Did you know that resident brands at The Slow Fashion Innovation Program have a mentoring service for fabric sourcing?That's right! To book your mentoring you need to just fill out this form informing the type of fabric you are looking for and we will contact you to schedule the date and time for our video conference.During the mentoring sessions (private or together with other brands looking for similar materials) we will show you physical samples of the type of material you are looking for and provide detailed information from each supplier.Each resident brand (with active registration) is entitled to schedule up to two mentoring sessions free of charge. For additional mentoring sessions, we charge a fee of EUR 15...
Art, crafts, sustainable fashion made in Portugal, sustainable raw material, organic fabrics, meeting with sustainable makers, local cuisine and cultural activities await you at the FIA!
The goals for sustainable development set by the United Nations for the next few years can be a great starting point for finding the problems that will help you solve.
Collaborative work between designers and artisans from traditional communities: a debate on the appropriation of intangible heritage from the 2003 Unesco Convention
Slow Innovation Brands argues that for fashion to be truly sustainable the production plan and eco-marketing must go beyond the environmental pillar with the choice of greener fibers. Also, the protection of intangible heritage and the recognition of the work of creation of artisans is essential for fashion to be sustainable also in the social pillar!
To help you find the tools for this circularity we have prepared a guide with contacts of suppliers of these materials located in the United States and Europe. These contacts are part of the database of our Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program in Sustainable Fashion.