Artha Holiday Pop Up
Nov
28
to Dec 16

Artha Holiday Pop Up

  • Dorfstrasse 19, 8700 Switzerland (map)
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Dive into the world of artisan made goods and find a gift with a story this holiday season!

The start of this Pop Up also marks the start of a new initiative to give back more to the artisans Artha partners with. During the entire time of their Pop Up, 10% of all sales will be allocated to a newly established artisan fund, which will be used throughout next year to help Artha's partners with various projects.

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Marché Sans Puces
Jun
22
to Jun 23

Marché Sans Puces

  • maison communale de pleinpalais (map)
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Do you know the flea market’s dandy little brother? He brings together many types of stands, ranging from superchic vintage clothing and 20th century design furniture to selected Suisse designer collections. The Flealess Market is a place for night owls who are after a good time and swift deals. Expect to stick around for the music over a few drinks in a festive and friendly atmosphere.

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Fast Fashion - The Dark Side of Fashion
Jun
22
to Jul 31

Fast Fashion - The Dark Side of Fashion

The “Fast Fashion. The Dark Side of Fashion” exhibition illustrates the backgrounds of the globalised production of fashion. It deals with production mechanisms, with economic and social aspects, but also with environmental issues. 
The term “fast fashion” denotes a corporate strategy which aims to bring new fashion into the shops at ever shorter intervals. Classic fashion segments such as haute couture, ready-to-wear and medium-priced off-the-peg clothes limit themselves to two collections a year, whereas cheap labels launch up to twelve collections within the same period of time. These companies aim to draw the media’s attention to themselves, to lure primarily young customers into the shops and to animate them to make purchases.
If consumers and commerce profit from the masses of fashion articles put on the market at bargain prices, many of those involved in the production process have to pay a high price: long working days with minimum wages determine the lives of the textile workers who produce cheap fashion under sometimes disastrous conditions. They have no social security and educational opportunities. Health problems and environmental pollution are the consequences of a corporate policy that is ruthlessly geared to profit maximisation.
By way of a reaction to the grievances of fast fashion, which after the devastating collapse of the Rana Plaza textile factory in Bangladesh in 2013 was increasingly focused on by the media, the Slow Fashion movement has emerged in the last few years. Closer scrutiny reveals, however, that the complex global problems are resisting simple and quick solutions. And thus consumers who make an effort to display ethically and ecologically correct behaviour when buying clothes are exposed to many pitfalls, which the Swiss cartoonist Ruedi Widmer comments on with his usual acerbic wit. Other artists besides Widmer are represented in the exhibition, including the Bengali photographer and activist Taslima Akhter, the dance director Helena Waldmann and the Swiss performance artist Andrea Vogel; they all cast a critical light on fast fashion and its consequences, and their works constitute a personal comment on the well-founded factual information.

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URBAN DECAY VOL. 2
Jun
8
to Jun 21

URBAN DECAY VOL. 2

Photographer Jeremy Spierer & fashion designer Eliran Ashraf team up for a special exhibition at Foound. 

Dedicated to the inevitable phase of urban decay, the exhibition includes photographs by Spierer and their interpretation in textile by Ashraf. The URBAN DECAY VOL.2 marks the second exhibition collaboration of the two, expanding their research on the theme while exploring new techniques. 

In his photographs, Spierer captures beauty images in a damaged state caused by their “street life”, making them symbols of fading beauty in a poetic way. Inspired by the contrast these images contain, Ashraf created “textile collage” surfaces corresponding with the essence of each of Spierer's photographs adding his own perspective on order, chaos and re-construction.

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Creative Soulmates Unite Kollektivist x Rumour
May
21
1:00 PM13:00

Creative Soulmates Unite Kollektivist x Rumour

Are you ready for a new beginning? New series of fun, fashion and creativity? Rumour opens its doors to the most inspiring and collective event: 

Rumour x Kollektivist Unites

They are bringing world-wide young and innovative designers in one place; the blend of different worlds – the crossing of different aspects from traditions to complex ethnicities. They are preparing a fantastic Sunday for you; you will have the chance to meet our latest collections, special guests such as Fashion Bloggers and Models who will be giving you styling advices, food bloggers will serve their most tasty dishes and surprise cocktails waiting for you to be tasted!!!

Some of you will even have the opportunity to be pampered like a star, you will go through the same experience as a celebrity:

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