Anthony Burrill x Oxfam x Jealous
29 Aug 2019 — 01 Sep 2019
Give your old T-shirt new life: screenprinting event launches to support Oxfam’s Second Hand September campaign.
People are invited to bring their own garments to print on (for a small contribution), or they can choose from a supply in the gallery. These beautiful planet-friendly T-shirts and screenprints, designed by Anthony Burrill, will be available to purchase in the gallery. With special guest DJ Goldierocks playing on the Sunday. The event is in support of Oxfam’s Second Hand September campaign, which encourages people to pledge to say no to new items of clothing for one month. Every week 11 million items of clothing end up in landfill and shockingly, the total number of clothes sent to UK landfill every year weighs almost as much as the Empire State Building. Fast fashion is harming people and our planet and, in spite of this enormous challenge, Oxfam is striving to reduce this figure, currently saving around 47 million items of clothing from going to landfill every year.
Oxfam's Second Hand September promotional video's graphics were created by Anthony Burrill to help encourage people to say no to new clothes and to buy second hand items for 30 days throughout September.
The money raised from the sales of second hand clothes in Oxfam’s shops on the high street and online brings clean water, food and shelter to people living in refugee camps. It sends girls to school, fights for women to be paid a fair wage in decent working conditions, and helps men and women farmers acquire the skills and materials they need to feed their families and work their way out of poverty. A Private View will be held on Thursday 29th August, from 6.30-8.30pm at Jealous East. All are welcome.