Launched in 2018, Shaping Fashion is a global initiative to scale sustainable transformations in the fashion industry through the Global Shapers network.
For 2020 we're aiming for a cross-hub collaboration of >50 hubs!
Every year during Fashion Revolution Week in April hubs collaborate with local teams of industry experts to organise events, workshops, clothes swaps and film screenings to push for change in their communities. Beyond that, hubs co-create longer term projects with lasting positive impact on the sustainability of the fashion industry. In 2019 >30 hubs participated in Shaping Fashion: Amsterdam, Bangalore, Bangkok, Bilbao, Beijing, Cambridge, Chicago, Cordoba, Cuernavaca, Dallas, Davao, Dusseldorf, Hong Kong, Hyderabad, Iloilo, Istanbul, Jaipur, Johannesburg, Joinville, Kano, Los Angeles, London, Lugano, Lusaka, Mexico City, Milan, Minneapolis, Mumbai, Oranjestad, Paramaribo, Peshawar, Raleigh, Rome, Skopje, Yerevan, Yokohama.
So join the movement for eco-ethical fashion!
Under the leadership of Amsterdam Hub, hubs around the world organised meaningful events, workshops, clothes swaps and film screenings to call for revolutionary and ethical change in their communities.
For example, Vancouver Hub gathered industry experts and next generation fashion designers to provide insights on the challenges, opportunities and innovations facing sustainable fashion.
The hub also hosted an upcycling workshop to mainstream circular economy models to make ethical, sustainable fashion the norm – and Dusseldorf Hub hosted similar events too.
Recently, Amsterdam Hub presented the project to Dutch Prime Minister, Mark Rutte, and asked if there were any areas where their expertise might be helpful.
After the meeting, the hub reflected:
"So much has to happen in the world, but on days like this I do honestly feel empowered that we can be and make the change. Especially when being able to share ideas and collaborate with like-minded individuals across the world through the Global Shapers Community!"