For the second time, on World Water Day 2019, we brought together experts in textile production, fashion design, water resource management and circular economy with activists and consumers.
By 2030, the global demand for clothing will increase by 60%. The production and consumption of clothing thus gain in importance even though trends such as capsule wardrobe are headlining more and more. While the global West seeks minimalism and less consumption, the global South is relishing the slowly increasing prosperity. One thing is for sure: Fashion in its importance will not decline, quite the reverse. As well as the responsibility that goes along with it for the environment.
We want to understand natural water cycles, the relationship between our consumption here and an increasing lack of fresh water in other countries, as well as innovations that might change the game drastically. A night of talks and deeds, celebrating the country of Bangladesh, the world’s second largest producer of textiles.
FASHION FOR WATER –
March 22nd 2019, 6–10pm
World Water Day
Glashaus, Arena Berlin
Eichenstraße 4, 12435 Berlin
We believe that water is a fundamental human right.
The fashion industry needs a paradigm shift.
“The true price of fashion: It’s impact on water resources in Bangladesh” by Hasin Jahan
6.20pm PREVIEW 1
“Turning Off the Tap on Fashion's Waste Water – by Cotton Diaries” with short Q&A with Katie Chappius
6.30 pm PANEL 1
“Climate change and population growth: Fashion gains in importance but so does water”
30 mins break
8.00 pm PREVIEW 2
Documentary: “Behind the Label” with a short Director Q&A
8.30 pm PANEL 2
“Organic, fair, sustainable and water-saving: Why ‘Responsible Fashion’ will be the next big thing”
9.30 pm CLOSING WORDS & NETWORKING