World Environment Day: #FashionableDisaster

 Wednesday 5 June 2024

 6:30pm to 9pm

 Alliance Française, 319 Young Street WAYVILLE 5034

World Environment Day, held every 5 June,
 brings attention on the pressing issue that is global warming. This year, the Alliance Française d'Adelaide aims to raise awareness on one of the biggest environmental challenges: Fashion Sustainability.

Close to 56 million tonnes of clothes are sold every year. In Europe, the amount purchased has almost doubled since the year 2000. Australia is the second-biggest textile consumer per capita in the world after the United States. However, textiles are the second most polluting industry in the world, after oil. Highlighting the several environmental issues related to Fast Fashion is therefore crucial.

We will start our encounter with the screening of the 2021 French documentary, Fast Fashion: les dessous de la mode à bas prix (Fast Fashion: the Real Price of Low Cost Fashion), directed by Gilles Bovon and Édouard Perrin. 

Following the screening, we will engage in a discussion around a glass of wine with a panel lead by Prof Angeline Russo, owner of local artisanal brand Fleurieu Made, and Amanda Blair, founder of Dulcie’s Bus vintage shop.

If you want to join us, you can book your ticket below:


Fast Fashion: les dessous de la mode à bas prix
Fast Fashion: the Real Price of Low Cost Fashion

This documentary, released in 2021, is a haunting investigation of the alarmingly dangerous realities of the fast fashion industry.

Directors Gilles Bovon (French director, screenwriter and chief editor) and Édouard Perrin (French investigative reporter) seek to provide the viewer with both the origin story of the fast fashion industry and the quickly compounding factors as we continue to purchase it, condensing the history, dangers, and implications of fast fashion.

Watch the Trailer

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