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WWD – Lukhanyo Mdingi Spring 2023

You might call it the epitome of slow fashion. The fruit of his relationship with a community of weavers in Burkina Faso, Lukhanyo Mdingi’s coed collection was a long-cooking affair that melded archival elements with variations on local weaving and dyeing techniques. The South African designer was introduced to the CABES social enterprise.

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Bellevue – Welche Trends dieses Jahr am Salone del Mobile den Ton angeben

The Ethical Fashion Initiative (EFI) exhibited at Alcova on the site of the former military hospital and brought Central Asian craftsmen and designers to the Italian design metropolis. The exhibition “Kârvân Journey” alludes to the caravans that traveled the Silk Road and enabled the exchange of goods, ideas and culture. The exhibition, curated by Cristiano Seganfreddo, was supported by UNESCO and the European Union.

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Предприниматель из Туркменистана принимает участие в проекте «Ethical Fashion Initiative»

Туркменский предприниматель Шасенем Гарлыева со своим брендом изделий из верблюжьей шерсти «Iner Unique Camel Wool» принимает участие в инициативном проекте «Ethical Fashion Initiative» (EFI), который проходит в галерее Alcova в Милане с 5 по 12 июня.

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ELLE – I premi della moda sostenibile di Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana tornano alla Milano Fashion Week

“La Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana avverte la responsabilità di continuare a essere un laboratorio permanente con una funzione strategica – spiega Carlo Capasa, Presidente di Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana. – Il premio, che verrà assegnato ogni anno, farà il punto di un lavoro di monitoraggio, informazione, confronto che nelle nostre intenzioni non si fermerà mai. In tal modo CNMI vuole essere un punto di riferimento e di stimolo non solo per il sistema della moda ma per tutte quelle che devono diventare le buone pratiche quotidiane”.

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Fashion United – CNMI reveals details of 2022 Sustainable Fashion Awards

Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana (CNMI) has revealed its plans for the upcoming 2022 CNMI Sustainable Fashion Awards, which is set to be held on September 25 at La Scala Theatre in Milan, coinciding with the end of Milan Fashion Week.

The event will be hosted in collaboration with the Ethical Fashion Initiative (EFI) of the United Nations, with support from the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

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Phuke Times – Sustainable Fashion Awards return to the Teatro alla Scala in Milan

The Sustainable Fashion Awards, the Oscars of sustainable fashion assigned by the Italian Chamber of Fashion, will return to the Teatro alla Scala in Milan on 25 September.

The September appointment, which will take place at the end of Milan Fashion Week, marks the entry of new partners such as the United Nations Ethical Fashion Initiative, which together with the Chamber of Fashion, will study a preliminary due diligence framework to measure sustainability of the sector and award prizes.

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Vogue IT – CNMI Sustainable Fashion Awards 2022: tutto ciò che dovete sapere

A collaborare con Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana per questa quinta edizione del premio, che segue quella del 2020 andata in scena in versione digitale a causa della pandemia, vi è Ethical Fashion Initiative (EFI) delle Nazioni Unite, un programma dell’International Trade Center, che supporterà il premio anche con la creazione di due diligence ESG che misureranno la sostenibilità del settore per l’assegnazione degli award. Simone Cipriani, Direttore & Fondatore dell’Ethical Fashion Initiative, ha spiegato: “Assieme a CNMI vogliamo aprire la strada a una sostenibilità che sia trasparente e basata su un serio sistema di indicatori di performance. L’industria sarà pronta alla prossima legislazione EU sul corporate reporting con un sistema di Due Diligence ESG co-creato con l’industria.

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AMICA – Tornano i Sustainable Fashion Awards 2022, i premi per la moda sostenibile

Un concetto ribadito da Simone Cipriani, Direttore & Fondatore dell’Ethical Fashion Initiative, partner di CNMI in questo evento: «L’industria sarà pronta alla prossima legislazione EU sul corporate reporting con un sistema di Due Diligence ESG concreto con l’industria. Il tempo sta per finire se vogliamo fare azioni serie sull’ESG nella moda, e questa è la strada da seguire».

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CNMI – CNMI SUSTAINABLE FASHION AWARDS

Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana (CNMI), in collaboration with the Ethical Fashion Initiative (EFI) of the United Nations, a programme of the International Trade Center and with the support of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the Italian Trade Agency and Milan City Council, has organized the press conference for the presentation of the ceremony of the 2022 CNMI Sustainable Fashion Awards, which will be held on 25th September 2022 at La Scala Theatre in Milan, at the end of the Milano Fashion Week.

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La Stampa – Sustainable Fashion Awards 2022: Camera della Moda presenta i premi della sostenibilità

La data da segnare sul calendario col pennarello rosso è quella del 25 settembre 2022. In chiusura della settimana della moda milanese si terranno infatti i Sustainable Fashion Awards in una cornice di assoluto prestigio come il Teatro alla Scala di Milano. Sono passati dieci anni esatti da quando Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana pubblicava nel 2012 il suo primo manifesto della sostenibilità.

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IO Donna – Sustainable Fashion Awards 2022: costruire un futuro circolare

I temi sono quelli cari sin dall’inizio alla Camera della Moda Italiana, con l’aggiunta di un focus sulla circolarità i 3 capi saldi cari alla Macarthur foundation: 1. Eliminare l’inquinamento, 2. Far circolare i materiali, 3. Rigenerare la natura, come ha spiegato Laura Balmond Project Manager per “Make Fashion Circular” alla Ellen MacArthur Foundation.

D’altronde, come ha sottolineato Simone Cipriani, Direttore & Fondatore dell’Ethical Fashion Initiative durante la conferenza stampa di oggi, «L’industria italiana nella moda impatto mondiale», fungere da esempio per gli altri settori è essenziale.

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L’Officiel Italia – Ethical Fashion Initiative celebra i giovani designer africani

L’Ethical Fashion Initiative ha l’obiettivo di creare e rafforzare le imprese sociali nelle economie emergenti collegando marchi internazionali con designer, artigiani e micro-produttori locali di talento.

All’interno del panorama moda che cerca sempre più di far fronte alle problematiche di disuguaglianza e di garantire uno sviluppo sostenibile, l’Ethical Fashion Initiative decide di porre attenzione sui giovani talenti africani rimanendo così in linea con i propri obiettivi.

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WANTED – SINDISO KHUMALO AND LUKHANYO MDINGI ON FASHION CRAFT

The whole reason for going in the first place was a presentation that was taking place with the support of the Ethical Fashion Initiative. We’ve been part of them for going on three years now. What they wanted to do was to showcase African designers to the larger fashion market. We are expanding it to show how craft can live within contemporary design.There’s always such a weird misconception about craft and how there’s not enough refinement to it. The idea is to really shift that paradigm.

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S MODA – El derecho a empezar de cero: firmas de moda que ofrecen empleo a refugiados por conflictos

En 2006, el exejecutivo en marcas de lujo Simone Cipriani creó Ethical Fashion Initiative, una plataforma que une marcas de todo tipo con artesanos refugiados o en riesgo de exclusión, en su mayoría procedentes de África Central, pero también de Siria, Afganistán o América Latina. “Hemos regenerado el capital social de muchas familias”, asegura. Trabajan con Camper, Stella McCartney o Vivienne Westwood, y dan soporte financiero e industrial para alumbrar firmas propias, como Indego, una marca de accesorios y ropa de hogar creada por refugiadas burundesas.

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Fashion Network – African designers making their mark on international fashion scene

In parallel, other Africa-focused initiatives are emerging. For example, Fashionomics Africa, an e-marketplace run by the African Development Bank and its partners, has launched a new sustainable fashion competition with a $6,000 prize. While the mission of UN-linked Ethical Fashion Initiative (EFI) is to help African-based designers set up in business. Working as an incubator, EFI aims to generate business opportunities while showcasing creativity and talent in a variety of sectors including art, photography, film and music. EFI works with private industry to strengthen Africa’s culture sector and boost the continent’s cultural exports.

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Vogue Business – Meet the next-gen African designers raising investor capital

The EFI, a public-private partnership founded by Simone Cipriani that falls under the United Nations umbrella, launched an accelerator programme in 2019. Alumni include 2021 LVMH Karl Lagerfeld Prize winner Lukhanyo Mdingi, from South Africa. This year its list of designers includes Laurenceairline, whose founder is based between Côte d’Ivoire and Paris; Kente Gentlemen, another Côte d’Ivoire-based brand; Kenyan womenswear brands Hamaji and Katush; Kenyan accessories brands Suave and Jiamini; Abidjan-based jewellery brand Ohiri; and Burundi’s Margaux Wong. Lukhanyo Mdingi and Kente Gentlemen declined to share sales figures. Laurenceairline predicts 20 per cent sales growth this year.

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IL FOGLIO – Nessuno diventa sostenibile da solo

L’anno successivo, invece, abbiamo dato avvio a un progetto con Mygrants, “Fashion Deserves the World”, che, in un’ottica di accoglienza di migranti e rifugiati politici, ha lo scopo ultimo di agevolare l’inserimento nelle realtà industriali e creative italiane di nuovi talenti internazionali, mentre insieme a EFI (the Ethical Fashion Initiative – ITC) abbiamo lanciato il primo ESG Due Diligence and Reporting Framework per l’industria della moda, ospitando il Milan Climate & Fashion Talks, nel quale si è discusso il rapporto tra moda e crisi climatica in vista del COP26.

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PURPLE – IS THERE ANOTHER FUTURE FOR FASHION?

The ultimate goal is to create fair and safe working conditions and to encourage independent entrepreneurship, while giving visibility and credit to millenary techniques. When a garment is made by workers with a dignified trade and with a purpose, all that knowledge is reflected in the piece.

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Africa.com – Ethical Fashion Initiative Fetes Young African Designers

For its first event at Paris Fashion Week, the Ethical Fashion Initiative, a partnership created under the auspices of the UN, held a party to honor young African designers. With the fashion world seeking to address issues of inequality and sustainability, the decision to shine a spotlight on these young talents was very much in keeping with the organization’s objectives and the industry’s desire for a new direction. Among the labels on show from across Africa were Hamaji, Katush, Kente Gentlemen, Laurenceairline and Lukhanyo Mdingi, representing ready-to-wear, and Jiamini, Margaux Wong, Ohiri and Suave with accessories.

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Vogue IT – I 9 brand di moda africana da conoscere

Horizon: Ethical Fashion Initiative for African Brands ha svelato a Parigi, durante la settimana della moda, una selezione di brand di moda africana – prêt-à-porter, borse e gioielli – capaci di valorizzare l’artigianato, le culture e le potenzialità del continente africano.

Ethical Fashion Initiative (EFI) con a capo Simone Cipriani è da sempre impegnata a connettere le comunità di artigiani emarginati in località difficili e remote con marchi di lifestyle globali per offrire alle popolazioni un’opportunità per migliorare le loro vite e allo stesso tempo per accendere i riflettori della moda mondiale su skill artigiane, tradizioni, materiali e processi creativi che rischierebbero di andare perduti.

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Vogue – Ces 5 jeunes créateurs font briller la mode africaine

5 jeunes créateurs de la mode africaine à suivre de près cette année
Fondée par Simone Cipriani sous le patronage du Centre du commerce international, l’initiative EFI aide les jeunes marques africaines à se développer à une échelle internationale. Cette année, 9 créateurs issus du programme Designer Accelerator ont pu mettre en avant leur travail lors d’une présentation inédite, orchestrée pendant la semaine de la mode parisienne. Parmi eux, 5 étaient spécialisés dans le prêt-à-porter : Laurenceairline, Kente Gentlemen, Hamaji, Katush et Lukhanyo Mdingi.

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WWD – Ethical Fashion Initiative Fetes Young African Designers

The Ethical Fashion Initiative brought together its best and brightest at a soiree showcase for its first official event on the Paris Fashion Week calendar.

“This is the best group of designers we have accelerated,” said program chief technical adviser Simone Cipriani. “We wanted them to be here in fashion week because these people are not only designers, in their own countries they’re agents of change. We find that this new generation of creative talents have something to say in the world of today.”

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Fucking Young – Ethical Fashion Initiative for African Brands FW22 Presentation

The Horizon: Ethical Fashion Initiative for African Brands Fall/Winter 2022 presentation was held at The Norm in Paris, where nine designers, all based and producing in African countries, presented collections ranging from ready-to-wear, to bags and jewelry. This was the initiative’s first show in Paris, on the official fashion week calendar.

Designers featured included LAURENCEAIRLINE, KENTE GENTLEMEN, LUKHANYO MDINGI, HAMAJI KATUSH, OHIRI, SUAVE, MARGAUX WONG, and JIAMINI.

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Vivienne Westwood – MADE IN KENYA SPRING-SUMMER 2022 COLLECTION

EFI creates and strengthens social enterprises in emerging economies to connect international fashion houses and brands with talented local designers, artisans, and micro-producers. They promote value in a virtuous circle that creates not just premium products, but also stable, dignified work, and creative and resilient women, men, and communities.

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Vogue IT – Le borse di studio 2022 e gli open day delle scuole: come lavorare nella moda

Polimoda ha assegnato, grazie a una speciale partnership con Ethical Fashion Initiative, tre borse di studio ad altrettanti fashion designer del Kenya, con l’obiettivo di creare una connessione tra le industrie della moda di Firenze e Nairobi. I tre designer kenioti del EFI Accelerator Programme si chiamano Katungulu Mwendwa (Katush), Louise Sommerlatte (Hamaji) e Mohamed Awale (Suave) e hanno ricevuto una borsa di studio per otto settimane di formazione specialistica presso il campus Polimoda.

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