From 5 to 14 October, the Netherlands will focus on sustainable fashion. At the same time, hundreds of shops and institutions, including the Museum of Bags and Purses, will participate in the Dutch Sustainable Fashion Week (DSFW). This year’s theme is ‘circularity’. The circular model assumes that today’s products will provide tomorrow’s raw materials. The Museum of Bags and Purses is taking this opportunity to open an exhibition on 5 October that displays various bags produced from recycled materials that were created by Dutch and other internationally known designers. These special bags were made from recycled materials such as used postcards and dismantled telephone cords. The bags will remain on display in the Museum of Bags and Purses until 27 January.
On the occasion of Dutch Sustainable Fashion Week, you can view various circular bags from Dutch and international designers in the Museum of Bags and Purses.
The fashion industry, including the production of bags and purses, is one of the world’s most polluting industries. Its overproduction and mountain of waste materials, its use of chemical substances, and its overexploitation of natural resources and overconsumption of water are having a highly negative impact on our biodiversity and our natural environment.
What is circularity?
The circular economy is the opposite of our existing economy in which we keep making, buying, using and then disposing of products. This ‘throw-away economy’ is having an enormous impact on our planet. The circular model, however, assumes that today’s products are tomorrow’s raw materials: once used, products can be dismantled so that their materials can be reused.
Green is the new black
But there’s a reversal going on. More and more designers are demonstrating how their products can be made more sustainable. By recycling used materials, they are showing that materials don’t have to be disposed of after a single use but can comply with the circular ethic.
About Dutch Sustainable Fashion Week
The Dutch Sustainable Fashion Week is held every year. During these ten days, DSFW presents innovations in sustainability, young designers and ready-to-wear fashion to a large audience of more than 90,000 consumers, businesses and organisations. DSFW is unlike other fashion weeks in that it concentrates on sustainability and innovative design.
The Museum of Bags and Purses is taking this opportunity to open an exhibition on 5 October that displays various bags produced from recycled materials that were created by Dutch and other internationally known designers. The exhibition will be on display in the Museum of Bags and Purses until 27 January 2019. Get your tickets now.