Dress Ecode® is a project aimed at informing and consulting for a more sustainable fashion.
We would like to help the people who are looking to adopt a lifestyle in which they are more responsible also in the way they dress. We want to show that it isn’t hard (nor so expensive) to dress green and fair. We can dress in a more responsible and sustainable way without giving up on our style and without having to resort to expensive purchases.
It isn’t just about sustainable fashion: we all wear clothing and through the choice of what we wear we have an impact on both people and environment.
Today, it is a challenge to be 100% sustainable, but we can do small and big steps toward the level of sustainability we wish to achieve.
We are committed to live respecting people, animals and the environment with the objective of contributing to create a world in which to live better together.
Studying, creating, generating ideas, putting effort, knowledge and skills at the service of others.
We help, collaborate, tell, teach, advise and engage in social and environmental campaigns, promoting and participating in actions in defense of people and the environment. You will find articles on our site about engaging in schools. Dress Ecode has also decided to become an ambassador of the Slow Fashion Season.
“In the field of sustainability I take inspiration from my grandma Pina by following her example: having lived in uneasy times, she was making beautiful creations by reusing, modernizing and repairing what she had by avoiding waste (what we today call upcycling, reconstruction, refashion and zero waste).
Next to her, while she was making clothing item also for my dolls with whatever there was, my passion for zero waste, upcycling and refashion design was born and I began to learn my first notions on sewing”.
Two philosophical trends from which we take inspiration from
Biocentrismo (from Greek βίος bios, "life" and κέντρον kentron, "center") is a philosophical concept that first appeared in 1970. According to it, man is only one of the countless elements in the universe, and because of this it has to respect all other forms of life and live in harmony with animals and plants. Biocentrism asserts to claim the primordial value of life. It proposes that all living things have the same right to exist, to develop and express themselves autonomously. Therefore, human activity has to try to minimize its impact on other species and on the planet itself (source: wikipedia).
Ecocentrism is a philosophical trend born at the end of the XX century and its bases are on the sustainable development of the environment and of the free commons for future generations. This philosophy follows the actions and thinking of the rational individual (man) that has to focus exclusively on the environment, on taking care of it and its preservation. (source: wikipedia).
Dress Ecode News
Dress Ecode® News is a slow and independent source of information with the purpose of understanding how to dress in a sustainable and responsible way, without giving up on style and without having to resort to expensive purchases.
Dress Ecode helps you engaging in being an objective source. Purposely, we are not supported by fashion brands, but we remain an independent voice. In the case in which we were to receive a compensation for a commissioned article ad hoc, we would transparently say so. Some events instead might be organized in partnership with sustainable/artisan brands or companies acting as sponsors and we would communicate this always with transparency. (If you are interested in a partnership write to firstname.lastname@example.org).
We try to tell the stories of what we know by making interviews either in person or through phone calls, otherwise, we do so after having investigated and researched a topic. The articles, unless stated otherwise, are written by the founder of this project (Arianna De Biasi). When we involve others, we recognize their contribution by displaying their autographs.
To write for us, we ask to accept and follow the guidelines written in a document in which we explain our tone of voice and ethical stance.
From Christmas 2019 Dress Ecode® News has launched a new podcast channel (Audio-à-porter) to allow our audience to follow the articles also by listening to them. So if you are at home, travelling, at the gym or on your way to school or work, you can listen to our audioarticles on Spotify, Spreaker, Apple Podcasts and YouTube.
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OUR SUSTAINABLE MODE OF CONSUMPTION
We suggest a more sustainable approach to consumption* that is born and followed by the question we ask ourselves when we feel the necessity to buy something: “Do I really need this?”. On the website you can find articles on conscious consumption, upcycle, recycle, rental, swap, DIY, second-hand proposals as well from vintage and brands committed to sustainability. We do not just show you where to buy, but we dedicate ourselves to spread this more responsible model of consumption by writing articles, and by delivering workshops, courses, lectures and events.
* Inspired by Sarah Lazarovic’s revisited version of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs pyramid.
HOW WE HAVE DECIDED TO BE PRESENT ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Dress Ecode® is moderately present on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube. Posts and stories are generally published with less frequency compared to other profiles. Why?
We do not want to contribute to the social isolation that unfortunately comes from the passive and impropriate usage of social media platforms.
Recognizing their useful side, these platforms are for us an instrument to create a connection with you and to share information in a more direct way compared to our website. We don’t want to assail you with posts and sponsorships so that you passively read and thus entering the mechanics of commercial algorithms; we would like you to arrive at us spontaneously because you want to read us for the quality of our writing, because we have been recommended by someone you know in real life, or because you met us somewhere and you liked us.
We prefer to reach you by email, which is why we invite you to subscribe to our updates. So you can read us when you like most and not because we appear on your wall.
We don’t mean community as a trend nowadays. For us community has a different value, away from social and into real lives. We want a dialogue with you. We want to advices you. We want to know how to help you, support you and providing you with the info you are looking for.
Our commitment is based on real life relationships.
Do you want to support us? Recommend us to your friends, invite us to talk to them call us, write us, spread our message and suggest to others our services. Meet us.
Let’s create a community in the real world!
If you want to know more about our vision on social media platforms, we have written about it in this article >