During the Berlin Fashion Week, our members from GET CHANGED! and The Upcycling Fashion Store launched the Green Fashion roadmap, a map that summarizes and shows you where to find Upcyling stores and concept stores for fair fashion in Berlin.
The idea behind is to make it simple for customers to search for environmentally and socially produced fashion. The map proposes a bridge between the offline shops and the online platform, GET CHANGED!
During the Fashion Week, they also held guided tours visiting stores and designers that produce upcycled products and fair fashion. I joined one of the tours to get inspiration and to learn more about where I can buy clothes are good for both me and for our planet.
The first designer we visited was Wilfried Pletzinger who develops individual clothes using material from old sportswear, knitwear and jeans. If you like a sporty style, you would love his design.
Schmidttakahashi is an upcycling fashion concept started by the German Fashion Designer Eugenie Schmidt and the Japanese textile designer Mariko Takahashi. They initiated their brand from their own problems with wardrobes stuffed with old clothes. Now they collect clothes from other people and inspired by the story behind every donated piece, they create new trendy designs.
We hit the road again and walked into Water To Wine which upcycles old clothes in collaboration with the Berliner Stadtmission. Great initiative and a charming store.
Inspired by the designers, we were excited to visit the last stop on the tour – the Upcycling Fashion Store where you can buy cool re-designed fashion from upcoming designers.
These awesome tours are held by Elisabeth Fuckel from Klünck and Anna Perrottet from GET CHANGED!
Inspired to do some shopping and learn more about sustainable designers and brands? Contact [email protected] or [email protected] to learn about where the next tour will be. Keep yourself updated here.
Written by Moa