Mark your calendars because Sydney Mamane will be participating in one of a series of lectures on Thursday, March 27, 2014. The lecture series, titled Conscious Consumption, consists of talks and panel discussions which explores and rethinks consumption — how the things we buy, eat and wear define who we are as individuals and as a culture. Conscious Consumption starts with the premise that consumption is an everyday human activity that is done better when we do it with attention. From breadmaking and tea sourcing to denim and slow fashion, hear the big ideas and get the insider scoop from those who make the things we covet.
Sydney will talk about the origins of Japanese denim — why it is so desirable and how the wabi-sabi philosophy of imperfection and transience has informed the Japanese production of denim over several decades. He will also talk about the challenges of making a handmade living in North America, as both of our in house labels (KIN and United Stock Dry Goods) are produced in Canada.
Sydney’s talk will take place in our store on March 27th, 2014 from 8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased here.