May 20th, 2023
7pm – 9pm
Location: Manuel’s Tavern, 602 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30307
Atlanta Science Tavern: Are My Clothes Killing Me? The Battle between Fast and Slow Fashion
Have you ever heard the term ‘Beauty is Pain’? Have you ever suspected that the sweater you put on could give you a cold, rash or something even worse? You may be a fashion victim. The fashion industry is one of the largest contributors to global warming creating greenhouse gas emissions that exceed both aviation and shipping. Textile pollution is the #2 pollutant to the landfill only next to oil. We will discuss the costs of fashion and how our clothing choices may be killing us by digging into the difference between fast and slow fashion as well as solutions on what we can do differently.
Tanjuria Willis is the Founder and creative force behind Atlanta Sustainable Fashion Week (ATSFW), and Owner of eKlozet Luxury Consignment Boutique.
In 2014, Tanjuria pursued her passion for both fashion and entrepreneurship by opening a luxury consignment boutique, eKlozet. eKlozet leverages fashion to help women embrace their beautiful, both inside and out. She has styled Emmy Award winners, actors, actresses and business executives.
She was a finalist for a Moxie Award, a member of the Female Founder Collective, a graduate of the 2020 City of Atlanta Women Entrepreneurship Initiative (WEI) Cohort, a graduate of the first City of Atlanta Office of International Affairs Women Export University Cohort and a mentor for Girl Scouts Camp CEO.
Her work with eKlozet motivated her to give the issue of landfill waste a platform via fashion and in 2021 founded Atlanta Sustainable Fashion Week focused on eco-friendly lifestyle brands.
Tanjuria graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University.
She is married to her best friend, Greg and has one daughter and a bonus son.
May 20th, 2023
Manuel’s Tavern, 602 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30307
6:30pm – Doors Open
7:00pm – Gather at Manuel’s
7:15pm – Talk start
8:00pm – Q & A