Decolonial Approaches to Land, Labor, & Fashion with Aditi Mayer

Oct. 27, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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The fashion industry has observed a marked turn towards sustainability since the 2013 Rana Plaza incident in Bangladesh. Aditi Mayer, creator at and a labor rights activist addresses intersectional issues within the fashion industry pertaining to questions such as how does our fashion system today continue colonial practices, and how can we reimagine a new system? This lecture will explore sustainability beyond consumerism; addressing power dynamics in the industry and movement; and reframing our approaches to activism in sustainability.

About Aditi Mayer

Aditi Mayer is a sustainable fashion blogger, photojournalist, labor rights activist, and frequent speaker on topics of social and environmental justice. Her work looks at fashion and culture through a lens of intersectionality and decolonization. After having noticed the lack of fair wages and the ill-treatment of workers in the fashion industry, Aditi decided to help change things in the fashion industry. 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 educating folks on the importance of diverse perspectives. Aditi also serves on the council of Intersectional Environmentalist, and will be spending 2021 as a National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellow, spending one year documenting the social and environmental impacts of India’s fashion supply chain.

This event is in partnership with the Fashion Culture Lecture Series.


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