Open & value-driven network for fashion, clothing and textiles in the Netherlands

Originated from needs, strengthened by connections.

About Culture.Fashion

Culture.Fashion aims to bring individuals and organizations of the fashion, textiles & clothing industries together, to collectively work on a future-proof fashion sector in the Netherlands.

In order to achieve the necessary change within these sectors, we believe we must start from local initiatives, collaborative actions and by highlighting the current Dutch fashion & textiles landscape, to explore and shape its future.

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Our values

We believe that operating as a value-driven network and making change happen together, is the only way forward.

Culture.Fashion operates under 5 values that represent our collective aims, shared actions and modus operandi. Do these values resonate with you and the organisation you are part of? Then click below to find out how to join us.

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Collaboration as in sharing knowledge

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Learning from and with each other. Connecting existing and new work. Joining forces.

Interdisciplinary & inclusivity

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Embracing, (re)valuing and implementing different disciplines, fields, expertises, cultures, traditions, perspectives and views and understandings.

Fair & transparent

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Commitment to sustainable and ethical production processes, towards circularity. Transparency regarding problems and challenges. Sharing of information, findings and networks.

Sustainable networks - local & global

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Promote local production and global connectivity. Exploring new ways of working and new business/value models. Contribute to the development of a regenerative and a circular economy in 2050.

Collaboration networks - You in the network

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Sustainable commitments to other players in the (local) chain and in the Culture.Fashion network in the long term.

Voices

A new narrative requires a new expression. In Voices, Culture.Fashion provides insight into the values formulated by the network. A series of quotes illustrates the individual and collective motivations for moving towards a future-proof fashion sector. Voices is a new kind of manifesto that gives shape to the polyphony that characterises the project. A work in progress, constantly evolving, a continuous dialogue.

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The network

Explore which organisations are part of Culture.Fashion today, and strive for the change necessary to create a future proof industry. We map these organisations together to strenghten our network and make it easier to find other organisations that act from the same values of Culture.Fashion. To become a member of Culture.Fashion add your organisation to the map!

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Explore our collective Culture.Fashion events calendar

Explore the joint agenda with events and activities organized by network members and discover what else is on the agenda of Culture.Fashion.

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The Price of Free screening

24th of November 2022 at 18:00:00

🎬 Together with Solidaridad, Fashion Revolution NL is hosting a screening of The Price of Free, a documentary that follows Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi’s journey to liberate every child from slavery. ✊🏽 We'll be interspersing the screening with short audience discussions, learning from experts in labour rights and living wage, as well as understanding how we can take action through the ECI campaign Good Clothes Fair Pay.

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REPAIR AND REWEAR

25th of November 2022 at 10:00:00

The most sustainable garments are already hanging in your closet! Is there a hole in your favourite jeans? Or a stain on your nicest shirt? Maybe you want to breathe new life into something you've had for a long time? Discover their potential when they are upcycled or mended by the most talented designers. On November 25 and 26 from 10:00 - 17:00, the Fashion for Good Museum will offer free entrance and we’re hosting a REPAIR AND REWEAR mending station, where clothing can be repaired or upcycled for free! Get inspired by upcycle artist Valentine Tinchant and tailor Atilla Kiliç, who will give your pre-loved items a second life.

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14th edition FASHIONCLASH Festival

25th of November 2022 at 12:00:00

14th edition of the international and interdisciplinary FASHIONCLASH Festival will take place from 25 - 27 November 2022 in Maastricht. During this three-day hybrid (on- & offline program) festival, a new generation of designers and performing artists from all over the world are given the opportunity to show their work to a broad (inter)national audience. The program with exhibitions, performances, talks and fashion film screenings and awards, showcases projects that explore, contextualize and celebrate contemporary fashion culture.

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Fitting In

26th of February 2023 at 00:00:10

Z33 invited FASHIONCLASH to collaborate for their Fitting In exhibition. Branko Popovic co-curated the exhibition. Fitting In exhibition by Z33 gathers artists, (fashion) designers and activists to question—and celebrate—our liquid identity. Exhibition shows work of several Dutch fashion practitioners such as Elisa van Joolen, Sheltersuit, Das Leben am Haverkamp, Lisa Konno, The Fabricant and many more. www.z33.be

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Knowing Cotton Otherwise

7th of October 2022 at 10:00:00

Cotton is perhaps the world's most well-known fabric, however, many stories behind cotton are less known. These untold and sometimes unexpected perspectives have been collected and brought together in the exhibition, Knowing Cotton Otherwise. Centred on collectivity and community, local artists have been invited to present work that connects and intersects with different themes relating to the story of cotton. By mixing styles and stories, Knowing Cotton Otherwise creates a multifaceted experience, inviting you to reflect, question, play and wonder.

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Sustainable Fashion Experience

6th of October 2022 at 16:00:00

Dit jaar opent het oude V&D gebouw haar deuren met een Duurzame Fashion Experience. Van 6 tot 9 oktober zal de etalage aan Rokin zijde gevuld zijn met informatie over de Denim Industrie. In het pand kun je Swappen met de Swap Shop, kun je lenen via Palanta, kun je kleding upcyclen met Enso, en je kunt je kleding leren repareren met De Steek. Diverse ontwerpers zijn aan de slag gegaan om van bestaande kleding weer nieuwe collecties te maken. Deze zijn allemaal te bewonderen tijdens de Experience. De entree is gratis. Daarnaast worden door het hele land tussen 6 – 12 oktober activiteiten op het gebied van duurzame mode georganiseerd. Meer info: http://www.dutchsustainablefashionweek.nl/

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Purpose in the Fashion Industry

7th of October 2022 at 15:00:00

Clean&Unique celebrates 15 years of our platform and will take place in Arnhem. We are convinced about the power of people. Bring them together and something happens. Driven by the 5 P's of People, Planet, Partnership, Purpose and Peace, we will taggle totay PURPOSE; What has fashion to do with PURPOSE? On the 7th October we will introduce ourself, what we do and how we can help. This talk will be followed by others who have something to say to you!

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Clothes Swap

13th of September 2022 at 18:00:00

On Tuesday, the 13th of September 2022, the Fashion for Good Museum is organising a new edition of the Clothes Swap. A perfect way of giving your unworn items a new home and an easy and fun way to refresh your wardrobe with new (second hand) items. Good for you, the planet and your wallet!

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Film Screening Going Circular @ Fashion for Good museum

21st of July 2022 at 19:00:00

The new documentary ‘Going Circular’ unlocks the secrets to an innovative concept called circularity -- an economic system that eliminates waste and saves the planet’s resources. The film tells the story of four visionaries from around the world - 102-year-old inventor Dr. James Lovelock, biomimicry biologist Janine Benyus, designer Arthur Huang, and financier John Fullerton - whose extraordinary experiences changed the way they think about humanity’s future. Each of their stories leads them to a fundamental reassessment of what our food, our cities, our financial system, even our fashion industry could look like if we create, produce, and distribute within Earth's natural boundaries.

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YPIE__FEST

26th of June 2022 at 12:00:00

Op zondag 26 juni vindt de eerste editie van het cultuurfestival YPIE__FEST plaats in Tilburg Noord geïnitieerd in het kader van Second Skin Tilburg, een jongeren participatieproject van FASHIONCLASH dat deel uitmaakt van Forwart, een meerjaren project in Tilburg.

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Culture.Fashion - Meet.Up | What’s Next?

10th of June 2022 at 13:00:00

10th of June | 13.00 - 17.00 Stadhuis Arnhem On the 10th of June, Culture.Fashion celebrates the closing of the third phase of the Culture.Fashion-network at Stadhuis Arnhem. With this event Culture.Fashion like to get together and share our wins & learnings and explore what the network needs in the future. The (invite) event will start at 13.00h and we’ll finish off with drinks and bites starting from 16.00 - 17.00h.

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Who cares what you wear? in Arnhem tijdens FDFA & State of Fashion

10th of June 2022 at 16:00:00

Who cares what you wear? is een projct van FASHIONCLASH i.s.m. theatermakers Mayke Roels Who cares what you wear? is een interactieve educatie theatervoorstelling voor jongeren met doel vraagstukken op het gebied van mode en duurzaamheid onder de aandacht te brengen. Twee actrices gaan bij zichzelf en op een interactieve wijze samen met de klas/groep op zoek naar hetgeen wat jongeren al weten over mode en duurzaamheid en hoe ze erover denken.

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'Fashion Week: A New Era

20th of May 2022 at 10:00:00

Every year during Fashion Week the latest fashion is shown on catwalks in Paris, Milan and New York and other metropoles across the globe. This iconic event has a major impact on the fashion industry and on our own wardrobes. In 'Fashion Week: A New Era', the Fashion for Good Museum unpacks the Fashion Week, delving into its past, present and future. View historic looks from the runways of Balenciaga, Versace, Moschino and many more; discover the innovative work of Dutch fashion designer Ronald van der Kemp and digital fashion house The Fabricant.

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Tips for a Sustainable Wardrobe

30th of June 2022 at 18:00:00

The world of sustainable fashion is very complex, but to guide you through it, on the 30th of June the Fashion for Good Museum organises an interactive session called “Tips for a Sustainable Wardrobe”. A fun and interactive talk - including quiz and sustainable price - to help you make your wardrobe more sustainable. Learn more about the fashion industry, discover how clothing can be made as sustainable as possible in an "ideal world" and why it is so difficult to achieve this. Next to that many tips & tricks will be shared on how you can easily make your wardrobe more sustainable. A must-attend event for anyone interested in fashion, sustainability or innovation.

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Dried flower workshop Flowers & Powers x Fashion for Good Museum

7th of May 2022 at 13:00:00

In collaboration with the Flowers & Powers boutique, a beautiful flower shop with fresh and dried flowers in Amsterdam, we organise a special event at the museum to help you get your home ready for spring with dried flower bouquets or flower hoops. As you might have seen, the GROW exhibition at the Fashion for Good Museum is filled with flower installations thanks to the amazing help of Flowers & Powers, a beautiful boutique with fresh and dried flowers in Amsterdam. We are organising a workshop together with Flowers & Powers, where you will learn how to work with dried flowers and will make a stunning bouquet or flower hoop to take home. All while enjoying some drinks and snacks.

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Reflow Circular Textile Festival

19th of April 2022 at 19:00:00

De bestaande fashion en textielindustrie is niet langer houdbaar en vraagt om een radicaal andere aanpak. Hoe gaat Amsterdam de overproductie en -consumptie van textiel te lijf? Het REFLOW Circular Textile Festival in Pakhuis de Zwijger is dé plek waar professionals en geïnteresseerden in circulair textiel en kleding samenkomen om te laten zien hoe het anders kan. Met workshops, talks, filmvertoning, kledingruil en volop ruimte voor ontmoeting. Toegang Gratis, maar neem minstens 1 kledingstuk mee dat je wilt swappen, repareren of inleveren.

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Clothes Swap @ Fashion for Good museum

7th of April 2022 at 18:00:00

The Fashion for Good Clothes Swap is making its comeback! On the 7th of April 2022, Fashion for Good is organising a Clothes Swap at the Fashion for Good Museum. An easy and fun way to refresh your wardrobe with new (second hand) items and also a perfect way of giving your unworn items a new home. Good for you, the planet and your wallet!

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LEARN HOW TO CREATE YOUR FASHION BRAND RIGHT.

29th of April 2022 at 09:30:00

Fous A Fous would like to invite you to an inspirational interactive masterclass event which will be held in the CIRLC venue in Amsterdam. The program of the event touches upon all the aspects of creating an ethical, slow fashion brand. We are calling for creative personalities interested in the field of fashion to join us! You will attend all THREE BREAK OUT SESSIONS with fashion industry insiders W.Green for Branding, Fous A Fous for Development and Production and Renoon for Strategic Marketing. They will share practical insight into this dynamic industry and guide you through the key steps to successfully launch and sustain your fashion brand. Much Love, Fous A Fous

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Fashion for Good Museum presents 'de Amsterdamse verkiezingsshow'

12th of March 2022 at 17:30:00

In aanloop naar de verkiezingen zal door het politieke cabarettrio De Kiesmannen 'de Amsterdamse verkiezingsshow' uitvoeren. In deze show wordt de kiezer op een inhoudelijke en interactieve manier klaargestoomd voor de Amsterdamse gemeenteraadsverkiezingen. Als je nog niet weet op wie je moet stemmen is dit een must-attend event!

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Materials 4 Sustainable Fashion Conference

21st of April 2022 at 10:00:00

The impact on the environment, society and economy is huge, and can not continue like this. Therefore it is of paramount importance to start looking at apparel / fashion / textile in a circular way. Doing so will have an enormous impact on all players in the value-chain. Circular fashion requires digitization of the whole value chain. The following topics are very relevant and will be discussed during this conference: - Design for recycling - Sustainable fibers - Bio-mass / biobased elastomer technology - Chemical recycling to separate different material types - Sustainable alternatives for dyes and other add-ons - Traceability and Transparency in the value chain - Legislation & Regulation

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Taskforce Fashion – Residency for Responsible Fashion exhibition at Textiel Museum

20th of January 2022 at 17:00:00

Panoramadeck presentation hosted by Taskforce Fashion - 20 January 2022 till 27 March 2022 In this experiment, the designers were challenged to question the current reality and the fashion system, in order to eventually offer possible solutions for the future. Through field trips, desktop research and in-depth conversations with experts from the field, the teams investigated the social-cultural challenges of the cities Tilburg, Maastricht and Rotterdam. Taskforce Fashion is a collaboration between fashion platforms FASHIONCLASH, M-ODE and State of Fashion.

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Stemmen Schilderij

14th of December 2021 at 11:00:00

STEMMEN SCHILDERIJ in Museum Prinsenhof Delft - In opdracht van het museum maakte Nannet van der Kleijn een kunstinstallatie samen met brievenschrijfster uit Delft. Vaandels van elk twaalf meter hoog gaan een interactie aan met de lucht en het licht in de ruimte. De handschriften op het textiel van Enschede Textielstad, met de hand bedrukt ism studio Marina van Tuikwerd en de soundscape ism Sierou en Frank van der Weij, versterken het karakter van de vrouwen en voegen aan hun verhalen een nieuwe betekenislaag toe. De verhalen krijgen zo een prominente plek in het museum. Nannet is aanwezig van di 14 t/m zon 19 dec 11.00 – 17.00 uur. Zon 19 dec is op klokslag 12 uur een live performance.

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Exhibition GROW: The Future of Fashion

16th of November 2021 at 00:00:00

Commissioned by the museum, young Dutch design talent has transformed brand new, sustainable natural materials such as orange silk, vegan (circular!) leather from coconuts and cork and textiles from the banana plant into unique fashion statements. Established names Karim Adduchi and Iris van Herpen are also part of the exhibition and show their own creations made from biomaterials.

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Second Skin Tilburg - Expo #2

12th of November 2021 at 00:00:10

An exhibition of the interim results of textile workshops that have been realized in recent months with students from ROC Tilburg and young people from Tilburg Noord. 11 November 16.00 - 19.00u 12 November 10.00 - 16.00u Location: Verdiplein 108, Tilburg Free entrance Follow the project @secondskintilburg Second Skin Tilburg is an initiative of FASHIONCLASH, a multidisciplinary participation project around fashion in which the shaping and expression of the identity and personal stories of young people is central. Second Skin Tilburg is part of the UIA funded project ForwArt / forwart.nu

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Clothing Swap by Makers Unite x COMN

10th of November 2021 at 18:30:00

Come join our Clothing Swap Event on Nov 10 at De Hallen hosted by Makers Unite and COMN. Are you ready to swap your clothes and refresh your wardrobe? We know we are. That's why we want to welcome you to our one-of-a-kind Clothing Swap – a combined effort of COMN and Makers Unite, where we want to create connections with our fellow peeps while tackling the issue of overconsumption.

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A Celebration of Art - Reflection in Time

10th of October 2021 at 10:00:00

504 people received a handwritten letter with an A4 piece of linen and invitation to do 'something' with it. 230 people replied for now. This flock of birds travel from place to place. First stop was @Bradwolfprojects. Now the works can be seen in the #hausstellung in the corridor of the homes of Nannet and her Neighbors. 2- person visit possible. Send a personal message to insta @nannetvdkleijn for an appointment. The linen is bought @enschedetextielstad revenues will benefit the education of a new generation of industrial weavers. The 'piece' is still alive as works still come and works go to other people and homes.

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Conversations on Decoloniality & Fashion

4th of September 2021 at 20:00:00

The Conversations on Decoloniality & Fashion is a monthly online series that seeks to expand our collective understanding of decoloniality and its convergence with the field of fashion. Each first Saturday of the month, 8-9pm GMT, a ninety minute conversation is organised around a selected reading to redefine the contemporary fashion system from a decolonial perspective. As a virtual space beyond institutions, we experiment with other ways of knowledge-production and sharing in regard to fashion – through conversation, through the communal, and through a broad diversity of voices (http://rcdfashion.wordpress.com/conversations/ )

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Fabricademy program 2022-2023

20th of September 2022 at 15:00:00

Fabricademy is a trans-disciplinary course focusing on the development of new technologies applied in the textile industry, in its broad range of applications, from the fashion industry to the upcoming wearable market. The 6-month intensive program can be followed in many laboratories around the world, TextileLab Amsterdam offers the program since the start in 2017.

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FASHIONCLASH Festival 2021

26th of November 2021 at 10:00:00

FASHIONCLASH presents the 13th edition of the international & interdisciplinary fashion festival, FASHIONCLASH Festival. During this three-day hybrid festival, a new generation of designers and performing artists from all over the world get the opportunity to show their work to a diverse, international audience. FASHIONCLASH Festival takes place from 26-28 November 2021 in Maastricht