The European Week for Waste Reduction organized by ADEME (part of the French Ministry of Ecology) will take place between November 19 and 27 under the theme of textiles.
Committed for 30 years in the fight against climate change and resource drainage, ADEME takes a stand to help various stakeholders in their efforts to champions sustainability. The government agency wishes to accelerate the reduction of our energy consumption, to develop renewable energies and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
As an official partner of this edition of the S.E.R.D., IFA Paris has set-up an exciting array of activities!
On the agenda:
– Monday, November 21st at 4pm (Paris Time) at the IFA Paris Campus + Live on the school’s Instagram: A discussion on the management of textile waste by Delphine Durieux (Fashion Design Academic Leader IFA Paris)
La Gestion des Dechets Textiles Billets, Le lun 21 nov. 2022 à 16:00
– Tuesday, November 22nd at 2:30 pm (Paris Time) at the IFA Paris Campus: Workshop on the Creation of upcycled totes bags from used tee-shirts by Supinya Klaychiangrak (Bachelor Fashion Design Student IFA Paris)
Workshop Transformation de Tee-shirt en Tote Bag Billets, Le mar 22 nov. 2022 à 14:30
– Thursday, November 24th at 3pm (Paris Time) at the IFA Paris Campus + Live on the school’s Instagram: A discussion on How to reconcile Sustainability and Fashion by Hélène Gille (Sustainability Leader) and Jean-Baptiste Andreani (CEO IFA Paris)
Comment Concilier Durabilite et Mode? Billets, Le jeu 24 nov. 2022 à 15:00
– Saturday, November 26th at 3pm (Paris Time) at the IFA Paris Campus + Live on the school’s Instagram: A Workshop on Learning how to optimize your wardrobe to consume less and better by Kamila Boudova (Slow Fashion Coach)
Workshop Optimisation de dressing Billets, Le sam 26 nov. 2022 à 15:00
Please note that all activities will be carried out in French. Each event is bookable via Eventbrite (individual links above). Alternatively, they can be booked directly via the SERD Website as all activities have been officially certified by the Government Agency.
In order to train tomorrow’s young designers, IFA Paris will organize a contest between November 19th and 27th to win the 1st year of the Bachelor Fashion Sustainability Program. The goal is to give young talents access to a quality education on the principles of sustainability. More to come on this exciting contest on our Instagram Profile (@ifaparis).
Finally, on Friday November 25th at 6pm, a fashion show of 20 upcycled looks will take place at the school to show that it is possible to create in a sustainable way.
To book your spot, please click on the link below:
IFA Paris Fashion Show Billets, Le ven 25 nov. 2022 à 18:00
Why did the SERD choose the theme of textiles for this new edition?
The fashion industry is one of the most polluting industries in the world, emitting more greenhouse gases than international flights and maritime traffic combined.
Clothes have become an important part of our lives. They are sold at attractive prices, so we buy more of them than a few years ago while keeping them for less time. And this is not without its problems!
The manufacturing process involves many steps and processes that sometimes harm the environment and the people who make and wear them.
Today we need to cherish and wear our clothes longer, demand that they are made to last, ask brands to ensure that the textiles in our clothes contain fewer hazardous substances and are recyclable. We need to encourage reuse through shopping at thrift stores, yard sales, etc.
This year’s S.E.R.D. aims to mobilize us to ensure that our clothes and shoes are made through the respect of an ethical chart On a daily basis, we can all act to reduce our fashion impact on the environment. With simple gestures we have the power to change things.
That’s why IFA Paris is challenging you on Instagram for the duration of the S.E.R.D, 1 day = 1 challenge, are you ready for change? Check our Instagram Profile on Monday November 14th and start the challenge!