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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A garment in a magazine, is a magazine

By Dr Daphne Mohajer va Pesaran

Our Rags Magazine is a collaborative project by Aimée Zito Lema and Elisa van Joolen that investigates transformative processes, proposing new forms of collective production aimed at the reuse of discarded clothing and textiles.

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Beyond (human) bodies: designing with non-humans in mind

By Lena Bäunker

Lena Bäunker was invited to attend Beyond Bodies talk that featured talents Hanneke Klaver and Tosca Schift (Ant Eye), Luis Ferreira, Basse Stittgen and Dasha Tsapenko. Moderated by Esther Muñoz Grootveld and Yophi Ignacia.

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The Craft of the Personal

By Haitian Ma

Haitian Ma was invited to attend Power to the Personal talk that featured talents Leyla-Nour Benouniche, Rossel Chaslie, Tobie van Putten and Jarmal Martis. Moderated by Manique Hendricks and Sharvin Ramjan.

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In conversation with Ninke Bloemberg

By Nannet van der Kleijn

Nannet van der Kleijn in conversation with Ninke Bloemberg, a Fashion Curator at Centraal Museum NL and for other collective exhibitions

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The Future of Fashion Feels Different

By Noukhey Forster

Noukhey Forster visited presentations of two upcoming designers during Amsterdam Fashion Week in September; Roxane Mbanga and Darwin Winklaar who offered an alternative fashion presentation.

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Waarom textielverf om zoveel meer draait dan gekleed gaan in je favoriete kleur

By Sarah Vandoorne

Kleur is een van de meest schadelijke componenten van de textielindustrie. Drie expo’s stellen voor om na te denken over duurzame alternatieven en hun (en onze) beperkingen.

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RCDF presented The Linen Project at Global Fashioning Assembly

By Branko Popovic

The Research Collective for Decoloniality and Fashion (RCDF) is honoured and excited to present The Linen Project (TLP) for the first Global Fashioning Assembly (GFA22) on Saturday 22 October 2022

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OSCAM gives space to various makers, above all to undiscovered and young talent.

Marian Duff, founder and director OSCAM and co-founder MAFB

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Designer-artist Yamuna Forzani creates her own queer utopia

By Rolien Zonneveld

Rolien Zonneveld interviewed designer and artist Yamuna Forzani who creates her own queer utopia not only with her own work but also with The Utopia Ball. With this project she won the Fashion category of Dutch Design Awards 2022.

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Renée Mes door Nannet van der Kleijn

By Nannet van der Kleijn

Interview met Renée Mes door Nannet van der Kleijn “Ik gebruik liever de term queer in plaats van LGBTQIA+, voor mijn gevoel is queer overkoepelend voor iedereen.”

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The fashion industry is in need of change.

Roosmarie Ruigrok, sustainable fashion & textile expert

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A reflection on Ways of Caring

By Zinzi de Brouwer

A reflection on Ways of Caring – Practicing Solidarity conference 30th June 2022 by Zinzi de Brouwer

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Zadnja Roštiljada “The Last Barbeque” by HVMBLE HVSTLE

By Noukhey Forster

Step inside Marco Blazevic’s world of working-class heroes and other characters at the edge of society.

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Nannet van der Kleijn in gesprek met Francisco van Benthum

By Nannet van der Kleijn

Dialogue #11 - Francisco van Benthum en Nannet van der Kleijn

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Reflow - Circular Textile Festival

By Sarah Vandoorne

In hoeverre slaagt Reflow erin om de klerezooi (en de welvaart) te herverdelen?

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We buy what looks nice, but do we know where the cotton was planted, and by whom?

Daniëlle Bruggeman, Professor of Fashion at ArtEZ University of the Arts

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Een reis tussen twee werelden, In gesprek met Mehdi Mashayekhi

By Noukhey Forster

Door: Noukhey Forster (OHIM)

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Keep crafts alive!

By Lindy Boerman

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FASHIONCLASH Festival 13de editie

By Mehtap Gungormez

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Palimpsests of Fashion & Culture

By Victoria Maung

A reflection on RCDF’s three-day Annual General Meeting on the intersections of decoloniality and fashion

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Fashion is a valuable prism for looking at larger societal issues.

By Bregje Lampe - Modelogica

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Garment stories

By Ella van Geuns and Tom Gerbert

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Kunnen we het nu eens echt over degrowth hebben?

By Sarah Vandoorne

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Review Mind Fish

By Noukhey Forster (OHIM)

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Fashion’s hopeful future

By Lindy Boerman

"“Fashion is searching. What is the role of fashion in today’s society?”"

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Dialogue with Taskforce Fashion participants

By Sarah Vandoorne

Dialogue: Sarah Vandoorne in gesprek met Taskforce Fashion ontwerpers

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"Fashion is an excellent catalyst for systemic change. It can experiment with new materials, production techniques and environmental friendly processes."

Rachel Cannegieter, founder of RethinkRebels

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Digitization of the Textile Industry

By Zuza Nazaruk

"I never touched a loom when I started this project."

Quote by
Annemieke Koster

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De missie van ‘lobbygroep’ Taskforce Fashion: maatschappelijke verandering dankzij mode

By Jeroen Junte

Jeroen Junte in gesprek met Branko Popovic, Iris Ruisch en Esther Muñoz Grootveld, initiatiefnemers van Taskforce Fashion, een coaltie van FASHIONCLASH, M-ODE en State of Fashion

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“From Scratch” by New Order of Fashion

By Zuza Nazaruk

“From Scratch” by New Order of Fashion – a step forward in fashion’s transformation towards circularity

"Local instead of global."

Quote by
Culture.Fashion members

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‘The new’ isn’t chic, or is it?

By Lindy Boerman

Lindy Boerman, student at the MA Fashion Strategy of ArtEZ University of the Arts Arnhem, attended the online event by Fashion for Good x Redress event and wrote a reflection.

"Think global, act local."

Quote by
Culture.Fashion members

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If we keep thinking of fashion in terms of product the only way for companies to sustain themselves is to sell more and more...

Pauline van Dongen, fashion designer and researcher

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By Mehtap Gungormez

In dialoog met de deelnemers en initiatiefnemers van OUTSIDERWEAR.

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Local for Local

By Zinzi de Brouwer

On 15 January 2021 the Culture.Fashion network organized the live-stream event RENEW THE SYSTEM in collaboration with fashion label Hul le Kes. Fashion.

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Building New Bridges & Looking Forward

By Philippe Pourhashemi

A Review of FASHIONCLASH Festival: The Digital Edition

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How the Reflow project turns Amsterdam into Europe’s testing ground for textile circularity

By Zuza Nazaruk

Zuza Nazaruk in conversation with initiators of REFLOW, a project that aims to develop circular and regenerative cities through enabling active citizen involvement and systemic change to re-think the current approach to material flows in cities.

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India’s Decolonial Approaches to land, labour, and the fashion industry

By Oshin Siao Bhatt

Whataboutery 02 - India’s Decolonial Approaches to land, labour, and the fashion industry

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Reframe Fashion

By Dyana Wing So

Dyana Wing So to reflected on the virtual conference RE-FRAME FASHION: Innovation in Fashion Education.

"Sharing stories and making connections."

Quote by
Culture.Fashion members

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On decolonizing fashion

By Carmen Hogg

First Reflection; style anthropologist, creative producer and writer Carmen Hogg reflecting on the first Whataboutery. by State of Fashion.

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Class of 2020

Class of 2020 interviewed by Rolien Zonneveld. Collages by Sankrit Kulmanochawong

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By Marjolein Stormezand