Photo of needle and threads in
The Change Room’s “Denim Rain” Jacket, Photo by Mohammed AlFzari
Past Event

The Change Room


Fri 19 May 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Sat 20 May 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sun 21 May 10:00am - 6:00pm


Free, no booking required


Hawker Spaces
565 Chapel St, South Yarra VIC 3141, Australia

Fast fashion is a major contributor to greenhouse emissions and is expected to become worse in the coming years. While many people are awaiting significant government policy changes, they often overlook their actions that may contribute to climate change, with the rise of overindulging in throwaway fast-fashion culture. It is crucial to raise awareness of the actual cost of fast fashion on the environment, humans and other species involved in the process.

The Change Room is an installation based on data journalism and designed to raise awareness about the impact of fast fashion on the environment and help transition people towards more sustainable slow fashion options. By replicating a retail shop change room experience, the installation will allow visitors to engage with a collection of garments that shed light on untold stories of the people who make fast fashion and the natural resources required to produce them. The aim is to encourage people to think critically about their purchase habits for a paradigm shift that helps reverse the impact of one of the major contributors to climate change.

The Change Room is designed and developed by RMIT student: Mohammed AlFzari. The installation was born out of Transition Design Studio, led by Dr Malte Wagenfeld and John Burne.


Mohammed AlFzari

Mohammed AlFzari is an Emirati multidisciplinary designer currently completing Master of Design Innovation and Technology at RMIT University School of Design. He has a strong interest in exploring the role of design in addressing modern-day problems.

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