Nieuws & events

30-05-2018 - 31-05-2018

Towards Circular Fashion

Arnhem, the Netherlands

On 30 May 2018 Towards Circular Fashion took place in Arnhem, the Netherlands. About 100 participants explored the way to a sustainable and circular fashion sector during this full-day meeting. Senior representatives of like-minded companies from the textile industry and related sectors joined this intimate, pre-competitive symposium.

Photo: Michael Floor

Stress about the dress today? #towardscircularfashion #controlunion

#towardscircularfashion is here! Friederike von Wedel-Parlow, Founder of the Beneficial Design Institute, brings us up to speed on The Big Picture in #Circularity

#circular #fashion is mainly a social and economic problem. Divide risks and profits in the chain. #towardscircularfashion

Recycled material is not always suitable for its new function. In other words, aim for long use, product reuse or, even better #designforrecycling #towardscircularfashion

All of the costs of R&D is in the supply chain and the profits are taken by the brands & retail. That’s the elephant in the room. #towardscircularfashion

So we need legislation! #towardscircularfashion

Photo: Michael Floor

FURTHER INFORMATION        
Textile Exchange workshop; Lisa Emberson, Materials@TextileExchange.org
Control Union meeting; Jantine Schrijver, phone +31 (0)38 426 0100, jschrijver@controlunion.com
Fashion Colloquium and State of Fashion; Hester Swaving, hswaving@stateoffashion.org

Photo: Michael Floor

Towards Circular Fashion is a collaboration by Control Union, Textile Exchange and State of Fashion and took place prior to the official opening of State of Fashion 2018 | searching for the new luxury. State of Fashion is the first large-scale international public event dedicated to sustainable and fair fashion.

Photo: Michael Floor

PARTNERS
 
Control Union Certifications (CUC) is a certification body operating worldwide. With local offices in more than 70 countries, we carry out audits and certification activities around the globe. By acting locally we are able to reduce costs and improve services. Several multinationals have selected CUC as their preferred supplier to improve the sustainability of their complete supply chains. We firmly believe in a decentralized organization in order to support creativity of our employees and entrepreneurship. This approach enables the group to develop innovative and flexible solutions for our clients and avoids bureaucracy. Nevertheless, all business units need to comply with our safety, quality, sustainability and financial management systems.

Photo: Michael Floor

Textile Exchange is a global non-profit that works closely with our members to drive industry transformation in preferred fibers, integrity and standards and responsible supply networks. We identify and share best practices regarding farming, materials, processing, traceability and product end-of-life in order to reduce the textile industry’s impact on the world’s water, soil and air, and the human population. 

Photo: Michael Floor

ArtEZ University of the Arts, organiser of the Fashion Colloquium 'Searching for the New Luxury’, has a strong tradition and international reputation in Fashion Design with award winning courses and many renowned graduates such as Viktor & Rolf, Iris van Herpen and Lucas Ossendrijver. ArtEZ is increasingly becoming the home base for researchers in the arts and in design. The FASHION COLLOQUIA is made up of a core network of 4 institutions (IFM-Paris, Parsons-New York, LCF-London, Domus-Milan) connected by their residence and involvement in the four big ‘fashion weeks’ across the globe and housed at the London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London. At each colloquium there will be a mixture of specific themes, of particular relevance to the specific location, and series themes, which will allow different sets of contributions to be added and explored. In close collaboration with State of Fashion the Fashion Colloquium will land in Arnhem, the Netherlands, this year.

Photo: Michael Floor

State of Fashion is a four-yearly fashion event dedicated to a sustainable future, based in Arnhem, the Netherlands. An international and interdisciplinary platform for ideas, experiment, research, and collaboration, State of Fashion brings together designers, companies, and educators in fashion and textiles with a shared aim of making their industry more forward-thinking, fairer and more ecologically sound. The first State of Fashion opens its doors on 1 June 2018 under the title state of fashion 2018 | searching for the new luxury. Curator is José Teunissen, Dean of the School of Design and Technology at London College of Fashion. The State of Fashion exhibition is open till 22 July 2018. 

Photo: Valerie Spanjers

Photo: Valerie Spanjers

Photo: Valerie Spanjers

MAISON the FAUX is a creative studio posing as a grand couture fashion house. The house aspires to be an affectionate reaction to the current fashion industry and a big faux wink in the direction of an audience liberated enough to move freely through an often narrow-minded world. For every collection and project MAISON the FAUX collaborates with creative individuals looking to shake up the fashion scene, create room for young designers and to innovate design and production.  

Photo: Michael Floor

Photo: Michael Floor

Photo: Michael Floor