As part of a uniquely-themed series of public events curated by global charity Fashion Revolution, Nottingham Trent University will open its doors to the public on Wednesday 18th November to hold an exclusive one-day fashion exhibition: The role of women and girls in the fashion supply chain.

The free, one-off event aims to highlight pressing issues in the global fashion industry and encourage young people to think differently about the clothes they wear while also being conscious about the ethical impact that fashion has around the world.


Fashion Revolution will hold a one-day exhibition in Nottingham as part of its 2015 Arts and Speakers Tour

Key issues that will be raised in the exhibit include the roles of women and girls in fashion, inequality and human rights, preventing climate change and how we can produce a more sustainable and eco-friendly fashion environment.

Orsola de Castro, Fashion Revolution co-founder said: “With the new global development goals hot off the press, 2015 is a decisive year where we hope to make our mark on fashion history.

“We want the Arts and Speakers Tour discussions to be interactive and inspiring, and encourage the audience to suggest ways in which they and their peers can help to bring about much needed change within the global fashion arena.”

Along with Orsola de Castro, other guest speakers will include fashion design author, researcher and consultant Dr Alison Gwilt and Nottingham Trent’s own senior design, culture and context lecturer Dr Vanessa Brown.

A documentary film screening will also feature, along with an overview of the 2015 Fashion Revolution programme which informs about upcoming panel discussions, ways to get involved with the charity and how the industry can inspire more young people to become mindful about the ethical impacts of fashion.

The Exhibition will be open from 12noon-6pm in Lecture Theatre 2 of the Newton Building at Nottingham Trent University.