Copenhagen’s first sustainability festival hits Denmark

Published on : Friday, November 15, 2013

sustainability festivalThis weekend, Copenhagen will experience Sustain Festival Copenhagen for the first time and the organizers promise that it will be anything but boring. From Saturday 16 to Sunday 17 November the festival invites you to enjoy an organic food market, art, a lifestyle exhibition, a fashion show, swap markets, organic cocktails and electronic world rhythms from the electronic world music group Yo FOK.


Hip and green future

“Sustain Festival is all about giving Copenhagen some cool experiences of the many ways we can make our lifestyles more sustainable, without becoming duller for that reason,” says Eivind Ravago Dahl, general manager and founder of the festival. “We’re not trying to turn back time or revive the 70’s hippie-communities. Our goal is to inspire a modern, urban lifestyle, which can be both hip and contemporary, and at the same time care for our common resources and the environment.”


This coming weekend you can be inspired to try this modern, sustainable lifestyle through a wide range of events, stalls and markets when Nørrebrohallen opens its doors to the festival from Saturday, November 16 at 10 AM. Here you will be able to shop green products and experience lifestyle ideas at the exhibition area, renew your wardrobe in a sustainable manner at a second-hand clothing exchange market, learn how to grow your own roof vegetables in workshops, check out the green street artists, try the taste of sustainability at an organic food market and international cuisine, or warm up for your Saturday night with organic cocktails.


Saturday night, Sustain Festival turns up the volume with a fashion party at the largest sustainable fashion show. Seven designers will present their latest collections and creations that are both fashion-forward and produced according to sustainable principles.
“Ethical fashion to us means local production district and UP-cycling of small portions of fabric that the garment industry would put into waste,” explains Carlo Galli from the Italian brand Individuals who will contribute to the show with handmade lingerie creations.


Sustainable booty shake

Both during and after the show the party continues with the beats of a music collective playing rhythms from all over the world by the name of Yo FOK, which among others counts Eloq, Copy Flex, Julius Sylvest and Dixone. Åsmund Boye Kverneland, founder of Yo FOK, describes their music as “South American folk music mixed with house and dance hall” and promises plenty of opportunities to shake your booty for a good cause, which their group strongly supports themselves:

“We are super excited to perform at the festival and get a great party started. Especially because the festival is all about one of our core values, which basically is​ care”, says the musician. “Sustainability for me is about a lot of things. It is an approach, that is all about respect for each other and for your environment – it’s a core element in relationships, in the local community, or society as a whole.”

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