SUSSout 01 in Delhi
Held in Delhi, SUSSOut 01 brought together a community of over 60 people involved or interested in sustainable fashion - as consumers, makers, designers, or students. Through film screenings and insightful conversations, the event was an opportunity for everyone to #sussout different facets of sustainable fashion, talk about new ideas, and explore unique ways to collaborate.
Fashion Revolution Week 2018
The event was held during the Fashion Revolution Week which is celebrated every year between April 23-29 to mark the anniversary of the devastating Rana Plaza factory collapse. The incident killed over 1,000 garment workers and injured many more on 24th April 2013 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Every year during this week, consumers are encouraged to ask brands #whomademyclothes and push for a more transparent and sustainable fashion industry.
SUSSout 01 Line-Up
Film Screening: Looms of Ladakh | 20min | Concept: Abhilasha Bahuguna, G Prasanna Ramaswamy |Themes: Skills, Animal Fibers, Handlooms
This was followed by Q&A with Abhilasha Bahugunaa | 30 min | Co-Founder and Lead, Project Strategy and Brand Development, Looms of Ladakh
Eastern Ladakh is dotted with tents made of wool – these are the homes of Changpas, who herd Changthangi (pashmina) goats and are among the few suppliers of authentic cashmere wool of the finest quality. This documentary traces the journey of pashmina wool from its grazing goats till the finished product. It looks at the challenges and achievements of project Laksal.
Film Screening: Unravel | 14min | Director: Meghna Gupta | Theme: Waste
Unravel follows waste clothing on a journey across India, revealing how Western consumption habits affect life on the other side of the globe. Reshma, a young and perceptive worker in a textile recycling mill, dreams of travelling to the countries the cast-off clothes are from. While Reshma and other women work, they construct an image of the West that the clothes spark in their imaginations and share the rumors that travel with them. The film is based on the research of anthropologist Dr. Lucy Norris.
Conversation with Kriti Tula | Founder, Doodlage | 30 min | Themes: Impact of fashion, waste, and upcycling
Doodlage, a brand with sustainability at its core, creates garments in many, short, exclusive collections, using post-cutting scraps and end-of-the-line fabrics. This process is called re-manufacturing or upcycling, making circular fashion a possibiliy. Kriti Tula, with degrees in Fashion Design and Design Management, and experience in fashion curation and garment export, understands the various aspects of the fashion industry. This has enabled her to maximize her vision of sustainable fashion and turn it into a thriving, impactful brand. Come chat with her about the impact of fashion, tips to be a more conscious consumer and maker, and the journey of Doodlage.
This was followed by open conversations and a SUSS mixer, which served as an opportunity for attendees to interact with a community of people interested and involved in sustainable fashion along with members of SUSS, GreenStitched, and Fashion Revolution India.
The event wouldn't have been possible without //
Our organizing parter -
GreenStitched works to inspire action on sustainable fashion in India. Starting as a platform that curated sustainable fashion news, it went on to organize the first film festival on sustainable fashion called the GreenStitched Film Festival in Bangalore. Since then, GreenStitched Offline has launched a series of film screenings across various cities including Bangalore, Pune, and Mumbai.
Support from -
Fashion Revolution is a global movement calling for greater transparency, sustainability and ethics in the fashion industry. Fashion Revolution wants to unite the fashion industry and ignite a revolution to radically change the way our clothes are sourced, produced and purchased, so that what the world wears has been made in a safe, clean and fair way.
Our venue partner -
Tabula Beach Cafe, located in Delhi's Asiad Village, is an open air venue that hosts regular events including film screenings, open mics, and slam poetry nights. This beach inspired cafe serves gourmet world cuisine and a range of traditional and new cocktails.