OUT OF FASHION – Can Upcycling Save the World?
DocPoint and the Design Museum highlight the themes of the documentary film Out of Fashion (dir. Jaak Kilmi, Lennart Laberenz) in the form of an open discussion. The discussion will be held after the screening on Sunday (at Kinopalatsi) at the Design Museum (Korkeavuorenkatu 23).
Discussion participants include the film’s main character and fashion designer Reet Aus, product designer and teacher Adhi Nugraha, communications consultant and Fashion Revolution campaign coordinator for Finland Heidi Korva, as well as artist Ivanoska S. Pernalette. The discussion is hosted by upcycling designer and sustainable solutions facilitator Isabella Haas. The discussion is organised in conjunction with Finland’s first Upcycling Centre, a project currently in action in the yard between the Design Museum and the Museum of Finnish Architecture .
The discussion will be held in English. Free entry.
15.30-16.00 Individual presentations
16.00-17.00 Panel discussion + Q&A from the audience
17.00-17.30 Visit of Finland’s first Upcycling Center (open till 18.00)
About the panelists:
Designer Reet Aus is dedicated to slow fashion and her upcycled collection is entirely made from post-production leftovers. She keeps proving that clever design can salvage mountains of unused textiles and the natural resources spent to produce them. She has developed an industrial upcycling method that involves complete lifecycle analysis of the garments. Designer Reet Aus has won many local and international awards, the latest being listed as one of the Top 20 Women in Business in Northern Europe by Nordic Business Report (2015) and Estonian President has given the The Order of the White Star, class V (2016)
Received his PhD from Aalto University in 2012, developed a tool transforming handicraft tradition for sustainability. He runs a design consultancy and teaches product design at the University of Technology (ITB) in Bandung, Indonesia and participates actively in development projects of the local handicraft association. His main interest is in cratmanship and its development, sustainable development and social-cultural aspects in design.
Fashion Revolution is based in the UK and is a not for profit Community Interest Company. On 24th April each year, Fashion Revolution will bring everyone in the fashion value chain together and help to raise awareness of the true cost of fashion, show the world that change is possible, and celebrate all those involved in creating a more sustainable future.
Ivanoska, originally from Venezuela, is an artist who has worked on projects upcycling textile material into cool fashion and accessories.
Isabella Haas, upcycling designer and sustainable solutions facilitator
Isabella Haas is an upcycling designer and entrepreneur, as well as, the initiator of Finland’s first Upcycling Center in the yard between the Museum of Finnish Architecture and the Design Museum Helsinki. In recycled cargo containers upcycling design products are created from textile waste material. The Upcycling Center aims to empower unemployed women, especially immigrant women, through meaningful activities and training in design, handicraft, entrepreneurship and circular economy that support their well-being and integration.
About the film: Out of Fashion (Moest Väljas)
Showtime: Sunday 29.1. at 13:15, Kinopalatsi 1 (Kaisaniemenkatu 2)
Directors: Jaak Kilmi & Lennart Laberenz, Estonia 2016
You knew that your jeans were toxic, right? And you knew about the piles of waste cloth left when our T-shirts are manufactured? Reet Aus, an Estonian fashion designer, has for fifteen years created her fashion line by ’upcycling’, using leftover materials from the textile industry. In this film, she takes a journey to investigate the origin of clothes, using a pair of Zara jeans as an example.