The UK’s first Sustainable Fashion Week has revealed its full programme of events

The UK’s first Sustainable Fashion Week has revealed its full programme of events

Posted on: 08 Sep 2022

Taking place throughout the centre of Bristol, the weeklong programme of events include a Sustainable Fashion Week Hub, a Catwalk Show and a Sustainable Shopping Day.


Sustainable Fashion Week is set to take place between Friday 16 and Tuesday 25 September.


Each of the planned events focuses on four themes: Regenerate, Rewear, Repurpose and Reconnect, and will unite organisations, community groups, brands and individuals to make proactive steps towards ending the fast-fashion cycle.



While Sustainable Fashion Week is using Bristol as its base, it is a UK-wide happening with events taking place online and across the UK between Friday 16 and Tuesday 25 September.


The Sustainable Fashion Week Hub will be located at Bristol Beacon between Saturday 17 and Sunday 18, with three floors of fashion-focused and environmentally friendly activities. 


From make, mend and alteration workshops to conversation panels and clothes swaps, visitors can take their own steps to support sustainable fashion by taking a fresh look at their relationship with clothes by learning about the ins and outs of the industry.


The Sustainable Fashion Week market will also be based in Bristol Beacon, showing just how good second-hand fashion can be. Independent vintage brands including Flo-Jo, Origin and Sofo Studio be taking over the clothing rails with some of the best sustainable garments around.

Sustainable Fashion Week’s first catwalk show will take place Wednesday 21, hosted at the church venue, The Mount Without. Models will wear upcycled clothing designed by City of Bristol College fashion students and sport ethical makeup from headline sponsor, Benecos.


On Thursday 22, Sustainable Fashion Week and Bristol City Centre BID will host a ‘Re-Fresher Your Style’ day aimed at getting Bristol’s students acquainted with their new home city. Register here for free.


The sustainable student shopping day is taking place across Park Street and Queens Road where businesses with sustainable products open up to Bristol’s student community with a variety of discounts, offers and in-stores.


Speaking about the upcoming Sustainable Fashion Week, its founder (Amelia Twine) has said: 


“This year, Sustainable Fashion Week is returning in full swing with an exciting programme of events in Bristol, online, and across the UK. From our debut catwalk show to workshops, panel discussions, clothes swaps and live stylings, there is something for everyone to get involved in to start realising the creative potential and environmental power of second-hand fashion.”

To find out more about Sustainable Fashion Week - running between Friday 16 and Tuesday 25 September – head to their website.

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Stanley Gray

Stan is a born and bred Bristolian, recently graduated from studying English Literature in Sheffield. His passions are music and literature and spends the majority of his time in venues all over the city immersing himself in Bristol’s alternative music scene. A lifelong Bristol City fan, Stan’s Saturday’s are spent watching his team both home and away.