We’re still shopping?! – We Invented the Weekend

Guest panel discussion

This is a past event
Date and time
15 June 2024
3.00 - 3.40 pm

Talks Stage on The Lawn

FREE and no need to book


This panel discussion will bring together leading sustainable fashion campaigners Patrick Grant and Wayne Hemingway, with academic and cultural commentator Professor Rachel Bowlby, to interrogate the past, present and future of consumer behaviour and sustainability around shopping.

For decades, shopping and the high street has been intrinsic in our culture. Our shopping districts have changed rapidly, emptied in many cases, or have been replaced by eateries.

Where we buy our clothes is shifting with reselling websites expanding at an exciting pace, online personal shopping services gaining traction and renting clothes becoming more commonplace. We ask, what could the future of shopping look like? Are consumers more empowered to make sustainable choices?

Deborah Smailes from the University of Manchester will guide the conversation adding her extensive experience of the fashion industry and sustainable garment production.

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Image credit: We Invented the Weekend - Mark Waugh

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