By Ashley Mugema
Rwanda fashion houses,NGOs and ministry of Environment, On september 29, stimulated discussions around sustainability in the fashion industry, recommendations to harness the circular fashion, aiming to inspire and educate how circular economy principles are reshaping the fashion industry for a more sustainable and ethical world.
Curated by Maximilien Kolbe (fashion expert and founder of kolbe official), brought together about a hundred of fashion business investors and startup fashion houses. The exhibition main focused on portraying the consummption, impact and growth of sustainable fashion.
In his remarks, Maximilien Kolbe voiced about promoting awareness to upcomping brands and designer.
“We saw that there’s a lot waste from fashion, and wanted to creating awareness to upcoming brands and designers that they have to think about the end life of the products they’re creating right now” said Maximilien Kolbe.
During the event happened a four member pannel discussion moderated by Bruce Sakindi (KUZA Africa), from which they discussed about the challenges, impacts, possibilities, consumption and benefits within circular fashion industry.
Talking to media, Maximilien Kolbe stressed about the consumer participation to sustainable fashion. “There’s a lot of things youcan do to recycle but the important thing is to keep your clothes for longer because recycling is not always sustainable”.
He added that sometimes recycling use alot of energy than creating new clothes.”
The exhibition is scheduled to close on 4th october 2023.