January 18th, 2023: RCGD Global and Fashion Takes Action partner to deliver accessible digital video series to introduce sustainable fashion to educators and across communities. Designed for those from the elementary to the post-secondary level, the video series is set to launch on January 18, 2023 at fashionimpacts101.com. RCGD Global has been pioneering in the space of sustainable design solutions since 2009 with an extensive relationship with educational institutions across the USA, Asia and Europe. Fashion Takes Action has been educating students in grades 4-12 since 2014 with its My Clothes My World program, and their series of workshops have been delivered to over 30,000 students across Canada.
Now, together, they are joining forces, offering free access to an education in the sustainability realm for teachers and students, and anyone with a curiosity about the subject.
The educational capsule consists of six short videos of five to seven minutes in length that provide an overview of the key sustainability issues in the fashion industry and how to address them. Introduction to Sustainable Fashion, Fashion’s Waste Problem, How Much Pollution are you Wearing? The Secret Lives of Clothes, How to Design Sustainably and Who is Responsible for Changing the Fashion System are the topics covered in this video series.
Samata Pattinson, CEO of RCGD Global and Kelly Drennan, Founding Executive Director of Fashion Takes Action, lead these educational videos and are joined by guest speakers in each episode, a mix of industry experts, influencers and celebrities who are on their own journey to sustainability.
Guests for the series include RCGD Global Founder Suzy Amis Cameron, actor and activist Tati Gabrielle, Eva Kruse, Group SVP of Pangaia, Remake founder Ayesha Barenblatt, Maeve Galvin the Global Policy Director at Fashion Revolution, Designer and Entrepreneur Sanah Sharma, Sustainability activist Maya Penn, designer and activist Nikki Reed and Anishinaabe Indigenous rights advocate Autumn Peltier.
”This video series is a passion project for us at RCGD Global. Education has always been a core pillar of our work. Our organisation was founded as a fundraiser for my school MUSE CA over 10 years ago, so the relationship between education and sustainability has always been at the front of my mind. Through this series we are providing accessible education together with Fashion Takes Action. It is an exciting step for us to be taking.” – Suzy Amis Cameron, Founder of RCGD Global.
The six videos are available at fashionimpacts101.com from January 18th, 2023.