Fashion Revolution is the biggest global movement campaigning for a fairer and safer fashion industry and was founded in 2013 after the collapse of the Rhana Plaza factory building in Bangladesh. The movement wants to unite people and organizations to work closer together towards radically changing the way our clothes are being sourced, produced and consumed.
This 5th edition of the Fashion Revolution Night Düsseldorf was attended by round about 200 participants who had a chance to learn more about how business model innovations can become a driver of positive changes in the fashion industry. The event was organized by Dr. Monika Hauck, Managing Director of WHU Entrepreneurship Center together with the law company Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, the bank HSBC Germany and the Wirtschaftsförderung Düsseldorf.
The two City Ambassadors of Fashion Revolution movement in Düsseldorf Dr. Monika Hauck, WHU Entrepreneurship Center, and Anja Gräf, HSBC, started off with an introduction on the movement and announced the launch of a brand new website change-room.orgwhich will serve as a knowledge and community platform for everyone interested in sustainable innovation in fashion in Düsseldorf. Then Dr. Sven Greulich, partner at Orrick and the host of the evening welcomed the first lady of Düsseldorf, Dr. Vera Geisel, who expressed her strong wish that the city’s creative and fashion scene is being combined with a sustainable approach. To promote more sustainable fashion consumption of the city’s inhabitants, Dr. Geisel, introduced a photo series called “The Naked Garments” which is a creative collaboration between the Change Room founder Dr. Monika Hauck and Düsseldorf based photographer Falco Peters. Starting in November 2019, until the next Fashion Revolution Week in April 2020, the photo series will portray protagonists of the Düsseldorf sustainability, innovation and business scene. The (role)models will talk about their favourite piece of clothing and its unique and personal story. Anyone can relate to this, as all of us have at least one garment that is very dear to us. (More information about the project on change-room.org )