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Fast Fashion: Love it or Hate it?

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This is a hybrid event. The programme will be live-streamed via ZOOM from Library@Orchard.

The existing COVID-19 Safety Management Measures apply to audience attending the event onsite.



[Read to be SURE] Fast Fashion: Love it or Hate it?

With cheap prices and easy access to various outlets, fast fashion has grown exponentially over the years as consumers flock to them for their apparel needs. In this inaugural Read to be SURE Conversations event, our guests will share about the different perspectives on this issue.


Read to be SURE (RTBS) is part of NLB’s Libraries and Archives Blueprint 2025 (LAB25), a five-year journey of our next phase of transformation. RTBS aims to educate and inform the public on trending topics through a combination of curated reading content and accompanying programmes. By exploring multiple perspectives on these topics, readers and participants will benefit from a balanced and credible knowledge base.


·        Susannah Jaffer, Founder and CEO, ZERRIN

·        Dr. Kapil R. Tuli, Professor of Marketing and Director of the Retail Centre of Excellence, SMU

·        Corneliu Dinu Tudor Bodiciu, Programme Leader for BA Fashion Design and Textile and BA Fashion Media and Industries, LASALLE College of the Arts


·        Irsyad Ramthan, Product Manager, X0PA AI


About the Speakers and Moderator 

Susannah is the founder & CEO at ZERRIN, Asia's curated destination for creative, conscious brands. A Singapore-based global marketplace and media channel, ZERRIN connects you with the best in independent, D2C brands and content to inspire your green journey. She has spoken on the topic of sustainability in fashion/beauty/retail for companies like Coty, Great Eastern, Fashion Revolution and General Assembly. The platform has also been featured in notable outlets like The Straits Times, Her World, Channel News Asia and Vogue.

Dr. Kapil R. Tuli is the Lee Kong Chian Professor of Marketing and Director of the Retail Centre of Excellence at the Lee Kong Chian School of Business (LKCSB), Singapore Management University. Over the years, Dr. Tuli has published several papers in leading marketing journals, such as Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Research, and Management Science. In recognition of his efforts and impact on the field of marketing, in 2016, Dr. Tuli became the first marketing faculty from an Asian business school to be conferred the Varadarajan Award for Early Career Contributions to Marketing Strategy Research by the American Marketing Association.

Corneliu Dinu Tudor Bodiciu is the Programme Leader for BA Fashion Design and Textile and BA Fashion Media and Industries at LASALLE College of the Arts. Romanian-born and London-trained, he received his Master’s degree in Fashion Design and Technology at London College of Fashion where he is currently pursuing a doctoral research degree. His designs challenge the way we think about the relationship between the human body and clothing. His work has been showcased in established fashion magazines, such as Vogue, Vision China, Bazaar Asia, Elle and L’Officiel Ukraine, and worn by Lady Gaga, Viktoria Modesta and Chicks on Speed or featured in movies like the Hunger Games: Mockingjay 1 & 2 or the Foundation series.

Irsyad is the former co-founder of Young Sustainable Impact Southeast Asia (YSI SEA), where he has designed innovation programmes for Southeast Asian under-35s to solve sustainability challenges. He is currently a product manager by profession, and is a seasonal host for a podcast titled Impact in Sight done in partnership with Interseed, a digital community platform a digital platform that accelerates sustainability solutions by enabling impact founders to be fund-ready and find talent.

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