November 20, 2017
Another fashion is possible!
230 people debate in Bilbao about the future of the fashion industry
-After her trip to Bangladesh and before going to New York, Carry Somers came to Bilbao to expose the challenges in sustainability and transparency of the fashion industry.
-Carry Somers is a global sustainability expert and founder of Fashion Revolution.
-This activity is organized by BIAAF (Bilbao International Art & Fashion) in collaboration with the British Council.
On Thursday, November 16, Carry Somers – founder of Fashion Revolution, the most important movement of sustainable fashion – gave a conference on sustainability and transparency in fashion at Azkuna Zentroa. During her presentation, Somers reviewed the great challenges facing the fashion industry such as high levels of pollution, lack of transparency or the need to ensure decent jobs.
In addition, the Sustainable Fashion Program was presented by the British Council, an ambitious three-year project to promote the exchange of good practices among fashion designers in Europe, through training, creation and exhibition of designs. characterized by its excellence.
After the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory in Bangladesh in 2013, Carry Somers decided to act and contribute to the regeneration of the textile industry, thus Fashion Revolution emerged. Carry Somers for more than 20 years has been a pioneer in betting on transparency in the value chain of its brand – Pachacuti – indicating through GPS all the steps of the production process. Thanks to her travels through different countries and her work with communities, Carry has a global vision of the industry.
Bilbao International Art & Fashion – BIAAF is a platform dedicated to discovering, supporting and launching emerging fashion designers from around the world who demonstrate in their creations high doses of talent, innovation and creativity. Our main goal is to give emerging designers international visibility both within the fashion industry, as well as the general public and the media.