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Wed, Apr 12



Fashion and the Planet

Fashion Environmentalist, Runa Ray, is a Fashion designer and Environmentalist, using Art as Activism to advocate for policy change. She has worked with the United Nations on the SDGs and Climate Action. Also, hear local solutions from Shana Rosenberg founder of Thread Up Oxford.

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Fashion and the Planet
Fashion and the Planet

Time & Location

Apr 12, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM



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About our Speaker:

Runa Ray is a Fashion designer and Environmentalist who uses Art as Activism to advocate for policy change.  She has been extremely involved in the world of fashion and sustainability, having recently dressed folks at the Grammys and the MET Gala! She has worked extensively with the sustainable development goals and Climate Action at the United Nations. As an innovator, Runa Ray's designs encompass the reduce, reuse and recycle model.

By keeping the end in mind, She has helped revive ancient indigenous techniques of garmenting that reduce our impact on earth, along side science based ideas from renewable energy.  Her expertise in the circularity of the Fashion Industry and zero waste initiatives helps designers, SME's and MME's in abating climate change.

Shana Rosenberg is the founder and executive director at Thread Up Oxford:  “I started Thread Up Oxford because I believe that reducing textile waste can be addressed successfully on a local community scale. Through outreach, education, and programming, we can teach the community how to consume fewer new textiles and  (instead) increase reuse and recycling of secondhand ones. We can all take small steps and have a giant impact!

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