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ĊINE’AMBJENT #10 — Fashion Industry and Waste

April 24, 2019 @ 18:00 - 21:00

The Friends of the Earth Malta Environmental Film Club is centred around thematic documentary and film screenings linked to current environmental justice issues. For the ĊINE’AMBJENT #10 session we will be looking at Fashion Waste and the Throwaway Culture.

Join us on Wednesday 24th of April at the Friends of the Earth Malta GRC in Floriana for a session curated by Fashion Revolution Malta. Doors open at 18:00 for drinks, the screening of True Cost (2015) will start at 18:30 sharp and will be followed by a panel discussion (scroll down for more info).
This event aims to spark a conversation around who made our clothes; opening up the supply chains behind the fashion industry that have long been kept invisible to see the impact they have on the environment and on others.
The fashion industry is one of the most polluting industries in the world after agriculture and oil, and the toll on raw materials is vast. It takes a few thousand litres of water just to produce a cotton t-shirt and over ten-thousand litres to produce a pair of jeans. The carbon footprint and chemical pollution is also extremely high. But… The fashion industry is a powerful and influential force, with a lot of potential for change. We want to explore how it can be better used for good!

True Cost (2015)

This is a story about clothing. It’s about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. The True Cost is a groundbreaking documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing?

Filmed in countries all over the world, from the brightest runways to the darkest slums, and featuring interviews with the world’s leading influencers including Stella McCartney, Livia Firth and Vandana Shiva, The True Cost is an unprecedented project that invites us on an eye opening journey around the world and into the lives of the many people and places behind our clothes.

Panel Discussion

The film screening will be followed with a panel discussion. Joining us on the day will be:


As a fashion designer, Tamara has always been aware of the impacts created by the fashion industry and has strived to be a part of the positive change from the start. After gaining a degree in Fashion design, she spent 3 years interning and working for different sustainable brands around the world. From Bali, to London to Berlin, she has had her fair share of experience within the sustainable fashion industry. Just recently graduating in a master’s degree in Sustainability in Fashion, her passion lies in advocating for a more sustainable fashion industry from multiple angles of the fashion supply chain. In April 2018 she became the Country Coordinator in Malta for the global organisation Fashion Revolution to begin her mission of spreading the awareness.


Steve is the Community Manager at GoBeyond – a global early stage investing platform – and works in the intersections of Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Startups, Finance and (economic, social & environmental) Impact. Steve is also a big circular economy advocate who is interested in challenging the relationship between humans and stuff. Having recently been appointed as the local Circular Economy Club organiser for Valletta, he will be looking to grow and manage the circular economy community in Valletta (and Malta) with the aim to connect professionals working in the field and facilitate best practices in circularity.


Damien is a social activist & Founder of Right 2 Smile, at the age of 31, left the world of business and management to start a Non Profit Voluntary Organisation. Right 2 Smile works on community development and volunteer projects for children, youth and their caregivers in Malta & around the world. Right to Smile is a Grassroots organisation that supports young people & children in having access to education, Damien used his critical mind, Management Experience, and books to learn about international development and Cultural Education. Damien enjoys discussing pertinent social issues while thinking up innovative ideas for social action and change. He believes everyone can become a social activist. He now serves as the Director and project manager of Right 2 Smile.

Topics for the Panel:
– Throw away culture in Fashion
– Waste production & Pollution caused by the fashion industry
– Circular Economy & Fashion: New models that design out waste
– The changes & potential in the fashion industry

The screening is free but places are limited. Submit in the form below to reserve your seat. 

This session is organised in collaboration with Fashion Revolution, Kinemastik and supported by Arts Council Malta – Creative Communities





Date: April 24, 2019
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Cost: Free
Event CategoryMovie Screenings


Venue Name: Friends of the Earth Malta
Address: Friends of the Earth Malta
Floriana, Malta

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Organizer Name: Friends of the Earth Malta