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Samantha Jones

in Christchurch

The Cost of Cotton

PRESENTED ON JUL 15, 2015
IN CHRISTCHURCH @ VOL 24

Student Samantha Jones launched an eco fashion brand in her spare time. The environmental cost,  social cost, child labor, increased awarness and concerns in clothing production are the subject of her passionate talk. Let's support environmentally friendly and ethical products!

This was "Presentation of the Day" on August 3rd, 2015. 

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Rebuilding a nation by embracing children...

BY BRETT WILL
@ VOL 5 ON FEB 20, 2010

Want to rebuild a nation? - start with the nation. Invest in children, embrace and engage. An incredible presentation which every nation should heed. Thanks for sharing your amazing passion and vision Brett. Childline
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Better, but Boring: The Modern State of Men's Fashion

BY VINAY KUMAR MYSORE
@ VOL 24 ON MAY 21, 2013

Vinay Kumar Mysore walks us through the history of men's fashion and challenges us to think about how the society defines men's style.

"Presentation of the Day" on August 27, 2013.

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How Much Did Your Ultrasound Cost?

BY SAGAR SAWANT
@ VOL 1 ON OCT 24, 2013

How much did your medical procedure cost? How much should it have cost? Where is the kayak.com for doctors? In this presentation Sagar Sawant shows us just how much the cost for procedures can vary. A hip replacement surgery in Ada, Oklahoma will cost $5,300 while the same procedure in California will cost $223,000. Sagar hopes to help make people more knowledgable about their choices so that medical costs will go down and care quality will go up.

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Redesign, Upcycling, and Fashion

BY KASANDRA HIPP
@ VOL 4 ON FEB 27, 2014

Kasandra Hipp discusses her sustainable re-fashion brand of upcycled goods, "Urbanfoxxes". Her creations truly embody the concept of "living what you love". (In German)

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How Can a Necktie Help in War?

BY YULIA SKOK
@ VOL 1 ON OCT 01, 2013

Needlewoman Yulia Skok presents clothes firstly made for military needs, but then later finding a place in everyday life. Yulia talks about cloaks, jackets, shoes, sweaters and what-not to wear clothing items. She highlights that many common types of clothing styles have a military origin. (in Russian) 

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Fashion of the Future

BY NADEJDA SHUIGINA
@ VOL 2 ON DEC 22, 2013

Nadejda Shulgina, a personal stylist and shopper, talks about her vision for clothes that will most likely be worn in the next couple of decades. (in Russian) 

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Sustainability and environmental rationality

BY ILYA YAKOVLEV
@ VOL 1 ON NOV 21, 2015

Environmental sustainability - the ability of the environment to withstand human. In ecology, the term refers to the ability of biological systems to the preservation and development of biodiversity.

lya Yakovlev considered the question about social, ecological, cultural processes that use natural resources. 

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The Cost of Wearing Art

BY KOVEN WEI
@ VOL 11 ON MAY 06, 2016

Koven Wei is an apparel designer and entrepreneur who runs a brand called Toronto Boarding Club. He questions what defines art and how it is intertwined in street wear and culture.   

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Fashioning Culture‚Ä®

BY SHARON DE LYSTER
@ VOL 27 ON MAY 25, 2016

Sharon de Lyster discusses the cost of fast fashion on society versus the value of handmade textiles which carry stories of cultural identity providing ethical production, economic empowerment and preserving heritage craft.