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Oxford Breakfast at Angelina’s : “The Fashion Industry and the Environment”

16 November, 2018 @ 08:30 CET

The next Oxford Breakfast at Angelina’s will take place on Friday 16th November at 8h30am “The Fashion Industry and the Environment”.

We are very glad to inform you the next Oxford breakfast will be held  on Friday 16th November at 8.30 am at Angelina’s, 226 rue de Rivoli, 75001 PARIS Métro Tuileries 

Cambridge Society members are welcome.

On this occasion, the guest speaker Paul Sanders (St Peter’s 1968 and Associate of WYLDE SAS) has very kindly accepted to come and talk to us about :

The fashion industry and the environment

Did you know that the global clothing industry is not only huge – 2% of global GDP and 58 million employees – but dirty and non-ecological?  Difficult to believe when you look at your clean wardrobe, but every stage in the clothing production process contributes to its reputation as the second largest polluter in the world…second only to oil!

  • Raw materials: cotton is 2% of global cropland but uses 25% of insecticides; polyester and nylon are non-biodegradable
  • Production : dyeing is very chemically intensive with high levels of polluted waste water
  • Transport: 90% of garments are transported by container ships burning low-grade bunker fuel 1000 times dirtier than highway diesel
  • Use: Washing clothes releases the equivalent of 50 bn plastic bottles per year in the form of plastic microfibres
  • Disposal : The fast fashion industry encourages excessive consumption (clothes are on average worn 35% fewer times than in 2000 )

What is to be done? In the long run the production process must be greened, and some clothing companies are starting to activate in this direction. Innovative business models are being created which combine sustainable development goals, a respect for human rights and the preservation of local economies. Trends include clothing rental, sales of second-hand clothes and recycling of clothing fabrics.

Paul will provide a critical review of the fashion industry and its trends today and will introduce the creators of WYLDE SAS – one of this new breed of companies – Clarissa Acario (WYLDE CEO and Creative Director) and Marylène Magnaud (WYLDE Sales & Marketing Director). WYLDE is an environmentally-conscious, fashion start-up, producing up-market designer clothes that are 100% upcycled and 100% locally manufactured. (https://www.wylde-paris.com/)

To register, please send an email to confirm you will attend to Line Bendaderette (lb.ousp@gmail.com) and send a cheque made out to “OUSP” for a total of 26 euros per person to:

Line Benaderette, 3 Rue Jean Moulin, 94300 Vincennes

Registrations will be accepted on a first come first served basis



16 November, 2018
08:30 CET
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Oxford University Society of Paris