Simplicity in Business

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Back in 2007, during the preparations of the Fair Fashion Affair with Cecilia Palmer, showing freshly started ethical brands like Slowmo, Magdalena Schaffrin or Armedangels in an improvised yet momentous event, I got in contact with this friendly, newly started blogger Christoph Harrach who wrote under the name Karmakonsum..

Shortly after, he founded the Karmakonsum Conference, which rapidly became one of the most significant events for sustainable lifestyle in the German speaking area. Back then in collaboration with Noel Klein-Reesink, who nowadays runs the sneaker brand Ekn Footwear, he brought this conference to be a place that brings together people in an inspiring and connecting setting. It welcomes people that are interested to do yet more then “just” a little extra of ethical labeling or CSR monitoring, people that practice their idea of sustainability in their daily lives as well as professionally. Wether CEO’s, social entrepreneurs or hardcore activists, this conference brings them together and makes them share a common spirit. A spirit of friendliness, forward vision and positive intent. The accompanying camp and award also make it the right place to go for start-ups.

Over the recent years, the conference got a slightly more spiritual approach, but with an open-minded, inter-religious set up. This year the lead topic is Simplicity in Business. Breath in. Breath Out. Get Your Ticket. It is that simple. Be there!

Green Fashion Fairs Unite

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New Joint Venue for Green Showroom and Ethical Fashion Show in Berlin

Yeah! The Green Showroom and Ethical Fashion Show Berlin are moving to one common new location: the Postbahnhof, near Berlin’s train station Ostbahnhof. I believe this is a good thing, because a common location makes it more attractive for visitors to come, and creates a strong and influential hub for bringing sustainability in fashion forward.

The two trade fairs are together forming Europe’s biggest platform for green fashion during the Berlin Fashion Week. For the first time, from 19 to 21 January 2015, they will now be united in a shared venue.

Before Ethical Fashion Show established, it’s predecessor green fashion fair THEKEY.TO already took place at Postbahnhof. Also the Capsule fair made a good impression there. It definitely was one of the nicest locations to hold a fair in. The Green Showroom will be using the elegant top floor of the building, which is definitely the most beautiful part of the venue. The Ethical Fashion Show Berlin will be in the more industrial part downstairs, which could really work well if the lightning and atmospheric concept are done well.

Congratulations to the Ethical Fashion Show, Green Showroom and Messe Frankfurt teams for this courageous new step!

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Photo: compilation by Balestra Berlin of the THEKEY.TO fair at Postbahnhof in 2010