From 3 to 5 July the appointment with the Ethical Fashion Show in Berlin will be back at the former Kraftwerk thermoelectric plant, dedicated to fashion of the top themes of sustainability, digitalisation and innovation as usual. Let’s see some dates and some events.
From 7pm on Tuesday 3 July, the curated fashion show will bring together styles from the Greenshowroom, the eco-design window, and Ethical Fashion Show Berlin exhibitors, under the title ‘Greenshowroom Selected’ and the event will be transmitted live to screens in the Kraftwerk Berlin. From 6pm to 9pm on the same evening, the ‘Nightshift’ in the Kraftwerk will offer the opportunity for informal discussions with exhibiting labels.
The conference duo, FashionSustain and Fashiontech, will enter its second round on 3 and 4 July; the first will bring experts and forward thinkers in the field of shoes, sneakers, footwear and sustainable leather onto the podium, under the banner ‘Jump into the Future’. Among the speakers: Veja, the GLS Bank, I:CO and the C & A Foundation. On the following day, Fashiontech’s focus will be on digital solutions for e commerce, retail, and digital marketing in the fashion world.
On Thursday 5 July, entrepreneurs Sara Abera, founder of the Ethiopian manufacturer Muya, and Linda Speldewinde, founder of the Sri Lankan design association, will be speaking on the opportunities for the local economy associated with this, as part of the ‘FashionImpact’session. The discussion afterwards with Fashion Africa 254, the Ethiopian programme for sustainable textiles, the Association for International Cooperation (Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit – GIZ), and Meron Addis Abeba Leather Bags, will focus on the fashion industry around Addis Abeba.
The meeting point for the online fashion community is the ‘Prepeek powered by Fashion Changers’ event, where individual looks will be put together from exhibiting labels’ collection pieces. These will be captured on the spot by professional photographers and shared by bloggers and influencers on their social media channels. But I will not be there, I’m not yet well known 😉