UN Environment Assembly Green Room event - Beyond Fast Fashion Wednesday 21st February -12:30-14:00 EAT

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The Circular Fashion Initiative Campaign

On behalf of The Circular Fashion Initiative Campaign, Circular Research Foundation (Italy) and Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions at Arizona State University (USA)

you are cordially invited to the United Nations Environment Assembly side event

Beyond Fast Fashion

Green Room – Room 14, UNON, Gigiri, Nairobi Wednesday, February 21st, 12:30-14:00 EAT (UTC+3)
or via Zoom link here

How will evolving sustainability standards and corporate reporting requirements address the Fast Fashion controversy and impact fashion communities in the global South?


I. Premier of the short film Beyond Fast Fashion produced by the Arizona State University Sustainable Earth project a film by Ritesh Deshaware & James Cobb

II. Welcome remarks by Roberta Annan, Founder & Managing Partner at Impact Fund for African Creatives (IFFAC), Ghana (via video)

III. Beyond Fast Fashion panel discussion moderated by Felix Dodds, Director, Multilateral Affairs. Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions Service, Arizona State University; and Fellow, Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future (UK)


  • Asli Demir, Founder and lead designer, Asli Filinta, Tűrkiye/USA
  • Iona McCreath, Creative Director, KikoRomeo, Kenya
  • Abel Kamau, Trade Manager, Kenya Association of Manufacturers (TBC)
  • Christine Omollo, Founder & lead designer, Tomollo Fashions, Kenya
  • Hugo-Maria Schally, Adviser for international negotiations in DG Environment of the European                                     Commission


  • Görkem Hayta, Fashion entrepreneur & producer, Royal Film, Germany/Tűrkiye (via Zoom)
  • Michael Stanley-Jones, Senior Advisor, Circular Research Foundation, Italy (via Zoom)
  • Henry Wanjala, Co-founder and director, Kenyan Boys Choir, and Fashion entrepreneur,  Kenya  



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