How can we transform an industry plagued with a massive carbon footprint into one that inspires people without harming the environment? The 23 Danish and Egyptian green fashion designers, entrepreneurs and students explore this question together in Copenhagen.
By Rowan El Shimi
Sara Abdelsamei is looking at a map of Copenhagen on her phone, trying to figure out what geographically makes sense to get to see the most she can in the few days she has in the city. She wants to visit the exhibition at the Danish Architecture Center, but she also wants to visit the Danish Design Museum all before catching up with the other participants for a studio visit of a fellow participant.
“I found the whole city very inspiring especially the Scandinavian way of approaching design,” the architect and co-founder of sustainable fashion brand Mama’s Knits says. “It’s a slow approach that involves thinking deeply about things, which can result in meaningful products that can last a long time. The story and concept of the product is part of the result.”