Trend Hunter: Brown Sugar Better Fashion Week

Brown Sugar, Better Fashion WeekBrown Sugar Better Fashion Week is the brainchild of Re-dress, the Better Fashion Initiative. Set up in 2008 by Rosie O’Reilly, Kate Nolan and Kellie Dalton re-dress is a not to profit organisation  which works to promote anddevelop sustainable fashion practices within the fashion industry in Ireland.  Brown Sugar Better Fashion Week is re-dress’ annual public awareness event which includes exhibitions, talks, workshops, conferences and more. Brown Sugar Better Fashion Week will take place at No. 6 Castle Market Street, D.2 from the 25th – 29th April. This will highlight the issue of sustainable fashion through a series of pop-up shops, exhibitions, installations, events & industry talks with fashion heavy weights like Artist/Designer Helen Steele, and ethical fashion writers Lucy Seigle and Dr. Kate Fletcher also taking part. Dublin city-centre will see some of the most creative minds in the Irish industry join forces with top international fashion talent to give us a once off and unique insight into the artistry of cutting-edge fashion. No. 6 Castle Market Street will host a selection of Irish designers giving ethical Irish fashionistas the chance to pick up a range of beautiful Irish designs & fashion all under one roof. to celebrate Brown Sugar Better Fashion Week – Brown Suga will be offering one of their lucky Facebook followers and a friend the opportunity to win complimentary hair and make up in the Better Fashion Shop, No. 6 Castlemarket street, each week! For details of how you can enter the competition, head over to the Brown Sugar Facebook here.

Brown Sugar Better Fashion Week – April 23rd – 29th. 
The Line Up: Lucy Siegle – The Observer’s magazine & Author of To Die For – Is Fashion Wearing out the World? Better Fashion Industry Symposium with the Sunday Independent’s Constance Harris Fashion Mentoring with a stellar line up of the best of the Irish fashion Industry Future Textile discussions with UCD Smart Lab An evening with Dr. Kate Fletcher; Author of Sustainable Fashion and Textiles; design stories Local Wisdom Photoshoot with Dr. Kate Fletcher Live Hair instillations from your’s truly, Brown Sugar Irish Premier of Bill Cunnighan’s New York by Richard Press – The amazing life of legendary street photographer Bill Cunningham. The Art of Fashion with HELEN STEELE Irish Premier of Bitter Seeds – the true story of cotton – by Micha Peled followed by panel discussion with the Irish Clean Clothes Campaign RTE’s HANDS (Textile Focus) in collaboration with the IRISH DESIGN SHOP ……. and much more