Vendredi / Friday 13.03 : Mode durable / Ethical fashion

Friperie/Thrift Sale

12h00 – 16h00, (Uni-Mail central hall, UNIGE)

Lors de la journée thématique « mode durable », nous voulions mettre en avant une industrie souvent oubliée qui a un grand impact tant au niveau écologique que social : l’industrie de la mode. Cette friperie aura pour but de donner une nouvelle vie aux vêtements oubliés ou dont vous ne faites plus usage. Faites le tri dans votre armoire pour le printemps et venez les déposer dans le courant de la semaine dans le grand hall d’Uni Mail au stand disposé à cet effet et rejoignez-nous vendredi pour faire de nouvelles trouvailles (prix libre, les fonds récoltés seront reversés à une association) !

Les vêtements invendus seront redistribués gratuitement par le Vestiaire Social.

Les pièces jugées invendables seront recyclées par la Coordination Textile Genevoise.

Et n’oubliez pas d’apporter vos propres sacs pour prendre avec vous vos conquêtes vestimentaires !

Description: In need of new clothing or accessories to freshen up your wardrobe and style? Come take a look at the treasures your friends left for your indulgence and re-use. By shopping second-hand, you can give preloved-clothes another chance and lower your environmental footprint !

All week long, there will be a stand in Petal II from 10:00 to 15:00 where you can donate your clothes for the sale!

Workshop: Reduce - Reuse - Recycle. Buy nothing & make SMTHG! (EN/FR)

15h00 – 17h00, room P3-506 (Maison de la Paix, IHEID)

Organiser: apesigned

Description: Come create a patchwork map of the world with your old pair of jeans and learn how to sew and stitch -- a skill you will appreciate having when your favorite shirt or pants needs some love and fixing! The finished map will be displayed during Fashion Revolution Week in April. For this activity you will need to please bring:

  • a pair of old jeans, jean shorts, or denim skirt

  • a pair of scissors

You could also leave your old jeans in one of the clothes collection bins we will have at IHEID (Petal 2 Lobby) and UNIGE (Uni-Mail Central Hall) from Monday, March 9 - Thursday, March 12.


Movie screening “More than Honey"

18:00 - IHEID, Maison de la paix,A2

By Markus Imhoof (CH)

93 minutes

Official synopsis

Over the past 15 years, numerous colonies of bees have been decimated throughout the world, but the causes of this disaster remain unknown. Depending on the world region, 50% to 90% of all local bees have disappeared, and this epidemic is still spreading from beehive to beehive – all over the planet. Everywhere, the same scenario is repeated: billions of bees leave their hives, never to return. No bodies are found in the immediate surroundings, and no visible predators can be located.

In the US, the latest estimates suggest that a total of 1.5 million (out of 2.4 million total beehives) have disappeared across 27 states. In Germany, according to the national beekeepers association, one fourth of all colonies have been destroyed, with losses reaching up to 80% on some farms. The same phenomenon has been observed in Switzerland, France, Italy, Portugal, Greece, Austria, Poland and England, where this syndrome has been nicknamed “the Mary Celeste Phenomenon”, after a ship whose crew vanished in 1872.

Scientists have found a name for the phenomenon that matches its scale, “colony collapse disorder,” and they have good reason to be worried: 80% of plant species require bees to be pollinated. Without bees, there is no pollinization, and fruits and vegetables could disappear from the face of the Earth. Apis mellifera (the honey bee), which appeared on Earth 60 million years before man and is as indispensable to the economy as it is to man’s survival.

Should we blame pesticides or even medication used to combat them? Maybe look at parasites such as varroa mites? New viruses? Travelling stress? The multiplication of electromagnetic waves disturbing the magnetite nanoparticles found in the bees’ abdomen? So far, it looks like a combination of all these agents has been responsible for the weakening of the bees’ immune defenses.

Fifty years ago, Einstein had already insisted on the symbiotic relationship binding these pollen gatherers to mankind: “If bees were to disappear from the globe,” he predicted, “mankind would only have four years left to live.”

Panel on « sustainable and ethical fashion » (EN)

18h30 – 20h00, MR060 (Uni-Mail, UNIGE)


Jeanne von Segesser, Geneva City Chapter Coordinator, Fashion Revolution and Designer and Founder, apesigned


Professor Dorothée Baumann-Pauly, Director, Geneva Center for Business and Human Rights, UNIGE


Roberta Ventura, Founder and CEO, SEP Jordan

Simone Cipriani, Founder and Head, Ethical Fashion Initiative, International Trade Center (ITC)

Moderator: Dr. Katia Vladimirova, Researcher at the Institute for Sociological Research, University of Geneva

Description: Did you know that the fashion industry produces more CO2 emissions than those of all global flights and maritime shipping combined? Slowing down and replacing the fashion industry’s traditional fast, unethical, and environmentally-unfriendly behavior is of immense importance in our fight against climate change. To help solve this problem, industry innovators and leaders are adopting and creating new sustainable and ethical business models which value the needs of the workers, environment, and satisfy consumers. Come listen to a discussion led by a panel of local experts, designers, business owners, and practitioners in the fashion industry who will teach you about the importance of sustainability and ethics in fashion. You will learn how to become a more conscious consumer and find out ways how you can get involved in improving the industry!

Apéritif to celebrate the end of Geneva’s Third Sustainability Week!