Hello! If you’re in Bizerte city or practically anywhere near, and interested in Sustainable Fashion, whether as a fashionista like myself, or as an expert (mainly a designer), here’s your golden chance! In a first of a kind initiative, JCI Bizerte have teamed up with FTTH (La Fédération Tunisienne du Textile et de l’Habillement), Enda inter-arabe and Miss Mode design school to present you with the event of a lifetime: Vecosterre.
The still ongoing event includes workshops led by experts in the field about sustainability, ecological integrity, ethical fashion, entrepreneurship and more! And it features a styling competition for Tunisian designers to showcase their skills and winners receive prizes! So what are you waiting for?! Sign-up here NOW.
Carthage Magazine’s exclusive:
Yesterday, Carthage Magazine was invited to attend the first workshop of the event, presented by designer Elâa M’kaddem, founder of Tayri Studio, a 100% Tunisian and Eco-friendly Brand, and attended by several fashion enthusiasts and future designers:
The designer and entrepreneur showed up wearing her own design, matched with an elegant Valentino silk scarf, tied around her head, and she sported casual brown flip flops to complete her effortlessly stylish AND ethical outfit.
She tackled the main problem in the fashion industry, as the second biggest source of pollution in the world, that is the lack of awareness and responsibility. She explained how a single piece of clothing can consume so much water and resources and go through many steps that are harmful for both humans (child labour and poor working conditions) and the environment (chemicals and global warming), to be simply thrown in a $1 bin in some fast fashion store, along with many other pieces that have been produced with the same process and that can never be recycled or reused in most cases. She later recommended the documentary The True Cost (2015), and for the finale, she brainstormed easy solutions for the problems and recommended ethical brands and manufacturers to take inspiration from.
The presentation was interesting and moving, and kept us attendants both interested by the facts and moved by her words and we left the place discussing the issue even more, which is, for me, the definition of a successful workshop.
If you’re feeling sorry for not being there, don’t be! For there will be much more workshops in the future, and all you have to do is check out the event on Facebook, invite your fashion lover friends in the area and there will be more updates soon, and more recaps in this same article, so don’t forget to share and save it too!
And again, if you’re a designer, go fill in the form provided here or on the event’s page.. who knows? Maybe you’ll be among the winners! And that will also guarantee you an article in our fashion section!
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