(How) Can I Consume Fashion More Sustainably? Organized by Factory Berlin’s Sustainability Circle – Movie Night and Live Interview Session!
The fashion industry emits more carbon than international flights and maritime shipping combined. Yet clothing production has doubled since 2000 and fast fashion is booming: Up to 85% of textiles are thrown into landfills each year.
On the evening of February 27th, we will discuss this global issue together. We’ll watch three short-films made by concerned designers, activists, and brands that hold a magnifying glass on the status quo. Afterward industry veterans will give hands-on answers in a lively Interview session led by sustainable fashion expert, Cherie Birkner. Our guests will answer if and how we can consume more sustainably in the future without trading in the fun and style fashion provides.
How can we, as consumers, force brands to accept accountability for this industry? Behind the Label by Katey Wilson tries to answer these questions in a 25-minute documentary.
Unravel provides a unique and never-before-seen perspective of the recycling business. Finally, Patagonia’s Why Recycled? gives a positive example of how fair, sustainable, and profitable clothing production can indeed be done.
6:00 pm – Doors Open
6:25 pm – Short-Film – Behind the Label
6:55 pm – Short-Film – Unravel: The Final Resting Place of Your Cast-off Clothing
7:10 pm – Short-Film – Why Recycled? Know How Your Clothes Are Made
7:40 pm – Intro Patagonia ActionWorks
7:50 pm – Interview Session
8:40 pm – Sustainable Fashion Networking Game
9:00 pm – End
About the Speakers
Cherie Birkner’s mission is to create a network of educated individuals who use their knowledge to steer the fashion industry in a more sustainable direction. She does this through her online platform SUSTAINABLE FASHION MATTERZ, offline events and social media channels.
Anna Kessel runs the fashion blog, Die Konsumentin where she wonders what the modern consumer could look like: “The New Material Girl (…) chooses wisely in-between all things material the world has to offer (…) and starts a consumer revolution by demanding to know #whomademyclothes.”
Robina Stein is the founder of RE-NT. The sharing fashion platform aims to transform the fashion industry into a circular business model by showing fashion brands and buyers the advantages of lending and renting clothing. Her mission is to build an infrastructure that is environmentally and economically beneficial at the same time.
Karina Papp is a literary translator, author and blogger. She co-created the influential Instagram account, found_on_the_street where she portrays how to slow down fashion consumption. Her stories revolve around secondhand clothing and the new sharing culture and feature interviews with and stories about industry experts and revolutionists in the field.
About Factory Berlin Circles
Growing organically from our members’ desire to connect with one another, Circles are self-organized sub-communities at Factory Berlin, gathered around shared interests, industries, and projects, where members exchange ideas, inspire and support each other.
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ground Floor, Creators Lab, Factory Berlin Görlitzer Park,
Berlin, Berlin 12435 Germany
Member Event, Public Events