CLEAN FASHION EXHIBITION
18 - 22 SEPTEMBER
What is Clean Fashion? A new term coined by Colèchi which brings to light every stage of the fashion process. Clean Fashion focuses on how every stage of producing a finished garment – sourcing fabrics, manufacturing, marketing and its end life – can be reimagined to develop a more circular process.
During the pandemic we introduced Clean Fashion through a series of online talks from independent creatives reimagining a fashion industry that puts people and the planet first, and taking action by creating new systems and pioneering new ways of working. A year later, we are excited to bring this to the London Design Festival in real life in partnership with VITRINE as part of the Southwark South District.
From 18th-26th September, the Clean Fashion Exhibition will showcase the work of designers and artists putting the planet at the centre of design, on view at VITRINE 24/7.
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 biodesign 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.
The exhibition is on view to the public 24/7 from 18th – 26th September 2021
SATURDAY 18TH: Opening
A first look at the exhibition and a chance to meet the team and enjoy a free ice tea from our drinks sponsors Lemonaid and Charitea.
WEDNESDAY 22ND | 6PM:
Talk: Why We need to Talk about Fashion Media for Sustainable Fashion + Zine making workshop
Take part in the discussion over delicious nibbles from Lokma restaurant with guests Chekii Harling, Dr Rosie Findlay and Zofia Zwieglinska and explore how we can collectively change fashion media. Part of our ongoing research with the FashionFutureMedia project in partnership with Atlas of the Future, Makerversity, Colèchi and the JJ Charitable Trust.
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THURSDAY 23RD | 11AM – 5PM
Clean Fashion Exhibition Tours (1 hour slots)
The exhibition is on view to the public 24/7. Book a one hour slot to learn more about each designer with a member of Colèchi and have a chat over free ice tea from our drinks sponsors Lemonaid and Charitea.
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THURSDAY 23RD: Private Dinner
A thank you to all those that have been involved in the Clean Fashion conversation.
MEET THE DESIGNERS
Azura Lovisa is a London-based slow fashion luxury label rooted in storytelling, exploring hybridity and transcultural flows while crafting a contemporary mythology people can inhabit. Garments are made with intention, featuring handwoven natural fabrics where marks of the maker are evident. Committed to sustainability, ethical practice, and honouring traditional crafts and heritage, Azura Lovisa designs collections that are small, seasonless and gender fluid.
Cassie Quinn is the founder of CQ Studio, which was created during her MA in Biodesign at CSM. CQ Studio focuses on the R&D of regenerative textiles, specifically from fibres that are local or waste materials. CQ Studio is exhibiting a coat made from the project Inflaxuation, a thesis project at MA Biodesign, CSM.
CONGREGATIONdesign is an innovative and forward-thinking laboratory. Under the shape of an anonymous collective, CONGREGATIONdesign gathers designers and makers of all horizons around one brief. CONGREGATIONdesign disrupts current production and wholesale norms, by making ethically and transparently a handful of pieces; including very limited edition, one-of-a-kind, made on request and one-off art pieces, of which they will be exhibiting.
‘See the beauty in everything, Find the light in the darkness’, Eirinn Hayhow reimagines our waste materials into high-vibe garments. She deconstructs traditional shapes into punk glamour. Garments are stamped with her unique painterly artworks and motifs; influenced by “absurdities found in nature.’ Eirinn will display a pineapple Long Leather Jacket made from pinatex.
Fée Uhssi is a London based Franco Nigerian stylist and ethical fashion designer. The Paris born and raised designer has primarily used textiles as her creative medium since the late 1990s. Alongside her mother, Kati Ertel, textile designer, they founded the Bolono Mali project in Bamako, Mali. Together they support local artists by providing training in textile production, with a specific focus on a mudcloth known as Bogolan.
Manimekala combines aesthetics and ethics, creating unique contemporary fashion that empowers both the wearer and the makers. They combine design with a meaningful social mission by working in partnership with social enterprises, making our products fairly and responsibly, supporting marginalised women to empower themselves.
Manimekala connects people through fashion, telling the stories behind each unique piece.
Revival is a fashion reconstruction brand centred on sustainability and currently specialising in the repurposing of denim textiles. We create contemporary designs using preloved textiles without compromising on style. Revival is exhibiting the deconstruction and reconstruction of discarded clothing to showcase the stages of upcycling and redesigning a garment.
South West England Fibreshed is part of a global movement of local initiatives reimagining the way that we make and wear our clothing. By reconnecting ‘fashion’ with farming, they are building bioregional systems for clothing production that can nourish our communities and biosphere. Fibreshed will showcase a short film created between January and March 2021 by Fibreshed director Emma Hague and filmmaker Hatty Bell.
The Slipper Project is a first of its kind in the UK, bringing people closer than ever to the processes, techniques and materials behind their footwear, by empowering them to make a pair of felt slippers at home using only British materials, sourced directly from farmers and producers within the South West of England. The kit will be displayed at the exhibition.
Londoner Zoe Sherwood is an artist that empowers and tells stories through her designs. Her work inspires the wearer and the viewer. Bringing this full circle into the raw materials with her NEW collection using Marine Filament (3D printed recycled Cornish fishing net filament) working together with innovative producers in the UK, all designed are hand-finished with sterling silver posts and scrolls by Zoe in her South London Studio.
Lemonaid & ChariTea have provided drinks for our public viewings. Here is some information about the amazing work they do. Lemonaid & ChariTea are a Social Enterprise producing a range of sustainable soft drinks and iced teas that have a social mission. We believe that “drinking helps”. We make organic and Fairtrade soft drinks and from the sale of each bottle, we donate 5p to the Lemonaid & ChariTea Foundation. Our Foundation supports over 30 projects in the countries where we source the ingredients.