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Future Fashion Store: Opening on July 4th

The first items of clothing are hanging in the Future Fashion Store in the Gerber in Stuttgart. Because – today was clothing donation day. Those interested could bring along their well-preserved favorite items and take a look behind the scenes. The opening is on July 4th, 2020

The Future Fashion Store x SECONTIQUE is a joint project of the Baden-Württemberg Development Cooperation Foundation (SEZ) and the Action Hope the Diocese of Rottenburg-Stuttgart. The Future Fashion Store is something special throughout Germany. It will be a shopping place for high-quality second-hand fashion, show innovative fashion labels and designers from Africa and at the same time be a meeting place for everyone who is interested in sustainable textile consumption and wants to initiate social change. Workshops, talks or get-togethers for sustainability initiatives from Stuttgart and the surrounding area are examples of future events in the Future Fashion Store.

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Corona crisis: thinking about consumer behavior

“For me, development is not a transfer of money from north to south, but the question: How do we want to live together in the world?” This is what Philipp Keil, Managing Director of the Baden-Württemberg Development Cooperation Foundation (SEZ), says in an interview with the Stuttgarter Zeitung . And this question must also be discussed locally in Baden-Württemberg

In his opinion, one possibility is to tie state funding and investments to conditions for transparency in the supply chains. Or to only subsidize companies where social and ecological criteria are an integral part of their corporate policy. The 2030 Agenda with its goals for sustainable development should serve as a checklist for the state ministries. This would allow them to check whether a decision contradicts the sustainability goals. “The question of how we achieve the sustainability goals should be as important as the question of what will happen to the German auto industry at the moment.”

According to Keil, many people have reconsidered their own consumer behavior during the Corona crisis. And about what each and every individual could do for a fairer world “and some,” he is sure, “may have come to different answers than before.” He is sure that we will all get something important out of the Corona crisis could learn on the way to a more just world.

In terms of state action, in his eyes the crisis has shown that the state can intervene in our lives much more than we would have ever thought possible before. In the future, this experience will make politicians “very unbelievable when they say: daycare centers closed, city centers closed, borders closed, we did all that - but against the fact that the cell phones and batteries we buy here contain cobalt “Contains something that is being mined by children in the Congo and that children are dying every day, unfortunately we can’t do anything.”

The interview was published in the Stuttgarter Zeitung on June 5, 2020 on page 4 under the headline “Will politicians rethink after the Corona crisis?”

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