System Change with Julia Post // Interview

Julia Post

From the Zero Waste movement (Hello, Coffee To Go Again!) to the city council and now a candidate for the Bavarian state parliament. I have known Julia Post for a long time and appreciate her commitment beyond measure. your motto? Something can only come about through doing. And she’s doing something again: On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Rana Plaza accident, she submitted another application on April 24, 2023 in the direction of fairness and sustainability. This is how lived change works.

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Fashion Revolution 2021

Fashion Revolution 2021

It is the eighth anniversary of the disaster in Rana Plaza in Bangladesh. For the second time, Fashion Revolution is taking place during the pandemic. Offline events are not possible this year either. Here are some selected digital events for Fashion Revolution 2021

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Bye-bye Black Friday – hello buy better day

Black Friday

Since Black Friday was first celebrated in this country 14 years ago, the ‘always cheaper’ November weekend has become an integral part of the retail calendar. Organizations such as the Fair Wear Foundation, Eco Brands, Greenfluencer and other activists are countering mass consumption with responsible shopping. Black Friday becomes a buy better (or nothing) day.

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Fashion with a mission

Fashion with a mission

As a designer and consultant for brands like Prada, Miu Miu and Ferragamo and as an ambassador for sustainable and fair fashion, Marina Spadafora knows the Italian fashion industry with all its strengths and weaknesses like no other. In an interview with Susanne Barta, she gives an insight.

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GOOD news: Bye-bye 2019. Hello 2020

What a fantastic YEAR! And the next one is coming…

Breathless and happy, we look back on 2019 (and with correspondingly great enthusiasm towards 2020). So much has happened: People took to the streets to stand up for #climatejustice and other relevant issues. The awareness for sustainable fashion has increased enormously. There have been dazzling Fashion Revolution demos with increasing participation that have drawn attention to the poor working conditions in the textile industry. Conventional fashion operators and chains can no longer easily escape their responsibility. Something is happening, which is terrific.

Thank you 2019 – a lot has happend this year.

NEONYT’s Editorial Fashion Show in January drew the (chief) editors of the fashion magazines to the front row. In April, the Green Issue of VOGUE was published. In July, during Fashion Week Berlin, there was only one major theme: sustainability. This was followed by a focus on sustainability at the Milano Moda Donna and the “40 Years of VOGUE: Is this Fashion or Can this Go Away” exhibition devoted a large section sustainable alternatives.

As far as GREENSTYLE is concerned: we have also achieved a lot.

Following the 1st edition in October 2018, the trade fair and conference format has established itself as a serious and trend-setting event in its first year. In addition to two constantly growing events in the Munich Isarforum at the Deutsches Museum, we have created a lasting movement. We were at the “We make the City” festival in Amsterdam, organized various studios (including Streetlife, #GivingTuesday) and were at #biolife in Bolzano in November as a pilot project with seven brands.

Thanks to exhibitors, partners, supporters, sponsors, media, community

With our XS team (which is currently growing), we have turned the first B2C trade fair and conference format for sustainable fashion into an event within a year, the appeal and significance of which extends far beyond Munich’s city limits. In October, we had 48 exhibitors, 40 speakers and guests from all over Germany and neighboring countries, visitors from Great Britain, Luxembourg, France etc.

And therefore we say THANK YOU today!

Thank you for believing in us.
Thank you for sharing our enthusiasm (or letting it infect you).
Thank you for your commitment.
Thank you for your support.
Thank you for the exciting discussions.

With this in mind, we wish you a good end of the year spurt and a brilliant start into a great year 2020. Together with pleasure. At the GREENSTYLE (13th to 15th March 2020), at the SALON GREEN, Fashion Revolution, climate strikes


*mirjam smend