Istituto Marangoni Dubai and Global Fashion Exchange (GFX) have joined forces to launch the first large-scale clothing swap project in the UAE. The project aims to engage students and consumers through the act of swapping clothing, promoting sustainable fashion practices and the circular economy. The event will take place on 4th May, 4pm -7.30pm at Istituto Marangoni, Dubai.
The clothing swap project is an innovative way to address the issue of sustainability in the fashion industry. By swapping clothes, participants can reduce their carbon footprint and contribute to a more sustainable future. The project is particularly special as it marks the first large-scale clothing swap event in the UAE, and it is happening with the support of renown fashion and design school, Istituto Marangoni Dubai.
The fashion industry is one of the largest contributors to environmental pollution and waste, and it is essential to take collective action towards sustainability. The clothing swap project is an opportunity for individuals to come together and make a meaningful impact on the fashion industry’s sustainability efforts.
The event will feature a panel discussion led by Journalist and Author, Sujata Assomull, including Elena Marinoni, Director of Education at Istituto Marangoni Dubai, Florence Bulte, Chief Sustainability Officer, Chalhoub Group and GFX founder Patrick Duffy. The discussion will focus on sustainable fashion and the importance of the circular economy. Attendees can also participate in customization stations where they can learn how to “re-value” gently used items, and a photo booth where swap-goers can be photographed in their new looks.
Patrick Duffy, founder of Global Fashion Exchange, said, “The clothing swap project is a perfect example of how we can come together and take collective action towards sustainability. It is exciting to see institutions like Istituto Marangoni Dubai take a leadership role in promoting sustainable fashion practices, and we are thrilled to partner with them on this project.”
Istituto Marangoni Dubai and Global Fashion Exchange are committed to promoting sustainable fashion practices and inspiring a new generation of conscious consumers. The clothing swap project is a unique opportunity for individuals to come together, learn, and take action towards creating a more sustainable future.
Join Istituto Marangoni Dubai and Global Fashion Exchange on 4th May at the Istituto Marangoni Campus located in DIFC Gate Village 8, and be part of this innovative initiative that is making a difference in the fashion industry and the world.