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8 July 2015

Insights into the 1st day of Greenshowroom & Ethical Fashion Show Berlin (8 - 10 July)

Today, Greenshowroom & Ethical Fashion Show (both organized by Messe Frankfurt) opened the doors at the Postbahnhof on occasion of Berlin Fashion Week.

From 8 to 10 July, the main theme 'vegan fashion' and sustainably produced collections (clothing, shoes, accessories) for summer 2016 will be presented by around 160 labels (high fashion to street wear) at booths, shows (tomorrow at the Salonshow and Ethical Fashion on Stage) and discussed at seminars (topic: working conditions) and lectures such as about fairtrade and sustainable textiles (program).

fig.: The opening speech was held by eco-fashion pioneer Christian Adelsberger (Purchasing Manager of the Austrian in Graz headquartered department store chain Kastner + Oehler) and Olaf Schmidt (Vice President Textiles & Textile Technologies at Messe Frankfurt) at Postbahnhof on 8 July 2015 in Berlin, Germany. Photo: Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images; (C) 2015 Getty Images.

Christian Adelsberger stated that it's important for retailers to work with innovative labels: "Green fashion is an asset and a real add-on for the trade. I can proudly say that it is profitable for us. The fashion claim and the professionalism of the labels have become extremely developed in recent years. Eco-Fashion is fun and gives the consumer a good feeling."

fig.: Kastner + Oehler's Christian Adelsberger presents a bag by the label '959' made of recycled seatbelts at the Ethical Fashion Show at Postbahnhof on 8 July 2015 in Berlin. Photo: Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images; (C) 2015 Getty Images.

fig. below: Nadine Raeuber of the German vegan shoes store chain 'Avesu' presents high heel wedges made of cork at the Ethical Fashion Show Berlin where the new trends for summer 2016 are currently on view. Greenshowroom & Ethical Fashion Show are open from 8 to 10 July at the Postbahnhof in Berlin. Photo: Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images; (C) 2015 Getty Images.

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