During the “Semana Naranja” the embassy of The Netherlands organizes many different activities in Madrid. One of them took place yesterday at el Museo del Traje. Antoine Peters, one of the most important young designer from Holland gave a talk about his work and vision of fashion and Carlos Diez would be telling about one exceptional organisation which is working with people in Africa. The general topic of this year was “Quality of Life” and the concept of sustainability in fashion was explained in this discussion, which was open to the public.
Antoine Peters was talking about his projects like the sweater for the world, a one-size sweater which would fit everybody. Other projects like “Fat people are harder to kidnap” and “Making an Elephant out of a mosquito” promise a very creative touch of the collections.
Carlos Díez told us about Edun.com, a fashion brand, created by U2′ Bono which is working together with people in Africa and giving many women there the opportunity to make a living. Other topics were “Ethical Fashion Networks”, “Health”, “Education” and “Wealth”.
In a time when fashion has become accessible to every income, people stopped thinking about quality and the future of clothes. It is good to see that there are projects out there which help to value clothes more and maintain a certain level quality of life when they produce them.