Circular Design Speeds


A design concept that explores alternative solutions for different modes of consumption and production within the circular economy. From 'ultra-fast' to 'super-slow' periods of usage. Beneficial Concept #4 - Circular Design Speeds.

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Beneficial Discoveries #5 Circular Speeds for Filippa K


How can the fashion of the future be designed to better meet the need for a sustainable fashion and textile production? Our online series "Beneficial Discoveries" showcases best practice examples from selected fashion brands and designers. Today's focus: FILIPPA K.

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ALL GOOD(S) – New Materials for a Future Circular Economy


Our Director Friederike von Wedel-Parlow participated as a guest speaker in the event "ALL GOOD(S) - New Materials in Architecture, Design and Fashion for a Future Circular Economy" at Aedes Metropolitan Laboratory and spoke about the need to promote holistic and sustainable product design and make its value tangible.

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FCG-Webinar: POSITIVE IMPACT


On September 10, 2020 Prof. Friederike von Wedel-Parlow will hold a workshop on 'POSITIVE IMPACT - QUALITY AND INNOVATION IN FASHION' as part of the Fashion Council Germany webinar series.

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Beneficial Discoveries #4 VRETENA Circular Design


How can the fashion of the future be designed to better meet the growing challenge of a mostly not sustainable fashion and textile production? With our online series ‚Beneficial Discoveries‘ we showcase best practice examples of selected fashion designers and brands. Today’s feature: VRETENA.

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Beneficial Discoveries #3 SILFIR Circular Workwear


How can the fashion of the future be designed to better meet the growing challenge of a mostly not sustainable fashion and textile production? With our online series ‚Beneficial Discoveries‘ we showcase best practice examples of selected fashion designers and brands. Today’s feature: SILFIR.

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Closed Loop System


A system in which products and their components are designed, manufactured, used and handled so that they circulate in society for as long as possible. Beneficial Concept #3 - the Closed Loop System.

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Beneficial Discoveries #2 KUNERT Blue 90


How can the fashion of the future be designed to better meet the growing challenge of a mostly not sustainable fashion and textile production? With our online series ‚Beneficial Discoveries‘ we showcase best practice examples of selected fashion designers and brands. Today’s feature: KUNERT.

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Beneficial Design


#2 of the Statement series is dedicated to the concept of 'Beneficial Design', which takes a holistic approach to design and combines innovation, quality and beauty.

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Cradle to Cradle


With the series 'Beneficial Concepts' we want to highlight key concepts and explain which values and approaches are important to us in connection with the world of fashion. Beneficial Concept #1 - the Cradle to Cradle philosophy.

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Beneficial Discoveries #1 C&A C2C Certified Collection


How can the fashion of the future be designed to better meet the growing challenge of a mostly not sustainable fashion and textile production? With our online series ‚Beneficial Discoveries‘ we showcase best practice examples of selected fashion designers and brands. The first feature: The C&A C2C Certified Collection.

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Green Knowledge – A guide to sustainability in the fashion industry


Green Knowledge, an A-Z guide to sustainability in fashion, includes sustainable producers, brands and certification, as well as interviews and contributions from experts. Friederike von Wedel-Parlow is one of the authors, with a guest contribution on the new democratization of fashion and the potential of the eco and fair fashion niche.

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FutureLab „RetroProSpekt MODERNE“: The Documentation


Some time ago, a joint workshop with the YOUNG ACADEMY at the Academy of Arts took place, which gave scholarship holders the chance to have a look into the future. The main topics of this workshop have been summarized in a new publication and include certain approaches to Beneficial Design, which should help artists to take a stand on society and its development and to influence the latter.

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Bundespreis Ecodesign 2019


The Bundespreis Ecodesign was awarded for the eighth time by the Federal Environment Ministry and the Federal Environment Agency (UBA). Friederike von Wedel-Parlow was once again invited as a member of an interdisciplinary jury to award twelve talents for their particularly innovative, environmentally sound and future-oriented work.

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Better Buying Practices – How to Empower Buyers


The international Fashionsustain, as a conference of Neonyt, has been accompanying the Fashion Week in Berlin for several seasons and offers a stage for sustainable focal points and questions of the fashion industry. For the Fashion Week Summer 2019 we were invited to present our study on purchasing practices in the fast fashion industry for the first time in public.

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Wear It Innovation Summit


Together with our friends from Fraunhofer IZM, we designed and conducted a workshop at this year's WEAR IT INNOVATION SUMMIT with the title WORLD CAFÉ: CIRCULAR PRODUCT DESIGN FOR WEARABLES.

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Worth Partnership Project


With the research project OCEANWWEAR we could realize a successful kick-off event with our partner Tam-Silk Oy from Finland.

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How to get through the fashion season with a clear conscience


Friederike von Wedel-Parlow talks to Diana Hamann-Bula of the St. Galler Tagblatt about the problems of fast fashion consumption and gives recommendations for more sustainable purchasing decisions that bring back the joy of fashion and quality.

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Utopia and transformation - the future of the fashion industry


As part of the Fashion Revolution Week, Friederike von Wedel-Parlow was invited to a panel talk in Zurich this year. The topic of the discussion: "Utopia and transformation - the future of the fashion industry".

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Sustainable and innovative design idea?


Since 2012, particularly outstanding, aesthetically valuable and ecologically credible products, services and concepts have been awarded the Federal Ecodesign Prize. Now it is time again: the Open Call Federal Award Ecodesign 2019 has started! Applications can be submitted until April 8th.

Prof. Friederike von Wedel-Parlow again is part of the jury for fashion design.

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Fashion as a driver for positive cultural change


Together with Alf-Tobias Zahn, the creator of the blog "Grossvrtig" and co-author of the guidebook "Einfach anziehend", Friederike von Wedel-Parlow talks about the future of fashion and Manufactum's Cradle to Cradle collection.

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Who wins the Bundespreis Ecodesign 2018?


On October 1, 2018, the environmental and design jury experts of this year's Federal Ecodesign Award met at the Kulturforum Berlin for an exciting exchange and intensive discussion of the many submissions.

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For the waste container: clothes that are compostable


Grit Thönnissen of the Tagesspiegel writes about the Manufactum Cradle-to-Cradle products, of which the Beneficial Design Institute was involved in the development and consultation.

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C2C Congress 2018


This year the C2C Congress, the world's largest platform that brings people together on the topic of Cradle to Cradle, is already taking place for the fifth time.

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It's Not the Economy...


In the latest issue of the annual publication of the University of Art and Design FHNW Friederike von Wedel-Parlow and Matthias Einhoff talk about socio-political aspects in the context of cultural entrepreneurship.

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OSCEdays 2018


The Open Source Circular Economy Days took place for the fourth time in Berlin and offered three days of lectures, workshops and interactive exhibitions on the topics of circular economy and transparent forms of cooperation.

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CUT UP #10 – Closing the Loop


The 10th panel discussion of the discourse series CUT UP took place on 12 June 2018 in Hamburg under the question "Are recycling management and zero waste approaches really innovative approaches for the textile and clothing industry?

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Humane MODErne


In the annual publication of the Young Academy Friederike von Wedel-Parlow reports about her workshop with the scholarship holders of the Young Academy about the concept "Beneficial Footprints".

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Sustainable Textile School 2018


To offer the participants of the second Sustainable Textile School an exciting and inspiring forum for sustainability in textile production, the Advisory Board got together in the run-up to the Sustainable Textile School to jointly create this year's program.

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Textile Exchange: Towards Circular Fashion


Experts and representatives of the fashion and textile industry met at the end of May at the Textile Exchange Conference on the topic "Towards Circular Fashion" in Arnhem, Netherlands.

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Lecture: Mode Thema Mode


The lecture series "MODE Thema MODE" initiated by the Lipperheidesche Kostümbibliothek und Netzwerk Mode Textil e. V. will once again be devoted to the cultural history of clothing and fashion this spring.

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FashionSustain Thinkathon


FashionSustain Berlin organized a Thinkathon as part of the Berlin Fashion Week, in which interdisciplinary teams faced specific industrial challenges in a Design Thinking Challenge.

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Beneficial Design – Creating Positive Fashion


Beneficial Design as a transformative force for positive change in the annual publication "Texperimental" of the Department of Textile and Clothing Technology at Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences.

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Bundespreis Ecodesign 2017


For the fifth time Prof. Friederike von Wedel-Parlow was a member of the jury of the BUNDESPREIS ECODESIGN, the highest award for ecological design in Germany.

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Understanding Certificates for Sustainable Fashion!


On the platform "SustainableFashionMatterz", which presents the heads and brands for ethical fashion, founder Cherie Birkner talks to Friederike von Wedel-Parlow about certificates, sustainable design and about the sense and quality to do something good.

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Circular Fashion – How can we close the loop?


Together with the hessnatur foundation, the Swedish Embassy Berlin invited to the conference "Circular Fashion - How can we close the loop?

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Poetry of the Real


With "Celebration our Human Footprint - A Building like a tree. A City like a forest" Michael Braungart's architectural vision for the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale in 2016 is also included in the annual publication of the University of Art and Design FHNW.

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OSCEdays 2017


On June 30, 2017 the Open Source Circular Economy Days Berlin took place in cooperation with the International Design Center Berlin and the Berlin Economic Development Corporation Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie GmbH.

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Close the Loop!


On Lasting Collective Friederike von Wedel-Parlow talks about Beneficial Design as a holistic approach that combines closed loops with artistic and scientific theory and practice.

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Quality - a new definition of sustainability


In the online magazine for sustainability and fashion "Aethic" Friederike von Wedel-Parlow writes about the term quality, the new definition of sustainability.

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Fair Fashion Guide: A plea for the closet of the future


The publicist, sustainability expert and business psychologist Dr. Alexandra Hildebrandt about the Fair Fashion Guide in the Huffingtonpost.

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“The Future is Closed Loop“


On Filippa K Circle Friederike von Wedel-Parlow writes about the vision of a world where there is no more garbage.

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Beneficial Design Institute at the Kirchentag


On 26 May, the Sustainability Day of this year's Kirchentag, Friederike von Wedel-Parlow presented the Fair Fashion Guide and spoke together with Dr. Gisela Burckhardt of Femnet e.V. about the topic "The future of fashion: Fair consumption".

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Swiss Cultural Challenge


The Swiss Cultural Challenge competition of the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland awards prizes for holistic ideas in which graduates from the fields of art and design deal with the value-added context of their work.

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C2C Expert Forum


At the end of February, the Cradle to Cradle e.V. invited C2C experts for the second time to discuss the successes and challenges of the C2C principle.

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Bundespreis Ecodesign


The Federal Ecodesign Prize has been awarded annually since 2012 by the Federal Ministry for the Environment and the Federal Environment Agency in cooperation with the International Design Center Berlin. Pioneers in the field of ecological design are honored.

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Fashion Made Fair


In "Fashion Made Fair" Michael Braungart and Friederike von Wedel-Parlow explain the Cradle to Cradle design concept and its significance for fashion.

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Fast Fashion - the Dark Side of Fashion


In the exhibition catalog for the travelling exhibition "Fast Fashion", Prof. Friederike von Wedel-Parlow calls for a paradigm shift in the fashion system that takes into account the forthcoming demands for quality, innovation, culture and beauty.

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