promote Singapore's fashion industry into one that is socially and environmentally responsible, and to educate consumers about sustainable fashion choices.

*Free Admission

Cotton Road, Documentary
Director, Producer, Videographer, Editor

Laura Kissel

What does a rural town in South Carolina have to do with China? Americans consume nearly twenty billion new
items of clothing each year, and at least one billion of them are made in China. Cotton Road uncovers the transnational movement of cotton and tells the stories of worker's lives in a conventional cotton supply chain. From rural farms in South Carolina to factory cities in China, we span the globe to encounter the industrial processes behind our rapacious consumption of cheap clothing and textile products. Are we connected to one another through the things we consume? Cotton Road explores a contemporary landscape of globalized labor through human stories and provides an opportunity to reflect on the ways our consumption impacts others and drives a global economy.


Panelists:
Pascal de Villepin
Director, VEJA-Asia

Pascal is the distributor of VEJA, the eco-friendly French brand. He’s convinced that innovative design, eco-friendliness and fair trade are compatible. That is why he’s also involved in promoting other “eco-brands”, to rai
se awareness on garment industry: transparency for customers is his motto!


Wuen Lin Tan
Co-Founder, Touch The To
es


Wuen runs Touch The Toes (with Kelly & Eliza), a one-stop-eco-yoga-shop and a go-to place for 'regular' people to look good, feel good, and be eco, all at the same time, without busting the pocket. She believes in the power of conscious choice, and that education & awareness of global issues is the only way forward.

Wuen holds an LL.B (Hons) from the National University of Singapore, and is a full-time underwriter in a multinational insurance company. In between, she fits in an evolving yoga practice and makes time for her wanderlust.

Dragus Necula
Business Development/Co-Founder
Etrican

Dragos is head of business development and co-founder of the Etrican clothing brand. Founded in 2009, Etrican is a pioneer of eco fashion in Singapore and remains one of the very few ethical local brands. All Etrican clothing is made of certified organic cotton and is produced using fair labour practices.


Organized by:

Connected Threads
A platform to advance and promote sustainable fashion industry, it aims to bring awareness about the social and environmental impacts of fast fashion.

Partners:

Fashion Revolution SG
Fashion Revolution Day is a movement to increase awareness of the true cost of fashion held each year on April 24th, the anniversary of Rana Plaza.


OneMaker Group - OMG
OneMaker Group bridges knowledge & skill gaps in Making via education and training so that opportunities can be tapped in the ever changing landscape.

National Design Centre
The National Design Centre (NDC) is the nexus for all things design. This is where designers and businesses congregate to exchange ideas, conduct business, use its facilities and obtain assistance from the national agency for design, the DesignSingapore Council. Centrally located in the arts, cultural, learning and entertainment district in the Bras Basah-Bugis area, it is well placed to invite the public to learn about design through its exhibitions and programmes.

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Fri Oct 23, 2015
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM SGT
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Venue
National Design Centre, 111 Middle Rd, 188969
Tickets
Free
Venue Address
National Design Centre, 111 Middle Rd, 188969 Singapore
Organizer
Connected Threads Asia
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