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KOKOworld – Honest Vogue Rise up

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(German Model right here , Commercial with KOKOworld )

A t-shirt and a good trend firm with a historical past – I will additionally share with you extra information on how one can grow to be trend rebels and activists your self!

Common readers of my weblog already learn about the shirt story . After an thrilling journey around the globe, I used to be in a position to have considered one of my favourite souvenirs tailored right into a considered one of a sort piece. I discovered a small piece of classic material in a second hand store in Cambodia and really carried it in my backpacker backpack for months. Again in Germany, the classic material was then despatched to Poland, the place the KOKOworld group used it and made it right into a shirt ! You’ll be able to learn the entire story right here .

And right now the story continues!

Agata Kurek had the same expertise that impressed her to start out the honest trend label KOKOworld:

Like me, she give up her everlasting job, packed her backpack, and traveled via international locations that she had by no means seen earlier than. The largest inspiration got here in Mali: at a music pageant she met individuals who impressed her to mix her ardour for music, dance, journey and craft: it was not straightforward and the trail had many hurdles. However Agata managed to unite artisans from totally different international locations in a single mission and thus combat mass manufacturing and quick trend. The KOKOworld model was born.

Agata is aware of the situations beneath which the designs, which pay nice consideration to element, are produced. Kis Herry from Indonesia produces particular materials in his small studio, that are stamped by hand. In Kraków, Maruna sews luggage from these materials. Eduardo from Colombia produces jewellery for KOKOworld in a conventional means. You’ll be able to learn extra concerning the particular person tales right here .

Transparency : KOKOworld is continually evolving. The share of sustainable fibers at KOKOworld is to be elevated to 56 % in 2019. In the meanwhile, 55 % of the gathering is already produced from pure supplies corresponding to natural cotton and Tencel. A lot of the manufacturing takes place in small household companies in Poland.

After all, I used to be additionally in a position to check out just a few kinds:

Outfit Particulars:

  • Gentle brown cardigan: bought out.
  • Black trousers : a timeless design produced from organ ic cotton, produced in Poland. Made out of a brilliant snug, comfortable and on the identical time agency material, in order that it’s snug to put on, however nonetheless appears stylish.
  • Inexperienced costume: Made out of viscose, a snug materials to put on, however should be cared for very rigorously in order that the garment lasts a very long time. So make sure that to deal with it effectively, info right here !
  • T -shirt, jacket and backpack, outdated
  • Sneakers borrowed from Vreni !

Change within the trend trade

It’s actually necessary that there’s a change within the trend trade. We can’t proceed with enterprise as ordinary. The shoe and clothes trade is liable for a whopping eight % of world CO2 emissions. That is greater than your complete air and transport site visitors collectively ( supply )! So we have to rethink, deal with gradual trend, actual craftsmanship, sustainable materials, honest pay and social working situations alongside your complete provide chain, in addition to create an consciousness of the affect of trend on the atmosphere and animals.

Vogue insurgent

I’m not simply shocked by the quick trend trade virtually day by day. You usually ask me how I endure all of the dangerous information, what you’ll be able to actually do and what actually brings change. My reply: trend activism! Activism offers me hope and the sensation that I’m doing extra than simply voting with my purchases. Your shopper conduct is after all tremendous necessary, nevertheless it takes a bit of extra to start out a small revolt, in my view. That’s the reason, for instance, I took half within the Vogue Revolution demonstration in 2019, campaigned for the # fairbylaw petition and am additionally concerned within the Vogue Changers demo block “Vogue & Local weather” on the local weather strike.

I do know these actions will not be potential for everybody, however there are such a lot of choices for activism.

Mini information for extra trend activism:

  • For instance, preserve updated on fashionchangers .de (there i s additionally a publication)
  • Discover out extra on Vogue Revolution and naturally right here on heylilahey (you’ll be able to subscribe to my publication right here )
  • Write a letter or an e-mail to trend manufacturers – ask them # whomademyclothes ?
  • It’s also possible to do the identical publicly on social media !
  • Set up swap events and inform contributors concerning the issues of quick trend
  • Take part in Vogue Revolution Week April 22 – 24 by printing and distributing posters and flyers, creating social media posts on the subject or donating to sure organizations
  • Signal and share the # FairByLaw petition !
  • Tackle a problem : for instance, not purchasing for half a yr or an entire yr (as I did), or simply shopping for classic trend – that is how one can be an activist in your non-public life and hopefully it can encourage these round you
  • Over the following few weeks and months, I will probably be presenting these choices in m ore element frequently, particularly on Instagram , in addition to a extra info on find out how to get entangled in numerous methods in trend activism. There will probably be one thing for everybody! So I am wanting ahead to an activist 2019 with you 🙂

Thanks once more to Agata from KOKOworld for the help for this contribution, which is, so to talk, a kick-off for much more trend activism on heylilahey!

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three feedback
  1. Good day Mia, a pleasant story and the outfits look proper too nice. I at all times sew my very own garments myself and thus make my very own contribution to “honest trend”. It isn’t potential to take advantage of different folks in trend manufacturing. I desire to make use of supplies produced from natural cotton and linen. Sustainability, honest trend and environmental consciousness will hopefully have a powerful affect on clothes within the subsequent few years.
  2. Hey Mia! Your weblog is absolutely notable! Your Honest Vogue outfits look very stunning. My private favourite is the outfit with the brown cardigan. I at all times attempt to purchase Honest Vogue however typically I don’t have a look at the signal within the t-shirt whether or not it’s honest commerce as a result of I overlook it or as a result of I just like the garment a lot that i don’t care. However I’ve been attempting for a half a yr extra to make sure that the merchandise are honest commerce. I hope that extra persons are going to purchase extra honest trend within the subsequent few years.

  3. Good day Mia,

    I actually love your weblog and it is nice what you do (and by the way in which the outfits are unimaginable and the photographs too).

    I believe you might be actually courageous I imply you give up your job and that only for honest trend and to assist folks and the atmosphere. Unbelievable! You’re a nice idol for me.

    I completely agree together with your opinion that there should be a change within the trend trade and that we should always purchase extra Honest Vogue.

    I personally purchase not fairly often Honest Vogue. I imply I attempt to do my finest nevertheless it’s actually laborious to look on each clothes description to see if precisely this garment is honest trend. Sure, I do know that it offers outlets simply with honest garments however I reside in a bit of village and the following Honest Vogue store could be very far-off however as I already stated I attempt my finest.

    Lastly, I’ll say thanks for this attractive weblog and I hope you’ll by no means hand over as a result of the world want folks such as you.

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