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Nov
8
to Dec 13

DESIGN CANBERRA FESTIVAL - OBJECT/SUBJECT

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The second national design writing conference is happening in Canberra on 8-9 November 2019.

International and national speakers include: experimental materials research designer Seetal Solanki (UK), arts editor Jennifer Higgie (UK), Indigenous architect, lecturer and advocate Jefa Greenaway (AUS), editor, writer and podcaster Clare Press (AUS), urban design researcher and editor of Assemble Papers, Jana Perković (AUS), and awarded Australian singer, writer, director, and advocate Robyn Archer (AUS).

Registration is now open to attend this important conversation. Early bird registration rates are available until 23 September 2019. Speaker proposals are open until 2 September 2019 and the final conference program and full speaker list will be released at the end of September.

Stay tuned for announcements about keynote speakers and other featured guests. Join our mailing list here.

The tentative conference program is as follows (subject to change):

Thursday 7: Conference reception – 6pm
Friday 8: All day – 8:30am-5:00pm
Saturday 9: 8:30am-12:30pm

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Oct
11
3:00 AM03:00

Living Future Symposium 2019

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The Living Future Symposium 2019 is an event put together by The Living Future Institute Australia (LFIA) - part of a powerful network of informed and active global citizens, committed to redefining humanity’s relationships with the ecosystems we inhabit.

Together we seek to redirect our future towards a society that is socially just, culturally rich and ecologically restorative. Bringing together inspiring thinkers and doers, the Symposium explores and challenges what a ‘Living Future’ means across multiple communities and industries. Participants are not just attendees - it's a chance to connect to diverse people, stories, ideas, and illuminate your head and heart!

Speakers include: JASON MCLENNAN, UNCLE KEN CANNING, RANYA ALKADAMANI, SIMON JANKOWSKI.

Clare will be talking about the future of fashion materials.

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Sep
24
9:30 PM21:30

FASHION ROUNDTABLE - Democratising Fashion, London event

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We’re back! Fashion Roundtable Q&A & workshop with Vogue's Sustainability Editor Clare Press on democratising fashion, to create sustainable inclusion.

Want to join the dots between what you wear and how you can be truly ethical? Want to understand why fashion is a global conversation and the threads of colonialism (from modern day slavery, to international supply chains) and workshop solutions and commitments to be more empowered in democratising your consumer choices? Then this event is for you.

Location: The Curtain, 45 Curtain Road, London, EC2A 3PT

This is a ticketed event, to buy yours click here.

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Sep
7
1:00 PM13:00

BRISBANE WRITER'S FESTIVAL

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Brisbane Writers Festival will be held from 5 - 8 September 2019 at the State Library of Queensland and QAGOMA. I’m hosting sessions on the Saturday and Sunday.

ACCIDENTAL FEMINISTS

Women over fifty-five changed everything. It was unexpected and unintended. Jane Caro speaks with Clare Press about how these accidental feminists changed the world.

Auditorium 1, State Library of Queensland, 1PM

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Aug
15
5:15 PM17:15

ETHICAL CLOTHING AUSTRALIA: Why Retailers Value Certifications - SYDNEY

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Australian Fashion Council (AFC) and Ethical Clothing Australia (ECA)invite you to join us for an Industry Panel and Networking session in Sydney, Thursday evening the 15th August.

Moderated by Vogue’s Sustainability Editor, and the presenter of theWardrobe Crisis podcast; Clare Press, we’ll be delving into the topic of why Retailers value certifications.

To tackle this topic, Clare will be joined by speakers from major Australian retailers including; Jaana Quaintance-James - Head of Sustainability and Ethical Sourcing at THE ICONIC, Courtney Sanders - Co-Founder of Well Made Clothes, and Nicole Bennett - Ethical Trade Specialist for David Jones and Country Road Group.

We’ll be covering some key areas;

  • The state of retail in Australia

  • What retailers consider when buying (Ethical production, sustainability, transparency and/or local production)

  • The value of certification; communicating with the ethical consumer, and insights into consumer behaviour when it comes to ethical shopping.

Angela Bell, ECA’s National Manager and Dave Giles-Kaye, AFC’s CEO, will also be joining the session, which will be followed by networking drinks and opportunity to meet with the panelists and fellow industry members.

REGISTER HERE

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Aug
10
2:45 PM14:45

BENDIGO WRITER'S FESTIVAL

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Bendigo Writers Festival is an annual three-day event which gathers more than 100 writers for discussions about every kind of writing under the sun. I am over the moon to be talking about my book at the festival this year. I’ll also be appearing at 2 further sessions - a Friday evening session at the Bendigo Theatre on the politics of cynicism with Gabrielle Chan and Stuart Coupe, and the Active Online social media panel with Bri Lee Sunday, 11 August 2019, 3:15 pm 4:15 pm at Bendigo Bowls Club.

Rise and Resist

  • Saturday, 10 August 2019

  • 2:45 pm 3:45 pm

  • Capital Theatre

Bhakthi Puvanenthiran hosts Jennifer Clement, Claire G Coleman and Clare Press

What makes someone decide to take on an issue? Australians, we are told, are laconic people, who prefer a drink to a debate and who are more likely to say "she'll be right" than to take up a cause and fight. But, as Clare Press discovered when she set out to write her book, Rise and Resist, that's not actually what it like out there in the suburbs and the regions of a country now switched on to social media and community activity. Clare is joined by Claire G Coleman and Jennifer Clement, with host Bhakthi Puvarenthiran, to talk about social change via people power, who it inspires and how effective it is.

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See the whole program here.

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Jun
7
6:00 PM18:00

DARK & DANGEROUS THOUGHTS AT DARK MOFO

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As part of the legendary Dark Mofo festival at Mona, Clare will be appearing on the panel THE DARK AND LIGHT SIDE OF ADORNMENT with tattoo artist Lauren Winzer at 6pm on Friday June 7th.

Two intense days of talks by people with skin in the game.

Talk is cheap. Opinions proliferate. Our speakers live (and sometimes, are prepared to die) by their words. Program out now.

MORE DARK & DANGEROUS THOUGHTS HERE.

READ THE FULL DARK MOFO PROGRAM HERE

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Jun
5
8:15 AM08:15

VOGUE CODES - MELBOURNE

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Vogue Codes is empowering the future of female innovation.

Vogue Australia is hosting the second annual Vogue Codes Summit Melbourne at MAIÀ on June 5, complete with an aspirational agenda. Hear from international and Australian panellists and keynote speakers who are driving action and change in the technology industry. Through the power of technology, discover how to scale your business from founders of successful start-up companies. Then learn from entrepreneurs who empower lives through game-changing initiatives. Also listen to creators as they share their knowledge of the tech, business and fashion industries.

Hear from international and Australian panellists and keynote speakers who are driving action and change in the technology, business and fashion industries.

Agenda

8:15am Registration and breakfast commences / 9:00am Welcome - Edwina McCann /9:20am Keynote - Shama Sukul Lee, Food, the feminine and high-tech engineering: Making meat without the animal / 9:55am Panel - Ava Matthews, Kate Gildea and Gemma Watts, The business of beauty in a digital world: trends, data and influence /10:40am Q&A - Valeria Ignatieva and Lucy Lloyd, Work wonders: Startups, dream jobs and how technology is changing the game / 11:10am Break / 11:45am Keynote - Karen Walker, Creativity and business in the digital age / 12:15pm Panel - Clare Press, Audrey Khaing-Jones and Jenny Child, Futureproof Fashion: Sustainability's Digital Edge /1:00pm Lunch break / 2:00pm Keynote - Jeremy Meltzer, Philanthropy, commerce and investing in women: Using technology for good / 2:35pm Keynote - To Be Announced /3:00pm Cocktail networking event / 5:00pm Event concludes

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May
15
to May 17

COPENHAGEN FASHION SUMMIT

Clare at last year’s summit, with deep in conversation with Maiyet’s Paul van Zyl

Clare at last year’s summit, with deep in conversation with Maiyet’s Paul van Zyl

It’s nearly here! THE MOST IMPORTANT EVENT on the Sustainable fashion conference calendar turns 10 this year, and we’ll be there.

Clare is moderating a discussion, The Rise of Nations, on Day 1.

Be there or be… there on our Instagram Stories. We will be sharing all the happenings from the event, gathering podcast interviews and researching the key topics that will shape the sustainability discussion for the next 12 months.

We are so proud to be involved with this incredible organisation, and we can’t wait to share it with you all.

Check out the speakers here.

Listen the podcast with the summit’s founder Eva Kruse, here.

Read about the CEO Agenda via Global Fashion Agenda here.

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Apr
6
2:00 PM14:00

SCCI FASHION HUB - SYDNEY

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As part of the SCCI FASHION HUB programme, Clare will be talking Fashioning Protest as part of an afternoon all about fashion and words.

Investigating the power of words to incite imagination and provoke response, Vogue Australia’s Sustainability Editor-At-Large, Clare Press, speaks on her most recent publication Rise and Resist: How to Change the World (2018). To further understand the important role of ‘change makers’ in fashion – those resisting and disrupting from within – Press is joined by Ollie Henderson, model, social activist and founder, House of Riot, for an in-depth examination of protest in design and consumption.

WHEN: Saturday 6 April. 2:00pm–5:00pm

SCCI, 20 Goodhope St. Paddington, SYDNEY

Booking essential: To book tickets email ticketing@scci.org.au

FIND OUT ALL ABOUT SCCI FASHION HUB AND THE FANTASTIC PROGRAMME OF TALKS AND EVENTS HERE.

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Mar
14
to Mar 15

LEGACY SUMMIT - SYDNEY

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MC’D BY CLARE PRESS AND PATRICK DUFFY

FEATURING KIT WILLOW, BIANCA SPENDER, FASHION REVOLUTION, SPELL, FANNY MOIZANT, MIMCO, CLIMATE COUNCIL, OUTLAND DENIM & MORE

The global fashion industry is critical to economies and populations the world over. Valued at close to three trillion dollars, it supports multiple sectors and inspires generation after generation to enter its doors.

Yet as we face the challenges of addressing its environmental impact and support of worker empowerment, the industry is under pressure and facing a clear call to action: adapt to the new normal of circularity, system redesign and accountability or risk its very future.

In this era of transparency, the call is getting louder. Remaining relevant in a post growth world means radically reinventing value, purpose and profits. In so doing, we can recognise the vast ecosystem within which the fashion industry lies, unlocking numerous opportunities for creating a new legacy. One that is regenerative, restorative and empathic in nature. So what exactly are the opportunities for innovation and reinvention in this rapidly shifting landscape? Where do the solutions lie and how can we collaborate effectively to realise these changes? What does best practice look like and how can we encourage a race to the top?

Some of the most hopeful technologies, business models and initiatives are being developed and adopted by leading players in the sector. From waste-free design and fibre tracing to worker empowerment collaborations and mapping projects, these tools and programmes are here now.

LEGACY will explore these and more, including the circular economy, sustainable fibres, worker empowerment, legislation and new business models. Through a series of keynote presentations, expert panel conversations and interactive breakout sessions, attendees will learn the drivers revolutionizing the future of the industry and how they too can commit to the biggest opportunity of our time.

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Mar
11
2:30 PM14:30

WOMAD - PLANET TALKS

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Join some of the world’s great minds at WOMADelaide's Planet Talks in a series of fascinating live conversations about our environment and sustainable relationship with the planet!

Clare will be back for the second time this year, hosting this Planet Talk session at WOMAD: The Fight for the Bight Against Big Oil.

Join this important discussion with Peter Owen (The Wilderness Society), Bunna Lawrie (Mining Elder and Coloured Stone frontman) and Jodie Rummer (marine scientist, James Cook University) represent a large and growing movement of concerned people, councils, businesses, industries, environmental and scientific organisations opposing the proposed drilling by Norwegian oil company Equinor in The Great Australian Bight.

It’s a David versus Goliath battle in one of the most pristine and diverse ocean environments left on Earth. On one side, Equinor’s supporters point to jobs and economic benefits for the state, while the other highlights oil-spill modelling that shows catastrophic consequences for fisheries and tourism industries worth over $1.5 billion collectively per annum. The risks are real and battle lines are drawn. Find out what the future holds for oil drilling in the Bight.

WOMAD is surely the best music festival on Earth! Don’t miss out. Book your tickets here.

Speakers include Annabel Crabb, our friend the CEO of Greenpeace David Ritter, and tree whisperer Monica Gagliano.

See the full Planet Talks lineup here.

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Mar
7
8:00 AM08:00

Artisans of Fashion present an industry breakfast , VAMFF

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Artisans of Fashion present an industry breakfast panel evenCulture, Community and the Planet.

Join us for a conversation with thought leaders on Sustainability and the future of Fashion.

LCI Melbourne will host an industry panel where guests can join in the conversation with thought leaders:

Bandana Tewari – Fashion Journalist & Sustainability Activist, Contributor BOF (Business of Fashion).
Clare Press – Sustainability Editor Vogue Australia, author of Wardrobe Crisis, Rise & Resist and presenter of the Wardrobe Crisis Podcast.
Naushad Ali -  An awarded emerging designer from India who has based his whole business on his philosophy of sustainability, repurposing and upcycling.
Caroline Poiner Founder of Artisans of Fashion & sustainable lifestyle brand Cloth & Co. 
Michael Peck – LCI Melbourne.

The conversation will be a vibrant and interactive discussion that spearheads the global issues around sustainability in fashion and the relevance of India’s hand loomed textiles including Khadi – a story at the heart of Indian culture and Eri “Peace” silk from Assam in India’s North East addressing the issues of climate change and the impact of the fast fashion industry.

WHEN Thursday March 7, 8am

WHERE LCI School of Fashion & Costume Design in Melbourne

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Jan
16
10:45 AM10:45

FASHION SUSTAIN/NEONYT - BERLIN

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WATER. PEACE. FASHION.

The blue planet, our Earth. Around two thirds of its surface are covered in water. The adult human body is also made up of 70 percent water. Without water there would be no agriculture, no industry – and no life. But what happens when water becomes scarce? The upcoming Fashion Sustain is dedicated to this topic, which will have a decisive impact on our future.

CLARE WILL BE GIVING THE OPENING ADDRESS AT THIS CONFERENCE IN BERLIN ON Wednesday January 16.

10.45 AM Opening KeynoteWe Are Water. Inspiration & Respiration.
Clare Press, sustainability editor-at-large Vogue Australia

Tickets, book here.

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Nov
28
5:00 PM17:00

AMSTERDAM: RISE & RESIST AT FASHION FOR GOOD MUSEUM

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Join us on November 28th at the Fashion for Good Experience to hear from Vogue Australia’s sustainability editor-at-large Clare Press about her new book ‘Rise & Resist’, with an exclusive Q&A.

Clare Press will talk about how she crossed the globe talking to humanitarians, zero-waste mavericks, feminists, social and environmental leaders and more in this newly released book. Rise & Resist is an exciting journey about creative approaches to change-making in the ever-increasing world of activism, challenging the reader to question how they can make an impact and get involved.

Fashion for Good

102 Rokin

1012 KZ Amsterdam

Netherlands

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL. RSVP HERE.

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DISPOSABLE PLANET 2 - EFWA ECO SEMINAR
Nov
17
9:30 AM09:30

DISPOSABLE PLANET 2 - EFWA ECO SEMINAR

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There is no planet B, yet we are consuming and disposing at a rate far from sustainable. The time to change is now! Learn from industry leaders and experts about the issues that matter most and how we can make a difference.

Speakers include Clare Press, Sass Brown, Jeff Hansen, MD Sea Shepherd Australia, Jane Milburn ('Slow Clothing’) and Nicki Colls (Fibreshed Melbourne), and Dr Anne Farren, Senior Lecturer, Fashion at Curtin University.

WHERE// Notre Dame University 44 - 48 Cliff Street, Fremantle WA 6160

WHEN// Saturday, 17th November

TIME// 9:30AM - 12:30PM

Tickets are $55. Book here.

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Nov
12
3:30 PM15:30

COPENHAGEN FASHION SUMMIT L.A. MEDIA MASTERCLASS

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The Media Masterclass invites journalists to attend an enlightening seminar where we demystify, break down and explain the concept of fashion sustainability. If you’ll be at ReMode, this is the place to get properly prepared for the agenda. Hear from Sabrina Oei of NIKE, Inc., Kathleen Talbot of Reformation, Anna Gedda of H&M, Clare Press of Vogue Australia, Rosey Cortazzi of ISKO, Creative Business Consultant Julie Gilhart, Pierre-Nicolas Hurstel of ReMode and Eva Kruse and Morten Lehmann of Global Fashion Agenda.

What: Media masterclass on sustainability in fashion 

When: 12 November 2018 at 3-4.30 pm (mingling & drinks 4.30-5 pm) 

Where: NeueHouse, West Hollywood, Los Angeles

RSVP: No later than 8 November 2018 by requesting invitation below, please note this event is for press only!

To register, click here

PROGRAMME

“ReMode – approaching disruption from all angles” 
by Pierre-Nicolas Hurstel, Founder, ReMode

“The importance of sustainability in fashion – and the importance of covering it” 
Creative Business Consultant Julie Gilhart in conversation with Eva Kruse, CEO, Global Fashion Agenda

“Demystifying sustainability: Establishing a common vocabulary on sustainability in fashion and taking the pulse on where the industry stands today” (drawing on the CEO Agenda and The Pulse of the Fashion Industry 2018
by Morten Lehmann, Chief Sustainability Officer, Global Fashion Agenda

“A fashion journalist’s experience on covering sustainability” 
by Clare Press, Sustainability Editor-at-Large, Vouge Australia

“How a pioneering fashion company works with sustainability communication” 
Kathleen Talbot, VP Operations & Sustainability, Reformation in conversation with Eva Kruse, CEO, Global Fashion Agenda

“What it takes from the media and brands to establish a more constructive dialogue about sustainability” 
Panel discussion moderated by Clare Press, Sustainability Editor-at-Large, Vogue Australia with panellists Rosey Cortazzi, Global Marketing Director, ISKO; Sabrina Oei, Senior Director of Communications, NIKE, Inc. and Anna Gedda, Head of Sustainability, H&M group

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RISE & RESIST - GREENPEACE/SYDNEY DEMOCRACY NETWORK
Nov
6
6:00 PM18:00

RISE & RESIST - GREENPEACE/SYDNEY DEMOCRACY NETWORK

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Amanda Tattersall chairs a conversation with Clare Press, author of Rise & Resist: How to Change the World (Melbourne University Press) and David Ritter, CEO Greenpeace Australia Pacific and author of The Coal Truth: the fight to stop Adani, defeat the big polluters and reclaim our democracy (UWA Publishing).

Join Clare and David as they examine the potential of an observable new activism. Today’s context calls for increasingly creative strategies to make our voices heard. The political march is back, communities are rallying to build movements for environmental and social justice. In the writing of Rise & Resist, Clare Press has met everyday change makers from eco-warriors and zero-wasters to knitting nannas, introvert craftivists to intersectional feminists, all looking to answer the question of how to rethink the ways to we live today to build a more sustainable and inclusive tomorrow. What is the strength of the new counterculture she has witnessed?

Clare Press is a writer, speaker and expert on sustainable and ethical fashion. A journalist for nearly two decades, she is VOGUE Australia’s Sustainability Editor-at-Large (the first in the world). She is also a podcaster who spreads the word about responsible fashion, the environment and sustainable living via her Wardrobe Crisis platform. Her critically acclaimed book about the changing global fashion system and its effects on people and planet, Wardrobe Crisis: How We Went from Sunday Best to Fast Fashion (Nero), was named one of The Age’s Best Books of 2016, and was published in the US in February 2018.

David Ritter is Chief Executive Officer, Greenpeace Australia Pacific. Prior to joining Greenpeace, he was one of Australia’s leading Indigenous rights lawyers. David is Adjunct Professor at the University of Sydney and a widely published commentator on current affairs and is the author of two books on Indigenous land justice: Contesting Native Title (Allen & Unwin), and The Native Title Market (UWA Publishing). David is the lead author of The Coal Truth: the fight to stop Adani, defeat the big polluters and reclaim our democracy.

Amanda Tattersall is the author of Power in Coalition (Cornell University Press), host of the ChangeMakers podcast and a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Sydney researching the strengths and weaknesses of community-organising coalitions through the ‘Organising the 21st Century City’ project. Amanda was President of the National Union of Students (NSW Branch), co-founder of GetUp and Labor for Refugees. In 2007, she founded the Sydney Alliance, a diverse coalition of community organisations, religious organisations, unions and schools that uses the tools of community organising to make the city a better place to live.

WHERE// SBS Lecture Theatre 200 Social Sciences Building A02, Science Road, The University of Sydney, Camperdown, 2006

WHEN// Tuesday, 6th November

TIME// 6PM - 7:30PM

Spaces are limited. RVSP here.

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AGNSW - LINDA JACKSON IN CONVERSATION
Oct
31
6:30 PM18:30

AGNSW - LINDA JACKSON IN CONVERSATION

Heralded as a pioneer in Australian Fashion, Linda Jackson is known for her colourful, striking textiles inspired by Australia’s natural landscape. At a time when Australian fashion was solely influenced by European trends, Linda and her design partner Jenny Key reinvented the wheel, drawing inspiration from wildlife, landscapes and nations much closer to home.

Hear Linda discuss the importance of colour in fashion and design in conversation with Australian VOGUE’s Sustainability Editor-at-Large, and author of Rise & Resist: How to Change the World (MUP), Clare Press.

WHERE// Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery Rd, The Domain, Sydney, 2000

WHEN// Wednesday, 31st October

TIME// 6:30PM - 7PM

For more information, visit the Art Gallery of New South Wales events page here.

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INSIGHT - CLIMATE CHANGEMAKERS
Oct
30
5:30 PM17:30

INSIGHT - CLIMATE CHANGEMAKERS

On September 2015 at an historic UN Summit, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development were agreed by 193 members of the UN General Assembly officially came into force. The new Goals are unique in that they call for action by all countries, poor, rich and middle-income to promote prosperity while protecting the planet.

Despite our wealth of natural and economic resources, Australia’s overall response to climate change is appalling.  The Climate Change Performance Index has ranked us 57 out of 60 countries, and rated China’s climate efforts as higher than Australia’s.

Thankfully, large-scale corporate initiatives, standout sustainability ambassadors, and a groundswell of grass roots activists are embracing transformation andtaking up the cause.

This month Insight features three outstanding sustainability crusaders making waves for a better future:

  • Ronni Kahn – CEO and Founder of Ozharvest, international food waste speaker, United Nations Environment Partner, and member of the Federal Government’s National Food Waste Strategy Steering Committee;

  • Rod Simpson – Inaugural Environment Commissioner of the Greater Sydney Commission, and Associate Professor of Architecture, Design and Planning (UTS and University of Sydney);

  • Clare Press – Vogue’s sustainability editor, sustainable fashion crusader, podcaster (Wardrobe Crisis), and author of a new book about activism, Rise & Resist, How to Change the World (MUP).

Signed copies of Clare’s new book, Rise & Resist (Melbourne University Press), will be available for purchase on the night by cash or credit card.

WHERE// Golden Age Cinema, 80 Commonwealth Street, Surry Hills

WHEN// Tuesday, 30th October

TIME// 5:30PM - 7PM

Tickets cost $25 and includes welcome drink and light canapés. Spaces limited. Book here.

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Oct
24
6:00 PM18:00

LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN BRISBANE - FIRESIDE CHAT

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In this fireside conversation we'll chat to Clare Press about her career, her passions and her books.

We'll particularly focus on Clare's brand new book, Rise & Resist.

Rise & Resist takes a wild trip through the new activism sweeping the world. The political march is back in a big way, as communities rally to build movements for environmental and social justice. But today's context calls for increasingly creative strategies to make our voices heard. Crossing the globe, Clare Press meets passionate change-makers who believe in the power of the positive. From eco warriors and zero wasters to knitting nannas, introvert craftivists to intersectional feminists, they're all up for a revolution of sorts.

Join us to chat about the formation of a new counterculture, united by a grand purpose: to rethink how we live today to build a more sustainable tomorrow.


WHERE// Newstead Studios, 22 Ross Street Newstead

WHEN// Wednesday, 24th October

TIME// 6PM - 8PM

Tickets cost $27.46. Spaces limited. Book here.

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Oct
23
9:30 AM09:30

RISE & RESIST BRISBANE - INTEGRITY 20

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I’m speaking on RISE & RESIST as part of the incredible INTEGRITY 20 line-up, which includes Leigh Sales, Anna Summers, Hugh Mackay, Virginia Haussegger, Madonna King and A.C. Grayling.

25-26 OCT

South Bank, Brisbane

Top minds debate the great challenges for humanity

Integrity 20’18 gathers philosophers, activists, innovators, educators, journalists, rule breakers, artists and visionaries for a two-day exploration of some of our greatest social, moral and political challenges.

Within the theme of ‘a world divided’, Integrity 20 aims to challenge perceptions, foster public debate and inspire action for change.

THU 25 OCT

9am – 4pm & 6.30 – 8pm, Queensland Conservatorium, South Bank

POLITICAL MORALITY AND THE  CRISIS OF DEMOCRACY
EVERYBODY LIES: 
WHAT THE INTERNET CAN TELL US ABOUT WHO WE REALLY ARE
RECALIBRATING BIG TECH’S MORAL COMPASS
RISE AND RESIST:
 HOW TO CHANGE THE WORLD
#THISFLAG: THE HASHTAG THAT STOPPED A NATION
BEYOND THE PROPAGANDA
: WHAT DOES KIM JONG UN WANT — AND WHY?
SPECIAL EVENT: BANKING WITH INTEGRITY

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Oct
19
6:00 PM18:00

RISE & RESIST ADELAIDE LAUNCH

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PRESENTED BY CLIQUE.

We will be at Good Studios with Anny Duff as part of the Adelaide Fashion Festival to launch RISE & RESIST without our friends. All welcome!

Clique presents Vogue Australia’s sustainability editor-at-large Clare Press for her RISE & RESIST book launch as part of this year’s Adelaide Fashion Festival. Join us at Ensemble Studios for a night of bubbles and sustainable fashion insight from Clare and Good Studios’ Anny Duff.

Clare will be signing copies of her new book RISE & RESIST, which will be available for purchase on the night.

Thanks to our sponsors Hither & Yon and Ensemble Studios.

Tickets are free, but must be booked in advance. Register here.

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Oct
18
6:00 PM18:00

WARDROBE CRISIS AT FABRIC, SUNSHINE COAST

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FABRIC, Slow Fashion, Artful Living offers workshops, author talks, professional development opportunities & hands-on interactive experiences on the Sunshine Coast this spring. 

Date: Thursday 18th October 2018 

  • Location: Pier 33, Mooloolaba

Grab your friends and join the fabulous Clare Press, author and Sustainability Editor-at-Large, Vogue Australia, for an evening of fashion insight. Enjoy bubbles and canapes while you gain some top tips on how to become sustainably fashionable.

Presented in partnership with Sunshine Coast Libraries.

Clare will be signing copies of her new book, RISE & RESIST

Wardrobe Crisis – author talk with Clare Press
6 – 8pm
18 October 2018
Pier 33
Mooloolaba
$30 Bookings required   

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Oct
13
5:00 PM17:00

RISE & RESIST CANBERRA LAUNCH

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The Rise & Resist Canberra launch is actually a clothes swap!

I will be In Conversation with Nina Gbor about activism, sustainable fashion - and of course - how to change the world.

Nina Gbor is the founder of Clothes Swap & Style. She is as passionate about social justice as she is about, practically, doing something to make change. 

Clothing swaps are a fantastic way to access new-to-you fashion without using any virgin resources. They can be a vehicle for conversation about over-consumption. And they're seriously good fun.

Tickets are $77, and include:

  • A signed copy of Rise & Resist (RRP $32.99)
  • Refreshments - good food and great wine will be served
  • Entry to the clothes swap

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Oct
11
7:00 PM19:00

SYDNEY: CLIMATE CHANGEMAKERS AT

On September 2015 at an historic UN Summit, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development were agreed by 193 members of the UN General Assembly officially came into force. The new Goals are unique in that they call for action by all countries, poor, rich and middle-income to promote prosperity while protecting the planet.

Despite our wealth of natural and economic resources, Australia’s overall response to climate change is appalling.  The Climate Change PerformanceIndex has ranked us 57 out of 60 countries, and rated China’s climate efforts as higher than Australia’s.

Thankfully, large-scale corporate initiatives, standout sustainability ambassadors, and a groundswell of grass roots activists are embracing transformation andtaking up the cause.

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This month Insight features three outstanding sustainability crusaders making waves for a better future:

Clare Press  – Vogue’s sustainability editor, sustainable fashion crusader, podcaster (Wardrobe Crisis), and author of a new book about activism, Rise & Resist, How to Change the World (MUP).

Ronni Kahn – CEO and Founder of Ozharvest, international food waste speaker, United Nations Environment Partner, and member of the Federal Government’s National Food Waste Strategy Steering Committee;

Rod Simpson – Inaugural Environment Commissioner of the Greater Sydney Commission, and Associate Professor of Architecture, Design and Planning (UTS and University of Sydney);

Signed copies of Rise & Resist (Melbourne University Press), will be available for purchase on the night by cash or credit card.

When: Tuesday 30th October, from 5:30-7pm

WhereGolden Age Cinema, 80 Commonwealth Street, Surry Hills

Cost: Tickets $25 + GST (includes welcome drink and light canapes)

BOOK HERE

 

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Oct
5
12:00 PM12:00

MELBOURNE SUSTAINABLE SOCIETY INSTITUTE

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Join ethical fashion expert Clare Press on a journey to meet the change makers who believe in the power of the positive.

Crossing the globe for her latest book, Rise & Resist, Clare Press met passionate change makers who believe in the power of the positive. From eco-warriors and zero-wasters to knitting nannas, introvert craftivists to intersectional feminists, they’re all up for a revolution of sorts.

Are you?

Join Clare as she tracks the formation of a new counterculture, united by a grand purpose: to rethink how we live today to build a more sustainable tomorrow.

Presented by the University of Melbourne and Melbourne University Press.

Where? Melbourne School of Design : Building 133, MELBOURNE UNIVERSITY

Free. Book here.

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Sep
14
10:30 AM10:30

SYDNEY RETAIL FESTIVAL - SUSTAINABLE FASHION PANEL

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The Sydney Retail Festival is a premium fashion trade event, open to all areas of the fashion industry. Showcasing established and emerging, local and international brands, the Sydney Retail Festival allows buyers, wholesalers and designers to connect and showcase their latest collections and offerings. The event also includes runway shows and a range of seminars and workshops...

I'm moderating one of them: a panel on Sustainable Fashion & Sourcing. Hear from the AFC and these fantastic panellists: Alexandra Smart from Ginger & Smart, James Bartle from Outland Denim, Jeremy Meltzer of i=Change.

WHERE? The Venue Alexandria, Alexandria, Sydney

Find out more here.

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