APDGreen Conversations had the opportunity to interview environmentally-focussed INSTA-fashionista Bunny Yan in December as part of the Women in Film and Television International webinar series.
Bunny Yan produces an award-winning digital series called The Left Side Of Fashion that focuses on the fun and the fascinating side of impact-positive fashion around the world. She interviews numerous sustainability advocates and designers about their work, and demos new technologies like bio leathers and alternative re-uses for plastics in fashion. Her fun informal investigations can inspire us as costume and set designers when considering alternative products and methods of production.
She has also curated and produced a series that gives the stage to young designers from around the globe about their studies, experiments and product development with a sustainable focus called ECO AF. Located on the Left Side of Fashion website, the Eco AF short youtube videos capture up-to-the-minute developments in sustainable material technologies as well as presenting fun methods of utilising them in performance.
Bunny is an extremely engaging and tech savvy presenter with loads of chutzpah and humour – it was fun interviewing her about her environmental focus and innate curiosity about what different materials are made of and how we can engage with different ways of using them in our design practices.
You can watch our one hour interview on the WIFTI website here: WIFTI Worldwide Webinar // with Bunny Yan
You can read more about Bunny here: 𝗙𝗮𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆-𝘁𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗿👗𝗕𝘂𝗻𝗻𝘆 𝗬𝗮𝗻 (@sooobunny) • Instagram photos and videos and here Bunny Yan – Fashion story-teller | Founder – Leftside Of Fashion
You can watch the WIFTI Worldwide Webinar: Sustainability Conversation #1 and catch all of the WIFTI Worldwide Webinars here: WIFTI Worldwide Webinars
PS. Did you know that Women in Film & Television Australia (WIFT Australia) is a Not-For-Profit organisation dedicated to achieving gender equality in the Australian screen industry through research, advocacy, education and support for women and non-binary screen industry practitioners?
Do you want to get involved with WIFT Australia? Find your local state chapter contact here.
Imogen was invited by WIFT Australia and Igor Naas to interview Bunny as the APDG’s environmental representative.