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Escaping Fast Fashion - How YOU can act for change

23.11.23 | Tapahtuma
Escaping Fast Fashion – How you can act for change
Nordic Council of Ministers
Discover a shift towards sustainable choices in fashion! Nordics lead in clothing consumption globally, with a rising trend over the last two decades. Let's rethink our shopping habits together.


17:30 - 19:30



Program highlights

Attend an evening event featuring an interactive mending workshop and insightful keynotes. Gain a deeper understanding of the destructive impacts of fast fashion on both our planet and its people. Join us in taking a step towards a more sustainable and mindful approach to fashion.

The event will be lived streamed from The Nordic House in Reykjavik.  

  • Martin Stenfors, Head of Sustainability and Strategy at Renewcell – the winner of the Nordic Council Environment Prize 2023, will tell us about Renewcell‘s groundbreaking solution for recycling and reusing textile waste for use in new clothes.
  • Icelandic textile artist Ýrúrarí will showcase the needle felting technique, illustrating a creative approach to textile repair. Bring your own clothing that you want to mend!
  • Åsa Guldbrandsen, advisor at Framtiden i våre hender Norge, provides insights on youth engagement and necessary policies.
  • Emily Richey Stavrand, Umhverfissinnar, discusses the human cost of fast fashion.
  • Sustainability specialist Tinna Hallgrímsdóttir will lead a panel debate and engage the audience in the discussion.

The event is organized by The Nordic House in Reykjavik, the Nordic Council Environment Prize, and the project Youth for Sustainable Living, led by Nordregio.

Fundet by The Nordic Council of Ministers