Barcelona’s leading event dedicated to environmentally friendly fashion returns on 23 November with this year’s edition of BEFF (Barcelona Ethical Fashion Festival).
With a growing awareness of the impact that ‘fast fashion’ can have on the environment, as well as concern regarding conditions in certain textile and clothing factories around the world, BEFF was created by the organisation Moda Sostenible Barcelona ‘to prove that the fashion industry doesn’t have to be in conflict with human rights and the environment’.
This is the fifth time that BEFF has taken place and once more its venue is the Disseny Hub in Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes. The one-day event features a series of activities related to fashion and sustainability and is aimed at both professionals and the public.
On the BEFF 2018 programme are two round tables (one in the morning, the other in the afternoon) featuring special guests and experts from the fashion and sustainability sectors.
There’s also a dedicated space for fashion bloggers where they can find out more about the criteria and brands of ethical fashion.
In addition there’s a screening of the award-winning documentary Riverblue (2016), which talks about pollution caused by the fashion industry in rivers around the world as a result of disposing toxic waste from factories into different waterways.
One of the most popular features of BEFF is the showroom, featuring a range of sustainable fashion labels with a selection of pieces available to purchase.
Other activities include an art installation, exhibition of work by fashion students and young designers, and a cocktail party to end the day.
When: 23 November, 9.30am-9.30pm
Where: Disseny Hub, Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes, 38
More info: modasosteniblebcn.org