A MONTRA / THE WINDOW (MW) has joined Fashion Revolution Week to support the Fashion Revolution and Fashion Revolution Portugal movements alert and inform fashion producers and consumers about fairer and more conscious practices.
Fair & Sustainable Market
As part of Fashion Revolution WeekEND, on April 29 and 30, from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM, at Arroios’ Market, MW will curate a fair and sustainable market with makers of all production areas that create quality products with a cool, avant garde aesthetics that take into account their social and ecological responsibility and communicate their brands with transparency.
If you are a Portuguese maker who produces cool high quality products that are socially responsible and environmentally friendly and for whom transparency in the communicating of your brand is paramount, and if you’d like to participate in this market get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org and tells us how you’d like to participate in in Fashion Revolution Week, in A MONTRA / THE WINDOW and in Fashion Revolution.
Workshops on sustainable consumption
On Saturday, the 29th, from 10 AM to 1:00 PM, MW will hold sessions about no waste shopping and organise tours to the Arroios’ fruit and veggies market with all of you who purchase our no waste shopping kit. Starting at 1:00 p.m., Paula Bollinger, author of the blog Entre Colheradas, will host a cooking session with ingredients purchased using the MW no waste shopping kit. At the same time, in Arroios’ Market children’s space, the illustrator Elsa Poderosa, member of the MW network since its birth, will guide you in a workshop for families in which she uses storytelling and illustration to raise awareness about sustainable consumption.
Conference “How to consume sustainably in Portugal?”
Still on the 29th, starting at 5:00 PM, MW will moderate the conference “How to consume sustainably in Portugal?” with other platforms focused on consolidating alternatives ways of consumption, in order to deepen the discussion on issues related to the current consumption patterns, alternatives to them and new trends for consumer awareness, and the demand for producer and vendor accountability for what happens across the entire product value chain.
Disruptive Fashion Show
On Sunday, April 30th, at 5:00 PM, MW will present, in partnership with FR, a disruptive fashion show in which each guest maker will present one to five pieces. The casting and styling – including make-up and hair with Organii Bio products – are the responsibility of the team of volunteers and partners of FR. The backstage will be open to the public from 2 PM.
If you are a Portuguese maker who produces cool high quality products that are socially responsible and environmentally friendly and for whom transparency in the communicating of your brand is paramount, and if you’d like to participate in this fashion show get in touch with us at email@example.com and tells us how you’d like to participate in in Fashion Revolution Week, in A MONTRA / THE WINDOW and in Fashion Revolution.
Where the Music Meets
Talks about sustainable fashion
We invite you to participate in the videoconference promoted in partnership with Dialogue Café, ‘Sustainable Clothing: More than a Trendy Approach, the Responsibility of Rethinking the Fashion System’, on Tuesday, April 25th, starting at 3 PM, at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, with speakers from Lisbon, Paris and Rio de Janeiro, including representatives from Acorda, Ateliê Vivo, AWAYTOMARS, Elementum, Front De Mode, Lapidarium, MDMAShoes, Re-Roupa, Think Blue, U.MAKE.ID, Ursotigre, Zóia, Fashion Revolution Brasil, Fashion Revolution France and Fashion Revolution Portugal.
Don’t miss the cycle of lectures at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Lisbon from April 26th to April 28th.
Even if you are not interested in participating in any of these activities, do not hesitate to share this article, the FR and MW pages and the event on social networks. Ask the question #whomademyclothes.
Fashion Revolution is a community-based movement whose mission is to alert and inform all organs of the fashion system (from the public to the designers, through brands, retailers, distributors, factory owners, artisans, legislators, etc.) so that they contribute to a regime that protects local economies, the dignity of workers, the arts and crafts, and the ecosystems that have suffered catastrophically at the hands of this industry which is the second most polluting in the world.
This organization, which operates in over 80 countries around the world, celebrates what fashion really should be on April 24th of each year, marking, with the most varied events and activities, the date on which the Rana Plaza collapsed, In Bangladesh, killing 1132 people.
Fashion Revolution Portugal?
Fashion Revolution’s Portuguese team has been operating for three years without any funding and it’s currently composed of thirteen volunteers. It shares the same mission as the international organization in alerting and informing the various links of an obsolete chain that leads fashion to the lack of dignity of the artisan and to irreversible environmental damage, being especially insistent in education. Fashion Revolution Portugal believes that it is through education that it will be possible to not only raise public awareness but above all generate capacity, creativity to solve and act and make this way of thinking and living thrive through future generations.
In addition to the constant work of disseminating the movement and to the assiduous participation in discussion and sharing events about alternatives to the consumption pattern, the movement has organized annual celebrations and awareness actions within the scope of Fashion Revolution Week in Portugal, namely:
- #insideout movement, in which the public wears clothes inside out and publishes, on social media, photographs that show the labels of the pieces, questioning the respective brands with the question #whomademyclothes;
- Various workshops to encourage the repair of clothing and the do-it-yourself movement;
- Swap markets where each person can change pieces of clothing and accessories with others;
- Exhibition of the documentary True Cost at the Museum of Design and Fashion (MUDE) and shooting of a collaborative documentary about fashion schools;
- ‘De-conference’ with various industry players, artisans and students in Open Space Technology format on MUDE.
To know more about this movement and how you can help send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call +351 910 570 805 or +351 969 545 768.
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