Common Threads – Woven through Community
Join Jane Milburn for this once in a lifetime opportunity to speak with her face to face in a group limited to 35. Jane is travelling directly from over East to us at The Sound Temple to bring her wealth of expertise on this topic to the heart of the Perth Hills Community.
Jane says “Clothing is as essential as food for our health and wellbeing because clothes do for us on the outside what food does inside – they nourish, warm, and engage body and soul. What we choose to wear impacts how we feel and how we present to the world.
As conscious eaters are now aware of sourcing fresh whole food and returning to the kitchen – conscious dressers are engaging in the process of learning where and how their clothes are made. Our choices have profound influence – yet sometimes we are too busy to think much about them.”
This juicy interactive conversation will be led by Jane Milburn based on a philosophy of living lightly on Earth through the everyday practice of how we wear and care for our clothes.
We can leave home without eating but never without dressing. Clothes are integral to life. What we wear matters in practical, emotional and material ways so this is an opportunity to talk about how we choose, wear and care for clothes. This is an interactive discussion about clothes in an everyday context – what they are made from, how we choose them and how we manage our wardrobe. We will reflect on how clothing choices fit into environmental awareness and healthful, engaged lifestyles.
- Purpose is to raise awareness about the environmental impact of clothing
- Audience limited to 35 people to enable all to have voice and encourage interactions
- Session to include direct audience engagement about what they are wearing at the time
- Discussion about clothing fibre choices and how we manage our wardrobes
- Discussion about ideas to choose and care for clothes to limit waste and pollution
Jane Milburn is an accomplished media advisor and communicator with a proven record of effective advocacy for rural, health and professional groups. Jane’s extensive business, media and creative networks provide excellent linkages and outcomes for clients and contacts. Jane is an agricultural scientist, a fellow of the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation, and recently completed postgraduate leadership study at James Cook University.
In 1999, Jane helped reactivate the Rural Press Club of Queensland as a leading agribusiness network and was awarded life membership in 2009. Jane is the founder of Textile Beat, an innovative enterprise that taps into growing interest in ethical and sustainable ways to reduce our clothing footprint. As with the rising interest in home cooking and food growing for health and wellbeing, Jane believes there is a pressing need to rethink our approach to textiles and fashion.
Jane is hosting two evening talks and three daytime workshops during her Perth tour, events not to be missed if slow clothing is close to your heart.
Common Threads – Woven through Community is a month long community engagement project proudly brought to the Perth Hills following on from the world Fashion Revolution week in late April.
This exhibition includes topics of integrating sustainability, creativity, and traditional hand-crafted wisdom of the ages. These events are designed for you to leave feeling deeply inspired to become part of a brand new impulse of considerable change.
Start: 7:00pm Wednesday 30th May 2018 (arrive from 6:30pm)
Includes: Warming cups of organic tea and nourishing light supper
Location: 30kms east of Perth CBD in the Hills WA (details on booking)
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