Sustainably Transform Your Life (S.T.Y.L.) - Beginning as a college lecture series, STYL by Holding Court is the multi-platform philanthropic educational program. It is our mission to reinforce fashion industry values in order to protect the environment, bolster social equality and the economy through the awareness of fashion’s darkside. STYL by Holding Court is a digital platform that connects voguen businesses, human rights storytellers, slow fashion artists to students and mass media through lectures, art installations told in documentary style shorts.
STYL LECTURES are designed to equip students with the knowledge of Purchasing Power and Activism pointing them in the direction of Holding Court as a solution - a one-time event hosted by college student clubs. In collaboration with schools of design and merchandising, for extra credit, students are invited to a 30 minute lecture on the subject of fashion pollution and the unethical manufacturing practiced by the fashion industry. The event entertains with a Holding Court Legacy Collection mock student protest, interactive games, film, art installation and shop.
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We believe that fashion is active and information is empowerment. Through storytelling, art and purchasing power we can prevent pollution, strengthen the economy, and stop the cycle of poverty and unethical treatment of garment workers internationally.
Presently, the garment industry is saturated with synthetic fossil fuel fibers and chemically treated organic materials that are processed in facilities that spew harmful waste into the environment, contributing to carbon pollution, hazardous waste, disease and much more. Purchasing garments made from environmentally conscious materials is the remedy. S.T.Y.L. prioritises eco-friendly, revolutionary materials and compares them to their polluting counterparts.
Fashion is one of the pillars of the global economy, but it grossly benefits the already wealthy and marginalizes textile workers. Furthermore, 97% of clothing manufacturing in America is outsourced. S.T.Y.L. educates the youth on how they can contribute to their local economy.
One in six people work in the textile industry, many in unsafe conditions where they are underpaid and overworked. S.T.Y.L. provides insight as to how we might improve working conditions internationally.
STYL aims to become a member of the Council of Organizations of the United Nations Association of Los Angeles, graduating to the United States of America or UNA-USA.