"Through this activation, we hope to engage the festival community in meaningful conversations about the impact of fast fashion."
War On Waste, the ABC series focusing on recycling, and this season, on fast fashion, has brought an installation called the Fast Fashion Graveyard to Splendour In The Grass.
The Fast Fashion Graveyard was built to represent the mind-blowing 227 kilos of clothing – most of it fast fashion – that end up in waste, per TV Tonight. The people behind War On Waste, such as host Craig Reucassel, are well aware of festivalgoers’ habits, including purchasing festival outfits worn once and often immediately discarded in unsustainable fashions.
“Fast fashion has exploded! We’ve moved to ultra-fast fashion, even though 30% of clothing in the average wardrobe has not been worn in the last year,” Reucassel explained behind War On Waste’s recycled installation at Splendour In The Grass. “We’re throwing out 10kg of fashion per person each year. To make only the cotton clothes that we throw out each year would take as much water as there is in Sydney Harbour.
“Meanwhile, over 60% of our clothes are made from plastic derived from fossil fuels. Through this activation, we hope to engage the festival community in meaningful conversations about the impact of fast fashion and inspire them to embrace more sustainable and ethical practices. Buy less and wear it longer!”
The Fast Fashion Graveyard certainly fits in with Splendour In The Grass’s comedy, science and forum tents.
This year’s festival looks good, with a sunny 21 degrees yesterday, a 19-degree day today, and 18 degrees with a 40 per cent chance of rain tomorrow. It’s too soon to tell how much rain will fall, but it’s highly unlikely that Mumford & Sons will be rained out.
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In the lead-up to the festival, Splendour shared footage of the site itself being built earlier this week, with the clear, blue skies and sunny vibes standing out amid shots of the stage and campsite.
Lizzo will headline Splendour In The Grass on Friday, 21 July, with Flume putting on a festival-exclusive set and closing the night on Saturday, 22 July, and an Australian-exclusive set from Mumford & Sons, ending the three-day extravaganza on Sunday, 23 July.
Local acts such as prolific rockers King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Ruel, Pnau, Peach PRC, Tkay Maidza, Dune Rats, Cub Sport, Jack River, The Smith Street Band, RVG, and many more will also be taking the stages at Splendour. Check out the full line-up below.
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