Garden of Good: green fashion in Copenhagen

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012 -

Sustainable fashion showrooms and platforms are conquering the fashion weeks in Europe. After the recent launch of Ethical Fashion Show Berlin and MINT in Amsterdam, a presence of sustainable fashion in Copenhagen seems to be a logical development.

From 2nd until 4th February the creative community ArtRebels will organize a showroom at Gallery in Copenhagen as part of Copenhagen Fashion Week. They will be showcasing a selection of designers including UnderprotectionMaxJennySCA ULVENMaska, and Phucisme.

The showroom Garden of Good is dedicated to sustainable production. ArtRebels has selected brands with interesting stories, innovative design and sustainable and fair trade practices. Their goal is to challenge the perception that sustainable design is puritanical, and instead present it as interesting and innovative.

ArtRebels is a creative community based in Copenhagen, Denmark, that unites designers, artists, filmmakers, musicians and other creative souls from all over the world. Their mission is to create, promote and support creative projects while endorsing social responsibility, and to move people and businesses in new directions.

 

 

The Berlin Fashion Week Eco Guide

Friday, January 6th, 2012 -

About ten days to go, and then it’s Berlin Fashion Week again… We recommend you bring your walking shoes this time, as it seems there will be more fairs than ever and the green brands are spread on many of them. Consider it a challenge to catch as many venues as possible..

We have counted over 120 green fashion brands that present themselves at the next Berlin Fashion Week. This is much more than last summer and equals the number of last winter. The rise may be partially due to the debut of Ethical Fashion Show Berlin, which presents most green fashion brands, and it definitely proves the vitality of the green fashion scene.

The brands, the trade shows, the showrooms, the parties – Green fashion is more alive than ever in Berlin.

We wish you a happy fashion week!

Image: dutch designer Elsien Gringhuis, photo by Catherine Conroy.

TRADE SHOWS

PREMIUM EXHIBITIONS

Armed AngelsA Question ofBlondes make better T-ShirtsCalicampoCaro E.|HaikureI HeartJulie ParkL`Herbe RougeLaniusLes Racines du Ciel |People TreePortocoloniaRaffaufRealeSimon Ese The BaandMisericordia |VejaNoirShakkeiElsien GringhuisRita in PalmaThemataVilla Gaia

BREAD & BUTTER BERLIN

Natural World EcoEl NaturalistaMonkee GenesOne Green Elephant Stop The Water While Using MeFrancois & Marithé Girbaud ActliveKnowledge Cotton |K.O.I.Nudie JeansA Question OfAnvilNatural WorldKuiyichi

GREEN SHOWROOM

Alina Schuerfeld Alma & LovisAtelier Laure Paschoud Atlantic LeatherEarly FishGood SocietyHanna FeltingHULAKaschuba HommageKaska Hass |Lanius LeibschneiderMateria PrimaPampa Pop RE 101Reet AusRight as RainRoyal BlushSchmidttakahashiSonja HeymanStewart & BrownStudio Ecocentric The RootersWe3Wellicious |

ETHICAL FASHION SHOW BERLIN

AehrenkranzBag to lifeBanuqBlauer EngelButtwrapberlinDeSans |Greenpeace Detox CampaignElementumelReinventorEthos ParisGOTS |Göttin des GlücksHarold’sHelvetasHempageHypnosis BerlinIdeoIVN |John W. ShoesKaethe MaerzKaseeeKomodoMaronskiMilchReclothingsRoom to RoamSabine HofiusSamoritoSerendipityStudio JUXSwitcher |Transfair e.V.Trigema Changeuniwearsalwildearthcotton

IN FASHION / GREEN GLAMOUR

AlchemistChristina KraemerJulia StarpMandalaPaerls of LajaQueen and PrincessRe-BelloThe BaandXess Baba |

BRIGHT

OlowRmblrTreches

CAPSULE

Esther PerbandtMikenkeTwo Thirds

THE GALLERY

PrivatsachenElemente ClementeSecond ChanceShokayTrippen

SHOWROOMS / SHOP EVENTS

Eco Showroom | Slowmo ShowroomWesen Showroom/ Format Favourites |Hypnosis Berlin ShowroomUmasan ShowroomUpcycling Fashion Pop-Up Store – British Upcycling SpecialChangingroom  - Pop Up Shop des Masterstudiengangs der Kunsthochschule Esmod

PROGRAM

Tue 17.01 | 17.00 | Opening party British Upcycling Special | Upcycling Fashion Pop-Up Store

Tue, 17.01 | 18.00 – 21.00 | Mayer Peace Collection Fashion Cocktail | public

Wed 18.01 | 14.00 | Humanity In Fashion Award by Hessnatur | invitation only

Wed 18.01 | 21.00 | Slow Fashion Award ShowLavera Showfloor

Wed 18.01 | ab 20.00 | Kaska Hass (Couture, Berlin)Lavera Showfloor

Wed 18.01 | ab 20.00 | Get together mit DJ Robot Koch| Ethical Fashion Show | Visitors only

Thu 19.01 – Sat 21.01 | all day | Toast & Jam – Vintage Fashion Fair | C-Club | public

Thu 19.01 | 11.00 – 18.00 | Professionals day | Eco Showroom | Professionals only

Thu 19.01 | 15.30 | Salonshow | Green Showroom | Invitation only

Thu 19.01 | 18.00 – 19.00 | Podiumsdiskussion| Ethical Fashion Show | Professionals only

Thu 19.01 | ab 18.00 | Innatex Lounge| DasHotel | invitation only

Thu 19.01 | ab 19.30 | Julia Starp (Pret-à-Porter, Hamburg)Lavera Showfloor

Thu 19.01 | ab 21.00 | Göttin des Glücks (Urban Wear, Vienna)Lavera Showfloor

Fri 20.01 | 11.00 | Create Green Breakfast with Wolfgang Grupp (CEO Trigema) und Mona Ohlendorf (Designer Trigema Change), Silke Bücker (Vice, Editor-in-Chief TM) and Trade show organizer Magdalena Schaffrin| Ethical Fashion Show | Accreditation: fruehstueck@ethicalfashionshowberlin.com

Fri 20.01 | 11.00 – 18.00 | Public day | Eco Showroom | public

 

Guide by Beyond Berlin

The German version of the Berlin Fashion Week Eco Guide can be found onGruenemode.de

Is your brand or event missing? Please leave a comment or contact us by mail.

 

Holy Shit Shopping in Hamburg

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011 -

For the last time this year the Holy Shit Shopping presents itself in Hamburg. This weekend in a hall of the Hamburg Messe 200 designers and artists will offer handmade products. From fashion and jewellery, books and photography through to organic olive oil from Greece you can chose from a colourful mix of treasures and find special Christmas presents. I visited the Holy Shit Shopping two weeks ago in the Alte Münze in Berlin but now I can’t tell you what I got there, because it should still be a surprise on Christmas Eve. What I can do is recommend this event with its cozy atmosphere. Only the food was quite minimalistic, so bring your own to survive your route through lots of creative products and interesting ideas.

Click here for a list of designers

When
17. + 18. December 2011
12:00 – 22:00

Where
Hamburg Messe / Halle B3
Am Messeplatz 1
20357 Hamburg

Four Paws publishes ‘Poison in fur’ report

Thursday, December 8th, 2011 -

On behalf of the animal welfare foundation Four PawsEcoAid by Manfred Krautter tested whether furs in fashion can affect the health of consumers or sales staff. And as some might think furs are natural products, they do actually contain a lot of different chemical substances that can harm your body. As if the fur industry itself isn’t cruel enough, fur-bearing animals kept and killed in terrible conditions, this is a danger that comes on top of all this. Hardly any investigations have been made before although evidence of toxic chemicals was found in related product groups such as leather.

In an independent specialist laboratory various fur products, such as collars and scarves were tested. The result: children’s clothing with fur edging contained the most poisonous substances (a child’s jacket from Airfield Young Generation) and almost all of the mink, fox and raccoon furs are contaminated with chemicals that are hazardous to health.

It is now up to German’s Government and the EU to pass a law concerning legal limits for fur products, this is what Four Paws and EcoAid suggest in their conclusion. So far no specific legal limits exist.

“As a preventive measure to protect their health and for the protection of animals consumer should not buy fur products.”
We very much agree!

 

For the English report click here

For the complete study in German ‘Gift im Pelz’ click here

 

Image by Holly Dinsdale

 

What’s new? NETZWERKFAIREMODE

Monday, December 5th, 2011 -

Professor Mark Starmanns who was also one of our most popular speakers at the Beyond Fashion Summit is part of the team behind the online platform NETZWERKFAIREMODE (Fair Fashion Network). This network specialized on presenting businesses and companies, well-established ones as well as young fashion brands from the green segment. Besides Mark Starmanns the team consists of Katharina Wehrli, Jacqueline Häusler and Irina Starmanns who are all convinced that fashion needs more fairness. With their shopping guide and blog, NETZWERKFAIREMODE wants to increase transparency within the sustainable fashion market and inform consumers about ecological and fairly produced products. Consulting for fashion businesses that want to become greener in terms of production, marketing or marketing opportunities is the second key aspect that NETZWERKFAIREMODE focuses on. If that doesn’t sound familiar.

Until December 12th you can take part in a survey, carried out to optimize the online portal. Among all participants 10 Pants of Pants to Poverty are being raffled. Take part!

MINT – Forward Fashion at Modefabriek

Friday, December 2nd, 2011 -

We are looking forward to the 22nd and 23rd of January 2012 because that’s when MINT will take place for the second time – a new event for the future of fashion – fashion made with respect for people, animals and the environment, without concession in style. The Modefabriek in Amsterdam, a well-established fair where 600 brands exhibit is now giving MINT the opportunity to be part of the trade show and to bring a green department into the big factory building. Here 20 Fashion brands and 5 Lifestyle stands will have enough space to present themselves.

Some of those brands are:

A QUESTION OF

Elementum

Elsien Gringhuis

Format

L’Herbe Rouge

Monkee Genes

OAT shoes

olsen Haus

People Tree

STAT

studio JUX

Twin Couture

Underprotection

Besides the fair you can enjoy live performances, food and beverages as well as a concept store where visitors can purchase books, fashion, beauty and design products. Sound like a promising event that combines both fashion and sustainability in an authentic way.

 

When
22nd & 23rd January
10:00 – 18:00

Where
Amsterdam RAI
Europaplein 8
1078 GZ Amsterdam

Check out the video to get an impression