#13 – Meaningful Relationships & Regenerative Fashion Culture | B Lab Germany, Remei, Save Your Wardrobe, Selyn Textiles

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It’s no secret that modern fashion is built on systems of exploitation, extraction, and anonymity. And so, in the transformation toward positive impact fashion, a keystone is changing the nature of relationships: between stakeholders, between brands and customers, and even our relationships with the things we own. In this episode, three segments from 202030 – The Berlin Fashion Summit explore different approaches to how regenerative practices are built upon these meaningful relationships, forging a new culture of accountability and collaboration.

First, Marion Röttges shares the work of Remei, an organic cotton B2B company, and their ‘all-holder value’ approach to supply chains. At Remei, farmers and brand management work on an eye-level, fortified by tools for radical transparency and traceability. Next, Hasna Kourda explains how Save Your Wardrobe, the digital wardrobe management app which she co-founded in 2017, is changing how people relate to what they own. Rooted in practices of repair, care, and material longevity that she grew up with in Tunisia, Hasna envisions a new ecosystem of tailors and skilled crafts people. Finally, Max Gilgenmann interviews Selyna Peiris (Selyn Textiles) together with Annika Wohlert (B Lab Germany). Selyn Textiles represents Sri Lankan hand-loom craftspeople with a supply chain fortified by direct relationships and block-chain traceability, and Annika pairs this work with B Lab’s goals of setting new heights for the standards of brand citizenship. They remind us that as society recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic, we have the active choice to replace old, broken systems with regenerative networks.

To get inspired by this week’s featured speakers, you can go deeper into their work: Remei: https://www.remei-india.com/ Save Your Wardrobe: https://www.saveyourwardrobe.com/ Selyn Textiles: https://selyntextiles.com/ B Lab Germany: https://www.bcorporation.de/

Our hosts, Max Gilgenmann and Magdalena Schaffrin of studio MM04, continue to guide us with their insights on the recordings from 202030 – The Berlin Fashion Summit Edition #5: Active Alliances for Positive Fashion. For more information about 202030 – The Berlin Fashion Summit, including updates about our next edition, visit https://202030summit.com/, and follow us on social media @202030summit.

202030 – The Berlin Fashion Summit is organized by studio MM04, in cooperation with the Beneficial Design Institute. https://studiomm04.com/ https://www.bd-i.de/en/ It is a Partner of Berlin Fashion Week, funded by the Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises Berlin in cooperation with Fashion Council Germany. Press: MÜLLER PR & CONSULTING

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