Fashion Justice: Midday Movie Screening & Panel Discussion

Wednesday 26 Apr 2023, 12:30 - 14:30
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Andri Tambunan / Greenpeace

Fast fashion is one of the world’s most creative but also most polluting and exploitative industries: stimulating overconsumption, creating waste and pollution, contributing to biodiversity loss and wildlife disruption while also exploiting its workers. In this JUSTRA event, we want to dive deeper into what makes the current fashion system so unjust and unsustainable and discuss some of the future pathways envisioned for transitioning towards a more just and sustainable fashion system.

The fast-paced industry is fuelled by an insatiable hunger for the new and enabled by cheap synthetic fibres produced from fossil fuels like gas and oil. That is not to say that solutions are not propping up on the horizon. The industry is rife with creative searches to resolve some of its most glaring problems and transform itself: initiatives like biofrabricated garments, new ethical business models, and the reuse and repair of clothing all aim at limiting the environmental impact of our clothes’ production and reducing the pace at which we wear them out.

About the event

We will be holding a midday movie screening, showing the documentary Fast Fashion: The Real Price of Low-Cost Fashion, followed by a panel discussion with expert academics, practitioners, and activists in the field of fashion. Mark your agendas for April 26th 12:30-14:30 (CET). This event will take place online.

Sign up for the event through this link

We will share more details about the panellists in the weeks to come.


This event is organized by the team of JUSTRA Cities Network – Just Sustainability Transitions in Cities, part of the Erasmus Initative Vital Cities and Citizens. Do you have questions about this event? Send an email to



Flow of the event 

12:30 - 12:40 

Walk-in and introduction 

12:40 - 13:30 

Documentary - Fast Fashion: The Real Price of Low-Cost Fashion 

13:30 - 13:35 


13:35 - 13:55 

Speaker introduction and pitches 

13:55 - 14:25 

Panel discussion incl. Q&A 

14:25 - 14:30 




More information

Vital Cities and Citizens 

With the Erasmus Initiative Vital Cities and Citizens (VCC) Erasmus University Rotterdam wants to help improve the quality of life in cities. In vital cities, the population can achieve their life goals through education, useful work and participation in public life. The vital city is a platform for creativity and diversity, a safe meeting place for different social groups. The researchers involved focus on one of the four sub-themes: 

  • Inclusive Cities and Diversity  

  • Resilient Cities and People 

  • Smart Cities and Communities  

  • Sustainable and Just Cities 

VCC is a collaboration between Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB), Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication (ESHCC) and International Institute of Social Studies (ISS). 

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