Join the Non Toxic Revolution!

Mittwoch, Juni 27th, 2012 -

Choose to revolt! Join the NON TOXIC REVOLUTION!

With all the awareness for health and environment and after years of cradle-to-cradle hype I wonder why the topic of toxics is still so small among consumers. This wonderful and provoking campaign by the NGO Keep A Breast just launched in Berlin.The artwork is done by the renown street-artist Stepard Fairey aka Obey the Giant, also known for his genius “HOPE” poster for the Obama Campaign.

The posters already hang in the Berlin streets, at least here in Kreuzberg. On the 5th of July 2012 Strychin Galerie in Berlin-Friedrichshain holds a vernissage where the motives will be sold. Next to that, also the Berlin artists Patrick O’Dell, Seymour, Mimi S., Harry Brack, Christian Rotenhagen, Luisa Catucci and Pisa73 show their interpretations of the images by Fairey. So for those who still find time between all the other events taking place during Berlin Fashion Week, check it out!

One big minus point of the campaign: they forgot the clothing! Would that be because Fairey runs is own, non-organic clothing line Obey Clothing?

See more of the posters at Kalinkakalinka.

Green Guide Berlin Fashion Week July 2012

Dienstag, Juni 26th, 2012 -

Berlin Fashion Week starts on Tuesday, the 3rd of July, and you’ll be better prepared! To help you find all the green hotspots, we have sorted out the green brands, showrooms and events in the city.. you will find it underneath.. everything you need to navigate green and glamorous through the days and nights of fashion week. This is just a blog article and not a certification output, so you might still want to talk with the brands about their social and ecological standards before you place your order.

Stay cool, bring your sun cream and rock your Berlin Fashion Week!

The tradeshows – the second edition of the Ethical Fashion Show is showing a serious growth of exhibitors, and together with Green Showroom they are presenting about 100 exhibitors now. Meanwhile we see a further decline of green brands at the Premium, and after the InFashion gave up their Berlin edition, also their platform GreenGlamour has disappeared. Together with the showrooms and the shows we estimate the amount of green fashion brands present during Berlin Fashion Week to be about 140. Kuyichi is not present at Bread&Butter, therefore the promise of a women collection of Knowledge Cotton Apparel might be enough reason to make a visit there anyway.

The showrooms – A showroom highlight this time might be the Austrian Upcycling Showroom, showing more then ten Austrian designers who specialized in upcycling. Also in Mitte: Eco Showroom invites professionals with vegan food and make up sessions, and just around the corner you should check out the new collection of Umasan. Down in the Neukölln ghetto there are Scoop and the opening of the new head quarter and shop of the Berlin label Treches. Don’t forget to chill out with Slowmo in Friedrichshain or visit CUBE showroom in the west. And for your own green fashion shopping: get dressed at the Pop Up Shop at Ethical Fashion Show and the Berlin concept store Wertvoll.

The events – in Berlin you can easily get the feeling that you’re missing something, and this Fashion Week you have to choose wisely. The central green fashion night will be Thursday evening, with the Cotton Summit at the Ethical Fashion Show, the invited-only Innatex Lounge at Das Hotel and later in the evening the debuting Yeswedo! party in the Berlin club Watergate. Then, there’s the Walk of Change by Christoph Harrach, and the Fashion Trendwalk by Eco Showroom. There’s the shows at Lavera Showfloor, the last show by Esther Perbandt is a good reason to party at the After Show Party on Friday.

Update: Ethical Fashion Show Get Together, Wednesday July 4, 20.00

BizarreLab on Spree, Saturday July 7, 15.00 Info

Our collegues from Netzwerk Faire Mode made a map based on the guide, thank you for the nice add on!

GREEN GUIDE BERLIN FASHION WEEK auf einer größeren Karte anzeigen

TRADESHOWS

ETHICAL FASHION SHOW,

July 4&5, 10.00 – 20.00, July 6, 10.00 – 18.00

A Beautiful Story I B.e Quality I Bibico I braintree I Caboclo I Cannamoda I Choclo Project I COSI I Deux Filles en Fil I ehrensache BAG TO LIFE I ELEMENTUM by Daniela Pais I EKN I Fairtrade I Fair Wear Foundation I Freshtex I FORMAT I FUKUSHIMA I GOTS I Göttin des Glücks I Grand Step Shoes I Green Georgia I HempAge I Inspiring I Inti Ferreira I IVN I JAYA I John W. Shoes I Kaethe Maerz I Kalofisha I KOMODO I L’Herbe Rouge I Lebenskleidung I Lolo I LÖV I Luxaa I Madness I MAMMU I Maronski I Marron Rouge I Mekhada I MILCH I MR Creation I Na2rale I Netzwerk Faire Mode I Plateria Austral I Po-zu I Prancing Leopard I Recolution I room to roam I SAG + SAL I Sey Organic Jeans I Studio JUX I the hemp line I True Balance I uniwearsal I Waliki AlpacaFair I Younica

GREEN SHOWROOM

July 4&5, 10.00 – 20.00, July 6, 10.00 – 18.00, www.green-showroom.net

Atelier Laure Paschoud I Cocccon I deepmello I edelziege I Elvis and Kresse I Flávia Aranha I Genaro Rivas I IKA BABEL/Kaschuba Hommage I Luiza Perea I Muriée I Mybiotifulbag I Sarah Reinhard swiss design I Schmidttakahashi I SeeMe I Studio Ecocentric I RoyalBLUSH I Leibschneider I Malli I animaná I Cowband I mutare accessories kathi halama design I Halasi I Anne Gorke I Vilmava I Thomaseth I David Andersen

BREAD & BUTTER

July 4&5, 9.00 – 19.00, July 6, 9.00 – 18.00, http://www.breadandbutter.com

Anvil I A Question Of I El Naturalista I K.O.I. Kings of Indigo I Knowledge Cotton Apparel I Monkee Genes I Neon Green I Nudie I Wooden Radio

PREMIUM

July 4-6, 9.00 – 18.00, http://www.premiumexhibitions.com/

Alchemist I Armedangels.de I Des Artistes I I Heart I Good Society I Haikure I Gudrun & Gudrun I Kami I L’herbe Rouge I Lanius I Portocolonia I Mija T. Rosa I Peopletree I Raffauf I Seaweed I Simonese I Wellicious.com

SEEK

July 4-6, 9.00 – 18.00, http://seekexhibitions.com/

Misericordia I Veja

CAPSULE

July 5, 10.00-19.00, July 6, 10.00 – 18.00, www.capsuleshow.com

Esther Perbandt I Twothirds I Isabel de Hillerin

GALLERY http://www.the-gallery-berlin.com/

Sabine Hofius I Trippen I Dunque I naturalmente I Consequent

SHOW AND ORDER http://www.showandorder.de

Alma & Lovis I Shokay

SHOWROOMS & POP UP SHOPS

Austrian Upcycling Showroom – July 4-7, 11.00 – 20.00, http://upcycling-fashion.com/

Milch, Steinwidder, Mija T. Rosa, KMA, Kamaeleon, Carin Fürst, Milchring, Kontiki, Tag Werk, Tash Design Manufaktur

CUBE Showroom, July 4-5, 11.00 – 18.00, Hypnosis Showroom, presenting: Hypnosis Berlin, Buttwrap, CharLe

Eco Showroom – professional day, July 5, public days July 6-7, http://www.ecoshowroom.de

Kaska Hass Showroom, July, 4-6 12.00 – 20.00, July 7 12.00 – 18.00, www.kaskahass.de

Pop-Up Shop @ Ethical Fashion Show, July 4-5, 10.00 – 20.00, 6th July 10.00 – 18.00, curated by De La Re & Fairqueen

Slowmo Showroom, July 3-7, on appointment, http://slowmo.eu/

Scoop Showroom, July 4-6, 14.00 – 22.00, July 7 12.00 – 18.00, http://www.berlin-efect.net/

Treches Showroom – July 4-7, 12:00-19:00, http://www.treches.com/

Umasan Showroom, July 4-6, 12:00 – 20:00, www.umasan-world.com

EVENTS

July 3, 17.00, Upcycling Store, http://upcycling-fashion.com/

Opening Austrian Upcycling Showroom

July 4, 18.15, Starting point: Ethical Fashion Show, https://www.facebook.com/events/171133449684648/

Walk of Change by Christoph Harrach (Karmakonsum) & artist Mike Kuhlmann

July 4, 19.00, Treches showroom, http://www.treches.com/

Opening party

July 4, 19.00 Noir & Blanc Showroom, www.design.best-sabel.de

Noir & Blanc Vernissage

July 4, 19.00, Lavera Showfloor, http://showfloorberlin.de

Show Göttin des Glücks, www.goettindesgluecks.com

July 4, 21.00, Lavera Showfloor, http://showfloorberlin.de

Show Lana, http://www.lana-naturalwear.de

July 4, 21.00, Scoop

Opening-Show Scoop

July 5, 13.00, Eco Showroom, http://www.ecoshowroom.de/

“benecos & Notic Nastic Make-up Session”, https://www.facebook.com/events/318813608202263/

July 5, 15.30, Green Showroom, www.green-showroom.net

Salonshow, invitation only

July 5, 18.00 – 21.00 Ethical Fashion Show, http://ethicalfashionshowberlin.com/en/

Future Summit „Change Your Cotton”

July 5, 18.00, Das Hotel, http://www.innatex.muveo.de/

Innatex Lounge, invitation only

July 5, 18.00, Lavera Showfloor, http://showfloorberlin.de

Show Frau Wagner, www.frauwagner.com

July 5, 19.00, UMASAN Showroom, www.umasan-world.com

Simmone Jones special unplugged concert

July 5, 21.00, Lavera Showfloor, http://showfloorberlin.de

Show Battenberg Wright http://www.battenbergcartwright.co.uk

July 5, 21.00, Watergate

Yes, we do! Party, Show, http://yeswe.do/

July 5, 22.30, Lavera Showfloor, http://showfloorberlin.de

Show Julia Starpwww.juliastarp.de

July 6, 10.00 – 18.00, Wertvoll, http://www.wertvoll-berlin.com/

INTARSIA, Guerilla Knitting Actions with the Berlin Label Caro E.

July 6, 11.00, Ethical Fashion Show, http://ethicalfashionshowberlin.com/en/

Create Green Breakfast: Jeans

July 6, 14.00 – 21.00 Eastberlin Store, http://www.mingaberlin.com/blog/2012/06/i-like-your-style-fashion-week-berlin/

Minga Berlin – I like you style live shooting

July 6, 14.00, Eco Showroom

Fashion Trendwalk, https://www.facebook.com/events/370050883042586/

July 6, 18.00, UMASAN Showroom, www.umasan-world.com

Notic Nastic: special performance and concert

July 6, 18.00, Lavera Showfloor, http://showfloorberlin.de

Show Isabell de Hillerin www.isabelldehillerin.com

July 6, 19.30 Lavera Showfloor, http://showfloorberlin.de

Show Johanna Riplinger

July 6, 21.00 Lavera Showfloor, http://showfloorberlin.de

Show Halasis

July 6, 22.30 Lavera Showfloor, http://showfloorberlin.de

Show Esther Perbandt, afterwards After-Show-Party

If you are missing any events or brands here, please send us an email. Thank you!

Image by Umasan

Text & research by Beyond Berlin 2012

 

Theme Beyond Fashion Summit 2012: HYPERNATURE

Mittwoch, Juni 20th, 2012 -
Behind the scenes, our team is full steam preparing the Beyond Fashion Summit 2012. Soon more details will be revealed, so stay tuned. One thing we can already tell you: the theme of this years Summit: HYPERNATURE.

Beyond Fashion Summit 2012 is going to be all about innovation in fashion, and the interaction of ecology and technology. With the theme, HYPERNATURE, we aim provoke discussion on how sustainable and technological inventions will change the fashion industry.

In what way can new technologies and digital solutions support sustainable production? A common perception is that sustainable fashion has to equal natural. The reality is that most fashion products, sustainable ones included, go through a very long, complicated supply chain with many technological and chemical inputs along the way.

What’s more a number of non-natural fibers are said to be more sustainable than natural fibers.

It is not as simple as saying natural means good and man-made means bad. In this context the romantic view of sustainability having a strong connection to nature is questioned and we ask ourselves is a new vision of sustainability in fashion needed?

HYPERNATURAL FASHION – a coming together of sustainability and technological solutions. What would this mean for the industry and what will it look like? And what, if any, are the alternatives? If we want to protect our planet for future generations while providing for its inhabitants’ fashion needs, what will fashion look like in, say, 20 years time?

Key visual by photographer Georg Roske

People Tree

Dienstag, Juni 12th, 2012 -

For every beautiful garment People Tree makes, there’s an equally beautiful change happening somewhere in the world.”

People Tree unterstützt aktiv über 50 Fairtrade-Gruppen in 8 Entwicklungsländern. Diese Partner decken mit ihrer Produktion ein großes Portfolio ab, das von Hand gefertigtem Schmuck über handgestrickte Pullover bis hin zu handgewebten Kleidern reicht. People Tree setzt auf das Handwerk und auf “Slow Fashion” um das Einkommen und die Existenz von viertausend Kunsthandwerken und Bauern zu stärken.



Kontakt: Lena Nocke