The second largest fashion summit dedicated to sustainable fashion development in Ukraine is going to be held on September 1 during Ukrainian Fashion Week.
BE SUSTAINABLE! Fashion Summit NoSS is held under the auspices of the Ukrainian Fashion Council.
BE SUSTAINABLE! Fashion Summit is a professional international event aimed at increasing the level of expertise of Ukrainian professionals working in the field of design and production of clothing.
The project is presented as an interactive space at the main location of Ukrainian Fashion Week during the entire period of the Fashion Week. This space serves to demonstrate and support local fashion designers who implement sustainable practises in their collections and communication. The representation is based on the relevant context of modern society and encompasses the major issues of sustainable development in the country.
The second part of the project is educational, a one-day open fashion conference covering the key problems of the topic and aimed at raising awareness of sustainable fashion and improving the expertise of the fashion community.
BE SUSTAINABLE! is the biggest international center for conscious fashion, innovation, and networking in Ukraine.
This year BE SUSTAINABLE! Fashion Summit is supported by the U.S. Government Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program – Education, Culture, and Youth 2019-2020. We are grateful to get an opportunity to discover more promising conscious brands and designers in Ukraine and provide them with the platform for demonstrating their potential.
UFW guests will be able to discover young sustainable designers in the interactive BE SUSTAINABLE! Space at the main location of Ukrainian Fashion Week during the entire period of the Fashion Week.
Biosphere Corporation steps up as a partner of UFW 2020 to demonstrate that fashion, just like industrial production, can be sustainable. That is why Love Curly, a famous Ukrainian set designer, integrated best ecological materials from the #GoGreen into the interactive installation. Come and take a closer look, find your inspiration and cherish the beauty of responsible attitude towards the planet.
This season BE SUSTAINABLE! Fashion Summit, in partnership with Global Fashion Exchange, presents The Sawpchain, the first of kind digital clothing exchange community, where each product journey and history will be traced on Blockchain, as well as the ownership and fashion environmental footprint, created by GFX and Lablaco.
Guests are invited to participate in “GFX SwapShop on the Blockchain with Swapchain” and test the first Blockchain-powered glocal swapping.
Despite the pandemic and some difficulties in organizing large-scale events caused by the global quarantine restrictions, BE SUSTAINABLE! Fashion Summit expands the formats and level of international expertise. The main topic of this year’s summit is circular economy and the future of sustainable fashion.
Among invited speakers are Patrick Duffy, founder of Global Fashion Exchange та Intandem Creatives, Lorenzo Albrighiand ShihYun Kuo, founders of Lablaco, fashion designer Patrick McDowell, Sabrina Gildehaus, CEO GILDEHAUS, Kairi Lentsius, sustainable fashion designer, lecturer at the Department of Textiles at Pallas University of Applied Arts in Tartu, Estonia, and many other. The summit will be moderated by Yana Paniushkina, journalist, editor of The Page Style.
The summit is open to visitors, but because of the quarantine rules, registration is limited.
Exclusive media partner
The morning show – “Morning with Ukraine”
Global Fashion Exchange
HDFASHION & LIFESTYLE
The summit will conclude with a networking evening, hosted by HDFASHION & LIFESTYLE and Paltforma coworking.
* Now we are preparing for the season as usual and working on several options in case of holding UFW during the lockdown. We are not going to break the law and put people in danger. BE SUSTAINABLE Fashion Summit will be held only if it is possible to do so depending on the situation. The health and safety of our colleagues and partners are above all.