Sustainable Fashion Takes Center Stage: Insights from the BRICS+ Fashion Summit

Sustainable Fashion Takes Center Stage: Insights from the BRICS+ Fashion Summit

In an era marked by growing concerns about the environment, the fashion industry is turning over a new leaf, meticulously integrating sustainable practices, eco-friendly materials, and innovative recycling and upcycling techniques. As fashion enthusiasts flock to Moscow for the monumental BRICS+ Fashion summit, the event has become a prominent platform for illuminating the pressing issues surrounding the industry's transition towards sustainability.

Key discussions at the summit revolved around the viability of the zero waste concept within the modern fashion landscape. Esteemed experts delved deep into its efficacy, the baffling scarcity of brands fully embracing this approach, and the consequential impact on end consumers. Sharma Aishwarya, a luminary Sustainability Advisor from the For Fashion Council, invoked the wise words of Mahatma Gandhi to remind stakeholders that the allure of impeccable clothing loses its luster if it eternalize hunger and unhappiness. Aishwarya called for a collective consciousness, urging manufacturers and consumers alike to adopt a more cognizant approach to fashion production and consumption.

Sustainable Fashion Takes Center Stage: Insights from the BRICS+ Fashion Summit

The pioneer of the sustainability in fashion vision in Turkey Nej Nejla Guvenc emphasized Turkey's astute choices in favor of renewable fashion. With a stringent certification system aligned with European standards, Turkish brands lead the charge in endorsing eco-friendly materials and conscientious production processes. Guvenc underscored the acute social awareness of Turkish consumers, who readily prioritize garments that meet their eco-friendly criteria. Turkey's ambitious commitment to completely eliminating carbon emissions by 2050 has initiated a zealous state policy aimed at curbing emissions across industries, including textiles, chemicals, and polymers.

Sustainable Fashion Takes Center Stage: Insights from the BRICS+ Fashion Summit

The resounding messages of sustainability reverberated through the voices of numerous designers at the summit. Advocating for responsible consumption and eco-friendly fashion, Indonesian designer Aldrie Indrayana made a bold statement with her collection, carefully crafted through the art of upcycling. Showcasing a fusion of grunge aesthetics and contemporary melancholy, Indrayana's creations boasted an arresting palette of dark hues, Gothic undertones, layered ensembles, and purposefully disheveled appeal. Models strode the runway barefoot, serving as a visual testament to the symbiotic relationship between nature and fashion.

Sustainable Fashion Takes Center Stage: Insights from the BRICS+ Fashion Summit

The movement toward eco-conscious fashion is gathering momentum, permeating brands, consumers, and industry events alike, charting an auspicious path towards a more sustainable future. The Moscow Fashion Week, set to captivate global attention from March 1-8, 2024, will also firmly designated ecology and sustainable development as critical focal points. This illustrious event promises to provide a platform for designers and international experts to delve deeper into the sustainable fashion discourse, further propelling the dialogue that resonates within the international fashion community.


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Silvia Kabaivanova

As the founder of Be Global Fashion Network and several other fashion websites, Silvia has been working for more than 20 years covering fashion industry trends and news. With a passion for the fashion business, she focuses on sustainable fashion and innovations, custom fashion and print on demand services. Silvia is a Chairman of Bulgarian Fashion Association. You can reach her at silvia@bgfashion.net


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