SFW is committed to supporting creatives and changemakers by facilitating access to local and global opportunities. Our agency supports the achievement of the Global Agenda 2030, which is why the connection with US-based SFSFWI was important to us. Founded by changemaker Sandra Hanns, SFW decided to collaborate with a global team in pivoting the live Experts United event into a virtual conference.
CONNECTING BRIDGES THROUGH SLOW FASHION WORLD!
Why showcase again Slow Fashion Berlin?
Meet the featured brands showcasing at Slow Fashion Berlin:
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.
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 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”.
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.
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 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 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 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.
Pluma zone from Oaxaca state, located in Juquila, Oaxaca. Finca 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.
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 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.
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