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Sustainable fashion

An aggregated list of production locations of 64 Dutch garment and textile companies, together producing 80 brands, was published today. The Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile says it is an important step towards further transparency of the supply chain. (We are looking forward to seeing such a list for France as well!)

It's not as easy as it seems to know where to buy sustai ... »

The venture Freitag: From recycled bags to sustainable fashion


The Swiss venture Freitag, founded in 1993 by the two brothers Daniel and Markus Freitag, pioneered the idea of product upcycling by producing functional and fashionable bike messenger bags out of used truck tarpaulins. Relying on its unique raw material of recycled truck tarps, Freitag developed a coherent brand identity and gradually extended its product portfolio of bags and accesso ... »

Future Lab 2016: Walk the talk


oikos Future Lab vom 06. bis 09. November 2016 in St. Gallen


Unter dem Motto "Walk the talk" stand das Future Lab 2016, das jährlich von oikos International in St.Gallen veranstaltet wird. Gleich drei von uns haben die Reise in die Schweiz angetreten, um oikos Konstanz auf der Konferenz zu vertreten. Drei Tage gefüllt von spannenden Vorträgen, Workshops, Learning Circ ... »

oikos Winter School

The Winter School "You call it Eco. We call it Common Sense. Sustainability in the Fashion Industry" takes place from 5.-11. March 2017 in Witten.

Read more information on oikos Winter School website. ... »

Rückblick 2. Future Fashion Day

Wir hatten einen wundervollen Tag mit vielen interessanten Austellern, Vorträgen und einer Catwalk-Show die alle Erwartungen übertroffen hat.

Optimistisch blicken wir auf 2017 und möchten den FutureFashionDay weiter ausbauen.

Alle Bilder zum Event sind im folgenden Link zu sehen

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Clothes Exchange Party

oikos Bayreuth is hosting another Clothes Exchange Party to reduce waste, and overconsumption.


More information (in German) here. ... »

2. Future Fashion Day

Ethisch korrekt produziert, nachhaltig und schön?? Wie das gehen kann zeigen wir beim 2. Future Fashion Day. Mit klarem Fokus auf Design und Nachhaltigkeit präsentieren wir Top-Player aus dem Eco-Fashion-Segment. Die Vorbereitungen laufen auf Hochtouren - lasst euch überraschen!

Es werden zahlreiche Aussteller aus der Region, Labels aus deutschlands Modehauptstadt Berlin und auch aus der Sch ... »


The Fabric of Change challenge seeks innovations for building a fair and sustainable apparel industry that respects people and planet. Winners will be awarded a total of Euros 100,000 in prizes and all. Finalists will receive a travel stipend to present their solutions to key industry players at the Fabric of Change Summit (dates and location to be announced shortly). The deadline to enter is Nov ... »

Roba Amiga: Social Entrepreneurship in Textile Waste Management



The case focuses on Roba Amiga, a network of organizations devoted to collect, select and sell second-hand clothes in Barcelona and its surrounding, with the aim of creating jobs for people excluded from the job market as well as contributing to mitigating the environmental problem of textile waste. The case traces the history of Roba Amiga, leading up to two of the organizations ... »

From Sweatshops to Sustainability: Wal-Mart’s Journey in Bangladesh



Walmart the largest company in the world by revenues as of 2014, operated on the philosophy of providing its consumers products at the lowest possible price. To achieve this, it procured goods from various parts of the world. The clothes were mostly procured from Bangladesh. Walmart and other global retailers were attracted to Bangladesh due to cheap labor and low productio ... »

oikos Event: Change Club




Am 10.6.2015 fand zum ersten, aber sicherlich nicht letzten Mal der "oikos Change Club" auf dem Campus der Universität Hamburg statt.


In entspannter Atmosphäre haben sich Studenten über die Gestaltung eines nachhaltigen Alltags ausgetauscht. Im Fokus standen hierbei vor allem die Themen Banking, Energie, Ernährung und Kleidung.

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Sustainable and fashionable? UnDress shows that this goes together very well. In workshops and presentations, HSG students can inform about modern ecofashion. Moreover, there is an exhibition and a fashion show with students and professors, where everyone can gain inspiration for sustainable and fashionable looks and trends. This annual event is organized in cooperation with the Marketin ... »

Podiumsdiskussion: "Nicht nur Kleidung, sondern auch Verantwortung tragen - aber wie?"

You can now inscribe yourself for the 3rd oikos Tbilisi Conference on 'Innovative Business Models for a Sustainable Future'.


The conference takes place at Tbilisi State University on May 2, 2014


More information here. ... »

Fashion (Supply Chain) Learning Circle Updates

The Fashion/Supply Chain Learning Circle 


Fair fashion, sustainable shirts and organic underpants – that is what we want. But what changes need to be pushed on in order to achieve a more sustainable product? What steps within the fashion supply chain are concerned? And in what ways can oikos impact on this transformation towards more sustainability?


Through a co-operat ... »

Recycle Fasion

Recycle fasion party je za námi! Jak se vám líbila? ... »

oikos SWAP

oikos Warsaw invites you to join the last event in this academic year! oikos SWAP show is a great exchange of clothes that you no longer like because of the fact that they are too small, too big, you are bored with them, have decided that sequins are not in your style or simply the fourth wardrobe in your apartment no longer shuts... If you would like to refresh your clothes collection, have a ... »

oikos & Pizza // Nachhaltige Mode

Mit der Veranstaltung „oikos & pizza“ laden wir jeden ersten Mittwoch im Monat zum offenen Treffen in die partizipatorische Plattform Mondbasis in der Lünertorstraße 20 ein.

Neben der fast schon legendären Pizza und live gespieltem Jazz haben wir diesmal Henning vom Start Up No Nasties da, das fair gehandelte und ökologisch produzierte T-Shirts aus Indien verkauft. Darüber hinaus g ... »

oikos & Pizza // Tauschrausch

Mit der neuen Veranstaltung „oikos&pizza“ laden wir jeden ersten Mittwoch im Monat zum offenen Treffen in das Kunst&Kulturforum MondBasis ein.

Nach dem rauschenden Auftakt mit Live Jazz und TED-Talks laden wir euch alle am 03. Juli ab 19 Uhr zum „oikos Tauschrausch“ ein. Kleidung und Bücher, Altes und Neues, Nützliches und Unnützes, Zeit und Ideen, alles kann getauscht werden ... »

Clothes swaping party


Přijďte vyměnit své oblečení na Clothes swapping party

19. května 2014 se v klubu Café v Lese uskuteční další výměna oblečení v rámci projektu (re)cycle fashion... pošli to dál! Podívejte se do skříně a vyberte pár pěkných kousků, které už nenosíte, ale někomu jinému by mohly slušet. Za každý kus, který přinesete, si budete moci vybrat jiný. Obl ... »

Fashion Revolution Day 2014

Fashion Revolution Day takes place on the 24th of April.

Palau Robert, in the very center of the city of Barcelona, will be the scene of a show of sustainable fashion to make clear that that enjoying fashion can be done without exploiting people or the environment.

More then 20 independent designers and brands take part and show their creations in order to make us think about the origins ... »

Ethical fashion show

This springtime, oikos Reims will present the sixth edition of its ethical FASHION SHOW. This event is famous and it is an integral part of school life!

Professional hair-stylists and make-up artists will take care of our models, voluntary students, who will show their trendy clothes on a red carpet especially rolled out on our campus for the event!

The ethical fashion show of oikos Reims as ... »

oikos Newsletter June 2013

Make it a summer to remember with oikos! Still not sure about where to travel this summer? Then join us at the Summer School in Baku or at the Sustainable Energy for Europe Conference in Warsaw or apply to be a Student Reporter at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of the New Champions in Dalian-China or simply join us in our online webinars on sustainable fashion. If you are a PhD student, y ... »