Logan Libraries hold slow clothing workshops

FASHION: Logan libraries are holding a slow clothing event on April 21.
FASHION: Logan libraries are holding a slow clothing event on April 21.

THE evolution of a sustainable fashion trend is spreading to Logan this month.

The slow clothing movement is a phenomenon which will be explored at the Logan West library from 2pm on April 21.

It is about choosing clothes which minimise the material footprint on the world.

Logan City lifestyle and community committee chairperson councillor Steve Swenson said Australian author Jane Milburn would educate the community about how everyone could contribute to a better environment.

“Ms Milburn, the author of the recently released book Slow Clothing, will provide tips on how people can make a positive impact on the environment through their clothing choices and get the best from their existing wardrobe,” he said.   

“It encourages people to think about their clothing choices and buy only what they really need.

“Fast fashion has become commonplace with an estimated 80 to 100 billion new garments produced and sold each year.”

Ms Milburn advocates raising awareness of textile waste and called on people to consider op-shopping and refashioning existing clothes.

Bookings can be made to attend a slow clothing presentation at Logan North library from 10.30am to 12pm and Logan West from 2pm to 3.30pm by contacting the nearest library.