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From herder to high fashion: Pioneering sustainable supply chain provenance

Date
Nov 25th
Time
18:00 - 21:00
Location
Price
Free

FROM HERDER TO HIGH FASHION

Inspiring Talk about Sustainability, Social Impact and Geo-Relational Fashion

6-9pm, Wednesday 25th November, Interchange Triangle, Camden

Impact Hub King’s Cross is proud to partner with Tengri to present ‘From Herder to High Fashion’ an evening on sustainability, social impact and geo-relational fashion on November 25th. Tengri, is a directional, prestige fashion brand challenging consumer behaviours and making an impact on the luxury landscape. The event launches a series of inspirational talks on sustainable living focusing on our everyday choice of clothing, empowering us with the knowledge to learn more about the fashion and textiles industry and sustainable alternatives available.

From Herder to High Fashion will address the vital issue of sustainability, featuring talks by pioneers and fashion revolutionaries who champion innovative solutions for sustainable and ethical fashion. Industry vanguards who are challenging the status quo will discuss the creation of prestige garments with a transparent supply chain that helps protect biodiversity, wild animals and marginalised people living in rural and remote places.

Nancy Johnston, Impact Hub member and Tengri founder, will reveal how the brand launched a collective movement to improve the wider fashion industry. Tengri operates as a social business, specialising in natural materials with a 100% ethical, sustainable, eco-friendly and transparent supply chain, trading fairly with Mongolian nomadic herders.

Tengri will showcase key pieces from its ‘Warrior’ knitwear collection, designed by Carlo Volpi, Tengri co-founder and in-house designer, alongside a preview of pieces from the label’s upcoming ‘Rider’ collection and the Khangai Noble Yarn exhibition. This takes visitors on a journey following the production of Tengri yak yarn, from its beginnings – the yaks on Mongolia’s vast steppes where the fibre is sourced – to production in the UK.

From Herder to High Fashion involves partnerships with the Responsible Ecosystems Sourcing Platform (RESP), Ashoka, Interchange London, bookabeat and Impact Hub King’s Cross, and features panel discussions with Tengri collective members and designers, Bertie Bertinez, Katie Jones, Diane Goldie and Tengri brand ambassador and featured bookabeat artist, Miss Baby Sol. Costumer and visual artist Alex Noble and university partnerships with Central Saint Martins, Heriot-Watt and Bath Spa University will form part of the series at a later date.

Eduardo Escobedo, Executive Director, RESP, said:

“Promoting the sustainable use of biodiversity through the traceable sourcing of high-quality raw materials like yak fibres provides an important opportunity for the luxury fashion industry to contribute to the conservation of key ecosystems. Long-term livelihood opportunities for local communities can be safeguarded and communities empowered as the main custodians of their natural capital.”

This is a unique opportunity to hear one of the fashion calendar’s most inspiring panels explore sustainability, social.

Food and drinks reception provided. Spaces are limited. Book your tickets here.

The event will be at Interchange Triangle, 3rd Floor, Triangle Building Stables Market, Chalk Farm Road, London NW1 8AB

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