Dutch fashion innovators are coming to NY Fashion Week

9 September 2014 — 9 September 2014
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Fashion designers and incubators from The Netherlands will come to the NY Fashion Week to present the latest developments of Dutch eco fashion. Worldwide we are running out of natural resources and also the fashion industry has a huge impact on the environment. Dutch innovators are solving this problem by using new innovative ways to design fashion. On September 9, citizenM Hotel will host a special Green Drinks NYC event where New Yorkers can learn about incredible innovative fashion alternatives from the Netherlands. Like design bags made of used conveyor belts and jeans that you can lease.

The evening will include product presentations and talks by some of the Netherlands’ leading eco-fashion companies, including Bert van Son, founder of the Lease A Jeans concept – a company that focuses on the circular economy by offering jeans that you can lease. People wear the jeans but they don’t need to own the product. After the lease period users return their jeans to Lease A Jeans for recycling. Jan Geerts, founder of the new fashion incubator Dutch Fashion Link – will also be guest speaker. This company makes fashion honest and local by offering a wide range of sustainable fabrics and knowledge to help designers make fashionable clothes.

In addition this Dutch eco fashion event will present several fashion accessories, like the sustainable water bottles of Dopper.

More information

More information about the environmental impact of fashion industry here.

An eco-friendly alternative for the fashion industry is the circular economy, see this short video.

More information about this Dutch eco-fashion event and registration details, can be found here.

About the Dutch innovators

Lease A Jeans also appeared in The Wall Street Journal.

About Green Drinks NYC

Green Drinks NYC is the largest environmental networking organization dedicated to unifying the sustainable community in New York. With over 15,000 members, they host monthly events to engage and connect people from a wide range of backgrounds.

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About citizenM Hotel

Located in the heart of midtown Manhattan near Times Square, citizenM New York is the first US property in an expanding global collection, which currently includes seven hotels throughout the Netherlands, France and the UK. Headquartered in Amsterdam, citizenM has revolutionized the hospitality experience for today’s modern mobile traveler with its offbeat sensibility and emphasis on affordable luxury, technology and style.