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Dive into Fashion

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On the 6th of June 2023 at 20.00, Myrto-Helena Pertsinidi,┬á from JKPeV joined the Fashion Show “Dive into Fashion” as a speaker organised by the Catwalk Project at the Municipal Garden Theatre in Thessaloniki-Greece, moderated by Alexis Kostalas with support from the Municipality of Thessaloniki and the Periphery of Central Macedonia. The fashion event was dedicated to the young students of the Catwalk project who participated in the Catwalk’s fashion workshops throughout the year and created their own clothes and accessories from various materials. The theme of the Fashion Show this year was the ocean and plastic and since tomorrow is the World Ocean Day, it perfectly fitted to this specific occasion. Young students aged between 6 and 18 years old wore the clothes and accessories they created and did the catwalk to show their creations to the audience. Natasa Ntortoglou, the Director of the Catwalk Project and Manager of this great event spoke about the activities of her organisation, the association’s visions and officially announced the approval of the Erasmus+ Cooperation Partnership Project under the title “Refashionized – Fashion Evolution towards Sustainability” funded by the European Union.

Myrto Pertsinidi introduced shortly the Refashionized project, its main objectives and priorities, the partners involved – JKPeV – project coordinator from Dresden-Germany, Catwalk Project from Thessaloniki-Greece, the Technical University of Valencia from Spain, Lottozero from Prato-Italy, KAINOTOMIA from Larissa-Greece, and Cellock from Nicosia-Cyprus, its outputs and activities. “Refashionized – The Evolution of Fashion towards Sustainability” is a two-year cooperation partnership funded by the European Union through the Erasmus+ programme and coordinated by Jugend- & Kulturprojekt e.V. that aims to shape young people’s attitudes and behaviour towards climate change and sustainable fashion consumption models, while promoting European values and history through teaching the history of fashion in the 20th century and its evolution in the 21st century. Through pilot actions and workshops in Dresden, Larissa, Nicosia, Prato, Thessaloniki, and Valencia, and through the creation of an interactive online platform that will include innovative educational material for educators and young people over 16 years old, a methodology for teaching fashion history and sustainable fashion based on non-formal learning methods, an educational video game raising awareness of fast fashion’s environmental footprint, short videos that demonstrate easy and practical ways to upcycle clothes and old fabrics and a guide addressed to young people that explains how they can create their own “fashion portfolio” encouraging them to enhance their creative and entrepreneurial skills and to learn about new creative jobs in the eco-fashion industry. We would like to thank the organizers, the young people and all those who greatly contributed to this successful fashion event! We are looking forward to starting the Refashionized project with our kick-off meeting in Thessaloniki organized by the Catwalk Project!