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.
Click on the button below to read more about the network and its working structure.Read More
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.Join Culture.Fashion
Collaboration as in sharing knowledge
Learning from and with each other. Connecting existing and new work. Joining forces.
Interdisciplinary & inclusivity
Embracing, (re)valuing and implementing different disciplines, fields, expertises, cultures, traditions, perspectives and views and understandings.
Fair & transparent
Commitment to sustainable and ethical production processes, towards circularity. Transparency regarding problems and challenges. Sharing of information, findings and networks.
Sustainable networks - local & global
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
Sustainable commitments to other players in the (local) chain and in the Culture.Fashion network in the long term.
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.Read more
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!Find more organisations
Explore the joint agenda with events and activities organized by network members and discover what else is on the agenda of Culture.Fashion.See all events
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.
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
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.
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.
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/ )
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