Second-hand: is it the right solution? Expert talk on fast fashion by Sandrine Counson
The fashion sector is one of the most polluting, and in the space of a few decades, fast fashion has only amplified the phenomenon. In an attempt to curb this unrestrained consumption, the second-hand and reuse market appears to be the ideal alternative. But doesn't this market also have its flaws?
Sandrine Counson is a fashion historian and teacher at Helmo (Liège, Belgium). She manages the non-profit organisation Slow31, a circular economy project that includes a barter store and clothing rental.
This conference is co-organised by the Musée de la vie wallonne and the Maison de l'histoire européenne as part of the European partnership on the history of waste "Throwaway - the history of a modern crisis".
The event will take place:
- in person, at the Musée de la vie wallonne, Cour des Mineurs 4000 Liège, Belgium. Limited places: booking is recommended by calling to Musée de la vie wallone at +32 (0)4 279 20 31. Entrance: 6 € (5 € for students) includes access to the temporary exhibitions "Ordures" and "Upcycling".
- webstreamed on the project's online platform.
Language: French, with simultaneous interpretation into English for the audience online