Last modified: 26/11/2014

Barcelona hosts first sustainable fashion festival

BCN Ethical Fashion Fest gathers 3,000 at launch as city takes a strategic position in this high growth market.

Barcelona hosted the first festival of sustainable fashion with the BCN Ethical Fashion Fest, which brought together some 3,000 people at Santa Monica Arts Centre on November 22 - 23. 

Already one of the fashion capitals of Europe, the festival will help Barcelona position itself on the sustainable fashion map, a market led by Berlin and London. In addition, the event promotes local companies and new designers choosing ecological, ethical and proximity-based fashion, which is seeing growth across the world both from the viewpoint of businesses and consumers that are increasingly committed to socially responsible fashion. 

Organisers want the festival to bring innovative fashion proposals to the city in areas like ecology, work ethics, healthy raw materials, wellness for all, experimentation and a reinterpretation of the trades. 

Denim fashion, a leader in Barcelona 

The city has also hosted a new edition of Denim by Première Vision, which is the international denim fashion festival. After 13 editions in Paris, the event opened in the Catalan capital last November 19-20 with 97 exhibitors from 21 countries. 

Denim by Première Vision 
BCN Ethical Fashion Fest 

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