Copenhagen once again hosted the world's leading event on sustainability in fashion, the Copenhagen Fashion Summit. C&A Foundation was a sponsor of the event and we took the opportunity to join forces with CFS to “have fun for a cause" through Dance Deal. Summit participants were asked to put on their dancing shoes and shimmy to raise funds for Remake, an NGO igniting a conscious consumer movement. For every dance, C&A Foundation donated €50 to Remake. Hundreds of people danced, and C&A Foundation made a €25,000 contribution to Remake's work.
“Dance Deal is always such a highlight of the Copenhagen Fashion Summit," says Stephanie Klotz of C&A Foundation. “It is so energizing to see people dancing at the breaks and at lunchtime, and of course dancing in the big concert hall – where all of this serious business has been going on all day – is a great way to end the day. And this year we are thrilled to be able to support the work of such a trailblazing organisation like Remake."
“I believe by letting the women who make our clothes tell their story in a more direct and textured way, consumers can see themselves in the maker's narrative”Founder Remake Ayesha Barenblat
Millions of young women in their early twenties make our clothes around the world. Remake documents their lives and brings us stories of their hopes and dreams. The peace corps of fashion, Remake takes brands and fashion design students into garment maker communities to listen, learn and volunteer. Remake's journeys and uplifting stories build empathy across the fashion supply chain, inspiring the next generation of designers and millennial consumers to be humanely connected to the women who make our clothes.
"The only time we ever see the young women who make our clothes in the media is when an awful tragedy happens. When we're constantly hit with bad news about people far away who don't look like us, we start to develop apathy. I believe by letting the women who make our clothes tell their story in a more direct and textured way, consumers can see themselves in the maker's narrative," said Ayesha Barenblat.
All proceeds from the Dance Deal will bring consumers the story and film short of Remake's next journey where graduating designers come face to face with makers in Sri Lanka's garment manufacturing community.
See all the highlights at the event on Facebook here.