Grow Exeter | Aug 13, 2018 | 0
Sancho’s Fashion Revolution Week Events
At Sancho’s, we want to be a part of this movement and encourage more people to get involved in and around Exeter. We have curated a list of workshops and events from Monday 23rd April til Saturday 28th, to spread awareness of the 3 M’s that need to change:
1) Model: The Business of Fashion:
For the past decade, companies have seen rising costs, driven by rising labour, raw material and energy prices. Yet, despite the higher cost of making clothes, the price we pay for our clothing is cheaper than ever before. This system is not working. We believe that the whole fashion industry needs a radical paradigm shift and that we produce and consume clothes needs to be transformed.
2) Material: People and Planet:
The harsh reality is that basic health and safety measures do not exist for many people working in fashion’s supply chains. 150 billion items of clothing are delivered out of factories annually yet Americans alone throw away approximately 14 million tonnes. The chemicals used to grow, dye launder and treat our clothes end up polluting rivers. These are all things that we believe need to change.
3) Mindset: Shifting the way we think:
We need to break our addiction of the need for speed and volume. We need to realise the true cost of our cheap bargains. We need to buy less, buy better and keep asking questions about the realities behind what we are purchasing. We need to love the clothes that we already own more, and work harder to make them last. Once we’ve started to think like this, the change.
To encourage others to join us on our mission of shifting the model, material and mindset of the fashion industry, we are holding the following events which we would love to see you attend:
Monday 23rd April: Repair and Rejuvenate Workshop
At this event anyone can bring in any worn out or broken items of clothing and local seamstresses will show you how to repair and rejuvenate them. We will be holding workshops in embroidery, buttons, patches, tie-dye and sewing!
Tuesday 24th April: Clothes Swap for Surfers Against Sewage
Bring in unworn items clothing and get the opportunity to swap it with other unique pieces of clothing all to raise money for a top environmental cause. Other items will come from other attendees, local shop partners and their unsold stock.
Wednesday 25th April: Capsule Collection Launch
Our capsule collection is a collection of diverse, staple ethical items that are suitable for many different occasions and can be paired together or apart. We will be selling these pieces as a set for one price!
Thursday 26th April: Introduction to Ethical Fashion Talk & Sancho’s Journal Release
We will be launching our spring/summer collection journal which will showcase our top products and provide facts, figures and useful information on:
- The sustainable fashion economy and its benefits
- Social, environmental and economic sustainability; what they are and how buying sustainable fashion brands can help you reap the benefits
The launch will be accompanied by a live-streamed talk from our founder on how we went about building an ethical business; both in the way we function and the products we sell. There will also be an opportunity after the talk to shop and ask questions about any of our products and their stories.
Friday 27th April: Meet the Makers Discussion Panel
A discussion panel led by Professor Ian Cooke with representatives from a few of the 50 local and international ethical brands that Sancho’s carry, and members of the local ethical business community. They will be talking about their experiences with sustainable business, the importance of sustainable consumption and the role businesses have to play, and providing tips for businesses and individuals on how to shop, consume, operate and live more sustainably!
Saturday 28th April: Fashion Revolution Sale
We are hosting our biggest Sale Day yet on Worldwide Fashion Revolution Sales Day. Here you can expect 10% off everything in-store and online, 500 free goodie bags to give out with purchases, the launch of new summer lines, live music, drinks and nibbles and a chance to celebrate the revolution for ethical fashion!
Sancho’s is a growing independent store, offering Ethical Clothing and Lifestyle. We source clothing that is certified fair-trade and constructed from sustainable natural materials. Our store was founded in 2014, and we have been growing ever since, with our second store opening on the 11th of November at 117 Fore Street. Our mission is to continually grow the Sustainable and Ethical Fashion community in Exeter and beyond.