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Fashion talk – When clothes can say everything

Fashion Talk clothing communicates and speaks a clear language . Significantly enough to make this topic a whole exhibition : Fashion Talks – Fashion and communication will be the next big exhibition at the Heinz Nixdorf Museum Forum.

Within these focus questions should be clarified and explained how after the emergence of fashion trends, the impact of uniforms or the influence of youth cultures on fashion . Of course also explains how the complex and sophisticated system mode works: from creation to marketing. The biggest computer museum in the world has, however, not without reason brought the issue into the HNF: the exhibition is extended to a seventh focus of the house, the modern high-tech clothing.

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Within these focus questions should be clarified and explained how after the emergence of fashion trends, the impact of uniforms or the influence of youth cultures on fashion. Of course also explains how the complex and sophisticated system mode works: from creation to marketing.

The biggest computer museum in the world has, however, not without reason brought the issue into the HNF: the exhibition is extended to a seventh focus of the house, the modern high-tech clothing. This includes the HNF at its permanent exhibition ” wearables” in which it comes to the combination of fashion and technology.

According HNF- CEO Dr. Kurt Beiersdörfer one of the main reasons to bring the exhibition to Paderborn. In the exhibition, around today’s high-tech clothing, among other things, a glove for deaf-blind will be on display , with which they can communicate with the environment or children’s textiles, the light differently depending on the heat and humidity and can form patterns on the clothes as a warning.

In the actual exhibition, which originally comes from the Berlin Museum for Communication , visitors can not only learn how cuts, patterns and colors change, the fashion and its communication, but also to be active themselves. It is possible to design your own tartan check pattern or to develop proposals for a new youth culture including its own fashion.

The students of the subject textile of the Faculty of Cultural Studies at the University of Paderborn will be represented and present their results of last semester with the slogan clothing and computers. In addition to a clothes swap party , there will be a reading and various guides. The exhibition will be from 9 November 2013 until 15 June 2014 be open in the Heinz Nixdorf Museum Forum for visitors.

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Is the Future Fashion Guide online – Finally in cool

Only a fraction of the labels in the Fashion Guide Future

Lovers of good dresses and understands well not only the appearance , aesthetics and quality of his clothing but also growing and production conditions and environmental aspects , is sometimes an obstacle . Where to get ? Experienced go to the thrift shop they trust, not know maybe a handful of boutiques or online stores. However : research is needed. The transition to the usual suspects such as H & M , Zara and others, as it is lighter and often tempting.

Anna Litvak and her team have, however, made ​​to the Future Fashion Guide that everyone should have it so easy to get to eco-fair fashion . And so they have researched in the past six years, collected and fair fashion fairs in Berlin, attended the Ethical Fashion Show and the Green Showroom and have also found: eco-fashion is rarely as “ökig ” as is unfortunately often still present. On the contrary, things are cool, have nothing hidden and have earned an appealing presentation.

Litwaks mission: “As easy as we now switching to green electricity or organic food, so should be easy and the transition to green fashion”.

And since 1 September is this form of presentation is now online: The Future Fashion Guide. A total of 140 labels are presented here , including brief insights into the look book, information, for whom the collections are designed and tailored ( whether male or female or children), which attributes or what style of clothing applies. And also helpful: Matching Stores , online and offline, are to put on each label.

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Poison in Clothing – Poison for skin and wastewater

Clothing should often hold not only warm, but like a second skin to emphasize our personality. Often, unfortunately, this second skin contains toxic substances that can penetrate into our blood system that has a recent study by Greenpeace proved.

This message can not ignore even die fast fashion fans: The environmental organization Greenpeace has analyzed 141 pieces of clothing from 29 countries on toxins and find anything anywhere. Only parts of Zara, Benetton, Mango were also Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger.

Products by Zara contained both hormonally active, as well as cancer-causing chemicals: High NPE residues were found in a child’s jacket from China, carcinogenic amines derived from azo colorants in Zara jeans , manufactured in Pakistan.

Fashion Brands abuse worldwide flows as private sewers and so contaminate the drinking water of millions of people , says Christiane Huxdorff , chemical expert of Greenpeace. And it does not matter where the clothes are made , the toxins get into our blood.

The Detox campaign aims to fight against the poisoning of our clothes and calls on manufacturers to ban the chemicals from the clothes production. In 2011 , initial manufacturers have committed to convert to toxic free production , including Marks & Spencer and H & M. Here is a list of tested clothing and Ergennisse.