New year resolution: Go-to fair fashion events January

Als je dacht dat januari een rustig maand was, heb je het mis! In (duurzaam) modeland een maand vol met events, lezingen en meer. Een veelbelovende start voor dit nieuwe jaar. We hebben de leukste events weer geselecteerd.
Events January
  • Mon 8 and Wed 10: Kate Raworth’s doughnut economics
  • Thu 11: Future of Sustainability: Blockchain and Bitcoin – 2nd edition
  • Sun 14: Seminar consciousness
  • Mon 15: Bas Kosters meets MAISON the FAUX
  • 16-18: Greenshowroom and ethical fashion show Berlin
  • Thu 18: Fashion Storytelling
  • Fri 19: Closing of the Circular Economy Week with ‘Collaborating for a Circular Economy’
  • Sun 21: Hoe divers is glamour? // Show it! Lagos
  • 21-22: Fashion trade show Soul Salon
  • 21-22: Fashion trade show Modefabriek
  • Tue 23: How can you be(come) an ethical consumer? Willful ignorance in the marketplace and psychological barriers to ethical consumption
  • Tue 23: Is maatschappelijk verantwoord ondernemen ook maatschappelijk verantwoord?
  • Sun 28: Moderne Hippie Markt
  • Looking ahead

Monday 8 and Wednesday 10: Kate Raworth’s doughnut economics

Hosted by: 8 Jan Pakhuis de Zwijger (Amsterdam) and 10 Jan Paradox (Tilburg)

Location: Pakhuis de Zwijger: Piet Heinkade 179, Amsterdam. Paradox: Telegraafstraat 62, Tilburg

Tickets: Both dates are SOLD OUT. Pakhuis de Zwijger will provide a live stream of the event on the event page

Time: Pakhuis de Zwijger: starts at 20u00. PaParadox: starts at 20u00

Visit the official event pages: Pakhuis de Zwijger and Paradox.

What’s the topic?

The current economic paradigm doesn’t work. The crisis did not only show the structural problems and the perverse incentives of the system, but also that the theory behind it is hopelessly outdated. Never-ending growth, the rational man that only acts on self-interest, linear economy; all of these ideas belong to the past, not the future. All around us we see the rising urgency for a new economy. And it looks like a doughnut. A metaphor for the external ecological boundaries, which we cannot cross, and the internal social foundation of human rights, which we need to safeguard at all times. A new design, with new values for a new economy: Kate Raworth presents us the economic model for the 21st century.


Pakhuis de Zwijger:


  • Kate Raworth, Senior Visiting Research Associate at Oxford University
  • Lans Bovenberg, Professor of Economics, Tilburg University
  • Aart de Zeeuw, Professor of Economics, Tilburg Sustainability Center, Tilburg University
  • Sam de Muijnck, student, chairman Rethinking Economics NL
  • Renee Hekerman, student, chairman study association Asset | Economics
  • Moderator is Mark Beumer, program manager at Het Groene Brein

OW present: No (holiday)

Thursday 11: Future of Sustainability: Blockchain and Bitcoin – 2nd edition

Hosted by: Green insights

Location: Debut theater – Linnaeusstraat 2A (in the Tropen Museum building)

Tickets: Tickets via guestlist. SOLD OUT

Time: 18u00-21u00

Visit here the official event page

What’s the topic?

But what exactly is blockchain? How does it work? How does all of this affect sustainability? What are its environmental costs? What are the potential benefits? On popular demand, Green Insights, this time in collaboration with Delite Labs, is hosting the 2nd edition of our masterclass on the mechanics and sustainability implications of this promising new technology. We bring our expertise in tech and sustainability consulting to help you understand blockchain + sustainability better, and answer any questions you may have on it. So come attend the talk to learn more about blockchain, sustainability and the kind of projects we work on at Green Insights.

OW present: No (holiday)

Sunday 14: Seminar consciousness

Hosted by: Creative Women Collective

Location: Mmousse Canal House, Krom Boomsloot 8-hs, Amsterdam

Tickets: Tickets from 60,00 euro via biletto

Time: 12u00-16u00

Visit here the official event page

What’s the topic?

This seminar by Creative Women Collective is for creative women interested in creating a conscious life and business. Three female experts will share their knowledge on mindfulness, sustainability and consciousness.

  • SPEAKER #1 is Willa Stoutenbeek, the founder of Sustainable Communication & Branding Agency W.Green. Willa is a believer in combining ethics and aesthetics for every brand W.Green represents. W.Green’s clients include Yoni, Propercorn, Afriek, Fjallraven and many more.
  • For speaker #2 and #3 keep an eye on the event page.

On the blog this afternoon: a new #alistof5 by @shenelvabooij with 5 conscious women who create awareness about…

Posted by Creative Women Collective on Tuesday, November 28, 2017

OW present: No (holiday)

Monday 15: Bas Kosters meets MAISON the FAUX

Hosted by: Pakhuis de Zwijger

Location: Piet Heinkade 179, Amsterdam (IJzaal)

Tickets: Entrance is free, but reserve a spot  via the event page

Time: start 20u00

Visit here the official event page

What’s the topic?

Dutch Masters is een serie waarin we iedere maand succesvolle creatieven en ondernemers van Nederlandse bodem uitnodigen om te vertellen over hun carrière en drijfveren. In januari is creatieve duizendpoot Bas Kosters te gast en vertelt over mode als expressiemiddel, zijn drijfveren en engagement. Iedere editie wordt de Dutch Master gevraagd om een Dutch Talent uit te nodigen. Deze keer is dat het Arnhemse modehuis MAISON the FAUX, bestaand uit Tessa de Boer en Joris Suk. Samen vormen ze een creatieve studio die zich presenteert als een groots couture huis. Met hun fictieve modehuis geven Tessa en Joris een liefdevolle reactie op het huidige modesysteem en houden ze de modewereld een spiegel voor.


Bas Kosters – Mercedes-Benz FashionWeek Amsterdam July 2017

Maison The Faux | Spring Summer 2018 Full Fashion Show | Exclusive

OW present: No (holiday)

16-18: Greenshowroom and ethical fashion show Berlin

Hosted by: Part of Berlin Fashion Week.

Location: Kraftwerk Berlin, Köpenicker Straße 70

Tickets: Only for professionals, check here

Time: Find here the full programme

Visit here the official event page

What’s the topic?

The Kraftwerk Berlin, for the first time, becomes the hotspot for urban zeitgeist, sustainable lifestyle and fashion. In the new location, the Ethical Fashion Show Berlin presents progressive streetwear and casual wear labels and brings together top players from the sustainable fashion segment. A unique event program will turn the Kraftwerk into the hotspot for sustainability and innovation in fashion, during the upcoming Berlin Fashion Week.


One of the labels present in Berlin is Taj Amsterdam, a sustainable jewellery brand

OW present: No (holiday)

Thursday 18: Fashion Storytelling

Hosted by: Amsterdam Fashion Academy

Location: Oosteinde 1, Amsterdam

Tickets: Free entrance, but register via Meet-up

Time: 18u30-20u30

Visit here the official event page

What’s the topic?

Storytelling: every one of you has probably heard of it, but what exactly is it? How can storytelling benefit your fashion business? A guest speaker is coming to reveal the secrets of good storytelling. Major international brands were quick to realise the massive potential of this form of communication and have adopted it to build strong relationships and loyalty with their customers. They do this through telling engaging stories which capture the imagination about their brand or a product.

OW present: No (holiday)

Friday 19: Closing of the Circular Economy Week with ‘Collaborating for a Circular Economy’

Hosted by: Nederland circulair and Impact Hub Amsterdam

Location: Impact Hub Amsterdam, Linnaeusstraat 2c, Amsterdam

Tickets: euro 11,50 via Eventbrite

Time: 19u00-22u30

Visit here the official event page and find out more (Dutch) about the Circular Economy Week

What’s the topic?

This event will be about:

  • Learn about the benefits and challenges of corporate-startup partnerships with 3 stories of circular collaboration
  • Play with or purchase innovative products and explore exciting business models in our circular exhibition and marketplace
  • Raise a glass to building the new economy together during our celebratory drinks

First confirmed speakers, who will be sharing the inns and outs of their cooperation, are:

  • ReBlend: circular fashion and textile agency who partners with leading European work environments expert Ahrend
  • Closing the Loop: offers solutions for the circular procurement and life cycle extension of mobile phones, and Sims Recycling Solutions, the world’s largest electronics recycler

Interview with ReBlend in OW. Magazine (Dutch)


Startup ReBlend is vernieuwend. Ze maken garens van 100% gerecycled materiaal: 70% kleding, 30% PET en afkomstig van zogenaamde ‘blends’. Lees meer

Video about Closing the Loop 

This short film was created by my colleagues at ING and Feller Media. It tells the story of how Joost turned used phones into a business. Watch the video and read a short article here.

OW present: Maybe (dependent on holiday)

Sunday 21: Hoe divers is glamour? // Show it! Lagos

Hosted by: MAFB and Tropenmuseum

Location: Tropenmuseum, Linnaeusstraat 2, Amsterdam

Tickets: You pay an entrance fee for the Tropenmuseum, which is around euro 15 or free with a ‘museumpass’. Event itself is free of charge.

Time: 13u00-17u00

Visit the official event page

What’s the topic?

Lagos is als grootste stad op het Afrikaanse continent de thuisbasis van ruim 21 miljoen inwoners en heeft de meest gevestigde mode-industrie in Afrika. De internationaal succesvolle ontwerpers en de prestigieuze Lagos Fashion and Design Week trekken wereldwijd de aandacht van de mode-industrie. Met name voor de rijke bovenlaag wordt het modebeeld gekenmerkt door glamour. Waar komt deze behoefte om jezelf op te doffen vandaan? En hoe verhoudt dit zich tot het stereotype dat Afrika geen luxe kent?


Presentaties en discussie met:

  • Modeontwerpers Ch’som Ogundu en George Adegite en stijlantropoloog Carmen Hogg over de diversiteit van glamour
  • Workshop headwrapping met Meryam Obaseki.
  • Programma wordt geleid door Leila Aigbedion, model en organisator van Miss Africa Netherlands.
  • Muziek: DJ Dynamite, aka Henry Ogunbile.

OW present: No

21-22: Fashion trade show Soul Salon

Hosted by: Soul Salon, part of the Powering Sustainable Fashion company

Location: Westergasfabriek – Gashouder, Klönneplein 1, Amsterdam

Tickets: Applying on forehand ensures free entrance. Sign up here

Time: 21 Jan 09u00-20u00 and 22 Jan 09u00-17u00

Visit the official website

What’s the topic?

Soul Salon is a contemporary fashion trade show and presents more than 100 brands across the segments of authentic designer collections and lifestyle products. It’s a place where media, retailers, sustainable brands and labels can meet up to collaborate on ideas, share concepts and inspire one another. An opportunity to showcase that responsible manufactured products are also stylish, comfortable and original.

Soul Salon summer 2017 edition featured in ‘Doe Maar Duurzaam RTLZ’

OW present: Yes

21-22: Fashion trade show Modefabriek

Hosted by: Modefabriek

Location: Amsterdam RAI, Europaplein 8, Amsterdam

Tickets: Ticket registration opens approximately one month before the event. (Last year tickets for a regular visitor were about 10 euro)

Time: 21 Jan 10u00-18u00 (drinks until 21u00) and 22 Jan 10u00-18u00

Visit the official website

What’s the topic?

Modefabriek is a fashion trade event based in Amsterdam. It’s is a mash-up of brand presentations, fashion shows, expos, stores, talks, food & drinks, music – and more. The event is not specifically focused on sustainability, but brands operating in a sustainable matter are present. If you just started your own fashion company, do visit their expert area where you can get some free advice.

OW present: Yes

Tuesday 23: How can you be(come) an ethical consumer? Willful ignorance in the marketplace and psychological barriers to ethical consumption

Hosted by: Spui25

Location: Spui 25-27, Amsterdam

Tickets: You can sign up here for free. If you subscribe for the program we count on your presence. If you are unable to attend, please let the organisers know via or T: +31 (0)20 525 8142

Time: 17u00-18u30

Visit the official event page

The event is in cooperation with the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Amsterdam

What’s the topic?

A growing number of organizations supply information about the negative social or environmental consequences of everyday consumption and investment decisions. How can we take these into account when making our choices of what to consume?


Joël van der Weele is assistant professor position at the University of Amsterdam at the Center for Research in Experimental Economics and political Decision making (CREED). His research varies on diverse issues in psychology and economics. He was recently awarded a Vidi grant from NWO, the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research.

OW present: No

Tuesday 23: Is maatschappelijk verantwoord ondernemen ook maatschappelijk verantwoord?

Hosted by: Spui25

Location: Spui 25-27, Amsterdam

Tickets: Meld je hier gratis aan. Aanmelden is alleen niet vrijblijvend. De organisatie rekent op je komst. Als je bent verhinderd, dan graag doorgeven via of T: 020 525 8142.

Time: 20u00-20u30

Visit the official event page

Dit event is een samenwerking met de Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde van de Universiteit van Amsterdam

What’s the topic?

In toenemende mate vertrouwt onze overheid op maatschappelijk verantwoord ondernemen als bijdrage aan de publieke zaak. In hoeverre kan de scheidslijn tussen bedrijven en overheid vervagen? Aandeelhouders gaan lang niet altijd mee in de goede bedoeling van het management, zoals in de recente strijd van AkzoNobel met PGB. Wie heeft het voor het zeggen? En bedrijven die samen in het kader van duurzaamheid, dierenwelzijn of klimaat afspraken willen maken stuiten als snel op de grenzen van de Mededingingswet. Ondermijnt de wet duurzame productie?

  • Maarten Pieter Schinkel: Hoogleraar Economie en co-directeur van het Amsterdam Centre for Law and Economics (ACLE) aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam.
  • Jan-Willem Stoelhorst: Universitair hoofddocent Strategie en Organisatie aan de Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde.
  • Pushpika Vishwanathan: Universitair docent aan de Amsterdam Business School bij de International Strategy & Marketing Group.

OW present: Yes

Sunday 28:Moderne Hippie Markt

Hosted by: Moderne Hippies and Kameleon Concepts

Location: WesterUnie, Klönneplein 4-6, Amsterdam

Tickets: 2,50 aan de deur en kinderen gratis

Time: 12u00-18u30

Visit the official event page

What’s the topic?

At the’Modern Hippie Market’ market you can find many fair, sustainable, vintage & hippie goodies & brands. Brands at the market are: PHIXI * Liberté Handmade * Laura Mulder * Kindred Spirits * Boula * De Handcoach * Iloveyoga * Dhana Chocolade * Vagabundo Es Vedra * Ethnic Majestic * Vintage Jungle * Adrian.S Cortiça e Conchas. If you want to have a stand at the market yourself, register here. Check out more info at the official event page (in Dutch).

OW present: Maybe

Looking ahead

February tip: 2 Feb Creating Valuable Connections – Fashion for Brain, Body and Soul

The topic for this third edition is ‘FASHION for Brain, Body and Soul’. One of the event partners for this edition is sustainable fashion supply chain expert Roosmarie Ruigrok. Visit their official event page

Interview with Roosmarie Ruigrok in OW. Magazine (Dutch)


Roosmarie is een voorvechter van duurzame mode. Nu deze in versnelling is geraakt, legt ze haar focus op zorgen dat deze versnelling stand houdt. Lees meer