by Alice Beyer Schuch – May/2017
In May 2017 Slow Fashion Next, in partnership with the Museo del Traje de Madrid (Museum of the Costume), has organized the VI Jornada de Moda Sostenible (Day of Sustainable Fashion) that took place on the 25th May, in Madrid – Spain. A one-day dynamic event within the textile sector that brings the best professionals to bridge the gap between fashion, business and sustainability.
I was glad to be invited to talk about the possibilities and obstacles related to the chemical recycle of textiles for the circularity of fashion beside Pablo Ramiro from Recover/Hilaturas Ferré, talking about their great work on the mechanical cycle. Other important names as Heather Knight from Fashion Revolution, sustainable fashion writer Brenda Chávez, and Ria Kearney from MADE-BY, just to mention a few, were also presenting their vision, work, and next steps toward a better fashion world.
In addition to the lectures, the attendees could live a unique experience, where the barriers between speakers and assistants did not exist. “Tomate un café conmigo” (drink a coffee with me) was an open-to-talk moment in the program, where speakers were available to answer the questions of all participants in a close and relax environment.
The event also held an exhibition of #CircularFashion products and brands. Among many inspiring items, one outfit of my capsule collection “Further – textile rebirth catalyst”, which is based on the chemical recycle of cotton, could be seen and touched.
You can check more about the presentations (in Spanish) at Slow Fashion Next channel.