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Photography featuring Lonneke Engel
Ambassador of The Green Fashion Competition
Lonneke Engel Ambassador of TGFC
Photo: Jouke Bos - Styling: Jordy Huinder

The Green Fashion Competition could not exist if it was not for its partners, which amply share their time, insights and expertise on everything from financing to biodiversity, sustainability and design.

A sincere thank you to all of the following:

The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation: "The countryside provides us with food. Yet it is also a landscape. The natural world. And the basis of a green economy. The work of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation (EZL&I) focuses on balancing these elements. And to do so we involve citizens, industry, social organisations and government. Together we provide healthy food while maintaining a respect for people, the environment and all of its living organisms. Respect for a diverse, thriving natural world and a splendid landscape that people will be able to enjoy both now and in the future. And respect for a strong agrarian economy that is internationally successful. We do that by stimulating innovation. And by providing financial support, steering, supervising and proposing regulations.

The motto of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation is therefore: 'Living off the land, caring for nature'."



Amsterdam Fashion Week (AFW) started in 2004 as an initiative to put Amsterdam on the map as a sparkling and internationally oriented destination for Fashion. Twice a year, Amsterdam Fashion Week forms the centre-point of the Dutch fashion world, with a full schedule of catwalk shows, trade fairs, presentations, lectures and parties.

The show programme is on invitation and for professionals only. AFW takes place at the former Gas Factories in Amsterdam's ‘Westergas' area. Young and established designers show their collections on the Amsterdam catwalk. With the growing interest in ‘Dutch Design', Amsterdam Fashion Week attracts a growing audience of directional international brands, buyers and press. 

Answering to immense popular demand, Fashion Week DOWNTOWN consists of numerous public catwalk shows, parties, shop launches, lectures and expositions, all organized in collaboration with local museums, galleries, clubs and shops.

Focusing on Amsterdam's reputation as an inspiring city, the AFW programme combines commerce with creativity. Our city has a lot to offer: a growing pool of talent, an inspiring place to visit and a vibrant place to do business.

AFW has received international recognition for its initiatives towards strengthening the Dutch fashion industry, stimulating interdisciplinary collaborations and sustaining our planet’s biodiversity. AFW is part of the Amsterdam Eco-cluster;  a collective of sustainable businesses clustered by Amsterdam Innovation Motor. In July 2011 AFW was awarded the ‘Best International Fashion Week’ Award by international sustainable lifestyle magazine Sublime.


The Green Collective is a new network platform, where varying sectors in the creative industry converge with a shared vision of sustaining biodiversity through innovative entrepreneurship. By initiating The Green Architecture Competition (organized by the Netherlands Architecture Institute), The Green Design Competition (organized by Dutch Design Week) and The Green Fashion Competition (organized by Amsterdam Fashion Week), The Green Collective aims to stimulate a shift to a more ecological economy throughout the creative industry and to support interdisciplinary collaboration.

Lonneke Engel is the ambassador of The Green Fashion Competition, and the founder of Organice Your Life
CREM offers consultancy, research and training in the field of sustainable development on international, national and local scale. Our key areas of expertise include CSR and chain management, biodiversity and natural resources, local sustainable development and waste management. We are commissioned by companies, international organizations, the government, NGO's and certification institutes.
Started out in 1989 CREM's team nowadays consists of 30 dedicated consultants with a multidisciplinary background and a broad international experience. www.crem.nl
Source4Style has a new edge in a market currently occupied by sites like Alibaba and MFG through its robust fashion trends content, custom wholesale ordering technology and sleek, design-centric user interface. As a supplier-generated site, pricing and inventories are all updated twice a day, along with the most comprehensive material specs online. In addition to providing designers with extensive data at the click of a button - from lead times to availability - Source4Style


‘Textile Exchange (formerly known as Organic Exchange) is a non-profit, membership
basedorganization incorporated in 2003. It operates internationally and is committed to the responsible expansion of sustainable textiles across the global textile value chain, with a special focus on organic cotton.’
De Kamer van Koophandel helpt ondernemers verder te komen met ondernemen. Niet alleen met een up-to-date Handelsregister waarin informatie over alle ondernemingen in Nederland staat. Maar vooral ook door het geven van voorlichting via seminars, online informatie en persoonlijke adviesgesprekken.


Younicon is an internet agency specialized in designing and developing websites and internet concepts. We believe a website is much more than merely a product. A good website offers the visitor a unique experience, it reaches out to the person behind the screen, awakens emotions and is able to inspire, without losing its functionality. Every Younicon product is made with the same amount of care and passion for branding. We reach beyond the limit to create a clear, creative and unique design. What makes us stand out? Our enthusiasm, our drive to be the best and our infinite fascination with brands and branding.



ALTERRA Wageningen University has its focus on the theme ‘healthy food and living environment’. Our research and education are strongly geared toward application in practice, through the close cooperation across different disciplines and the combination of the natural and social sciences. Our researchers are active around the globe and our university hosts students from over 100 countries. Our mission is, ‘To explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life.’


KICI is the largest independent clothing collecting charity of the Netherlands. KICI has been committed to the re use of textile and footwear professionally as of 1975. KICI does so by having the textiles and footwear be sorted; based on wearable or non wearable. The wearable textiles is back in circulation in countries outside Europe or are given to thrift stores, food
banks or back in circulation outside Europe. The non wearable textiles enter a high tech process of pulping and recycling, generating fibers of which new yarns can be made that
enable us to make products such as jeans, relief blankets or insulation material for housing
but even table tops, doors and yes: even new collection bins for garments.
Earthmatters is an innovative event organiser from Amsterdam. With 25 years of experience in public
and corporate events earth always seeks to be multi-disciplinary and creative. The Green Fashion Competition found in earthmatters its congenial and collaborated with the organisation for the launch of The Green Fashion Competition in July 2011.

Rabobank Group management, leasing, insurance and real estate services. Focus is on broad financial services provision in the Netherlands and primarily on the food and agribusiness internationally.
Sustainability has always been at the heart of Rabobank. It is integral to who we are and how we operate. As a cooperative, we work closely with our customers and local communities to build a sustainable future. We help our business clients to assess environmental, social and economic opportunities and risks, whether they are large corporations or enterprising start-ups. We offer products and services that contribute to the sustainable development of wealth and prosperity. We engage in reputable and transparent business. We are one of the world’s most sustainable banks.


Sublime Magazine

Sublime is a bi-monthly international lifestyle magazine with ethical values and intelligent content. Sublime belongs to a new breed of international independent magazines that are ready to skip the formulas to express its readers' genuine interests. Sublime is The Green Fashion Competition's official media sponsor and will be covering the whole competition; from the launch to the 8 finalists and the first prize winner!
V2 is an interdisciplinary center for art and media technology in Rotterdam (the Netherlands). V2_'s activities include organizing presentations, exhibitions and workshops, research and development of artworks in its own media lab, distributing artworks through its Agency, publishing in the field of art and media technology, and developing an online archive.
Goed & Groen - marketing & pr voor de goede & groene zaak.

Wij helpen goede & groene bedrijven met het succesvol en geloofwaardig vermarkten van hun product of dienst.


By-Wire.net is specialized in smart textiles, wearable electronics and innovative production processes. 'If technicians and designers liquidly fuse together and start interdisciplinary projects with added benefits to society, fashion will become innovative again and take responsibility for environmental issues by the implementing of tech solutions on the commercial market.’As freelance intermediary Marina Toeters works for fashion and technical companies; creates concepts, brainstorm sessions, presentations and garments for example for technical companies that are looking for new applications for their materials or advises designers interested in material and process innovation.

is an independent European not-for-profit organisation, founded in 2004 in response to consumer concern in Europe over social and environmental issues in the fashion industry. MADE-BY’s mission is to improve environmental and social conditions in the fashion industry and make sustainability common practice. MADE-BY supports fashion brands in developing and implementing sustainability strategies that can be maintained within a commercial environment. Through the MADE-BY Scorecards brands can communicate their sustainability progress in a transparent way that is easily understood by the consumer.

Amsterdam Innovation Motor (AIM) promotes innovation, cooperation and new activity in a number of sectors which are very promosing for the Amsterdam metropolitan area; creative industries and new media, ICT, life sciences, financial and business services and sustainability. AIM acts as a catalyst, generating initiatives in these sectors in Amsterdam's knowledge-based economy, with partners from those sectors. These partners include institutions, businesses, government and social organisations.
In concrete terms, this means: promoting knowledge-intensive enterprises, especially start-ups; profiling the Amsterdam area as a knowledge-intensive area and furthering cooperation between knowledge institutions, businesses and government.
AIM is a cooperation of universities, enterprises and government.
www.aimsterdam.nl                                                                                                                                                      www.ccaa.nl
Competitions found in earthmatters its congenial and colleborated with the organisation for the launch of The Green Fashion Competition. 






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