Brighton Girl: Can Fast Fashion Ever Be Sustainable?
Apr
24
6:30 PM18:30

Brighton Girl: Can Fast Fashion Ever Be Sustainable?

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In honour of Brighton Fashion Revolution Week, we’re bringing together a panel of experts to discuss one of the most controversial questions out there: Can fast fashion ever be sustainable?

We all know that fast fashion has it’s seriously concerning flaws – the materials used, the lack of transparency in supply chains, the hidden environmental impact (hidden from the buyer, at least). But the vast majority of people shop fast anyway, even if it’s just for the occasional “I’ve got to get these jeans quickly and I know that this store has my size” buy.

When we ran our first Trash Talk campaign looking into attitudes towards packaging, 85% of people felt that the retailer, designer and manufacturer were most responsible for its environmental impact. From discussions had throughout the City Girl Network, it seems that it’s a similar view for fashion.

But is it possible for fast fashion to adopt ethical practices? What sacrifices should we be prepared to make in order for this to happen? And are there fast fashion companies already on the case?

PANELISTS

Jo Godden, founder of RubyMoon Swimwear: Having spent over 15 years working as a fast fashion swimwear and lingerie designer, Jo used her knowledge to create swimwear and gymwear out of ocean plastics in 2012.

Jimmy Dorrell, Head of Sustainability for Clarity Environmental: For the last 10 years, Jimmy has advised dozens of fashion houses and product designers on applying more sustainable practices to their production lines.

Hermione Berendt, co-founder of Revival Collective: At just 24 years old, Hermione has spent the last 3 years evolving from being a fast fashion shopaholic to building a movement that inspires young people to support the ethical and sustainable fashion scene in Brighton.

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Manchester Girl Easter Weekend Walk
Apr
20
10:30 AM10:30

Manchester Girl Easter Weekend Walk

Join our walk leader Rose on Easter Weekend for a beautiful 3 mile walk along the River Bollin, taking approx. 1.5 hours.

Starting from Hale Train Station @10:30 (There is a train arriving at 10:17 from Manchester Piccadilly that goes through Stockport too) The walk goes through the little village of Hale towards the River Bollin, crossing the river over bridges and through wood until we come out at Ashley Village and head towards the train station there.

Once in Ashley we can stop at the village pub, The Greyhound, for a drink or food. Afterwards we will head to Ashley Train Station where the walk finishes.

The train from Ashley goes towards Manchester Central stopping at Hale/ Altrincham/ Navigation Rd/ Stockport and Manchester. In the opposite direction the train goes to Knutsford and toward Chester.

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Birmingham Girl Coffee Meet Up
Apr
14
2:30 PM14:30

Birmingham Girl Coffee Meet Up

Join the Birmingham Girl community for our monthly coffee at 200 Degrees Coffee Shop on Sunday, 14th April from 2.30PM.

It doesn't matter if you moved to the city yesterday or have lived here your whole life, Birmingham Girl has been created to bring young women in their 20s and 30s together in order to empower, inspire and support each other.

And where better to find travel companions, housemates and new friends than over a coffee?

If you've got any questions about this event, email hello@citygirlnetwork.com.

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Chester Girl Coffee Meet Up
Apr
14
11:00 AM11:00

Chester Girl Coffee Meet Up

Join the Chester Girl community for our monthly coffee at Towers Chester on Sunday, 14th April from 11am.

It doesn't matter if you moved to the city yesterday or have lived here your whole life, Chester Girl has been created to bring young women in their 20s and 30s together in order to empower, inspire and support each other.

And where better to find travel companions, housemates and new friends than over a coffee?

If you've got any questions about this event, email hello@citygirlnetwork.com.

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Manchester Girl Book Club
Apr
9
6:00 PM18:00

Manchester Girl Book Club

Join Manchester Girl for our monthly Book Club meet up!
This is a group for all our city girls to do what they love or begin a new hobby and find their love for reading!

The book is...

"“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss

“If you don’t like to read, you haven’t found the right book.” – J.K. Rowling

The atmosphere is fun, silly and lighthearted making the monthly meet up an informal chat reviewing the book... however it may feel relaxed and informal it is sure to be productive!  
There will be prompt cards detailing quotes from the book and conversation starters laid around the tables helping to lead the discussion in the right direction.

Happy reading! X

***LOCATION TO BE ANNOUNCED***

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Bath Girl Coffee Meet Up
Apr
7
11:00 AM11:00

Bath Girl Coffee Meet Up

Join the Bath Girl community for our monthly coffee at Cafe Walcot on Sunday, 7th April from 11am.

It doesn't matter if you moved to the city yesterday or have lived here your whole life, Bath Girl has been created to bring young women in their 20s and 30s together in order to empower, inspire and support each other.

And where better to find travel companions, housemates and new friends than over a coffee?

If you've got any questions about this event, email hello@citygirlnetwork.com.

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Liverpool Girl Drinks Meet Up
Apr
5
7:00 PM19:00

Liverpool Girl Drinks Meet Up

We're bringing the Liverpool Girl community together for drinks at Baltic Market on Friday, 5th April from 7PM!

It doesn't matter if you moved to the city yesterday or have lived here your whole life, Liverpool Girl has been created to bring young women together in order to empower, inspire and support each other.

This is the perfect opportunity to find friends, travel companions, housemates, new jobs and all the local Liverpool insights you need to feel at home in the city.

If you've got any questions about this event, email hello@citygirlnetwork.com.

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Manchester Girl Drinks Meet Up
Mar
30
8:00 PM20:00

Manchester Girl Drinks Meet Up

We're bringing the Manchester Girl community together for drinks at Impossible bar on Saturday, 30th March from 8PM!

It doesn't matter if you moved to the city yesterday or have lived here your whole life, Manchester Girl has been created to bring young women together in order to empower, inspire and support each other.

This is the perfect opportunity to find friends, travel companions, housemates, new jobs and all the local Manchester insights you need to feel at home in the city.

If you've got any questions about this event, email hello@citygirlnetwork.com.


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Chester Girl Drinks Meet Up
Mar
29
8:00 PM20:00

Chester Girl Drinks Meet Up

We're bringing the Chester Girl community together for drinks at The Botanist on Friday, 29th March from 8PM!

It doesn't matter if you moved to the city yesterday or have lived here your whole life, Chester Girl has been created to bring young women together in order to empower, inspire and support each other.

This is the perfect opportunity to find friends, travel companions, housemates, new jobs and all the local Chester insights you need to feel at home in the city.

If you've got any questions about this event, email hello@citygirlnetwork.com.

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Brighton Girl Talks: Careers
Mar
28
6:30 PM18:30

Brighton Girl Talks: Careers

As part of the Spring Forward Festival, Brighton Girl is hosting an evening of practical discussion that focuses on navigating success on your career path – whether you're rising within a business or building one of your own.


The evening will be a balanced mix of panel discussions and Q&A sessions, covering topics such as:


Overcoming obstacles
Asking for more money
Understanding your employee rights
Knowing when to push for more
Learning to manage people
Standing up for yourself in difficult situations
Responding to criticism and praise
Techniques for measuring and celebrating success

We're honoured to be joined by three inspiring panelists...

Natasha Woodford, MD of Clockwork Talent: With over 20 years of experience in helping people navigate their career paths, Natasha will bring a fountain of HR and talent development knowledge to this discussion. She's driven Clockwork Talent, a leading recruiter in the digital space, to becoming renowned for finding the right jobs for the right people, many of whom have been Brighton Girls.

Flo Powell, Joint MD of Midnight Communications: Flo is a truly inspirational example of someone who has spearheaded her career, working from the bottom to the top. Over the last 20 years, Flo has navigated her way up the travel and tourism sector, right through to part-owning the communications company that she only began working for 6 years ago.

Bex Bastable, Content Editor at Brighton and Hove Independent: Bex has dedicated the last 9 years to her journalism career. She's grown from an intern learning to gather and sell stories to national newspapers, to reporting on local news across Sussex and now editing the Brighton and Hove Independent newspaper.

This is a free event, courtesy of the Spring Forward Festival and their sponsors.

Click HERE for a free ticket!

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Manchester Girl Tatton Park Walk
Mar
24
11:00 AM11:00

Manchester Girl Tatton Park Walk

It's a walk our walk leader Rose knows well. Join her on Sunday 24th to complete the circular walk, meeting by the beautiful old school merry-go-round in the cafe courtyard. (Right where the red number 1 is on this map-http://www.tattonpark.org.uk/pdf/tatton-park-downloadable-map.pdf

Leaving promptly at 11:00am from the merry-go-round, we will finish back at the Stableyard for a cup of tea!

HEADS UP! please bring water and proper walking shoes, it gets muddy and there is a lot of deer poop! Also keep in mind that there is poor connectivity and signal in the park too, but we will try our best to keep you updated on here.

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Manchester Girl Coffee Meet Up & Food
Mar
17
12:00 PM12:00

Manchester Girl Coffee Meet Up & Food

Join the Manchester Girl community for our monthly coffee on Sunday, 17th March from 11am.

It doesn't matter if you moved to the city yesterday or have lived here your whole life, Manchester Girl has been created to bring young women in their 20s and 30s together in order to empower, inspire and support each other.

And where better to find travel companions, housemates and new friends than over a coffee?

Join us on St Patrick's day for our usual Sunday coffee meet up, for those of you who would like to join us afterwards we will stay out and get some food and have a drink! Location TBD

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Birmingham Girl goes to Glee club
Mar
14
7:00 PM19:00

Birmingham Girl goes to Glee club

This has been on the to do list for a while so we're finally going to a comedy night at the infamous Glee Club! 

Tickets are £11.75 (+ booking fee which works out to be just under £14 total) however they are non refundable. If you cannot make it then please let us know and we can try to arrange something. 

In order for us to sit together as one group, if you purchase your own ticket and then phone the box office to have your ticket added onto the booking with Kirsty Fraser then we can all sit together.
Tickets can be bought online at : https://www.glee.co.uk/comedy/birmingham/comedy-carousel/
OR via the box office and get it all done in one phone call : 0871 472 0400. 

Doors open at 7pm, shut at 7.30pm with the show starting around 8pm. 

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