Olistic The Label and ZOI environment network organized a panel about the future of fashion for social impact. The pop up chat demonstrated solutions for environmental challenges and sustainable consumptiON.
From new sources of fiber and production techniques, while exploring the potential social impact, local artisanal and digital factory production, organic certified Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) silks and handmade embroideries, recycled fabriCS, natural elements, harvesting fiber from forests, oceans and fungi.
UNIQUE GOWNS MADE WITH WOOD pULP SOURCED FROM SUSTAINABLE FORESTS
Camille Jaillant is one of the latest designers to produce a ‘Forest for Fashion’ piece, relying entirely on localized production in Portugal and using PEFC-certified fabric. “As a designer, you are inevitably inspired by nature. Protecting our source of creativity and of life is essential, and everyone’s responsibility. It is a challenge to create fashionable evening dresses that are at the same time sustainable – some designers would argue it limits your options. But Forests for Fashion shows that sustainability and fashion go hand in hand.”
Artisan production, bespoke design and master craftsmanship is what creates true luxury products
Founder Annie O. Waterman has accrued over a decade of experience working within the global artisan sector. Annie helps her clients source socially responsible artisan products and cultivates mutually beneficial partnerships between buyers and artisans. She brings unique handmade goods to the mainstream consumer while sustaining craft traditions and creating market exposure for artisans worldwide. Having spent many years in the field, Annie offers a diverse set of skills, including product development, market research, busi- ness mentoring, and artisan sourcing.