The goal of workshop participation is to have you leave feeling great about yourself, and confident that you can make changes in your life that will work for you, others, and the planet. We live in an overwhelming time, with news and media reaching us all day every day through our devices.
It can be easy to become overwhelmed by all the messages, especially when many of them are of the ‘doom’ and ‘gloom’ variety. It’s hoped that by attending workshops hosted through Sustainability in Style, you can learn how to break down the big-picture concerns and find small and achievable steps that make taking sustainable action accessible, exciting, and easy.
There are five learning objectives for the workshop that are outlined below. These objectives have been developed with a specific focus on the fashion industry using the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) Teaching and Leaning for a Sustainable Future as a reference. To further enhance the effectiveness of delivery of the learning objectives the activities are based around the education for sustainability framework of:
Over the last couple of decades our fashion supply chains have evolved from releasing four seasons a year to new items being dropping in store every week thanks to cheap offshore manufacturing, and improvements in global communication and trade. Low prices and an abundance of fashion items have changed our purchasing patterns from love-it-forever to cheap, cheerful and disposable.
The Learn to Shop in Sustainable Style Workshop is a two-hour exploration of how you can use your dollar to vote for the Sustainably Stylish world you want to live in. Don’t fret; the workshop won’t bombard you with guilt inducing statistics! The goal of this workshop is to harness your personal values, translate them to shopping motivators, and have you leave the space feeling empowered to work with what you already own, take away alternate shopping tips and learn how to purchase mindfully within your own budget.
We understand that everyone is different and that sustainability is a complex and multifaceted issue. There is no one set way to be sustainable and we will honour your unique contribution to the world by tailoring a shopping plan to suit who you are.
Whether you are aware or not, your interactions with your closet can tell you a lot about how you are feeling, impact on your bank balance, and even take hours away from your weekly schedule.
The relationship we have with our clothing is one of the most intimate of any inanimate object- our clothing literally hugs and supports us all day every day. While we can always find ways to justify buying new items, we don’t often allow ourselves the opportunity to spend time or money on considering the ecosystem that is our closets (in all their forms)
The Organise Your Closet in Sustainable StyleWorkshop is a one and a half hour exploration that uses science principles and academic research to help you get a better idea about the way you interact with your closet.
In this workshop you will learn to reflect mindfully on your personal style, shopping habits, and lifestyle to better understand the way that your closet serves your life and how you love, care for, and organise it.
You will leave the workshop with a workbook full of mindful considerations from the event along with resources to explore at home in your own time. The goal of the event is to have you understating your closets natural ecosystem in a way that’s true to you and workable for your lifestyle.
Consciously considered or not, what we wear on the outside tells the world a little about who we are on the inside.
When we experience disconnect between who we are and what we want to express, it can result in a visual miscommunication. This disconnect can leave you feeling style-confused, and might change the way that others interact with you or how you feel about yourself.
The Style Yourself SustainableWorkshop is a one and a half hour exploration that uses science principles and academic research to help you get a better idea about the visual communication medium of fashion.
We look introspectively to consider what it is that we want to say, and then explore the ways that we can use clothing and accessories to punctuate our message in way that’s positive for people and planet.
You will leave the workshop with a workbook full of mindful considerations from the event along with resources to explore at home in your own time. The goal of the event is to have you feeling great about yourself so that you can pursue your daily life shining a bright light on the world in Sustainable Style.
Your workshop host is Katie Roberts. Katie is an avid creator of material that aims to educate and inspire people to love, care for, and explore the world around them. Originally from Victoria, she has been living on the Sunshine Coast for more than a decade currently co-habiting with her partner Ged and fur-baby Sebastian. She enjoys sharing her local landscape, lifestyle, and sustainability learnings through online platforms. Katie went from studies and a career in the fashion industry to Environmental Science with a sustainability major and a side serving of yoga teacher training. She now pursuing her passion for sustainability in post grad research into sustainability education through e-platforms.