Opening of the Future Fashion Store x SECONTIQUE

Around 50 invited guests took part in the opening, including the Baden-Württemberg Environment Minister Franz Untersteller. In his speech, he focused primarily on the aspect of sustainability, which plays a central role in the concept of the Future Fashion Store. “The Future Fashion Store lays the foundation for raising awareness of conscious consumption and turning knowledge into action,” says Untersteller. “Sustainable action is also at the heart of the measures in the country’s sustainability strategy. It is important to make it clear again and again that sustainable consumption has nothing to do with sacrifice and restrictions, but rather brings joy in the long term and helps to secure our livelihoods.”

The Stuttgart Mayor for Social Affairs and Social Integration, Dr. In her speech, Alexandra Sußmann highlighted the state capital's commitment to sustainability and global responsibility. “I am very happy about the new Future Fashion Store as an enrichment in the middle of the city. It makes sustainability and global responsibility directly tangible for everyone and strengthens the city as a sustainability metropolis. There are already a number of small, fine fashion labels in Stuttgart that produce sustainably and fairly. The new store strengthens the scene through further networking and makes the slow and fair fashion scene visible.”

The Future Fashion Store The main pillar of the store concept, which is unique in Germany to date, is the educational component for globally responsible action, as Philipp Keil, Managing Director of SEZ, explained in his welcoming address: “In order to master the challenges of our time, we are taking new social paths with the store entrepreneurship while providing a place to discuss the most pressing issues of our time.”

Anton Vaas, Managing Director of Aktion Hope, particularly addressed the consumption of clothing, which, in his view, must become more resource-efficient and socially acceptable. “It is no longer ecologically and socially responsible if clothing is produced at great expense and then rarely worn. With our store we extend the lifespan of textiles and show that it is very trendy to dress fashionably in the second hand shop.”

Background to the Future Fashion Store and the partners

Future Fashion Store x SECONTIQUE in the Gerber in Stuttgart is a joint project of the Baden-Württemberg Development Cooperation Foundation (SEZ) and the Aktion Hope of the Diocese of Rottenburg-Stuttgart. The Baden-Württemberg Development Cooperation Foundation (SEZ) wants to sensitize the population of Baden-Württemberg for globally responsible action and show how everyone can do something for a fairer world. The main topics are fair trade, partnerships between people in Baden-Württemberg and people in the countries of the global south, global learning and responsible corporate management (CSR). The Action Hope Rottenburg-Stuttgart eV has been supporting partnership projects and educational projects all over the world with financial aid for more than 50 years. To finance its work, it collects used textiles and markets them wholesale according to the criteria set by the FairWertung umbrella organization and in retail stores under the SECONTIQUE label.

Press contact at the SEZ

Beate Wörner
Tel. 0711 / 2 10 29-40
Development Cooperation Foundation
Baden-Württemberg (SEZ)
Werastrasse 24
70182 Stuttgart

Press contact at Aktion Hope

Jochen Mack
Phone: 0160 / 966 898 56
Action Hope
Jahn road 30
70597 Stuttgart

Cutting the red ribbon. From left to right: Philipp Keil (SEZ), Regina Hagmann-Kuttruf (Action Hope), store manager Rebecca Hummel, Anton Vaas (Action Hope), Environment Minister Franz Untersteller and Ordinariate Councilor Dr. Joachim Drumm, Diocese of Rottenburg-Stuttgart
Dr. Alexandra Sussman, Mayor for Social Affairs and Social Integration of the state capital Stuttgart

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