Africa Utopia Marketplace 21-22 July, 12-7pm
Come find us at the Africa Utopia Marketplace at the Green side foyers, Level 2, Royal Festival Hall.
Sassy Apparel Re-launch Event + Party
Sassy Apparel (formerly Sassy Tees) was founded in 2015 by political activist Edem Barbara Ntumy. It struck her that more people could be engaged with political issues through fashion because our choice of clothing, after all, is an expression of who we are and what we believe in.
Fast forward to the present day and you can see we do this by highlighting the movements and activists of the anti-colonial and black liberation struggle worldwide - all with good humour, a sprinkle of sass, and a lot of style.
So in true Sassy Apparel fashion we will be celebrating our new name with a day filled with discussions on political activism being more than as statement, our political faves socialists roots and what it has to offer us today, investing in ethical fashion, divesting from diversity marketing and taking action about the issues that negatively impact our various communities from hosting to violence.
Doors will open at 11:30am for attendees to browse various products on sale in the venue.
Is socialism for Black people?
This panel will explore the role of socialism in progressive changes in our society and how it essential to our fight for peace, equality and justice.
Fast fashion vs ethical fashio and divesting from diversity as a marketing tool.
The panel will be discussing if and how we can turn the tide on fast fashion and taking on multinationals who are using diversity as a marketing tool to line their pockets.
The political is personal; from Grenfell, to youth violence and gentrification.
The panel will discuss how we can put pressure on the government to get justice for Grenfell, how the current media spotlight on violence in the capital doesn't offer any solutions but instills fear and what opportunities are in the recent wave of gentrification.
Evening Reception: 4:00-8:00pm
The evening reception will feature catwalk show of our SS18 collection, tunes including a live performance, drinks, African inspired nibbles courtesy of our friends Chale Lets Eat.
***Venue is accessible but doesn't have accessible toilets.
**Sassy Apparel clothing will be on sale.
Thank you to our venue partner Pempeople.