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Exhibition Promotes Sustainable Swedish Fashion by Slowing it Down

By: Tiana Reid - Published: • References: scandinaviahouse.org and goodlifer
Sweden is known for its sustainability initiatives, so it’s no surprise that New York City’s Scandinavia House is presenting the ‘Eco Chic – Towards Sustainable Swedish Fashion’ exhibition, featuring a variety of Swedish fashion designers who keep the environment in mind when designing and manufacturing clothing. With free admission, aspiring designers can take note of how to incorporate the ideas of the slow fashion movement into their own creative processes.

The ‘Eco Chic – Towards Sustainable Swedish Fashion’ exhibition can connect with the consumer end of the stick as well. Many of us buy one-time-wear pieces at fast fashion clothing stores, but as Marcus Bergman notes, “Few of us think about the fact that it took someone nine months to grow that garment. It’s considered disposable so why not make it from disposable materials.”