European training meeting on Sustainable Fashion of the British Council


After the success of the first workshops \”Sustainable Fashion\”, organized by the British Council in Marseille (France) in collaboration with the Maison Méditerranéenne des Métiers de la Mode, and in Athens in collaboration with Atopos, the British institution continues to support this sector with the launch of a third meeting, to be held in Madrid from December 12 to 14. For this, a European call is opened until November 12, to which Spanish, French, Greek and Portuguese designers can present themselves.

On this occasion, the participants will be able to learn first-hand about the challenges that the textile industry has to face, thanks to the collaboration of Alice Holmberg (associate professor at Central Saint Martin\'s) and the designers of the brand of streetwear luxury One by me specialized in circular economy. 

This meeting will be preceded by a visit to the DWeek Bilbao Bizkaia by Carry Somers, an essential figure in British fashion and founder of the Fashion Revolution movement to make companies and the general public aware of the environmental and human challenges generated by the fashion industry. His talk will take place at Azkuna Zentroa on November 16 and will be broadcast online. 
In addition, the British Council will organize a series of \'tweet chat\' with prominent professionals from the fashion sector in the United Kingdom to share cases of good practice on twitter.

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globally sustainable

The growth of the fashion industry has also meant a considerable increase in the global consumption of clothing. As a result, there is a growing interest in approaching the design, production and business of textile clothing from a sustainable and ethical perspective.

The UK fashion industry has been at the forefront of research in this field and is a pioneer in terms of sustainable initiatives. These new ways of thinking about and consuming fashion have been integrated at all levels of the industry, beginning with higher education, through university research centers such as the Center for Sustainable Fashion, the Designer-Manufacturer Innovation Support Center and the Textile Futures Research Centre. In addition, degrees such as the MA Fashion Futures from the London College of Fashion and the MA Fashion Enterprise and Society from the University of Leeds can be taken. Large companies are part of this movement and training is the cornerstone of their research. An example of this is the collaboration between Nike and the London College of Fashion, or Marks & Spencer\'s and the University of Leeds.

Organizations and communities such as the Ethical Fashion Forum, Fashion Revolution, Green Catwalk Challenge, Love Your Clothes and Schwopping give designers the opportunity to promote their ideals and exchange best practices. Great British creators such as Stella McCartney have become world leaders for their ethical and environmentally friendly brands.

About Madrid Capital of Fashion
The initiative Madrid Capital of Fashion It is a project promoted by the General Directorate of Commerce and Entrepreneurship intended to bring together all the events in the world of fashion, beauty and lifestyle as a general concept of fashion that are held in Madrid. It is conceived as a comprehensive project based on public-private collaboration to consolidate Madrid as a world benchmark in the world of fashion, attracting parades and events, new designers and creators, with the aim of promoting the textile production and marketing sector. and accessories.

About the British Council

The British Council generates cultural relations in more than 100 countries, through its work in the field of education, society, art, science, teaching and certification of English. Thanks to him, he connects every year with 128 million people.
The goal of better English teaching. In Spain he has been collaborating  with governments, teachers and educational institutions to promote the exchange of students between Spain and the United Kingdom.

Its commitment to generating cultural opportunities is completed with the dissemination of the work and work of British scientists and artists.