Meet the resident brands and founders of Slow Innovation Brands' Platform. Meet Yvonne! Yvonne is the founder of Now in Rio Swim, a multicultural and contemporary sustainable fashion brand. Now in Rio Swim offers Premium and Sustainable Active Swimwear inspired by the beautiful beaches of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. Yvonne approached Slow Innovation Brands about 2 years ago when she and her husband were still living in Belgium. She wanted to start the process of creating her sustainable swimwear brand. Despite having a background in Marketing, including a Ph.D. from the University of Brussels, she needed help to source sustainable fabrics and European manufacturing partners. The inspiration to create her brand came while Canadian Yvonne...
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.