Date: Sunday 18th September
Time: 13:00 - 14:00
Safia Minney MBE FRSA is a British social entrepreneur and author. She is the founder and Director of People Tree, a pioneering sustainable and Fair Trade fashion label with a mission to provide customers with beautiful clothes. A noted spokesperson and campaigner on Fair Trade and ethical fashion, she initiated World Fair Trade Day in 1999, annually celebrated on the second Saturday of May. She co-wrote the book, Naked Fashion, The Sustainable Fashion Revolution and in 2013 launched the Rag Rage Campaign which helped bring pressure with over a million signatories to clean-up practice in the fashion industry. Her latest book is Slow Fashion; Aesthetics meets Ethics. She is currently working on a book and campaign entitled Slave to Fashion.
Safia will be in conversation with designer Wayne Hemingway MBE of Hemingway Design, co-founder of Festival of Thrift, who setup and sold Red or Dead. As a Professor in The Built Environment at Northumbria University, Doctor of Design at Wolverhampton, Lancaster and Stafford, and a Fellow of both Blackburn College and Regents University, Wayne is also passionately committed to encouraging young people to consider an ethical future in their work and study choices.
Wayne and Safia will discuss the challenges young people face in making decisions about ethical careers, and giving their views on best ways forward to a fair future.