The Conscious Festival By Green Is The New Black Goes Global
After a fully virtual event last year, the Conscious Festival, founded by Gen.T honourees Stephanie Dickson and Paula Miquelis, returns for its fourth year with a hybrid format. This year's edition of the event, which encourages attendees to think and live more responsibly, is made up three ticketed physical gatherings, held simultaneously in Singapore, Paris and London, with free virtual access to all the content for audiences around the world.
On September 24 and 25, the Singapore edition will feature live and live-streamed talks from both the local and Paris events. Held at the Singapore Sustainability Academy, fashion designers, thought leaders and activists will share the stage to discuss topics ranging from deep-sea mining and greenwashing to fashion’s sustainability dilemma. There will also be a networking dinner comprising a plant-based meal prepared by Open Farm Community.
For the first time, the Conscious Festival also ventures into Europe. Between September 24 and 26, it will be held at La Caserne in Paris, a former fire station that now houses a fashion incubator backed by major industry players such as LVMH, Kering and Woolmark. On the programme are talks and workshops, as well as lifestyle elements such as art, music, a marketplace and a food fair.
On September 24, the event will also take the form of an invitation-only Conscious Leader Bootcamp at The Mills Fabrica in King’s Cross, London, with talks and workshops focused on topics such as material innovation, as well as making fashion more circular and traceable.