The Better Fashion Week

I have already mentioned the Better Fashion Week in my events listing but I feel that it deserves to be described in some more detail.

I am personally very aware of the impact fashion has on the environment but often struggle to find the balance in staying on trend and acting more sustainable. I really look forward to the Better Fashion Week, I think it’s a brilliant initiative and I really hope to see u all there!

Below, some more information on the events.

The 5th annual Better Fashion Week will take place at No. 6 Castle Market Street Dublin 2 from the 23rd – 30th April and will highlight the issue of sustainable fashion through a series of pop-up shops, exhibitions, installations, events and industry talks with fashion heavy weights like Artist/Designer Helen Steele, and ethical fashion writers Tamsin Lejeune and Dr. Kate Fletcher taking part.

Dublin city-centre will see some of the most creative minds in the Irish industry join forces with top international fashion talent to give us a once off and unique insight into the artistry of cutting-edge fashion and No. 6 Castle Market Street will host a selection of Irish designers giving ethical Irish fashionistas the chance to pick up a range of beautiful Irish designs & fashion all under one roof.

Brown Sugar Better Fashion Week will kick off with a month long nomadic shop in No. 6 Castle Market St featuring well known designers and retailers such as; Emma Manley, Sinead Doyle, People Tree, Noire, Red Dog (Shop) and The Irish Design Shop.

Better Fashion Week 2012 highlights include:


An installation inspired by the concept of ‘Better Fashion’ created by Artist and Designer Helen Steele, who will also create a limited edition ‘Better Fashion Week 2012’ print.


A evening on- street showcase celebrating Irish Fashion.


Two panel discussions, chaired by Constance Harris, Fashion Editor of the Sunday Independent and featuring Managing Director of the Ethical Fashion Forum, Tamsin Lejeune, Head of Production at Worn Again, Nick Ryan, designer Natalie B. Coleman and many more.

FASHION FEARLESS; A RE-DRESS Salon in association with Pop Up Productions – (of Trailblazers and Iceland: Ireland project) will open with a ‘behind the scenes’ themed talk on the inner workings of the fashion industry.

DEADLY FASHION – A discussion on the implication of the fashion industry on human rights in association with Amnesty, Trocaire, and the Clean Clothes Campaign Ireland chaired by the journalist Ruth O’ Connor.

Better Fashion Week will also include the screening of Bill Cunningham New York, by Richard Press, a cinematic profile of the noted veteran New York City fashion photographer and the screening of Bitter Seeds by Micha Peled, which explores the controversy of biotechnology, from a village in India that uses genetically modified cotton seeds to U.S. government agencies that promote them and is the third part of a trilogy about globalization.

Brown Sugar BFW is brought to you by Re-dress – for full details of the schedule go to:


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