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Global Justice in the Fashion Supply Chain with Extinction Rebellion
Jun 22
Global Justice in the Fashion Supply Chain with Extinction Rebellion



Exploring fashion, supply chains and global justice with Extinction Rebellion

Terra{Fora} is a journey towards sustainability - not only a bold statement of our commitment to the environment, but also a joyful celebration of our power to effect change.

• 6pm doors open for in person attendance

• 6.30pm – 7.30pm live-streamed panel

• Customise your wares with the XR Art Blockers

Extinction Rebellion do not make any merchandise as they believe there is too much stuff in the world already, they block print on existing clothes and bags. The XR Art Blockers will be at this event so please feel free to bring something along that you would like to get printed. More details on art blocking here.

Global justice is the recognition that the current global order benefits the few at the expense of the many. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the climate crisis, in which those who have contributed the least emissions are also those currently on the frontline of its impact.

In this event, Extinction Rebellion co-founder Clare Farrell, Chief Executive Officer of Ashden Harriet Lamb CBE, founder of People Tree Safia Minney MBE and social entrepreneur Kalkidan Legesse discuss issues of Global Justice as manifested through the fashion supply chain - and what approaches can be used to address a system that affects everyone - from shoppers to influencers, from garment workers to cotton farmers - alike.

Benefits of attending:

- Learn what a fashion supply chain means and how it can be ethical

- Discuss solutions for rebalancing the supply chain and why it matters

- Address the culture of overconsumption and destruction and its impact on communities

- Get inspired by sustainable fashion experts and environmental activists on how to use your power to affect change.


  • Bel Jacobs (Host)
  • Clare Farrell, Extinction Rebellion Co-founder
  • Harriet Lamb, Ashden CEO
  • Safia Minney MBE, founder of People Tree
  • Kalkidan Legesse, social entrepreneur

Extinction Rebellion, photo by Crispin Hughes

About Bel Jacobs:

Bel Jacobs is a former fashion editor turned speaker and writer for climate action, animal advocacy and alternative systems in fashion. She is a member of both Extinction Rebellion and Animal Rebellion; runs two websites: and and is the founder of Fashion in Schools.

For latest work, visit:

About Clare Farrell:

Clare Farrell is a cofounder of Extinction Rebellion, a mass movement of people using non-violent civil disobedience in the face of the climate and ecological emergency. Her work to date has included coordinating the creative team that delivered the name, identity, and messaging that the movement set out with in 2018, co-editing the bestselling book, This is Not a Drill, and now coordinating the UK media and messaging team.

Clare has a background in the UK fashion industry, working across the high street, luxury and ethical sectors. She has been educating on fashion, ethics and sustainability for over a decade and has started/managed several small sustainable brands.

About Harriet Lamb:

Harriet joined Ashden as CEO in May 2019, taking responsibility for developing and implementing the organisation’s ambitious new strategy to tackle climate change.

Harriet has been CEO at peacebuilding organisation International Alert and spent 15 years leading Fairtrade in the UK and globally. She has always worked for NGOs with a focus on international development, peace and the environment. She worked in the UK on refugee and low pay issues and lived in India for six years.

She wrote Fighting the Banana Wars and Other Fairtrade Battles in 2008, and has just published From Anger to Action: Inside the Global movements for social justice, peace and a sustainable planet.

About Safia Minney:

Safia Minney, MBE, is an award-winning social entrepreneur & internationally
recognised for the company she founded, People Tree, a pioneer of sustainable
fashion. She led the business as Global CEO for 20+ years in Japan & Europe. Safia
is recognised by the World Economic Forum as an Outstanding Social Entrepreneur
and is a leading influencer and international speaker on sustainable business and
supply chains, climate action and Fair Trade. Safia is an advisor, executive coach
and author of 9 books including; ‘Slave to Fashion’, campaigning to eradicate
modern day slavery in the fashion industry and ‘Slow Fashion - Aesthetics meets
Ethics’. Safia recently launched to promote sustainable
living and leadership and joined other business leaders inspired by XR to establish

About Kalkidan Legesse:

Kalkidan is a entrepreneur who works to deliver scaling businesses that are environmentally sound and socially inclusive. In a world facing failures of leaderships, systematic racism and climate crisis, Kalkidan is passionate about and advocate for intersectional environmentalism, anti-racism and effective social leadership.

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Date And Time

Tue, 22 June 2021 18:30 - 19:30


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