MoMu Fashion & Sustainability Walk (secondary/higher education)
The 'MoMu Fashion & Sustainability Walk' illuminates the many facets of sustainability across the Antwerp fashion scene.
WhenEvery day at 11 AM and 2 PM
LanguagesDutch & English
For whomSecondary + higher education
20 students per guide
During the 'MoMu Fashion & Sustainability Walk', participants are invited to explore these many facets. Our MoMu guide brings new perspective to fashion and sustainability, illustrating their multiple layers on the basis of Antwerp’s fashion scene and history. The walk not only takes its participants along the defining locations, designers and movements in the fashion city, but is also enhanced through unique photographic and video material from the MoMu Library archives, further stimulating fascination for fashion.
Although sustainability is a word that is used both appropriately and otherwise today, and sometimes even feels like a trend, the concept has been around for centuries. Sustainability is made up of many different facets and encompasses far more than we associate with it in our own time. For example, reuse and recycling were a veritable boom during both world wars, not as a trend, but as immediate necessity. Long before the first climate marches, upcycling was also well established among fashion designers. The concepts inherent to sustainable practices have long been applied and are deeply woven into Antwerp’s fashion DNA, not as hype, but as a fundamental principle.
"This walk does not show where you can shop ecologically, or which designers and labels are sustainable. Instead, we want you to see how the principles of sustainability are everywhere."
To map out this walk, MoMu sat down with Jasmien Wynants, sustainable fashion expert and co-author of Close the Loop – A Guide Towards a Circular Fashion Industry. She is a freelance sustainability coach for, among others, the Belgian fashion label, Xandres.
"This tour will continue to resonate. Young or old, you really get a sense of how fashion and sustainability go hand in hand, and you discover an inspiring part of Antwerp along the way.”
MoMu Fashion & Sustainability Walk for individuals
You can also enjoy the 'MoMu Fashion & Sustainability Walk' when you are not with a group. Every second Saturday of the month you can join a guide between 11 AM and 12:30 PM. This guided visit is in Dutch. You'll have to buy your ticket online in advance.