Language: English and German
The FASHION REVOLUTION week is just one week away and it is now more than ever important to continue asking #WhoMadeMyClothes? The global fashionindustry needs your attention, support and for most, collective and innovative approaches to help tackle the current crisis!
Major fashion brands and retailers will lose profits and shareholders stocks will dive. Fashion startups, emerging designers and local shops will suffer as well. But it is the most vulnerable who will be hit the hardest. Wemust not forget the people who actually make our clothes – the sewers, the artisans and the farmers in the developing world countries – those that live without food shortage and have no access to the government welfare.
With our new format Fashion RevolutionDüsseldorf ONLINE, we aim to gather the sustainable fashion community, exchange information and best practice and provide a platform for regional brands to present their work!
Supply Chain Session: 14:00 – 15:30
This Fashion Revolution Week will mark 7 years since the tragedy of the Rana Plaza collapse on April 24th, 2013. But has there been any noticeable improvements in the working conditions in the garment factories?
We will have five inspiring speakers, who will shed more light on how the pandemic is influencing the garment factories and their workers. We will start with the talk by Dr. Gisela Burckhardt, CEO and Chairman of the Board at FEMNET, an NGO committed to political engagement and promotion of women rights. Next Otang Andriko, Executive Director of the TRADE UNION RIGHTS CENTER, in Jakarta Indonesia will provide first-hand insights on the garment workers‘ situation on the ground. The discussion will be then accompanied by the film producer Patrick Kohland and journalist Helen Fareswho will present their recent documentary project MODE MACHT MENSCHEN.
The session will end with a presentation by Lavinia Muth, Head of Corporate Responsibility at ARMEDANGELS, Cologne-based sustainable fashion pioneer.
Afternoon Yoga: 15:30 – 16:00
To keep you energized and focused we will take a break and enjoy an exclusive life yoga session by the brilliant Liina Puustinen & Marcus Ademola, founders of the YOGICWAY!
Support Local & Meet the Future: 16:00 – 18:00
The second session will start with a welcome note by the Düsseldorf’s first lady Dr. Vera Geisel. Next Lucy Acton from HSBC LONDON GLOBAL RESEARCH will provide a sustainability outlook of the global fashion industry. This will be followed by apresentation by Christiane Knoll from the City’s STARTUP UNIT on the corona crises influence on the Düsseldorf’s fashion sector more specifically and the support programs available to creatives and startups.
To promote the entrepreneurial spirit, the afternoon will end with an interactive session in an old good “Teleshopping Style” where sustainable fashion entrepreneurs and designers will share their stories and present their Spring/Summer Collections. Among others expect to meet the creative minds behind brands such as CANO SHOE, STEPHANIE POTHEN, ROBERTA ORGANIC, STUDIO ZERO and VINOKILO!
So, join us for an afternoon of insights, discussion and style and be part of the biggest global movement campaigning for a fairer and safer fashion industry!
#whomademyclothes #supportlocal #slowfashion #fashionstartups
We thank our partners KomKuK -Kompetenzzentrum Kultur- und Kreativwirtschaft, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, HSBC Germany and WHU Entrepreneurship Center for their support and great spirit!