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Exploring Sustainable Fashion Beyond Consumerism: Intersections, Power Dynamics, and Activism

Please join us with Kamea Chanye of Green Dreamer podcast and Aditi Mayer as they share stories and insights across a vast landscape of textile truths. This informative and provocative discussion will address sustainability beyond consumerism; addressing power dynamics in the industry and movement; and reframing our approaches to activism in sustainability. We’ll have plenty of time for Q&A and can direct deeper exploration in areas of our interest.



Kamea Chayne is an eco creative and writer, author, and the host of Green Dreamer Podcast, which explores our paths to holistic healing, ecological regeneration, and true abundance and wellness for all. Known for her thought-provoking commentary and nuanced questioning, she’s interviewed over 200 thought leaders including Sean Sherman, Galina Angarova, Adrian Grenier, Charles Eisenstein, Harriet A. Washington, Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali, Cristina Mittermeier, Native American 2020 U.S. Presidential Candidate Mark Charles, NYT-bestselling authors Dr. Chris Ryan, Rutger Bregman, and David Quammen, and more.


Aditi Mayer is a photojournalist, labor rights activist, and frequent speaker on topics of social and environmental justice, and sustainable fashion blogger behind ADIMAY.com. Her work looks at fashion and culture through a lens of intersectionality and decolonization. In 2014, Aditi had her start in the sustainable fashion movement after learning about the Rana Plaza Factory Collapse. Seeing the fashion industry’s disproportionate on people of color globally, Aditi looked to understand the historical and sociopolitical underpinnings that allow the fashion industry to function in a colonial manner, rooted in exploitation and extraction of both labor and the natural environment.

Since then, she has become a voice in the larger sustainability movement, approaching her work from multiple domains: from grassroots organizing in Downtown LA’s garment district, to the movement to preserve equity in the agrarian soul of India. She also serves on the council of Intersectional Environmentalist, and will be spending 2022 as a National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellow, spending one year documenting the social and environmental impacts of India’s fashion supply chain.


Date(s): 03/02/2021

Cost: $20 public; $10 members and Clothing Cohort; $5 students and concessions



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