28 March 2018 • Arno van Dijk
Debate on clothing as disposable products
Clothing as disposable products: is the world better for it? Commercial Economics students will hold a debate on 5 April at Speakers Corner about the effects of ‘fast fashion’. There will be a frock swap in the Innovation Playground where students can exchange clothing.
The world of the fast fashion industry has been under scrutiny since the Rana Plaza clothing factory disaster in Bangladesh. More than 1,100 people died in this disaster in 2013. Since then, there has been continuous discussion about where the responsibility starts and ends of companies that want to have as cheap clothes as possible in their shops.
Purpose of the debate
The purpose of the debate is to make students – as future marketeers – aware of the knock-on effects of clothing as disposable items. The students prepare for the debate by watching the film The True Cost and by taking on the roles of the various stakeholders. On Thursday 5 April from 10 am – 12 pm the students will debate this issue at Speakers Corner. Everyone is welcome to attend. The debate will be held in English.
It doesn’t stop at talking. Dulcy van Wichen, Small Business & Retail Management student, is organising a frock swap on Thursday 5 April in the Innovation Playground. Clothing may be exchanged at the swap. Dulcy: “Everybody has something in their cupboard that they don’t wear anymore for whatever reason. This event will make each other, the world, the environment and our wallets happy!”
The frock swap is free and is open from 11 am – 2 pm. Do you want to attend the debate? More information? Send an email to Arno van Dijk at email@example.com.