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Join the discussion about how to change the fashion industry! This is your chance to give your input both from a professional and consumer perspective and to co-create new solutions for sustainable fashion. Engage directly with designers and other sustainable fashion stakeholders in Zurich, to give input for their work. Innovation in the textile and fashion industry is lagging behind other sectors such as food and energy. What can be done to drive change in consumer behaviour, and what roles can brands and small producers play in driving change from within the industry?
We are looking for inputs from both consumers and professionals from other industries. Questions that will be addressed include:
- What are your needs as a customer?
- What are the best strategies for changing consumer behaviour?
- How can supply chains be made more transparent?
- How can the lifecycle of textiles and clothing be extended?
This event is a warm-up and brainstorming session in preparation for Fashion Revolution Day, which takes place on April 24th. You will also get to meet and exchange with the people behind important players in Zürich’s sustainable fashion scene: Jungle Folk, Carpasus, Get Changed, Kleihd, Rrrevolve, and Social Fabric.
Format and who is it for
We will gather at an intimate location – Jungle Folk’s atelier in Seefeld – to discuss a number of questions that will be posed by the brands. The event format will be a ‘world café’, in which guests will move between different tables that are hosted by the brands, in order to engage with them and each other. The event will be inspiring and useful mainly for:
- Sustainability professionals - general
- Sustainability professionals - interested in product innovation and development
- Existing sustainable fashion fans
- Fashion consumers who are looking for something more – potential fashion fans
- Other fashion designers
18.45 – 19.15 Arrival
19.15 – 19.30 Introduction
19.30 – 20:25 World café (3 sessions / 15 min. each, with a 5 min. break between sessions)
20:25 – 20:55 Presentation of outcomes by each brand
20:55 – 22.00 Drinks
About event partners
Carpasus offers elegant, high-quality men's dress shirts, made from organic cotton in an environmentally friendly way, under humane working conditions.
Get Changed is a network for and of fashion conscious and critical consumers and producers about fashion and news around the topic of fair fashion. GETCHANGED creates transparency on the oscial and environmental conditions of fashion production.
GreenBuzz supports existing and potential sustainability champions to make sustainability the new normal in business and society. We build peer-to- peer communities by offering activities which foster inspiration, knowledge and best practice sharing, while creating an environment where professionals get motivated and encouraged to drive action to better integrate sustainability at businesses.
Jungle Folk is a Swiss sustainable fashion brand, creating a line of timeless designs made of organic fabrics and working with artisan communities in Colombia.
Kleihd is a clothing library that features local brands, where one can take out a monthly subscription or rent individual pieces.
Rrrevolve provides equipment for sustainable living. It sells sustainable clothing and household items via an online shop and via a flagship store in Zürich city center.
Social Fabric is a community based organisation that supports use of textiles and clothing that have a small ecological and social footprint. It sells a small assortment of sustainably-made textiles, provides sewing classed and community events, and offer a program (project ReThread) that aims to empower refugees in the local community.
The event fee helps GreenBuzz offset the catering and organizational costs of the event. We would welcome any further contribution. This event is free of charge for GreenBuzz supporters. Do you want to enjoy the supportership benefits as well? Become a supporter still today.
When & Where
GreenBuzz is driven largely by volunteers that work on sustainability topics in their daily work. We are a non-profit association on the move and always happy and grateful for every helping hand (event organisation, accounting, project management, reporters, etc.).