EcoChic Geneva Sustainable Fashion

The EcoChic Geneva Sustainable Design Exhibition contained a range of multidisciplinary designers who showcased their work and achievements in sustainable design that took place at the Palais des Nations, home of the United Nations Office in Geneva, from 21st January to 4th February , 2010. Co-organised by UNCTAD, the exhibition formed part of a series of activities including the Redefining Sustainability in the International Agenda Seminar and the EcoChic Geneva fashion show that collectively celebrated the positive impact that fashion can have on biodiversity conservation during the United Nation’s International Year of Biodiversity.

The exhibition explored how many materials in the fashion industry, such as alpaca, hemp, bamboo, Chitral wool, soya, organic cotton, organic silk and African blackwood, can protect biodiversity and showcased the prominent role that natural fibres have in sustainable development in developing countries. It also examined the many issues that consumers, marketers, designers and product developers engage with as they look to embrace more sustainable lifestyles.

Along with this, we were delighted to screen PPR Group’s HOME movie.

We loved it because the exhibition provided a two week opportunity to inspire the numerous daily tours of visitors passing through the Palais des Nations.

Exhibitors

Sustainable ready-to-wear 
Adamah Stein anja Annie Greenabelle
Bllack Noir Ciel deux fm
Eco-Boudoir EDUN Elena Garcia
FIN From Somewhere Ivana Basilotta
Juan Pablo Martinez Lalesso Leila Hafzi
Magdalena Schaffrin MIA Nixxi
OrangOrang Paqocha Reet Aus
Royah The Battalion
Sustainable couture designers 
Alexandre Herchcovitch Anggy Haif Beatriz Canedo Patino
Bora Aksu Diane von Furstenberg Disaya Sorakraikitikul
Evgeni Petkov John Rocha Jose Castro
Lie Sang Bong Liz Findlay Manish Arora
Oliver Tolentino Peter Ingwersen Redley Exantus
Reem Alasadi Selphie Bong Tarun Tahiliani
Thakoon Panichgul Zhang Da Ziad Ghanem 
Sustainable accessory designers
Kumvana Gomani RoyalBLUSH Made
The Andean Collection Wired Natalie Dissel
Finalists of ‘Ethical Fashion Awards’ organized by Edelweiss
 Stéphanie Danjou (1st place) Tutia Schaad (2nd place) Humming Dress (3rd place)
Additional multidisciplinary designers
Ipa Nima reSACKel Sergio Rossi