The cleaning and care of our clothes is a universal experience, yet how much thought do we give to it? The Laundry Pile aims to highlight domestic laundry practices in a one-day event including an exhibition of work in a central London laundrette, book launch and a multi-disciplinary panel discussion.
Cutting through the mundanity that is usually associated with doing the laundry, this panel discussion will bring together the viewpoints of experts and academics from a range of areas including: fashion and design, sociology, geography, history and the detergent industry. From these diverse perspectives, the discussion will explore how laundry practices have developed and evolved, taken on new meanings and consequently given rise to different types of environmental impact. Further, it will explore more sustainable directions for the future of fashion and laundry.