Transparent fashion, ethical fashion, and sustainable fashion are all realms of the fashion industry that feel urgently relevant now more than ever. We’ve always said that sustainability is a journey with the actions taken shaping its impact. It’s why we took a step forwards into developing an organic cotton range, sourced and worked with sustainable materials like linen and banana fibre, and believe that transparent fashion creates an open conversation and room for growth. With that said, we’ve decided to compile a list of sustainable and transparent fashion events that you should make the time for in the year ahead.
Here’s your guide to transparent fashion events in 2020:
Jan 23rd 2020 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
If you’re new to the world of transparent fashion but you’re curious to learn more, then this is the place to start. During the event, there’ll be practical tips shared to make small but significant changes along with a participation element where you can ask and get insight on actionable ways to put your resolutions to impact change.
Jan 30th 2020, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
The event name says it all.
Feb 2nd 2020, CERES Community Environment Park, Australia.
An intimate event that features 4 things in one: sustainable fashion runway show, market, fundraiser, and party. Plus, all funds raised will go towards CERES Global’s sustainable fashion program in India.
Feb 6th-8th 2020, Madrid, Spain.
The International Fashion, Footwear and Accessories Exhibition, organized by IFEMA, will feature more than 800 national and international brands with the intention of promoting sustainability and social responsibility within the industry. You will find transparent fashion companies that design, produce and market their garments following ethical standards along their supply chain.
March 2020, HK.
A 2 day textile fair where sustainable innovations will also be shared and announced there firsthand. The event focuses on 7 sectors: fibers, accessories, fabrics, embroideries, laces, OD, and others.
P.S. INTERFILIÈRE is also available in other cities like Shanghai, New York, or Paris.
March 11th 2020, King’s Place, London UK.
A sustainable and transparent fashion event that will bring together brands and retailers along with pioneers to discuss what is needed for change and impact. The event is for anyone who cares about sustainability: from fashion brands and retailers, clothes manufacturers, supply chain experts, to innovators.
March 26th-27th 2020, Melbourne, Australia.
An event created from the need and call to counteract against fashion’s negative environmental impacts. The Australian Circular Fashion Conference will focus on Australian textile and apparel, there’ll be thought leaders and experts there who will dive into what sustainability means and what responsible practices and environmental awareness looks like.
April 9th-19th 2020, India.
Journey through Kolkata, Andhra Pradesh, to Chennai with CERES Global in India to explore fashion through a lens of sustainability lens and transparency. You’ll visit the artisans and activists who are working towards a future of sustainable and transparent fashion.
April 22nd-28th, Global.
The #WhoMadeMyClothes movement was started by Orsola de Castro and Carry Somers out of a desire to inspire change in an industry renowned for always valuing profit over people and the environment.
April 24th-26th 2020, Portland, US.
The Sustainable Fashion Forum was founded on the principals of discovery and education, it is a highly-curated, community-driven sustainable fashion conference held annually where they encourage honest, thought-provoking, and in-depth conversations about the social and environmental effects fashion has on the environment.
May 27th-28th, Copenhagen.
The Copenhagen Fashion Summit is a 10-year-old event that was created with the aim of showing the industry leaders the impact and significance of changing the way fashion is produced, marketed, and consumed.
(Pending date), HK.
Possibly one of the largest transparent fashion summits in Asia. It is an example of how Asia is coming together in favor of a positive change within the fashion industry. Why is this important? Because most of the garment factories of the world are located in this continent.
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