Mar

29

Sustainable Clothing: More than a Trendy Approach, the Responsibility of Rethinking the Fashion System 2 2

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In the framework of the Global Exchange of Crafts Makers being implemented by Dialogue Café Association and Fashion Revolution Movement in Portugal, both entities propose to organise a Roundtable on “Sustainable Clothing: More than a Trendy Approach, the Responsibility of Rethinking the Fashion System” with the aim of sharing feedback of experiences of different projects disrupting or reconsidering the Fashion System in their countries, namely Brazil, France, Portugal.

 


Fashion Revolution Movements and relevant projects based in the participating countries will be involved in this wide and precious discussion focusing on transparency at different levels, business activities; supply chains; and respect for social, human and environmental issues.

During the session, initiatives proposing innovative practices aimed at transforming the Fashion Industry by bringing ethics, sustainability, tracking and traceability to their production processes will take the floor, present their projects and share their contribution towards a safer, cleaner, more fair and beautiful future for fashion.

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Speakers:

 

Addresses:

  • Dialogue CafĂ© Lisbon – From 15h to 17h Local time (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation – Av. de Berna 45, Lisboa – Sala 03)
  • Dialogue CafĂ© Paris – From 16h to 18h Local time (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation – France Delegation, 39 Boulevard de la Tour-Maubourg, 75007 Paris)
  • Dialogue CafĂ© Rio de Janeiro – From 11h to 13h Local time (UCAM – Candido Mendes University – Rua da AssemblĂ©ia, 10 TĂ©rreo, Centro 20011-901 Rio de Janeiro)

For more information download the concept paper or contact Fashion Revolution Portugal / Dialogue Café.

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Nov

8

Sustainable clothing vs Fast fashion 2 2

Each week we discover something new about the negative impact the fast fashion industry is having in people´s live and our planet, because the abuse of resources, human and naturals. Confronting this challenge, people, aware and committed, decide to engage and be part of a global or local change. Our commitment for a better future may come from different routes, changing our consumption way of life, thinking about the impact of our daily life, or why not, sewing our own clothes.

The DIY (Do It Yourself) movement and attitude is growing faster for some years now. The list of introductory workshops offered, creative sewing magazines sold, and number of interactions on Pinterest focused on DIY tips, are only few, but strong indicators of the power this movement is acquiring globally. Nevertheless, the DIY movement is having greater impact and seems to serve as powerful injection of motivation for creativity. What started as a hobby becomes stronger and more stable with business projection. The number of makers and sustainable aimed fashion projects increased, but it is this trend having a real impact on the fast fashion industry? Which are the other elements having an influence in the development of sustainable fashion initiatives?

 

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In the framework of the Global Exchange of Crafts Makers launched in April 2016, Dialogue Café Association is organising a global conversation on “Sustainable clothing, it´s the DIY movement a response to fast fashion?”.

The session will take place on 29 November from 15h to 17h London time and will connect DCs based in Dialogue Cafe Lisboa (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation) and Dialogue Café Rio de Janeiro (UCAM University).

Special speakers will join us in:

Dialogue Café Lisbon:

Diana Pais, Founder of Cose Mais and Miss Castelinhos; Teresa Carvalheira, Board Member of Fashion Revolution Portugal; Joana Tadeu, Co-Founder of A Montra / The Window Sustainable Curators; RĂ©mi, Director of Charivari Lab; Ana Rita Albuquerque from VOLUME Atelier; and Sara Mazurca of Mazurca Handmade.

Dialogue Café Rio de Janeiro (Brazil):

Michelle Narita, Co-Founder of Slow Down Fashion, Helena Rocha from Pipa Social, and SĂ­lvia Blumberg from SĂ­lvia Blumberg Joias.

Makers, creative and engaged people are invited to participate in this debate and discuss about how the DIY movement can, in one hand, fight against the impact the fast fashion has in our planet, in other hand, strengthen sustainable clothing initiatives.

For more information about the session download the concept paper and the programme!

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Aug

26

Sharing Knowledge: Green Societies and Green Cities 0 Reply

Overview

The twenty-first session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) and the eleventh session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP) took place from 30 November to 11 December 2015, in Paris, France. The conference gave as main result an international consensus agreed by representatives of 196 parties, the Paris Agreement that will be signed and adopted during 2016-2017.

The session on “Can Countries in transition/development really go fully green and if yes, how best?” organised by Dialogue Café Novi Pazar in June 2015, provided us the opportunity to identify a cycle of sessions focused on green societies and aimed at sharing smart practices implemented at the local level by different stakeholders (municipalities, civil society organisations, universities, citizens, youth organisations).

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Aim

This session is focused on how to build on green societies is to raise awareness about the commitments adopted in the Paris Agreement and promote smart practices implemented at the local level by municipalities, civil society organisations, universities, citizens, youth organisations.  Indeed, sharing knowledge and research between universities and organisations promoting green societies. The topics to be discussed are: Paris Agreement: bringing new challenges at the glocal level? and Sharing smart practices implemented at the local level.

This session which will be held next 25 October 2016 from 15h to 16h30 London time, will connect DCs based in Lisbon, Novi Pazar and Rio de Janeiro.

Among the special speakers include, from Rio de Janeiro: Guilherme Rodrigues, Forest Engineer from Onda Verde NGO; from Novi Pazar: Dzenan Hajrovic, Front Foundation; and from Lisbon: Filomena Djassi, PhD On CLimate Change, Founder of Musqueba and Project Manager at the Aga Khan Foundation.

Download the concept note / programme.

For more information and registration, contact us!

 

 

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Sep

13

Greenfest at Dialogue Cafe this week 0 Reply

This week Dialogue Cafe is taking part in Greenfest, Portugal’s largest sustainability festival which celebrates everything good and green in business, people and the environment. The festival brings together activists, community groups,  businesses and others for a week of workshops, lectures and talks, films and performances and other fun activities.

Greenfest at Dialogue Cafe:

On Tuesday we’re doing a workshop on food and the environment. In Lisbon we’ll be joined by the Director of the Portuguese Macrobiotic Institute.

On Wednesday, our Greenfest workshop is on the theme of sustainability and social innovation. We’ll be joined by a number of NGOs in Lisbon and Rio de Janeiro.  

On Thursday, the theme of the day is energy efficiency. In Lisbon we’re joined by Cascais Energia – the Energy Agency of the Cascais Municipality.  Cascais Energy, established in January 2007, is a private non-profit association with the purpose of contributing to a more efficient energy and renewable energy use in the Cascais Municipality. The Agency also seeks to promote sustainable development and social cohesion.
 
On Friday, we’re doing a Yoga Laughter Workshop! The workshop will be led by Clara Fernandes, specialist in Laughter Yoga, qualified teacher from the Laughter Yoga International School. You can find more information here.     

Join us at MUDE or UCAM! For more information contact mude@dialoguecafe.org or ucam@dialoguecafe.org.

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Hello Michele! the Smart Cities II project finished longtime ago. If you wish concrete information, contact us by email to info@dialoguecafe.org. With thanks and kind regards
daliasendra on 2018.09.18