The Clean Fashion Summit 2022: aGREENculture was hosted at Somerset House, London on 17th March 2022. The summit explored the link between fashion and agriculture and post-pandemic fashion education; uniting thought leaders to discuss collaborative ways the industry can tackle some of it’s biggest supply chain problems locally. From climate change, inclusion and ethics.
We hosted two talks. The first was themed fashion and farming. Hosted by Tina Wetshi Co-founder at Colèchi. Alongside Aurélie Fontan Co-founder at Osmose Studio, Kaela Katz Co-founder at FibreLab, Vlora Salih Head of Commercial at Tony’s Chocolonely and Maz Smith Co-founder at Esce-tex.
The second talk on the day discussed post pandemic education. Hosted by Piarvé Wetshi at Colèchi and Deborah Lyons, Co-founder at Last Yarn. Accompanied by Dr Laetitia Forst, Researcher at UAL/BFTT, Bel Jacobs (Journalist), Ioana Pop, a student at LCF, Fashion PR and communications, Davina Hawthorne, a Fashion textile designer & educator at FACE (Fashion Academics Creating Equality).
An interdisciplinary design studio focused on regenerative circularity and sustainability in fashion, homeware and furniture. Specialising in mycelium materials.
Fashion brand founded by born Londoners with British and Irish heritage, united by a shared fascination of humans and their stories. The brand truly believe in the power of fashion to present a pro-social message of inclusivity and positive identity.
José Hendo takes a fresh approach to contemporary fashion design, challenging the obsolescence nature of fashion, and the throw away culture. The label specialised in barkcloth.
Megosa is sentimentally named after the founder’s Godmother, a beautiful and strong Eritrean woman. Each piece is designed sustainably, in harmony with nature using kind fibres, circular processes and natural dyes. The aesthetic embraces femininity, empowering the body through touch and feel for everyday movement.
An exclusive look at British designer Emily Lamb’s AW22 Collection “Rose Red and Her Friends”. From farm to fibre in less than 50 miles, Emily only uses 100% British wool. A heritage natural fiber chosen for its biodegradability, long lasting and self preserving qualities.
TryKind Clothing is an ethical and sustainable underwear and loungewear brand that specializes in dyes that boost wellness. They work with artisans in the Keralan jungle to dye organic cotton with ayurvastra dyes (a tradition of over 5000+ years).
Olivia Rubens’s work is also ingrained within environmental sustainability. She collaborates constantly, and continually invests in research and innovation, working to link novel developments in bio design within her design practice, with a goal to design positive impacts for the planet and people.
In the evening Ana Maria Dragieva hosted a bio-textiles workshop. Focused on making Alginate ‘Yarn’ Strings which are a sustainable alternative to fossil fuel-derived plastic and silicone strings. Ana Maria demonstrated how to mix natural ingredients and shape them into strings as well as other creative shapes.
Delicious sustainable cocktails made from zero-waste
An incubator aims to help early-stage Black entrepreneurs unlock their full potential and allow their creative enterprises to thrive.
Tony’s mission is to make all chocolate 100% slave-free.
The social marketplace for deadstock fabric from fashion manufacturers, mills and studios.
Gluten-free and vegan TORTILLA CHIPS
100% Organic, Plastic-Free, Vegan Period Care
Plant-based food we can all feel good about eating made from 100% peas
100% Natural holistic and wellness brand offering a cutting-edge synergy of Naturopathy, Homeopathy, and Herbology.
A delicious clean alternative to traditional energy drinks.