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How do we make sustainable fashion accessible to everyone? Join RIISE at PayPal Melbourne Fashion Festival to find out

Photography By Michael Comninus
Published 24.02.22

In 2022, do you need to be rich to be an environmentalist?

At RIISE, one question comes up more than any other. No, it’s not: How does Hana, our head of audience, always know about every cute new bar three weeks ahead of the rest of the planet? But rather: How can we ensure all readers relate to our content?  

It’s a tricky question for any editorial team, but one that often feels especially complex when talking about issues surrounding sustainability. We don’t need to tell you that it takes money to do things right. As a result, many of the brands and products we love cost more than their fast-fashion doppelgangers.   

That was on our minds when our friends at the PayPal Melbourne Fashion Festival invited us to chair a panel as part of their program. We’re excited to dive into the current debate around high-street stores that posits they’re more accessible to shoppers across all budgets.   

Across our event Class, Cash and Clean Fashion: How Do We Make Sustainable Fashion Accessible to Everyone? we’ll explore the preconception that sustainable shopping is only available to those who can afford it. The discussion will also allow us to highlight how the industry can ensure that ethical consumption isn’t a concern of the rich, and the huge power and impact our shopping dollars have.  

Helping us tackle such a juicy topic will be writer, producer and podcaster Maggie Zhou; CEO of The Social Studio Dewi Cooke; author and sustainability expert Lucianne Tonti; and designer Lois Hazel.  

Head here to learn more and grab your tickets 

Venue: The Festival Pavilion, Fed Square 
Date: Wed 9 March 
Event Time: 6pm – 6.45pm   

For more great events to add to your calendar, check out our guide covering everything to see at this year’s PayPal Melbourne Fashion Festival.  

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