New York, London, Milan, and Paris have the largest Fashion Weeks around the world, but a number of other cities are touting more sustainable fashion weeks. Green Fashion Week is a non-profit, traveling, sustainable trade show that has already made stops in Los Angeles, Milan and Abu Dhabi with its next showing in Rome and Naples in November. And Ethical Fashion Show Berlin has become a sustainable Fashion Week staple. It runs concurrent to the Berlin Fashion Week with a clear focus on sustainability, and partners with Green Showroom, an eco-fashion resource for retailers. This summer Ethical Fashion Show Berlin has made a permanent move to a larger venue… and Faerie’s Dance will be there to check it out!
A confession… after 12 years working in the fashion industry, I’ve personally never been to a professional fashion show. In truth, I still get more excited by spreadsheets and graphs than runways and high heels. YES, I love what I do for the positive impact it has on the world. (In case you weren’t aware, EcoWatch claims Fast Fashion is the second most polluting industry in the world, second only to oil.) But rekindling passion for your work is never a bad thing, and one of the things I’m very passionate about is travel.
So this year I’m going to do a little work-related traveling. Faerie’s Dance will be attending the Ethical Fashion Show Berlin, checking out new lines at the Green Showroom, meeting up with Occidente at Panorama Berlin and finally flying to Sweden to discuss organic cotton bra designs with Swegmark. Of course, since I’ll already be in Sweden… My partner and I will be taking a much needed vacation together as well, spending a week on a cruise through the Baltics.
We are training assistants to “watch the store,” and will be shipping orders and processing returns and exchanges during the entire trip, from July 1 – 20th. However, customer service will be limited to e-mail only, with no phone service at all during that period, and we will not be able to offer expedited shipping for those 3 weeks.
Be sure to follow us on Facebook to get updates from the show. I look forward to celebrating our 12 year business anniversary on July 22, 2107, upon my return.