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GROW – An Inclusive Future for Fashion

Saturday, September 25th 4.00 – 5.00pm
The Stratford

This fireside chat brings together leading voices that are driving conversations around inclusivity within the fashion industry. Join us to learn more about the importance of adaptive fashion, the challenges currently faced by disabled people and how we can do more to encourage an inclusive industry for all.

Chair:

Emily Davison
Emily Davison, 27, is a London based blogger, freelance journalist, disability campaigner and content creator. She began her blog Fashioneyesta in 2012 to talk on matters of disability, style and beauty. She has been featured in multiple media outlets including the BBC, Channel 4, the Guardian and Cosmopolitan Magazine.

Panelists:

Victoria Jenkins, UNHIDDEN
Victoria is an adaptive designer, disability advocate, speaker and writer. She became disabled in her mid 20’s and has a variety of gastrointestinal and musculoskeletal conditions/symptoms from surgeries and complications of her conditions. This is what led to her founding Unhidden, a socially responsible adaptive fashion range for people with disabilities.

Chamiah Dewey, Chamaiah Dewey Fashion
Chamiah Dewey Fashion is a sustainable, adaptive womenswear brand for women with Dwarfism. They offer stylish, timeless pieces; made in biodegradable fabrics, sourced and produced in the UK and finished with innovative, adaptive fastenings: Their pieces are always discretely adaptive.

Monika Dugar & Usha Dugar Baid, [R E S E T]
[R E S E T] was founded by Monika and Usha after their father was diagnosed with Parkinsons. Noticing his difficulty with dressing due to his symptoms, Monika and Usha began to research inclusive and adaptive fashion before eventually deciding to launch their own line. [R E S E T], design thinking has been the key foundation for providing the solution. Functionality and look are the key catalysts for the evolution of adaptive clothing.

Moeed Majeed, Podcast Presenter and DJ
Award winning podcaster and presenter Moeed Majeed loves to express himself through his fashion and clothing choices. After being diagnosed with Crohn’s disease and subsequently undergoing stoma surgery he thought that fashion would never be the same for him. Thankfully after getting ‘his life back’ and going onto build a career in areas he has a true passion for, he has been able to adapt his style to suit his new lifestyle.

If you would like to sample The Stratford’s delicious food and drink before or after the event – just show your Eventbrite ticket at Kitchen E20 to receive a complimentary welcome drink plus 15% off your total bill. Offer isn’t applicable to The Lounge, The Mezzanine or Allegra. https://www.thestratford.com/food-drink/kitchen-e20/

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