Fashion Open Studio and Common Objective partner to amplify sustainable designers during Fashion Revolution Week
Vivienne Westwood, Veja, Phoebe English, Ecoalf, and Raeburn are amongst the leading brands and designers that are opening up their showrooms, and curating a behind-the-scenes experience as part of Fashion Revolution’s Fashion Open Studio.
Common Objective (CO) and Fashion Open Studios (FOS) have joined forces during Fashion Revolution Week 2019 to shine a light on the leaders and the innovators in the fashion industry who are changing things for the better.
An initiative of the hugely successful consumer campaign Fashion Revolution, FOS is a worldwide showcase of interactive open studio events - engaging industry and consumers alike to take a look behind the scenes of some of the world’s most innovative brands.
During Fashion Revolution Week 2019, which starts on Earth Day (22nd April), brands and designers participating in FOS open up their studios for workshops, talks, and presentations that provide an insight into how their products are made, with the aim of bringing greater transparency to the industry and demonstrating how fashion can be done better.
In order to galvanise engagement and ensure this transparent approach continues beyond Fashion Revolution Week itself, FOS has partnered with CO to showcase participating designers to CO’s digital network of thousands of fashion professionals around the world who are committed to a more sustainable future for the industry.
“Every year engagement with Fashion Revolution Week continues to grow, but it’s fantastic now to be able to use the CO platform to continue the conversation throughout the year and have a digital space for designers and makers to share ideas.” says Tamsin Blanchard, Curator of Fashion Open Studio.
“The FOS designers are leaders in using creative problem solving to address some of the world’s most pressing social and environmental challenges, all whilst creating beautiful products.” says Qiulae Wong, Director of Product and Marketing at Common Objective. “They’re setting a new standard for the industry to aspire to and we’re delighted to be able to use the CO platform to disseminate this inspiration as far and wide as possible.”
Fashion Open Studio events include:
April 17th: Veja ‘Open Bunker’
April 24th - 26th: 50m concept store for emerging designers –
April 25th: Vivienne Westwood – World’s End Tour
April 25th: Pinatex – Industry Best Practice panel
All events can be found here on the Fashion Revolution website
About Common Objective
Common Objective (CO) is a business network that enables fashion professionals to succeed in sustainable fashion business. Through a personalised dashboard, CO’s technology enables fashion professionals to access a global database of brands and suppliers, learn from expert industry intelligence, and participate in industry knowledge-sharing. With over 10,000 fashion professionals from over 100 countries, CO builds on 12 years of work by the Ethical Fashion Forum, and partners with a number of industry organisations including The World Fair Trade Organisation, Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) and more. CO was founded by Tamsin Lejeune, launched in May 2018 and has been serially backed by industry leaders including Roland Mouret, Harold Tillman CBE, Rattha Group, and PDS.
About Fashion Open Studio
FASHION OPEN STUDIO, FASHION REVOLUTION’s showcasing initiative, launched in 2017, is a week of presentations, talks, openings and workshops shining a light on emerging designers, established trailblazers and major players, celebrating the people and processes behind fashion and accessories collections, and promoting industry transparency and longevity through simple, authentic narratives that resonate with consumers and creatives alike.
FASHION OPEN STUDIO is at the forefront of experiential and inclusive fashion, driven by a desire to showcase transparency and innovation in a unique and compelling way, offering an inclusive platform that celebrates the commercial and cultural value of the whole creative/making process. FASHION OPEN STUDIO is rapidly becoming an unmissable appointment in the Fashion Revolution Week schedule, attracting some of the most innovative, disruptive and forward-thinking international brands.