'Life is inherently political': Sassy Apparel Re-launch

Pempeople, London

Saturday, 15 Sep 2018 at 12:00pm - Saturday, 15 Sep 2018 at 8:00pm



Day Ticket £15.00 + £1.65 fee
Evening Ticket £15.00 + £1.65 fee

*Please note that this event has been moved from the 18 August to 15 September.*

Sassy Apparel (formerly Sassy Tees) was founded in 2015 by political activist Edem Barbara Ntumy. It struck her that more people could be engaged with political issues through fashion because our choice of clothing, after all, is an expression of who we are and what we believe in.

Fast forward to the present day and you can see we do this by highlighting the movements and activists of the anti-colonial and black liberation struggle worldwide - all with good humour, a sprinkle of sass, and a lot of style.

So in true Sassy Apparel fashion we will be celebrating our new name with our impressive panelist who will be discussing political activism being more than a statement, our political faves socialists roots and what they have to teach us today, investing in ethical fashion, divesting from diversity marketing and taking action on the issues that negatively impact our various communities from housing to violence.

Doors will open at 11:30am for attendees to browse various products on sale in the venue.

Is socialism for historically oppressed groups?
This panel will explore the role of socialism in progressive changes in our society and how it is essential to our fight for peace, equality and justice.

Huda Elmi - Political activist and trade unionist

Exploring the role of fast vs ethical fashion and how we can divest from diversity as purely a marketing tool.
The panel will be discussing if and how we can turn the tide on fast fashion which employs the labor of some of the poorest people in our world and taking on multinationals who are using diversity as a marketing tool to line their pockets.

Shakaila Forbes-Bell - Fashion Psychologist, writer and founder of The Psychology of Fashion Blog™
Dorcas Magbadelo - founder of Dorcas Creates
Nadina Ali - Fashion Designer and Artist

The personal is political; from Grenfell, to youth violence and gentrification.
The panel will discuss how we can put pressure on the government to get justice for Grenfell, how the current media spotlight on violence in the capital doesn't offer any solutions but criminalizes young people and what opportunities are there in the recent wave of gentrification.

Temi Mwale - Director of 4Front Project
Nicholas Okwulu - founder of Pempeople
Amal Bider - Grenfell and Labour Activist

Evening Reception: 4:00-8:00pm
The evening reception will feature live music, a catwalk showing of our SS18 collection and delicious food.

***Venue is accessible but doesn't have accessible toilets.
**Sassy Apparel clothing will be on sale.

Thank you to our venue partner PemPeople.


Pempeople , 91 Peckham High Street , London