One Common Vision for a Sustainable Cotton Industry


As a part of the Ethical Fashion Week Berlin, the initiatives for sustainable cotton (INBW) will risk a look into the future with their ‘Change Your Cotton’ project. Based on scenarios developed during a ‘Visioning Workshop’, held in co-operation with Britain’s ‘Forum for the Future’ institute, the initiatives present a variety of very different and highly stimulating alternative outlooks for the future. 

INBW’s intention is to raise awareness for the importance and significance of sustainably produced cotton — today and in the future. In joined efforts, the Aid by Trade Foundation with its initiative Cotton made in Africa, TransFair with fairtrade certified cotton and other partners from the field of organic cotton are committed to establish the issue in the public mind. Therefore, the fashion and textile industries as well as politicians and consumers are addressed. INBW’s work is supported by Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. 


„Change your cotton” at the Ethical Fashion Show Berlin

(accreditation only)

Thursday July 05, 2012 eWerk Berlin

Gallery Hall C – Wilhelmstr. 43 – 10117 Berlin


6pm: Address of Welcome and Key Note Speech:

Parliamentary State Secretary Gudrun Kopp Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

6.20pm: Introduction INBW

Dr. Johannes Merck, CEO  Aid by Trade Foundation and Dieter Overath, CEO  TransFair e. V. (Fairtrade Deutschland)

6.30pm: Introduction of a Common Vision for a Sustainable Cotton Industry and Other Findings

Alexa Schubert, Forum for the Future, UK and Tina Stridde (INBW)

7pm: Presentation „Designing the future — sustainable growth”

Martyn Bowen, General Manager PUMA Austria:

7.30pm: Networking

Participants are asked to register by sending an e-mail to cottonatethicalfashionshowberlindotcom.

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