Slow Times Berlin

Slow Times Berlin

Location: Museum Island

Huipils: Bohetnika | Mexico-Germany
Fanny Pack: Kmana | Indonesia
Jewelry: InJewels | Germany
Hat: Summer Romero | Mexico

“Slow Times Berlin”

Editorial that connects the life of one of our SFW team members in Berlin. Lizeth Soto Rivas is a professional photographer and founder of Bohetnika, a brand that shows the amazing work of artisans and the life of a conscious creative dedicated to showcase artisan-made design from Mexico.  Together with a German-Latin American team and Slow Fashion World, we bring stories connecting cultures through sustainable and ethical fashion.

Designing for Culture Preservation: Bohetnika was founded with love, appreciation and respect for Mexico. The latest microcollection shows the handmade details by artisans, creating a mix between organic fabrics and Mexican original patterns.

“When I hear the name Berlin, it feels like a vibrant sensation, like the city itself. This place has opened the doors for me to express my creativity and I see it as a canvas” Lizeth S.

Location: Museum Island | Parlament Quarter

Skirt: Carola Solís | Peru (Left image)
Dress: Las Polleras de Agus | Peru (Right image)
Necklace:  Busularo | Argentina
Jewelry: InJewels | Germany
Shoes: San Miguel Shoes | Mexico-Germany
“Slow Times”. is about conscious connection with your surroundings and just being present. Lizeth’s work embodies the contrasts of design, photography, art like the city of Berlin. As a photographer, she realized that Berlin is a city that fascinates her, that stuck to her world, to the essence of who she is and wants to be. Berlin is where she can take it slow and connect deeply.

Berlin and its people are embedded into a vertiginous, artistic, evolving and innovative ecosystem, while still keeping the old structures, feeling that 70’s and 80’s vibe.

“Berlin is like an old body with young blood”.

During May and June 2019, we held a multicultural Pop-up shop “Slow Fashion Berlin” connecting brands to the local community and  conscious consumers to learn, engage and shop consciously. We created a series of experiences to share the stories behind the label and empower the “Slow” philosophy: Sophisticated, Longlasting, Overall Quality and Wonderful.  From this experience we created a visual stories.

Top Image – The Summer Breeze collection featuring  Colombian model & Brand strategist: Juliana Reveiz. Slow and ethical fashion Brands featured in this editorial:

Location: Central Station

Dress: Erie Berlin (Germany)
Sandals: Toj (Guatemala)
Clutch: Friends That Rhyme (Germany)

How did you envison this editorial to make a connection between Berlin and Latin America?

In this editorial I wanted to contrast parts of modern and neoclassical architectural Berlin, architecture plays a fundamental role in the images and the slow fashion contrast with a city like Berlin seems very interesting to me, it is like having the relationship of the body and the blood I just mentioned.

Location: Museum Island

Dress: Erie Berlin
Shoes: San Miguel Shoes (Mexico-Berlin)
Jewelry: In Jewels (Berlin)

Slow Fashion Germany

“Another thing that caught my attention about Berlin and fashion is that slow fashion has always been essential in Germany. Applying history from Berlin and in general Germany culture inspired me to develop a creative process that aligns to the core of the city working towards a sustainable future, especially in fashion”.

How is Germany connected to Slow Fashion movement?

Berlin and Slow fashion has always been important in Germany, all of this has a lot to do with historical events dating from the late 19th century and that the country was stuck by the Second World War. Later, Berlin and Germany was divided during the Cold War and this fact made the fashion process very interesting.

In World War II, Hitler changed so many things about fashion, even though the first things he did was to found a Fashion Institute, it was to put women down. So, women had to make their own clothes and / or acquire second-hand pieces.

Then, In the DDR (East Germany) women had to make their own clothes equally because most of the stores that once sold beautiful clothes disappeared because the owners were Jews. There were beautiful fashion magazines like Sibylle that published a life that was a utopia for women. Fashion they desire in these publications couldn’t even be bought in the east but the magazine provided the patterns for women to make their own clothes. So, basically, in post-war Germany, fashion was a vain and provocative issue for the society. Now, Berlin is becoming one of the most important cities that promotes and supports emerging designers, slow fashion and sustainability in the fashion processes. The photo shoot was made in important areas in the eastern part of Berlin.

Location: Parlament Quarter/ Spree River

Dress: Erie Berlin | Germany
Clutch: Biótico | Argentina

Location Parlament Quarter

Dresses: Bohetnika | Mexico-Germany
Shoes: San Miguel Shoes  | Mexico-Germany
Jewelry: InJewels | Germany

Connecting through design: Latin America & Germany

Lizeth Soto, produced the editorial together with Argentine entrepreneur & stylist Corina Bufano creating a set of looks that can mix and match the colors and patterns from Latin America with German design, the essence of each brand. Just like the city of Berlin, a city of colors, textures and shapes that take us back to the roots of the city. The combination between classic and vibrant, perfect match  for a summer season: classic but fun and sustainable.

Location Parlament Quarter

Dresses: Francisca Tornero|Chile
Jewelry: In Jewels | Berlin

Location: Museum Island

Dress: Erie Berlin
Shawl: Bien Amsterdam
Jewelry: In Jewels | Berlin

Location: Museum Island

Blouse: Bohentika
Shoes: San Miguel Shoes
Purse: Kmana
Jewelry: In Jewels | Berlin

Location: Mitte

Blouse: Erie Berlin
Shorts: Erie Berlin
Necklace: Busularo | Argentina
Backpack: Kmana | Indonesia
Clutch: Friends that Rhyme

Production team

Photography: Lizeth Soto Rivas
Stylist: Corina Bufano
Models: Maya Aranda and Juliana Reveiz
MUA: Lizeth Soto Rivas
Assistants: Mariel Jumpa, Hannah Schorch and Alexander Behrendt
Slow Fashion World production

Brands

Biótico |  Argentina. Sustainable clothing enterprise since 2014 that fuses design, art and fashion, proposes a new paradigm in the production of clothing and accessories, trains and employs vulnerable populations, revalues ​​urban waste and textiles, transforming them into raw material to produce its collection.

Bien | Amsterdam. BIEN is an Amsterdam based brand that celebrates an urban-chique, fresh, and fun easy-to-wear design, intended to appeal to self-assured women who are adventurous when it comes to expressing their own personal style.

Bohetnika | Mexico-Berlin. Berlin based brand was founded with the aim to value the preservation and growth of Mexican artisanal and sustainable design. By carrying these amazing handcrafted garments in Europe Bohetnika promotes and empower Mexican artisans and cultural diversity through design keeping pre-Hispanic Mexican traditions alive.

Busularo | Argentina. Each piece links the person to their surroundings, telling a natural and organic story. BUSULARO’s piece is thought of, felt, and reflective upon. Each piece shows what is happening in nature, how to take care of the environment by using natural materials. Textile designer Carla Busularo aims to capture identities, show how to wear a piece that talks about one self.

Carola Solís | Peru. The author behind Carola Solís designs has a degree in Communication Sciences, that is the closest choice she could make _at the time_ to her passion: art. She has also studied a Masters in Anthropology focusing on Visual Anthropology.

Erie Berlin | Berlin. erie, founded by Hannah Schorch, creates sustainability through a cradle to cradle inspired design of clothing. erie steps away from the linear system of TAKE-MAKE-WASTE and instead turns towards a circular way of creating as MAKE-USE-RETURN – all parts of each product are completely compostable after the user’s and re-user’s phase.

Francisca Tornero | Chile.  Chilean author design firm for wedding dresses and haute couture that has been working in the field for more than 10 years. The concept and personal stamp that differentiates them in their field is that they seek to capture that Chilean identity in each of their designs.

Friends that Rhyme | Munich.  Founded by two friends, Sabine and Nadine, the brand upcycle vintage textiles to create amazing pieces; using what is already available and adding history and individuality to every wristlet and clutch. All of their pieces are handmade by talented individuals who work independently or for small organizations that offer fair work environments.

InJewels | Berlin. InJewels stands for exclusive international designer jewelry. Whether online or offline, our customers find only high quality jewelry from designers who set trends and innovate.

The pieces of jewelery are unique pieces or are produced in small series and are all made by hand without exception with great attention to detail.

Las Polleras de Agus | Peru. Las polleras de Agus is a mix of respect, passion and admiration for our cultural identity. We seek to reclaim our traditional garments which are being lost over time. By incorporating them into contemporary fashion, we create a versatile line. Produced through traditional weaving, embroidery, and stitching techniques, our pieces transport you to indigenous Andean Peru.

San Miguel Shoes | Mexico-Berlin. Since 1997, the history of San Miguel Shoes began in San Miguel de Allende, a city that is characterized by having authentic Mexican colors and its narrow cobbled streets. The design of San Miguel Shoes is strongly inspired by these two details.

TOJ | Guatemala – Germany.  TOJ was born from the desire to create unique products inspired by the traditional crafts of Guatemala. We work hand in hand with talented artisans from different regions of the country to create Guatemalan fashion and take it to the world. TOJ- is one of the Mayan Nahuales, sacred elements of the Mayan worldview. TOJ means reciprocity, donation, offering and thanks.

Lizeth Soto Rivas

Founder Bohetnika and part of SFW team. She is a photographer and visual communication expert living in Berlin. Passionate about culture, travel and creative art. Working actively with international and local projects connected to artisan collaborations.

Visit her website

The Harmony of Nature & Textiles

The Harmony of Nature & Textiles

Bohetnika is a project that has been taking a different course from almost the beginning, a course that makes us proud, makes us happy, motivates us, excites us. Many people in Europe is familiar with Mexico, some only through the stories and news, movies or photos. Through our ethical brand and the visual stories we use, we want more people to know a little more about our Mexico and raise awareness and knowledge about our textiles.

We are in a mission to show cultural diversity to the world, this is our brand DNA. 

Mexican culture, people show this, a country with diversity. Different landscapes, different traditions and therefore emerging different textiles. With this shooting Bohetnika & the creative team wanted to explore the natural beauty of ethical fashion by connecting our roots:  the Mexican nature, local textiles and work with a Mexican team from the producer, to the photographer and model. In fact the region where this session was taken from my hometown, Durango, which has more  desert landscapes compared to other states in the south.

Dress: Hand woven by Karina Hernández & María Cuevas from Huipiles de Mexico.  

Iconography from Venustiano Carranza, Chiapas. Representing the birds of the region and the rhombus as the universe and the cardinal directions.  

KHADI OAXACA:WORKING WITH ALL NATURAL AND ETHICALLY SOURCED MATERIALS TO PRODUCE THE BEST QUALITY PRODUCTS.”

Khadi Oaxaca is a social-entrepreneur initiative that supports the village of San Sebastian Rio Hondo, Oaxaca, Mexico, to economically develop in a sustainable way. They use organic cotton from Katyi Ya’a, a collective made-up of 18 women who spin and weave locally grown, native, organic, naturally colored brown and white cotton in the coast of Oaxaca. Now, at least 300 women from villages and ranches de-seed the cotton brought from the coast, card it and spin it all by hand in their homes. Natural ingredients are gathered from the area to create a diverse color palette and then steeped for various amounts of time to produce a range of hues. A few of our components include the wild marigold used to dye the fabrics in yellow. This plant is harvested in summer and is used fresh.
Indigo from the Istmo region creates blue threads. A brown color is derived from oak bark collected in the woods in the Sierra Sur, and cochineal is used to obtain the pink color.

Through this shooting session we wanted to evoke various feelings such as simplicity, peace, retaking the natural, celebrating what Mother Earth has inherited for us. The use of organic materials in textile handmade production is what we wanted to highlight, to inspire and show the wonderful colors and contrasts from our clothing brand.

The inspiration came after our trip to Oaxaca, where we captured through photos, videos the artisanal process and special details on how to how the garment was created. Each image is a story, a treasure made to last. You can actually read about our journey in the SFW Blog and see the people behind the process.

The magic of creating each clothing piece helps us maintain the cultural diversity, empower local people and show respect to the nature by investing with an organic micro collection. Imagine that behind each image is a story of an artisan, threading with her/his hands the clothes you as a conscious consumer will cherish for life.

This is our goal to collaborate with artisans, to create long-lasting pieces to cherish for life. Bohetnika is committed to support the slow fashion movement, bring value as a brand committed to fairtrade and share the local stories to the world. I invite the Slow Fashion Community to create fashion without creating waste.

Black huipil: “Brocado” from San Juan Cotzocón,Oaxaca, Mexico.

Mexico is a wonderful country, we have so much to offer! The possibilities are endless. The world of creativity is inherited from our ancestors and it is very motivating that we can continue to transmit to the whole world a message full of tradition and culture through videos, images, events, fashion, music … in everything!

Striped Huipil: San Juan Colorado, Oaxaca. Natural dyed and hand woven by Cooperative Jiñi u’ñu

THE TEAM BEHIND

#StoriesForImpact for BOHETNIKA

Creative Direction: Lizeth Soto Rivas  @lizethsotorivas
Model: Daniela Salas @danielasalas_m 
MUA: Hefzibá Mares @heffzyba 
Location: Durango, México.

Lizeth Soto Rivas

Founder Bohetnika and part of SFW team. She is a photographer and visual communication expert living in Berlin. Passionate about culture, travel and creative art. Working actively with international and local projects connected to artisan collaborations.

Visit her website

Slow Fashion Pop Up Berlin

Slow Fashion Pop Up Berlin

Starting January 2019 we have showcased ethical and sustainable fashion throughout different cities around Europe organizing exhibitions, events and curated experiences. Our goal is to create unique and inclusive activities around Slow Fashion and Conscious Lifestyle by turning spaces into conscious experiences. We have gathered community of local change-makers, social entrepreneurs, advocates and industry professionals willing to collaborate and co-create together. Community mind-set, sustainability and inclusion between skills, backgrounds and cultures is what Slow Fashion World is about. We love gathering people together, empower each other to take action!

CONNECTING BRIDGES THROUGH SLOW FASHION WORLD!

We invite you all to join us in the #SlowFashionPopUp 3rd edition inBerlin choosing one more edition to activate the beautiful space in 7 Mares: A cozy and well located winery, with slow music featuring emerging artists, culture and vibrant space to network in Berlin.
SFW’s goal with organizing the Slow Fashion Pop Up Edition 3 in Berlin is to connect stronger ties and connect locals into a multicultural experience involving both local and international brands who are native in Germany, expats entrepreneurs in Europe and the world.  Slow Fashion World committed to bring sustainability, diversity & inclusion, experiences where everyone feels part of the solution, empowered and welcome to amplify their voices for a better way to consume, make business and create positive impact. After all we are one world, no planet B and we want to show the positive side of the fashion and lifestyle industry by showcasing one story at a time.

Why showcase again Slow Fashion Berlin?

All  sustainable fashion passionates, activists, professionals and advocates are becoming more familiar about the latest trends and news coming from the Ethical Fashion Hub: Berlin! Also, it is a melting pot of cultures, diversity and people around the world interested in learning new ways of creating an impact in the world.
Berlin has also the most vibrant events in ethical and green fashion, conscious design, circular fashion and innovation when it comes to seek for inspiration. After all Berlin is home of the  Ethical Fashion Show, very well-know for their green spaces, variety of restaurants and spots offering you the connection with fun, networking and green lifestyle.

Meet the featured brands showcasing at Slow Fashion Berlin:

BOHETNIKA

Bohetnika is a Berlin based brand founded by Mexican artist Lizeth Soto Rivas and her husband Alex Behrendt with the aim to value the preservation and growth of Mexican artisanal and sustainable design. By carrying unique and long lasting handcrafted garments in Europe. Bohetnika promotes and empower Mexican artisans and cultural diversity through design by keeping the  pre-Hispanic Mexican traditions alive. In 2019, they incorporate 100% organic materials through a one-of a kind pieces micro-collection. 

ERIE 

Exploring the equilibrium between the environment and with people. ERIE has a circular business model offering  natural and organic products, all produces are compostable and represent a circular movement. Founded by Hannah Schorch, creates sustainablilty through a cradle to cradle inspired design of clothing. erie steps away from the linear system of TAKE-MAKE-WASTE and instead turns towards a circular way of creating as MAKE-USE-RETURN – all parts of each product are completely compostable after the user’s and re-user’s phase. erie seeks to make all processes as transparent and accessible as possible in order to support the flow of information, communication, exchange, and connection.

FRIENDS THAT RHYME

A brand who is committed to the Conscious and Fair Fashion Movement. Friends That Rhyme upcycle vintage textiles to create unique pieces using what is already available and adding history and individuality to every wristlet and clutch (besides, both founders Nadine & Sabine love the thrill of the hunt). For them passion, commitment and conscious design is a  WIN-WIN for people, planet and create a brand with purpose. Nadine & Sabine are cheery souls who hope that each item that is bought will be cherished with unique stories behind them. All handmade clutches and wristlets!

KMANA BAGS

Kmana travelbags is a passionate, ethical, family-run design company producing leather travel bags and accessories handcrafted in Bali. Kmana Travelbags is a family-run design company built with consciousness & cooperation mindset. They produce leather travel bags and accessories #Handcrafted in Bali. The brand has a close team of change-makers working with local communities of artisans and skilled people in Bali and Jogjakarta, Indonesia. Her founder Bea quotes “Kmana was born out of a desire to combine ethics and aesthetics, to serve the world’s wanderers. Men and women who, regardless of their age, desire timeless and unisex fashion produced sustainably in small batches”.

TOJ

Inspired by Guatemala’s traditional artistry and its beautiful handwoven textiles, TOJ was founded in 2014 in Guatemala by a German and a Guatemalan. TOJ works hand-in-hand with local artisans from different regions of the country to bring Guatemalan fashion to the world. In Mayan culture, the label’s name – TOJ – is a symbol for reciprocity, donation, offering and gratitude. TOJ focuses on giving back to the artisans, communities by providing them with stable jobs that bring fixed income and will later create more job opportunities. All the products are ethically handcrafted in Guatemala. TOJ offers “Do-It-Yourself”-sandals which can be created by the customer herself. You choose a leather base, a strap and maybe an accessory. The tutorial videos on You Tube or the brand’s website show you step by step how to tie your new sandals in many different way.

BIEN

Italian-educated, Istituto di Moda Burgo (Milano) 2013 graduate Bintang Dini Rachmawati and Bandung Institute of Technology (Indonesia 1st Rank Institute) Business Management bachelor decided to create urban chique collections and aiming to work towards fairtradre standards as BIEN works with Indonesian community in SOLO. BIEN aims to continue creating handmade pieces that are longlasting and brings quality into a woman who travels, enjoys wearing colors and wants to have an exciting wardrobe. Ethical trading is at the heart of our business and we believe this is the way business should be done.

HAPPY REPUBLIQ

HAPPY REPUBLIQ a brand found by Gabriela Baus, born and raised in Ecuador, living in the Netherlands built a brand full of colours and textures inspired by the richness of Ecuadorian colours. The label connects her  passion for creativity in combination with Dutch design giving life to Slow Fashion brand: Happy Republiq. When her  little girl was born she wanted to make an impact in her daughters’ life and take action. She designs dresses with quality and color style. She aims to empower little girls like her daughters to leave her dreams, have fun and embrace herself. The journey to become a mother and an entrepreneur aims to inspire her daughter to show her that dreams can become reality.

NAHUI

NAHUI was founded in 2002 by Mireya Ramirez Valdespino in Madrid, Spain. Born in Mexico, a lover of her country and her culture, she has set herself the task of bringing the beauty of Mexican tradition into jewelry – with a commitment to quality sterling silver products combined with other materials such as semi-precious stones, leather, flowers, titanium , Silk, pearls and wood.

Meet SFW partners & collaborations for Slow Fashion Berlin:

Lizeth Soto Rivas. Founders: Bohetnika & SFW Change-Maker

Lizeth Soto Rivas together with her husband Alex are the founder sof Bohetnika. Both work actively as social entrepreneus, travel wanderlusters making thoughful connections around the world. Lizeth has been recently assigned as official change-maker for our upcoming  Slow Travel Community. She is also behind the movement “Goes Latin” Pop-Up stores around Europe with events empowering Latin American fashion, and designers. Both change-makers are partners and active collaborators of Slow Fashion World co-organizing alreadyy two Pop-Up editions in Berlin, 1 Pop-Up edition in Paris together with her platform “Goes Latin” founded together with entrepreneur and blockchain expert Chelsea Vassio.

Belvis Soler.  Founder: Luxiders

Luxiders is the New Intelligent Luxury Magazine (www.luxiders.com), based on eco & ethical stories abou tfashion, design and lifestyle. Founded in Berlin in 2017 by Belvis Soler – As described in the Website: “Luxiders Magazine began as a project of passion to fill the void for an informed, creative and avant-garde eco-friendly readers and consumers. Today, the magazine has grown to build a network of savvy writers and creative insiders around the world that want to leave their sustainable mark on a time of unprecedented change”.

Sina Helmke. Founder: #MarketingForChangeMakers

With #marketingforchangemakers, Sina  Helmke wants to have an impact by helping sustainable businesses grow. She is a Marketing strategist  from Hamburg in Germany. Experienced in marketing and foucsed to choose working with sustainable businesses. Her experience working with companies and agencies allow her to provide the best advices, resources and tools to support entrepreneurs, companies and businesses to apply marketing and sales strategy that can align with achieving a postivie impact in environment and sociaty. Sina Helmke states: “Our planet is not infinitely big. In my view, a company is only truly scalable if its products and services are designed to be replicated indefinitely and add value to society and the environment”. In the picture Sina interviewing  Peruvian designer living in Paris Andrea Sanabria Oviedo from La Petite Mort at the Ethical Fashion Show in Berlin 2017.

Marisol Oropeza. Founder: Mexico Matters

Over the last 10 years, she has gathered working experience in the private, public and non-profit sector in America, Europe, and Asia. Her core competencies are in strategic marketing, business development, and project management. She has international experience in public policies and renewable energies. She has a trustworthy network of collaborators in different countries.

EXPLORE LOCAL, TASTE GLOBAL

Introducing our Slow Wine & Coffee experiences in our events and talks. Let’s discuss about fashion, travel and conscious living in our upacoming events and connect with local and internacional community!

INTRODUCING OUR FAIRTRADE COFFEE PARTNER: CAFE JUQUILA

Just like in the Slow Fashion world, quality and origin are also key aspects of speciality coffees. Café Juquila cares about that and much more. It is a 100% pure arabiga from the Pluma region in Oaxaca, Mexico. Harvested traditionally, environmentally and socially conscious.

ORIGIN

Pluma zone from Oaxaca state, located in Juquila, OaxacaFinca Santa María, our coffee farm, is surrounded by old growth rainforest and is located in Juquila, a small community near Puerto Escondido, in the Sierra Madre at an altitude between 1300 – 1600 meters above the sea level. The roastery and company headquarter are located in Mexico City.

SUSTAINABILITY

Café Juquila is a High Grown Shaded Bean harvested under the preserved could forest. It is fortified with organic nutrients originated in its own microecosystem and improved with ecotechniques that preserve the flora and fauna of the habitat at the Pluma Zone. This innovation also sustains spring waters and its soils.

In Café Juquila our commitment is to offer you the most refined and supreme cup of coffee, using the best Arabica beans. All thanks to the effort and dedication of Chatino growers.

A FAMILY TRADITION

Our coffee is harvested thanks to the legacy and tradition of our families.  The knowledge granted generation to generation is not the soil or the process, but the passion to the coffee, the need to express to every person the magic of the beverage.

 

SLOW WINE: PORTUGUESE WINE SELECTION WITH OUR MULTICULTURAL FRIENDS AT 7 MARES

Come and taste the Portuguese wines and join us for a community talk about conscious lifestyle tips, slow fashion and slow travel. Just like our previous edition in 2018 we got some amazing connections that lead into projects and opportunities. Connect with artists, entrepreneurs, advisors and conscious citizens. In this Slow Fashion Berlin edition we will share soon our upcoming local and international guest speakers.

Check out our upcoming EVENT in facebook to find more info to register in advance. Remember: Limited spaces!

MARIEL JUMPA

MARIEL JUMPA

FOUNDER

Mariel has built a global community with focus on inclusion and sustainability around slow fashion. She is an international speaker and advisor.  She is the founder of Slow Fashion World, a global platform connecting an international community of change-makers collaborating and co-creating projects and activities to spread local and global initiatives around the fashion and lifestyle.

SFW Latin America ft. Leslie Palacios

SFW launching Latin America activation ft. our first change-maker in Peru, Leslie Palacios. A fierce and committed woman to unite the alpaca world, sustainable fashion & dance through her network and experience.

Slow Fashion Pop Up Berlin

Starting January 2019 we have showcased ethical and sustainable fashion throughout different cities around Europe organizing exhibitions, events and curated experiences. Our goal is to create unique and inclusive activities around Slow Fashion and Conscious Lifestyle...

Moda Sostenible Argentina: BIOTICO

  Conectando puentes Slow Fashion World, presenta la categoría de Moda Sostenible Latinoamérica 2019 en español  conectando su primera entrevista con la diseñadora Argentina Jesica Pullo fundadora de la marca BIOTICO, un proyecto sostenible de moda ética, ubicado...

Moda Sostenible Argentina: BIOTICO

Moda Sostenible Argentina: BIOTICO

 

Conectando puentes Slow Fashion World, presenta la categoría de Moda Sostenible Latinoamérica 2019 en español  conectando su primera entrevista con la diseñadora Argentina Jesica Pullo fundadora de la marca BIOTICO, un proyecto sostenible de moda ética, ubicado en la ciudad de Buenos Aires.

Desde el 2014 BIOTICO fusiona diseño de autor, arte y moda. Su trabajo es a nivel local, capacitando y empleando poblaciones vulnerables creando piezas de alta costura y accesorios de lujo sostenible a partir de residuos. BIOTICO tiene como misión lograr una transformación social y ambiental desde la moda, enfocándose en el plano cultural y educativo. Desde hace 3 años emplean a ALPAD (Asociación laboral para adultos con discapacidad) en la producción de sus textiles reciclados a partir de bolsas de leche.

 

¿Como percibes la moda sostenible en Latinoamérica? 

 

Pienso que en latinoamérica, desde hace muchísimo tiempo se practica la producción sostenible gracias a la gran tradición cultural de comunidades nativas, pero que actualmente ha recibido mayor visibilidad y reconocimiento, este trabajo ancestral se ve potenciado por los estudios y expertos que revalorizan las tradiciones artesanales y se complementan con la neo-artesanía de las nuevas generaciones.

Para mi el camino de la sostenibilidad ha sido natural, pienso que la moda debe ser sostenible, de otra forma es un acto de vandalismo sobre el planeta y los seres humanos. Las oportunidades las he encontrado desde el inicio de estos 5 años de BIOTICO, pero es desde el 2018 que hay un auge de la moda sostenible, gracias al esfuerzo en conjunto de todas las organizaciones y diseñadores a nivel mundial.

Los retos como emprendimiento de lujo sostenible son muchos, en mi caso es encontrar el balance entre un hacer producto justo y el valor comercial para que pueda ser accesible al consumidor, porque creo que el lujo sostenible tiene que ser accesible para todas las personas, democratizar el valor de compra sin excluir a comunidades de todos los estratos sociales eso también es sostenibilidad.

 

Cuéntanos acerca de la  Moda Sostenible en Argentina

 

 

En Argentina desde el 2018 ha visto un auge en la moda sostenible, gracias a los esfuerzos de los diseñadores, organizaciones educativas, medios de comunicación y consumidores. Pero esto se ve afectado por la crisis económica que nos atraviesa a todos. Lo que ralentiza el avance y crecimiento de marcas e instituciones de moda sostenible. Eso se traduce en un mayor esfuerzo y desafíos, por parte de los  que estamos comprometidos con esta forma de producción y aproximación a la moda, pero gracias a nuestra convicción y valores vamos a salir adelante.

 

¿Cómo BIOTICO busca generar un impacto positivo en el mundo? 

 

 

Nuestra prioridad es trabajar a nivel local con poblaciones vulnerables, hace 3 años que trabajamos junto a ALPAD (Asociación laboral para adultos con discapacidad), que puedan producir alta costura a partir de residuos de la industria textil, gastronómica, marroquinería, y descartes domésticos, (este año hemos trabajado reciclando en especial con la bolsa de leche). Les damos un nuevo valor, creando prendas  accesorios de excelente calidad. Realizamos nuestros productos con herramientas digitales, a la vez que llevamos a cabo procesos productivos artesanales, propios de la neo-artesanía.

Pretendemos lograr una transformación social y ambiental mediante la producción de prendas y accesorios de diseño de autor, pero nuestro aporte más importante lo hacemos en el plano cultural y educativo, ya que capacitamos y empleamos poblaciones vulnerables para la producción de los textiles reciclados, a la vez que les empoderamos con habilidades y conocimientos que les permite, además de realizar el trabajo, transmitir los conocimientos adquiridos. Para ello, ideamos actividades que permitan la participación e interacción de estas poblaciones en la sociedad.

 

¿Cómo ves a BIOTICO a largo plazo?

 

Actualmente en Argentina estamos atravesando por una crisis económica que afecta mas que nada a la industria local, por esta razón desde BIOTICO Jessica busca encontrar mercados internacionales para poder lograr un equilibrio económico, solventar y sostener la marca.

 

Jessica nos cuenta – “Me gustaría ver a BIOTICO en el mercado europeo y poder ofrecer mi producto a mas consumidores interesados en moda sostenible. Me imagino acrecentando la capacidad productiva de mi marca, dando mas trabajo a poblaciones vulnerables en Buenos Aires y en toda Argentina, y ampliar la cantidad de material reciclado por nuestras manos”.

 

 

BIOTICO x SLOW FASHION WORLD

BIOTICO fue una de las marca sostenibles Latinoaméricanas seleccionadas para exhibir durante la Cuarta Edición de la Semana Global de Moda Sostenible  #GSFW 2019 en Budapest, Hungría, organizado por Slow Fashion World como Directores Regionales representando a Latinoamérica. Un honor haber incluído a BIOTICO también en la clausura del evento con un Fashion Show efectuado en la embajada de Argentina de Budapest. Pronto más noticias y una galería del evento.

 

¿Cuéntanos que te pareció la marca y que te gustaría saber de la moda sostenible Argentina?

 

JESSICA PULLO

JESSICA PULLO

FOUNDER

BIOTICO is a sustainable ethical fashion project. We
made Upcycling.
Our raw materials are waste from the textile industry,
gastronomy, leather goods, and domestic waste,
among others. We give them a new value, creating
high quality accessory garments. We make our
products with digital tools, at the same time that we
carry out artisan productive processes.
Our priority is to work locally with vulnerable
populations that can produce haute couture from
waste. We intend to achieve social and
environmental transformation through the
production of designer garments and accessories,
but our most important contribution is cultural and
educational, as we train and employ vulnerable
populations for the production of recycled textiles,
while empowering them with skills and knowledge
that allows them, in addition to doing the work,
transmit the knowledge acquired. For this, projects
that allow the participation and interaction of these
populations in society.

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  Conectando puentes Slow Fashion World, presenta la categoría de Moda Sostenible Latinoamérica 2019 en español  conectando su primera entrevista con la diseñadora Argentina Jesica Pullo fundadora de la marca BIOTICO, un proyecto sostenible de moda ética, ubicado...

Kuuki Yomenai

Kuuki Yomenai

Slow Fashion World is happy to announce that we are part of Kuuki Yomenai, an innovative concept connecting emerging brands betting sustainability, ethics and innovation during the Fashion Tech Week Paris.

Since 2014, the FashionTech Week Paris brings together every year emerging practices, recent initiatives and innovative designs of contemporary fashion. We are right on it with the KY concept.

KY partnered with Notoryou, a creative studio specialized in cultural immersive tour and VR experience, who filmed the shop in 360 degrees and runs it thought a software to create 3D augmented reality. A real retail innovation, you can now buy online like you were in the shop!

The emerging brands and early adopters of this creative concept part of SFW showcasing in Paris are:

Couture des îles is a brand rich of heritage and legacy of craftmanship by making use of traditional Bahamian crafts to bring it into modern day relevance.

Maco Calderon proposes contemporary creations made by artisans where savoir faire is recognized and transmited from generation to generation, in the heart of the Andes.

Phaukuss, a Parisian brand born in 2017, offers a modern and dressed version of the inevitable sneaker. The brand’s universe is characterized by a refined aesthetic rendering associated with a significant logo evolving through a logic of respect for the environment.

Soo Mee an international brand made in France dedicated to empower women thought their wardrobe… Soo Mee believe in body positive, inclusion and conscious design.

This saturday at our event “SFW Conscious Party“, your SFW advisor and host, Fouzia GRAICH will walk you thought the story of each featured, designers and talk about her vision of the slow fashion movement while having a nice drink in the heart of Paris. She will be also connecting people for upcoming events, talks and Christmas showroom.

This is a invitation only event. If you wish to attend, contact us.

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