Around the world, communities where fashion is produced suffer from the damage and pollution caused by industrialization. Workers who depend on garment and textile factories for employment can’t afford a decent home. At the same time factories pollute water sources and ecosystems that local communities depend on. In Indonesia for example, farmers and fishermen have lost their livelihoods as textile factories have moved in and disrupted the health of waterways.
The Fashion Village Lab aims to reverse the negative impact of the fashion industries. It pilots the transformation of a polluted textile manufacturing area at the periphery of Bandung (Java, Indonesia) into a hub of sustainable business development, into a healthy and vibrant Fashion Village for working and living.
Using a community-based and circular development approach, economy and ecology are re-connected and re-generated. Fair and innovative fashion production becomes a driver for futureproof urban development and value creation.