Green on a Budget: Challenging the concept of Eco-Luxury

Green on a Budget: Challenging the concept of Eco-Luxury

Is living sustainably something that is only accessible to the privileged few, or can it be a viable option for everyone?

Is living sustainably something that is only accessible to the privileged few, or can it be a viable option for everyone? This Earth Day, join our host, Zeena https://www.instagram.com/heartzeena/

and panellists,

Jess Warch Co founder of Kimaï https://www.instagram.com/kimai_jewelry/

Layla Sargent, Founder of The Seam https://www.instagram.com/the.seam.uk/

Charlotte Williams, Co-host on Sustainably Influenced podcast and Founder of SevenSix Agency https://www.instagram.com/charlottesevensix/

for a thought-provoking discussion on the topic of sustainability and affordability.

Our panel of experts will explore the intersection of sustainability and economics, discussing challenges and opportunities that arise when striving for a more eco-conscious lifestyle. They will also examine the ways in which socio-economic status can impact an individual's ability to adopt sustainable practices, such as buying organic food, using renewable energy sources, and reducing waste.

The panellists will bring their unique perspectives and experiences to the conversation, addressing questions such as:

  • How do we make sustainable products and services more affordable and accessible to all?
  • Are there any trade-offs between sustainability and affordability, and if so, how can we reconcile them?
    • How can we encourage consumers to be more conscious of the environmental and social impacts of their clothing/fashion choices?
    • What role can governments and businesses play in promoting sustainable living for everyone, regardless of their income level?
    • What are some practical tips for living more sustainably on a tight budget?

    The event will include a Q&A session, giving the audience opportunity to engage with the panellists and share their own thoughts and experiences. Whether you're a sustainability enthusiast or simply curious about the topic, this event is sure to spark thought-provoking conversations and inspire action towards a sustainable future for all.

    TIMINGS

    6pm - Doors open, drinks and networking

    6.30pm - Talk begins

    7.30pm - Talk ends

    7.30pm - 8.30pm - Drinks and networking

    Hosted by Zeena Shah Zeena Shah is an East London-based Art Director, Stylist, Designer, Illustrator and Author. A textile designer by training, having studied at Chelsea School of Art & Design, she has recently published her latest book Marbling, as well as being a colourful content creator inspiring colour positivity with her weekly style colour challenges over on her Instagram pages @heartzeena and @heartzeenahome

    Jessica Warch - Co-Founder of Kimaï

    Jessica Warch is the co-founder of Kimaï, an innovative fine jewellery brand leading a new way for modern luxury, uniquely using lab-grown diamonds and recycled gold. Since launching Kimai in 2018, the brand has been worn by Meghan Markle, Emma Watson and Jessica Alba, and is the first lab-grown diamond brand to be stocked by Net-a-Porter.

    Jessica Warch is featured in Forbes 30 under 30 and Kimai was named by Fast Company as one of the 10 most innovative companies in the world.

    Layla Sargent- Founder of The Seam

    Layla founded The Seam in 2019 as a simple proposition, to bring accessible, on-demand tailoring services to Londoners’ doorsteps while harnessing the skills of talented Makers in every neighbourhood. Fast forward to today, The Seam is now a leading clothing care & repair company servicing customers across the UK and partnering with some of the world's largest retailers and brands.

    Charlotte Stavrou - Entrepreneur and Founder of SevenSix Agency

    Charlotte founded SevenSix Agency in 2019; since then it has worked with brands such as Pinterest, Greenpeace, Bumble and WWF. The agency provides consultancy services to brands and influencers, centred around representation in advertising and how to create purpose-led campaigns that generate a positive impact.

    Alongside running SevenSix Agency, Charlotte co-hosts the hit marketing podcast All Consuming on BBC Radio 4.

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    Green on a Budget: Challenging the concept of Eco-Luxury
    Green on a Budget: Challenging the concept of Eco-Luxury
    Date and Time:

    Thursday, 13th April 2023

    17:00 - 19:00