About Sustainable Fashion
Fashion has become a disposable commodity: 80 billion garments are produced annually. Three-quarters of them land at the garbage dump after a short tour of the wardrobes or are burned. But more and more designers want to change that.
Especially in Berlin, the green fashion capital of Germany, there is growing interest in fair and sustainable clothing. Here, sustainably produced collections of the highest standard with very good quality are created. Two fashion fairs take place twice a year at the Berlin Fashion Week, offering a presentation platform exclusively for sustainable fashion brands.
Sustainable in a big way
In July 2017, a total of 180 national and international fashion brands showed Greenshowroom and Ethical Fashion Show at the two fairs. Since the beginning of the Berlin Fashion Week, these shows have been steadily gaining in importance and increasing in size. For example, during the trade fairs in January 2018, the FashionSustain conference will be held for the first time, discussing sustainable developments with experts and visitors.
Also the trade fair Panorama integrates a new platform into the concept. INNATEX is the only international natural textile fair in the world, which in addition to the classic clothing sector also includes numerous other textile product groups such as accessories, home textiles, fabrics, toys and more. offers a unique sales and communication platform.
Sustainable Fashion is a relevant location factor for Berlin, Berlin Fashion Week and the leading fashion designers, which will increasingly shape Berlin as a fashion location in the future. Developments, projects and innovations will be presented under the Berlin Fashion Week label in order to strengthen and further develop Berlin as a location for sustainable fashion nationally and internationally.
The Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Business promotes Fashion Council Germany mentoring programs for sustainable fashion designers, fashion schools teach sustainable fashion and countless networks connect designers, textile manufacturers and retailers.