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SCRAP SUSTAINABILITY TALKS: Obroni W’awu: the greatest story of injustice ever worn

Discover the untold story behind second-hand clothing in Ghana.

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SCRAP SUSTAINABILITY TALKS: Obroni W’awu: the greatest story of injustice ever worn

Discover the untold story behind second-hand clothing in Ghana.

Discover the untold story behind second-hand clothing in Ghana, where “Obroni W’awu” loosely translates to “clothes of the dead white man.”

Discover the untold story behind second-hand clothing in Ghana, where “Obroni W’awu” loosely translates to “clothes of the dead white man.” Western clothing donations fuel a booming industry, but do you know their real impact? It’s more than just environmental; it’s a matter of justice.

Led by Adelle A’asante, a multidisciplinary artist, lived experience storyteller and holder and sharer of Africaniwa sacred spaces where the story of the lived and the living experience is honored as a radical knowledge building and sharing project.

Adelle, whose family has been in the second-hand business for over three decades in Ghana has lived the Western narrative of fashion sustainability.

This immersive workshop sheds light on the hidden injustices within the fashion industry. Explore the journey from donor to recipient, uncovering untold voices along the value chain.

Interactive Activities:

-Engage in storytelling and reflection

-Contribute to the Obroni W’awu pledge, striving for a sustainable fashion future.

Key Takeaways:

– A deeper understanding of the second-hand clothing industry’s impact

– Empathy for those affected along the value chain

– A chance to shape the Obroni W’awu pledge

Why Join?

-This workshop goes beyond fashion; it’s about justice, sustainability, and awareness.

– This is an invitation for you to become a part of the solution making the fashion industry more sustainable.

This talk is part of Scrap’s activities for Sustainable Fashion Week.