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Wed, 08 Nov


Better Read Than Dead

Wear Next: Clare Press in-conversation

Join us with Clare Press to celebrate the release of Wear Next. Clare will be joined by Heather McNab.

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Wear Next: Clare Press in-conversation
Wear Next: Clare Press in-conversation

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08 Nov 2023, 6:30 pm – 7:50 pm

Better Read Than Dead, 265 King St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia


About The Event

What will you be wearing tomorrow? Will your jacket have been grown in a lab, or your jeans coloured using bacteria? Will we still have shops? What does the future of work look like for the people who make our garments?

The current fashion system is wasteful, environmentally harmful and exploitative. And, if we carry on as we do now, it could account for a quarter of global emissions by 2050. But creative thinkers are dreaming up new ways to craft our sartorial identities that don’t wreck the planet.

Vogue‘s first sustainability editor, Clare Press, introduces us to the fascinating innovators who are redesigning fashion from the ground up and changing it in the most fundamental ways.

Our event space is wheelchair accessible via a stair lift. Please contact with any additional access requirements and/or questions.

Clare Press is a global expert on sustainable fashion. Her popular podcast Wardrobe Crisis, based on her book of the same name, has clocked up 2 million downloads and is now in its eighth series. She also co-hosts the UN's Ethical Fashion Podcast. A former magazine journalist, she pioneered the role of sustainability editor at Vogue and her writing has appeared in The Guardian, Vogue Italia, Business of Fashion and more. She is the author of Rise & Resist: How to Change the World (MUP). Wear Next is her fourth book.

Heather McNab's job was in a library, where she got fired for stealing a Diet Coke from the fridge.

She went on to work as a local news reporter and breaking news journalist for almost a decade before turning to the world of politics. Heather was media advisor for one of the ‘teal’ independents during the 2022 federal election, worked in strategic communications for longstanding Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore, and now works for a not-for-profit organisation helping young people advocate for change through the media. Out of hours you’ll find her consuming an unhealthy amount of pop culture, mainlining the news, and, of course, reading! As well as hosting author talks at Better Read Than Dead, Heather runs the monthly Chaotic Social Book Club and runs the bookstagram account @sisterhoodofthetravellingrants with two of her friends.


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