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Green Your Wardrobe

BU Arts Initiative
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Did you know that the fashion industry is one of the second largest polluter after oil? Did you know that 95% of discarded clothing can be recycled or upcycled?

In support of a fairer, safer and sustainable fashion industry, the BU Arts Initiative is proud to participate in Fashion Revolution Week, an annual global initiative to mark the Rana Plaza factory disaster in Bangladesh. We're excited to host Green Your Wardrobe - a series of programs that provide opportunities for education and creativity.

RSVP Required for all events:
Screening & Panel: greenscreening-bu.eventbrite.com
Workshops: greenworkshops-bu.eventbrite.com
More information at: bu.edu/arts/green

Friday, April 27:
5:30-8PM - Film Screening: The True Cost – a groundbreaking documentary that pulls back the curtain on an unseen part of our world and asks, “who pays the price for our clothing?” followed by:
Meet the Eco-Warriors: a panel discussion on going green with Cullen Schwartz, CEO - DoneGood: —"the Amazon for highly ethical and eco-friendly brands”. Shannon Lohr, Founder and CEO of Factory45: which works with idea-stage entrepreneurs to launch clothing companies that are ethically and sustainably made in USA. Tazzy Cole is a BU graduate student in costume production, developing a fashion brand with a focus on bespoke tailoring. And DL Lundberg is a BU graduate student and the founder of MFC Tie-Dye.

Saturday, April 28
10AM-5PM - Clothing Drop-Off: Recycle. Upcycle to fight AIDS with Boomerangs
1-3PM - Workshop #1: Mend & Repair: Sewing 101
4:30-5:30PM - 'Going Sustainable from Head-to-Toe': Interactive Discussion
5:30-7PM - Open Session: Green Your Closet Mix-n-Match
5:40-7:40PM - Workshop #2: Say It With a Bowtie

Sunday, April 29:
11AM-12:30PM - Workshop #3: Basic Patches & Bags
11AM-1PM - Workshop #4: Green Your Summer: Make Lounge Pants out of Recycled Fabric
2-3:30PM - Workshop #5: Mend & Repair: Sewing 101