#23 – Inclusive Denim | Dawn Denim & Auf Augenhöhe

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connectingprogressiveminds means bringing the right people together – and letting a spark grow! When Dawn Denim and Auf Augenhöhe met at the 202030 Summit: Denim Pop-up last July, they noticed a real alignment in their ideologies for a better fashion industry. Auf Augenhöhe is a brand, agency, and social movement for fashion for people of short stature, producing and raising awareness on adaptive fashion. Dawn Denim, meanwhile, is leading the wave of transparent, ethically produced, environmentally ambitious jeans. Together, they discuss the possibility of creating body-inclusive denim.

This episode brings the two companies into live conversation, moderated by studio MM04’s Lou Croff Blake, a writer and researcher on cultural sustainability. We’re joined by Marian von Rappard, the founder and owner of Dawn Denim, Sema Gedik, the founder and CEO of Auf Augenhöhe, and actor and model Mick Mehnert, a brand ambassador for Auf Augenhöhe. Together, our guests share their own journeys through the fashion industry, and how they each came to realise the need for positive systems change. In this discussion, it’s clear that each person’s unique experiences enrich the power and possibility of collaboration.

For denim heads who believe that this sector can be a leader of cultural innovation, this interview provides an inspiring spin on expanding body inclusivity while producing with radical transparency.

Learn about Auf Augenhöhe: https://www.aufaugenhoehe.design/en Learn about Dawn Denim: https://dawndenim.com/pages/about-us Read more about adaptive fashion: https://everyhuman.com.au/blogs/blog/what-is-adaptive-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. It is funded by the Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises and warmly thanks its partners of Edition #6: Premium Group and Berlin Fashion Week.

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