I have been so inspired and excited to meet so many of you at our networking events for our recently launched meet-up group Green Is The New Black: London Sewing Fashion (I’m still buzzing from our Tuesday night event Afterwork Networking: In Conversation With Two Top Eco Fashion Designers!)
All of us here at Offset Warehouse are continually encouraged by the array of wonderful customers we have, and to gather us all together in one place makes for really exhilarating evenings. With so many of us out there who have passionate concerns about the ethics and sustainability of textiles, fashion and design, just think what changes we could incite if we all continue to inspire and support each other; asking questions, staying informed, sharing knowledge. People truly have the power!
So, I am really pleased to announce our next meet-up event:
Wednesday 19th April, 2017
7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
32/33 Brixton Village
London SW9 8PR
Tickets: £5 (includes all drinks and nibbles for the evening + 20% off everything for the evening).
The focus of the event is conscious consumerism; how and where to shop sustainably and ethically. Fittingly, it will be hosted by The Keep in vibrant Brixton Village, which is one of my absolute favourite shops, run by the passionate Kate Richards, whose mission is “to seek out and promote fashion brands with true integrity, whilst carefully curating the selection to ensure style comes first.” (Fun fact: Kate and I have known each other since we were 11 as we went to school together!)
The evening will be a chance to talk to us about how to shop sustainably and demystify “ethical consumerism”. Discover incredible new brands over drinks and nibbles whilst you browse The Keep’s Spring/Summer 17 collection, featuring a carefully curated edit of sustainable and ethical brands.
During the evening you will also have the opportunity to be styled with the perfect eco-friendly compliments to your individual fashion needs, whilst learning more about the stories behind each piece. Offset Warehouse will also be on hand to answer any questions you may have, and to have discussions about the complexities of ethical consumerism.
It really is an exciting but complex conversation, and to make sure we can all make powerful statements with our purses, what we all need to do is aim to be as informed as possible when making those statements. If you’d like to know more about some of the many ins and outs of conscious shopping, have a read of my blog post about Project JUST, who are an amazing research and reporting organisation bringing us the best of the best in ethical brands.
So if you want to turn your purchasing power into a force for good; to use it as a tool for environmental advocacy, then this event is for you. Even if you consider yourself as not much of a shopper, it’s important to know as much as possible – that we the knowledge can spread farther and wider.
Oh, and in addition to free bubbly, Kate has treated all attendees to 20% off for the evening, on all the delicious lines she carries, such as Beaumont Organic who make stylish yet versatile organic garments, and sustainable sleepwear brand Desmond & Dempsey, whose instagram I drool over regularly for their stylish and artful print designs.
I’m so excited about this event, and if you haven’t already, do join our meet-up group ‘Green Is The New Black‘ to keep abreast of all the happenings!
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