This space will be for those who are interested to know more about the future of garments and fashion made from biodynamically grown materials.
Konstanze and Arizona will reflect on the current landscape within the fashion industry from each of their viewpoints, activist/model and grower/manufacturer and then lead into explaining the world they are doing to bring the fashion industry to biodynamics and biodynamically grown fibres and leather into the fashion supply chain. They will expand upon what that could look like for biodynamic farmers and people who wear garments.
This space will be engaging and fun and the participants will be asked to co-create ideas for the future as well.
2 February, 15:15-16:30
Goetheanum Englischer Saal
Arizona is one of the fashion sectors most highly regarded champions for sustainability. She has been a model for the past 12 years, engaging with brands such as Prada, YSL and Chanel for their shows and campaigns as well as gracing the covers of magazines such Dazed and Confused, Numero, and over 40 covers of Vogue titles around the world. As well as her work with organisations such as Greenpeace, The Sustainable Angle and UN organizations including UNDP, UNEP and UNFAO, she also uses her influence to raise awareness and funds for her charity DIRT which was launched in 2021. DIRT works to regenerate soil by supporting the Biodynamic Farming movement, and has already partnered with brands such as Vrai, Anya Hindmarch and Weleda on projects around the world.
Born 1963 in Germany, grew up in Greece, since 1976 in Egypt, since 1982 joining SEKEM.
• Managing Director, NatureTex since 1998
• Member of the Board of Trustees of Heliopolis University, Egypt
(Non-Executive) Board Memberships
• Co-Founding Member of the SEKEM Future Council
• Co-Founding Member of NatureTex
Born in Germany, visited the Waldorf School. Biodynamic Agriculture education in Germany and Switzerland. Since 1982 in Sekem/Egypt, Desert Reclamation, Composting, Animal Husbandry, Cultivation of Medicinal Plants and other crops, Tree Planting for Carbon Sequestration
Co-lead of the Egyptian Biodynamic Association; we produce the Biodynamic Preparations for all Egyptian Demeter farmers and give advice and training in organic and biodynamic farming.