bARBARA Í gONGINI (DK)

June 15, 2010

photo: Nicy de Silva

How and why do I engage in aspects of sustainability in my fashion design?

Sustainability for me is an important aspect in my work. This is my mind set within the industry – there are clear limits for what we will do to reach our goals… We will always produce in a fair trade production place, we will use all from 50 – 100 % organic fabrics in each collection, we will use bi-products within fur and leather production, we will use no chrome 6 in the dye process of leather, we will work with new aspects within the concept – such as making multifunctional clothing and de-constructing old or existing objects, cloths or fabrics. It is highly satisfying to find new ways within the industry that is not quite there yet, therefore smaller actions are as willable as bigger actions in this aspect. My aim is 100% sustainability… We want to be ban-breaking within Nordic design, demonstrating a stronger edge design with a strong political profile.

What does sustainability mean for me as a designer?

Sustainability for me is awareness and taking responsibility for ones actions.

What does sustainability mean for me as a consumer?

To be a holistic consumer must be, by my assumption, an ultimate goal.

What does sustainability mean for me in general?

To live by and aim for a holistic principle is for me an ultimate goal in production as well as in daily life.

bARBARA Í gONGINI
+45-70 21 21 40
barbara@igongini.dk

www.barbaraigongini.dk

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