The Clean Fashion Exhibition: ‘Earth Must Come First’ showcased the work of designers and artists putting the planet at the center of design, held at VITRINE 24/7 from the 18th-26th September in 2021. This was a part of the London Design Festival in partnership with VITRINE and the Southwark South Design District.
Clean Fashion is a movement designed to understand how we can bring transparency around the full process of garment making, encouraging a more ethical process and the new way of working, pioneered by emerging creatives within fashion.
On the 22nd of September, we held a discussion over delicious nibbles from Lokma restaurant with guests Chekii Harling, Dr Rosie Findlay and Zofia Zwieglinska and explored how we all can collectively change fashion media. This was part of our ongoing research with the FashionFutureMedia project in partnership with Atlas of the Future, Makerversity, Colèchi and the JJ Charitable Trust. The talk was followed by a zine workshop encouraging the crowd to share their message to the fashion industry using old magazines.
The Climate Emergency has forced us to collectively reevaluate the fashion supply chain and understand the influence agriculture, technology, and transport has on the planet. The exhibition features bio-design and regenerative textiles, fashion from repurposed waste material, and the use of community and local initiatives. Revisiting the current cycle through a multidisciplinary lens that explores better ways of production that put people and the planet first.
From this, we held an exhibition on view for 24/7 in the centre of Bermondsey showcasing the wonderful works of Azura Lovisa, CQ Studio, CONGREGATIONdesign, Erinn Hayhow, Fée Uhssi, Manimekala, Revival, Fibershed, The Slipper Project and Zoe Sherwood.