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Ghana : fast-fashion's dumping ground

THE REVIVAL

EXHIBITION

WORKSHOPS

EVENTS

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Our clothes don't just disappear off the face of the earth when we throw them away; they often travel as far as West Africa, with considerable impact. "The Revival", a Ghanaian citizens' organisation, in collaboration with Caritas Luxembourg, will be shedding light on this reality in Esch from 1 February to 11 May 2024, thanks to the support of the City of Esch.

 

Ghana has become the fast fashion's dumping ground. Every day, 160 tonnes of textile waste are shipped there, the equivalent of 800 million pieces of garments. Ghana is home to the Kantamanto market in Accra (the capital), with 30,000 vendors, and is one of the largest second-hand markets in the world. Ghana is drowning under tonnes of clothing from Western and Asian countries, causing environmental damage and impoverishing the Ghanaian population. Ghana finds itself having to manage a problem for which they're not responsible, it is not a viable situation.

 

Yayra and Kwamena, the founders of The Revival, have taken up the challenge to tranform the fashion industry to save their country from the rubbles of textile waste. Not only do they play a key role in their community in Ghana, but they also exert an influence on an international scale through their work to inform and educate the general public in consumerist countries. They work with artists, fashion students and their community to transform waste materials into new garments and art pieces, redefining the notion of 'waste'.

 

After taking over the fashion capitals of London and Paris, The Revival is back to Luxembourg with an immersive exhibition to share their experience through photography and a short film. This exhibition sheds light on the impacts of textile waste in West Africa, the innovative solutions put in place by their project, and the impact we, as consumers from a Western country, can have in reducing and preventing these problems.

ABOUT

sneak peak...

OUR EVENTS

WORKSHOPS, REPAIR CAFÉS,
MINI-CONFERENCES, GUIDED TOURS

  • URBO - Le jeu de la transition
    URBO - Le jeu de la transition
    Thu, 07 Mar
    Esch-sur-Alzette
    07 Mar 2024, 16:00 – 17:00
    Esch-sur-Alzette, 69 Rue de l'Alzette, 4011 Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
    07 Mar 2024, 16:00 – 17:00
    Esch-sur-Alzette, 69 Rue de l'Alzette, 4011 Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
    Transformez votre quotidien, votre vie en réinventant votre ville !
  • Visite de Friendship Colours of the Chars
    Visite de Friendship Colours of the Chars
    Fri, 08 Mar
    Esch-sur-Alzette
    08 Mar 2024, 11:00 – 18:00
    Esch-sur-Alzette, 69 Rue de l'Alzette, 4011 Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
    08 Mar 2024, 11:00 – 18:00
    Esch-sur-Alzette, 69 Rue de l'Alzette, 4011 Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
    Venez découvrir les produits et les projets de Friendship Colours of the Chars à l'occasion de la journée internationale des femmes.
  • Swap Party !
    Swap Party !
    Sat, 16 Mar
    Esch-sur-Alzette
    16 Mar 2024, 13:00 – 17:00
    Esch-sur-Alzette, 69 Rue de l'Alzette, 4011 Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
    16 Mar 2024, 13:00 – 17:00
    Esch-sur-Alzette, 69 Rue de l'Alzette, 4011 Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
    Venez swapper vos beaux vêtements que vous ne portez plus et repartez avec vos nouvelles pièces préférées!
  • Repair Café - Couture
    Repair Café - Couture
    Sat, 30 Mar
    Esch-sur-Alzette
    30 Mar 2024, 14:00 – 18:00
    Esch-sur-Alzette, 69 Rue de l'Alzette, 4011 Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
    30 Mar 2024, 14:00 – 18:00
    Esch-sur-Alzette, 69 Rue de l'Alzette, 4011 Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
    Venez faire réparer vos vêtements préférés pour pouvoir continuer à les porter le plus longtemps possible.
  • Workshop - Ecological cleaning products
    Workshop - Ecological cleaning products
    Sat, 24 Feb
    Esch-sur-Alzette
    24 Feb 2024, 13:30 – 17:00
    Esch-sur-Alzette, 69 Rue de l'Alzette, 4011 Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
    24 Feb 2024, 13:30 – 17:00
    Esch-sur-Alzette, 69 Rue de l'Alzette, 4011 Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg

Thank you !

This exhibition, implemented by Plaidons Responsable by Caritas, was made possible thanks to the City of Esch and funded by Luxaid & Development.

For more information about THE REVIVAL or to support their work, visit their website or social media..
  • Website
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  • LinkedIn

PRACTICAL INFO

Address

69, RUE DE L'ALZETTE, L-4010 ESCH SUR ALZETTE

Date

1 FÉV  -  11 MAI 2024

Contact us for any questions or to book a guided tour for a group (adults, families, students, secondary school classes)

Opening Hours

THUR / FRI / SAT   -   11H-18H

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