‘Towards an ethics of fashion’. For C. Balenciaga Museum. Course.

III Cristóbal Balenciaga Museoa summer course. Towards an ethics of fashion: challenges and advances.

This third course created and directed by Estudio for Cristóbal Balenciaga Museum as part of the programme of the University of the Basque Country, offers the specialised perspectives of three experts: Joanne EntwistleSass Brown and Elena Salcedo Allende.

The course aims to provide an overall view on the encounters currently being developed by fashion towards ethics and its confluences with society and the environment.

Date: 5 July, 2019.
Venue: Cristóbal Balenciaga Museum. Getaria.
Produced by: Cristóbal Balenciaga Museoa.
Directed by: Estudio YOX.
Collaborating entities: University of the Basque Country, Kutxa Kultur Moda, Fomento de San Sebastian.


Towards an ethics of fashion: Challenges and advances.
Joanne Entwistle.
This keynote speech will provide a sociological perspective on the main obstacles and opportunities faced today by fashion to foster ethical and responsible practices in its design, material-symbolic
production and consumption processes.

The challenge of sustainability in the fashion industry.
Elena Salcedo Allende.
This paper will address the principal harmful effects of fashion as an industry and, with it, the ethical and ecological challenges to which it must respond. It will look at the different approaches to sustainability — from efficiency to regeneration— based on real examples of improvements and innovations in technologies, models and systems applied throughout the whole product life cycle.

Innovation in conscious fashion design.
Sass Brown.
Fashion brands and designers are under increasing pressure to respond to the ethical and environmental impact of the fashion industry. This lecture will look at disruptive yet responsible fashion design practices, from concepts to solutions that are challenging.

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