Author: Leonie Barrie | 4 November 2011 in Just-Style
Trade show organiser Messe Frankfurt is joining forces with the Esmod international fashion school in Paris to help promote sustainability in the fashion industry.
The collaboration will see the École Superieure des Arts et Techniques de la Mode (Esmod) integrate sustainability and eco-fashion into its curriculum.
While other projects are still under discussion, the two organisations have committed to hold an international eco-fashion design award and to create a trend show, the Esmod/Ethical Fashion Show. Also in the pipeline are plans for presentations and special shows, joint PR activities, and the creation of a joint international network.
Messe Frankfurt already has a global network in sustainable textiles, including the Ethical Fashion Show in Paris and the GreenShowroom in Berlin. With over 30 international textile trade fairs, it is one of the world's leading organisers of textile events.
Esmod, meanwhile, has a network of 21 design schools in 14 countries and each year takes around 1,000 students.