Madrid Fashion Week- Slow Heart 2018

Madrid Fashion Week- Slow Heart 2018

Slow Heart – Fashion Week Madrid 2018 is here!
Once again Madrid highlights sustainability, environmental commitment, eco design and local initiatives with an incredible event called Slow Heart – Slow Fashion, Strong Heart.
Connecting bridges thanks to the collaboration between change-maker Paloma García founder of The Circular Project and Mariel Jumpa founder of Slow Fashion World. Both have been working together with a creative team and mentors to dedicate all year initiatives that includes sustainability at the top of the fashion agenda in their corresponding markets.Now with the addition and commitment to the founding team Susana Nakatani, Slow Fashion World is bringing the design and innovation back to the roots of the seamstress and fashion technology.
During Madrid Fashion Week ( from 5 to 15 July)  sustainable fashion will be on the loop showcasing  the magnificent work of dressmakers, designers, brands and create a diverse and inclusive scenery of talents committed to planet, people and animal protection!
Let us introduce you to our selected 5 diverse and conscious creative brands and designers showcasing in Madrid with their latest collections;
Greathical (Paraguay-Germany) – http://greathical.net/
Las Polleras de Agus (Peru) – http://laspollerasdeagus.com/

 

Maco Calderon – http://www.macocalderon.com/
Ek Katha – Ekkathastoryunfolds/
Conferences Slow Heart – Slow Fashion, Strong Heart  (Get your tickets and enter a giveaway when registering)

July 12-13 – Auditorio de La Casa del Reloj – Arganzuela. See the full program:

JULY 12, 2018

10 - 10.15 Inauguration Slow Heart 2018

Paloma G. López, Founder of The Circular Project, President of the Madrid Sustainable Fashion Association
10.15 - 11.30 MADRID ENTRE COSTURAS  - Moderator: Paloma G. López


Laura Escribano, bridal dressmaker
Susana Nakatani, dressmaker
Laura Grazier, founder of Altrapo Lab
Sylvia Calvo, expert designer in Circular Economy
Fouzia Graich, Soo Mee












12 - 14 WORKSHOPS AND PRODUCTION - Moderator: Susana Nakatani

María Zapata, Customizing
Silvia Gómez Cisneros, They embroider it
Teresa Gutiérrez, Claudina Romero,
Inés Rodríguez, Rir and Co. Textile Design
Griela Pérez, Las Polleras de Agus












14 - 15.45 Break


16 - 17.15 TECHNIQUES AND SKILLS - Moderator: Yunaira Méndez

Elisabeth Lorenzi, Power Textile
Alexandra Moldovan, Parallel Dimensions
Madhumita Nath, Ek Katha 
Maco Calderón, Maco Calderón 


17.30 - 18.45 INNOVATION - Moderator: Mariel Jumpa


Iñigo Molero, El Libro Blockchain
Miguel Otaudy, Desilico
Patricia Astrain, Recircular
Josefin Liljeqvist, Josefin Liljeqvist (SFW)











JULY 13, 2018

11 - 14 ACADEMIC APPROACH TO SUSTAINABLE FASHION - Moderators: Paloma G. López - Sylvia Calvo


Sonia Lázaro, University of Nebrija, Madrid, Spain
Téti Sánches, UEL - State University of Londrina, Brazil
Kim Gerlach, Kim Goes Eko
Lourdes Delgado, Center of Studies for Sustainable Luxury
Amparo Pardo, Polytechnic University of Valencia
Image rights: (c) Viktor Holm
July 13th. What time? 19.00 Runway Let it Slow! 2018 – Pasillo Primavera – Madrid Río  (Urban runway – FREE ENTRANCE)
July 14th – Showroom The Circular Project:
Meet and greet the brands where you will be able to buy the designs right off the runway! Address: Calle Ventura Rodríguez 22, esquina con Juan Álvarez Mendizabal, 28008 Madrid, Spanien
We want to highlight the collaboration of Asociación de Moda Sostenible Madrid, ACME (Asociación de Creadores de Moda España), with the Swedish Embassy in Madrid support for the press conference, Madrid Capital de Moda and Madrid city low Fashion World and the Association of Fashion Designers of Spain, with the support of the Embassy of Sweden, the Sustainable Fashion Association of Madrid and Madrid Fashion Capital, Ayuntamiento Madrid.
Get inspired! Connect with them in Madrid and get involved asking questions. Welcome to Madrid es Moda Sostenible!
A Conscious Closet Guide

A Conscious Closet Guide

Your free download

I love fashion. I really do. But I also love mother earth a lot. Equally as much as dressing up for a night out or even everyday occasions.

When I started my slow journey in 2015 I felt like the lonely wolf, tapping into unexplored lands. Slow fashion has never been a thing to me. I may have heard of the slow food movement, but how can a textile be tied to a pace? How is fashion fast or slow?

When getting started, a great amount of knowledge has rushed into my life. I literally had no clue of green, eco, fair and sustainable when I started some years ago. Terms like GOTS, tencel and planned obsolescence were equally confusing.

To make your journey easier than mine, I teamed up with some of the coolest and smartest bloggers in the hood.

To present you the ultimate beginners’ guide. The Conscious Closet Guide.

We united some nerds of the field who shop consciously, are in love with fair fashion and know their stuff. We spend a lot of time in front of our computers geeking about materials, certifications and labels. And that is exactly the part we want to make easier for you. You won’t have to face the initial confusion.

The Conscious Closet Guide is a free downloadable eBook right here.

***Image by ©Lykke Södin

It’s the collective knowledge of 15 slow fashion brains representing more than 10 nationalities, who share simple information about the cooler kind of fashion. The one that does take mother earth into consideration.

It’s a simple guide, written for those who just started being curious or those who want to refresh some basics.  

We help you understand materials like cotton, linen and wool better; think about second hand and the impact it has on the world and how you can rent clothes. There are also lists of inspiring movies and documentaries, as well as book recommendations you shouldn’t miss out on. And we are also critical. Let’s together explore new trends like mushroom leather, vegan fashion and feminism. And did you know, that slow fashion is super excluding? Hear Emmi’s story about plus size slow fashion and end the easy read with an open reflection.

I hope I did not scare you away now. Just download it. For a Sunday read, your upcoming vacation or procrastination purposes!

I would like to thank my partner in crime Sylvie; she did the amazing layout. And all contributors, Mary, Johanne, Justine, Mariel, Franzi, Julia, Verena, Nora, Corinna, Cherie and Emmi. I would have wished for a more gender-diverse bunch of contributors, which seemed unfortunately very difficult, due to the fact that most slow fashion brains/influencers/bloggers are females. That may simply show that sustainability has not yet arrived where it should: with everyone.

Kim Gerlach

Kim Gerlach

Fempreneur and Sustainability Activist blogs at www.kimgoeseko.com

As a startup coach and mentor she focuses on the business aspect of sustainability. Her expertise lies with social impact and gender equality.

On her blog and Instagram she doesn’t fear to write about feminist porn, green-washing or fake news on sustainability. But sometimes she tackles lighter topics and inspires with her second hand style to shop greener. Kim is a believer in the collective good and thus wants you to take action, – even if it’s just a tiny step.

Profile image: Copyright (c) Viktor Holm

BLOCKCHAIN AND SUSTAINABILITY

Innovation has been a key point for Slow Fashion World before the platform was even funded officially in 2017. While SFW sets the accent in the slow philosophy, diversity and cultural identity, unifying a conscious community of change-makers, in Slow Fashion World, we...

A Conscious Closet Guide

Your free download I love fashion. I really do. But I also love mother earth a lot. Equally as much as dressing up for a night out or even everyday occasions. When I started my slow journey in 2015 I felt like the lonely wolf, tapping into unexplored lands. Slow...

A Queen Within: Adorned Archetypes

NOMA is holding since February an Exhibition called  A Queen Within: Adorned Archetypes until May 28, 2018 presenting rare pieces from one of the world’s largest private collections of Alexander McQueen fashion. "NOMA’s first major fashion exhibition will feature...

Connecting Threads: Artisan’s journey to slow fashion / Fashion Revolution

Connecting Threads: Artisan’s journey to slow fashion / Fashion Revolution

Welcome to a multicultural journey taking you to a 2 day event of Pop Up shop & fashion talks.

Hosted by:

#SlowFashionWorld international platform gathering a growing collaborative community of brands, designers, industry professionals and advocates joining forces to “Get Inspired, Connect with change-makers and get involved” and slow down the fashion industry.

#Bohetnika Berlin based label that came about in 2016 with the dream of trading with local Mexican artisans and designers from small villages in the south of Mexico. Their goal is to have a fair trade partnership, spread the word about fair trade, handmade items, and the way of life for an artisan

Committed to #FashionRevolutionWeek we welcome you to awaken your senses and experience an energetic, positive and exchange experiences. Learn and meet the global artisan communities collaborating with brands to bring long lasting pieces of their culture, history and heritage.

What happens during these days?

The 2 days event aim to highlight fashion with identity, the art and traditions of artisan communities. To celebrate them, empower and recognize the artisans behind the label.

Events will include fair trade talks, fashion and tech for transparency, 20
min 1-1 session on how to grow your ethical brand.

We will be connecting with guest speakers from India, Spain and Peru together with the introduction of sustainable styling platform #TheRebirthProject

PROGRAM

LOCATION: 7 Mares – The cozy winery space converted to a creative Pop Up event space introducing 10 curated brands from the Slow Fashion World community for PoP UP Special! Meet the brands.

  • Las polleras de Agus
  • Ek Katha
  • Qaytu
  • Makua
  • Chicabal
  • UnikBlends
  • Isa Luna
  • SAKÉ
  • Herdentier

Together with #TheRebirthProject #Bohetnika #SusanaNakatani will guide you to from a conscious wardrobe to experiencing the Mexican culture to how technology can bring transparency for social innovation. We are ready to connect you with change-makers from the fashion industry willing to share business and lifestyle tips!

AFTERNOON EVENTS – PROGRAM

April 27 – CONNECTING THREADS: LATIN AMERICA

2:00pm “Slow Fashion Meets Diversity” – Mariel Jumpa SFW founder & Moda Doc. América Latina film executive producer. A film directed by Brazilian change-maker Rodrigo Müller on the discovery to highlight and empower the stories behind the Latin America sustainable fashion actors and craft communities.

4:00pm “The creative Legacy of Indigenous tribes” – Yunaira Mendez Venezuelan Biotechnologist & sustainable fashion advocate bringing her roots through textile history and the connection to todays’ fashion.

5:00pm “Empollerando al mundo” – Griela Perez Peruvian Las Polleras de Agus a social entrepreneur working closely with a community of artisans, empowering andean women and men to bring back the art of the embroidery alive from the Peruvian andes.

6:00pm Panel discussion with Lizeth Soto from Bohetnika Cultural appropriation or appreciation? Inviting the audience for discussion.

April 28th – CONNECTING THREADS: Fashion +Technology

2:00pm “Conscious Fashion and the power of change” – Upasana founder Uma Prajapati working on various projects to promote artisan weavers, sourcing from farmers growing indigenous cotton, using organic and plant based dyes and developing skills and talent in villages in and around Auroville as well as other cities in India.

3:00pm “Blockchain technology and Sustainable Fashion” –Susana Nakatani founder of Susana Nakatani, a Swedish fashion label that cares about timeless style, solid handmade construction and that has a passion for sewing tradition. Susana has also a strong interest in Blockchain technology and works for KYC-Chain and Selfkey which have developed blockchain-based distributed ledger technology and a series of cryptographic protocols to encourage consumers to entirely own and manage their own identities and data (“Self-Sovereign Identity.” ).

5:00pm “ReBirtH your style” with Elsa Boutaric founder of The Rebirth Project, a sustainable styling platform that helps optimize a wardrobe through a virtual styling session. With ReBirtH, she hopes to help women use more of their clothes and be more creative with their clothing choices to enhance their look and style. ReBirtH has got you covered with the best tips and tricks to keep your style efficient and ethical.

7:00pm Slow Wine sessions (15 min) with the founders of Bohetnika, SFW and ReBirtH. Do you want to grow your ethical business/brand? Ready to exhibit or want to learn on how to create visibility online? (We will be doing give away sessions during the event with 3 entrepreneurs).

Free Entry / We suggest to do a donation for the organization and location. 10% will be donated to Fashion Revolution.

Slow Fashion London

Slow Fashion London

Join us for a networking afternoon!
Let’s meet and share insights about the slow fashion movement and tips about conscious living. We want to connect and hear all about your projects this year.
 
You will have the chance to get mentored by serial entrepreneur, digital nomad and slow fashion designer Susana Nakatani.
 
Susana Nakatani will be sharing all about her experiences with the Slow Fashion World community, upcoming events and talks in Paris, Stockholm, Madrid and more.
 
If you are in London do not miss this chance to connect and get involved with our community!
SMART FASHION = SLOW FASHION

SMART FASHION = SLOW FASHION

The Circular Project, founding partner of the Sustainable Fashion Association of Madrid MSMAD in collaboration with the Association of Fashion Designers of Spain ACME and  Slow Fashion World returns with a second edition theme for fashion: Smart Fashion = Slow Fashion Madrid: Sustainable Development Goals. The event will happen in the design concept spaceEl Paracaidista

Local brands such as Ecoalf in collaboration with Sybilla, Laura Escribano Atelier, Parallel Dimensions, SayPlease, Susana Nakatani, Sylvia Calvo BCN, Irema, Avasan, Yanapaqi, Sidikai, Monikako kids, Sepiia.

INTERNATIONAL BRANDS CALL-OUT – THE WINNERS

Slow Fashion World runned a 10 day competition to select from 20+ brands  that contributes to  the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

“Our aim is to showcase designers and brands that are betting for innovation in textiles, processes to minimize pollution and waste while improving the labor conditions of the entire production chain” – Paloma García

It is a pleasure to announce the winners from Monaco, Peru, India, Germany, France and Portugal. This time the selection was based on fairtrade, vegan designs and innovative textiles. The fashion designers will be exhibiting the selected design along with local designers from Jan. 23-30 at “Madrid es Moda” week. We will be highlighting their profiles via Instagram and our community!

WHAT HAPPENS ON JANUARY 27?

Exhibitions of selected fashion designers creating pieces for change. Meetings and conferences around the fashion industry, smart textiles and discussions around Smart Fashion and the role of fashion in achieving the SDG goals. Slow Fashion World founder Mariel Jumpa and Swedish SFW Changemaker will be having a presentation about Designing the future: Smart Fashion & Sustainability together Susana Nakatani.

Come and join us! To see the full agenda and for details on how to attend, see here. 

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