Wed, 06 Feb 2019, 18:30
Waterstones Gower Street, London (UK), Waterstones, 82 Gower St., Bloomsbury, London, WC1E 6EQ
Event at Waterstones Gower Street
Waterstones Gower Street and The Circle invite you to attend a new series of book talks inspired by The Circle Founder Annie Lennox’s campaign to promote Global Feminism, encouraging everyone to further understand the inequality around the world for the most disempowered and marginalised women and girls.
The first session – ahead of London Fashion Week – will look at the need to protect and ensure the rights of women in the Fashion Industry. Author, journalist and poet Rosalind Jana will chair a conversation with Safia Minney and Tansy Hoskins, two exceptional women and authors who, through their work, are shining a light on the impact of the fast fashion industry and the need to end modern day slavery for the millions of women working in it.
Tickets are £10 / £8 (students and The Circle members) and include a glass of wine or soft drink
Rosalind Jana (chair) is an author, journalist and poet. She has written for places including British Vogue, Buzzfeed, Stylist, AnOther, BBC Radio 4, Refinery29, Broadly and Suitcase. Her debut non-fiction book Notes on Being Teenage came out with Hachette (Wayland) in 2016. She has performed her poetry widely, with her first collection Branch and Vein available through the New River Press.
Safia Minney MBE FRSA is a British social entrepreneur and author, currently Managing Director of ethical footwear brand, Po-Zu. She is the founder of People Tree and former Global CEO of 24 years. She initiated World Fair Trade Day in 1999 which is endorsed by the World Fair Trade Organization and their members and celebrated on the second Saturday of May each year. She co-wrote Naked Fashion, The Sustainable Fashion Revolution, Slow Fashion, Aesthetics Meets Ethics and Slave to Fashion (New Internationalist). In 2013 Safia also launched the Rag Rage Campaign which helped bring pressure with over a million signatories to clean-up practice in the fashion industry.
Tansy Hoskins is the author of Stitched Up – The Anti-Capitalist Book of Fashion. She works as a journalist, producing current affairs documentaries and writing articles about the garment industry. This work has taken her to Bangladesh, Kenya, Morocco, Macedonia, and the Topshop warehouses in Solihull. Tansy is currently finishing her second book.