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Sustainable Fashion in Burkina Faso - Africa

CNA Federmodahas always been attentive and sensitive  to the evolution of fashion "ethical” supports a strong partnership with the Association “Il Filo che Unisce” a project of international collaboration which concerns the eco-friendly fashion and which unites Riccione Moda Italia (National Competition Profession Young Fashion Designers), Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation (Swiss Association which launched in Burkina Faso and other West African countries Mali, Senegal and Benin an initiative aimed at promoting the production of organic cotton and fair trade) and Burkina Faso.The designer Sara Pasquarelli finalist at the Riccione Moda Italia in the 6 fashion designers - Clothing Category Max Mara in the edition 2012 has been designated to represent the young Italian talents in the International project “MODA SOSTENIBILE IN BURKINA FASO” winning the Special Award "IL FILO CHE UNISCE" for the best eco-friendly character.

The ethics of the project is to re-evaluate, promote and develop the craft, emphasizing the role of the developing countries in the market of fashion, with attention to the different forms of collaboration between for-profit and not-for-profit organizations, paying particular attention to the eco-friendly aspect. The support and input of the designer Sara Pasquarelli was to bring new creative ideas to the African craft labs of the Cooperative Ivatex aiming at improving working techniques, developing new types of models, and at organizing work methods (and specific timing) in technical terms.