As part of the upcoming Berlin Fashion Week in January, the Federal Ministry for the Environment is hosting an opening event on how to make fashion of the future more environmentally sound. The Beneficial Design Institute co-organizez it and will exhibit particularly successful examples of innovative, sustainable and well-designed fashion. The aim is to show how attractive, innovative and feasible sustainability in fashion already is and what it can become in the future. A selection of Hellen van Rees’ work will be part of the exhibition.
The Federal Environment Ministry and the Beneficial Design Institute will also bring together recognised experts on textiles for a panel discussion. Together, the potential and opportunities for a sustainable fashion future will be discussed in order to better address the growing challenge of an unsustainable fashion and textile production.
Federal Environment Minister Svenja Schulzewill start the event with a welcome address. Following this, Florian Pronold, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Environment Ministry, Antje von Dewitz, CEO of the German outdoor brand Vaude and Hussein Chalayan, British designer and visionary will discuss how policy, fashion design and the textile industry can make fashion more environmentally sound.
13 January 2020, 4pm-6pm
at the Federal Ministery for the Environment Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), Stresemannstraße 128-130, 10117 Berlin