RCGD Global Partners with Fashion Takes Action on an educational video series to bring sustainable fashion closer to schools
Notable guests as part of the series include Suzy Amis Cameron, Tati Gabrielle, Autumn Peltier and Nikki Reed
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.
”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.
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.
“Since the beginning, our goal at RCGD Global has been to raise awareness and educate society about the impact of the fashion industry and promote more sustainable practices and consumption habits. Partnering with Fashion Takes Action and taking the knowledge we have been gathering and transmitting to other sectors of the population to schools is key as it means educating future leaders. We are very excited about this project and to see how willing our industry colleagues have been to participate in it and help shape a better future.” Samata Pattinson, CEO of RCGD Global.
“FTA has been educating youth about the impacts of fashion in Canada since 2014. The need for teachers to talk to students about the topic of sustainable fashion feels more and more necessary as social media is influencing kids to consume younger and younger,” says FTA Founder Kelly Drennan. “We are so excited to be partnering with RCGD Global on this series of free videos as we feel it is a really relevant, accessible and effective way to connect with students. There is no doubt that collaboration is necessary to accelerate change.”
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.
Outline of the six videos, available at fashionimpacts101.com from January 18th, 2023:
- Introduction to Sustainable Fashion
- Fashion’s Waste Problem – with Actor and Activist Tati Gabrielle.
- How Much Pollution are You Wearing? – with Pangaia Group SVP Eva Kruse, and Designer and Entrepreneur Sanah Sharma.
- The Secret Lives of Clothes – with Anishinaabe Indigenous rights advocate Autumn Peltier and Sustainability activist Maya Penn.
- Design For Sustainability – with RCGD Global Founder Suzy Amis Cameron, and Entrepreneur and sustainability activist Nikki Reed.
- Who is Responsible for Sustainable Fashion? – with Remake Founder Ayesha Barenblatt, and Global Policy Director at Fashion Revolution Maeve Galvin.
RCGD Global Partners with Fashion Takes Action on a video series to bring sustainable fashion education to schools.
This series consists of six videos addressing the main issues of the fashion industry and how to address them.
The videos are led by Samata Pattison, CEO of RCGD Global and Kelly Drennan, Founding Executive Director of Fashion Takes Action, and are available at fashionimpacts101.com.
Each capsule has special guests, a mix of industry experts, and talent who are embarking on their own journey into sustainability.
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