The Berlin Fashion Week attaches a greater importance to the topic of sustainable fashion than most of the other fashion weeks worldwide. But also besides the Berlin Fashion Week there are numerous networks, platforms and institutions which engage for sustainable fashion. Here we present some of the most important addresses.
The initiators of the network Natascha von Hirschhausen and Stefanie Barz promote a cooperation between designers who are committed to an ecologically and socially compatible fashion industry and want to exploit their positive potential. The idea was to create an expertise platform for ethical labels and independent fashion designers was born in the course of the sustainability project "Local International", which was organized by the Goethe Institut Bangladesh in cooperation with the University of the Arts and the Art Academy Berlin-Weißensee.
AMD Akademie Mode Design
AMD Akademie Mode Berlin
The AMD Academy of Fashion and Design is a private university for design, fashion and media studies with its main campus in Hamburg and additional study centers in Düsseldorf, Munich and Berlin. The AMD was recognized as a private university in Sep. 2005 by the Senate of the City of Hamburg, offering international and interdisciplinary courses with focus on fashion, design and business management.
Bis es mir vom Leibe fällt
BIS ES MIR VOM LEIBE FÄLLT is a studio and an association for the creative handling of used textiles in a world in need of repair. BIS ES MIR VOM LEIBE FÄLLT was awarded with the Federal Ecodesign Award 2012, the Green Buddy Award of the city of Berlin 2017, the top needle 2018 by INKOTA and the first place of the RE-USE competition of the Senate for Environment and Traffic of the City of Berlin 2018 and is nominated for the ZEIT KNOWLEDGE AWARD, Category Action, 2019.
Skalitzer Straße 97
circular.fashion is an agency for a sustainable change, which creates innovations of products and systems for a circular economy in terms of fashion and textiles. Therefore they offer a digital platform, consulting and workshops.
c/o The Conscious Club
compose is berlin-based communication agency that specializes in finding unique storylines. It is a full-service PR agency that focus on sustainable fashion, lifestyle and living and creates ties between brands, press, influencers and consumers.
Creative City Berlin / Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH
Creative City Berlin is the central platform for artists, cultural creators and the creative industries in Berlin. We provide information about current funding opportunities, workshops, events, jobs and reports on cultural events in the city. In the CCB Magazine we let actors have their say, we network with other partners and platforms and present the creative minds of this city.
DesignFarm promotes the development of exploitation and start-up strategies in the design-in-tech sector in three different directions product-related innovations, innovative manufacturing processes and competence-based foundations by giving grants to design-oriented start-ups.
Fashion Changers is a community for bloggers, founded by the influencers Jana Braumüller, Nina Lorenzen and Vreni Jäckle. They work online and offline in order to stand up for new rules in the fashion industry. Their main focus are events that combine the fun of fashion with the critical dealing with industry and the promotion of the exchange. Recently more than 300 multipliers visited the Fashion Changers X prePEEK event in January 2018, which took place in cooperation with the Greenshowroom and the Ethical Fashion Show Berlin during the Berlin Fashion Week. The founders also are coming from the blogosphere and they not only are having the necessary know-how but also a large network.
c/o Carina Bischof
Future Fashion Forward
The Future Fashion Forward Association promotes education in textile and fashion production. He focuses on sustainability, the environment, social standards and social justice. In reputable meetings, acknowledged expert knowledge is bundled again and again, bringing all information into consumer-friendly formats such as advertising content, brochures and posters. In addition, the association organizes public events to promote an exchange and exchange of expertise between experts and the general public.
Fashion Revolution is a global campaign that commemorates in more than one hundred countries worldwide on every 24th of april the disaster of Rana Plaza that happened in 2013. The campaign unites individual voices calling for change in the textile sector with the hashtag #Whomademyclothes, and brings fashion producers and consumers together with the answer hashtag #Imadeyourclothes.
With a formulated manifesto Fashion Revolution takes now structural and political steps to demand changes in the textile industry. In addition, the campaign calls for clarification of the situations of individuals working in textile productions. Fashion Revolution publishes the Garnment-Worker-Diaries to show the perspectives of actual fashion designers.
Sustainability is anchored as an independent module in the fashion design master. In addition, various projects were carried out on the subject. There were for example analyses about why garment companies should create transparency in their supply chains. The result was a guideline / recommendation for the practice.
Hagelberger Str. 52
IDZ | Internationales Design Zentrum Berlin
Since was founded in 1968, the International Design Center Berlin (IDZ) has been one of the leading institutions for promoting design in Germany. Its members include more than two hundred design-fucused companies, agencies and institutions. Sustainable Design is one of the central topics of the IDZ. In cooperation with five partners from the Baltic Sea Region, it participated in the EU project »EcoDesign Circle«. During the course of three years, exhibitions and workshops were realized in Germany, Estonia, Finland, Lithuania, Poland and Sweden, counseling and educational formats offered and competence networks built.
Gustav-Meyer-Allee 25 / Gebäude 17
The Fraunhofer Institute of Reliability and Microintegration IZM is a member of the Allianz Textile. Various Fraunhofer institutes have joined forces to map the entire textile value chain and to focus on various aspects such as smart textiles as well as sustainability, life cycle assessment and recycling. The IZM develops and qualifies system integration technologies within national and international projects. B. in textiles, or stretchable substrates.
weißensee kunsthochschule berlin
Greenlab, das Labor für nachhaltige Design Strategien der Gestaltungsfachgebiete an der Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin, vernetzt Hochschulprojekte mit praxisorientierter Forschung und Industrie mit dem Ziel, innovative Konzepte für nachhaltige und umweltfreundliche Produkte und Dienstleistungen zu inspirieren und zu entwickeln. Initiatoren und Gründer von GreenLab sind Prof. Dr. Zane Berzina, Prof. Susanne Schwarz-Raacke und Prof. Heike Selmer. Das GreenLab möchte dabei helfen, durch einen interdisziplinären Arbeitsansatz von Textil, Mode, Produktdesign und Visueller Kommunikation innovative und ganzheitliche Lösungen zu kreieren.