24-26 SEPTEMBER 2021
The Conscious Festival is an educational and festive event about sustainability focusing on fashion, beauty, lifestyle, food, money, transport, energy, travel and fun.
For the first time ever, The Conscious Festival is going hybrid, with a physical event in Paris (held at LA CASERNE), pop-ups in Singapore and London, and a free VIRTUAL event for the rest of the world.
This experience will leave you feeling inspired and motivated to #UnlearnRelearn.
Together we can create systemic change to tackle the key social, political and existential issues of our time.
Click below to register for the free VIRTUAL event or buy tickets for our physical event in Paris, Singapore & London.
PARIS | VIRTUAL
LONDON | SINGAPORE
Our thought-provoking talks, panels and workshops will dissect the issues that really matter across four key themes: Business, Planet, Fashion, and Wellbeing. We’re bringing together some of the world’s leading conscious changemakers, experts, influencers, and business leaders to elevate your consciousness.
PARIS | LONDON
Experiential workshops with experts sharing sustainable practices and improving your overall sense of health and wellness. A feast for your mind and motivation. There will be two kinds of workshops. Firstly, there will be a movement workshop – meditation, dance, yoga, breath work. Secondly, industry experts workshops.
The village community will house over 30 conscious brands and retailers showcasing their deadstock or sample pieces (ones that may have minor blemishes however, they remain excellent products).
4art & music
Enjoy immersive art installation, performers and music from young emerging artists. An eclectic program that will include daytime performances before switching to a more festive atmosphere in the evening with live bands, DJ sets and dancers.
Article highlights / news
Conscious Festival: Fab & Sustainable French BrandsAmong the many awesome things our festival has to offer, we’re particularly excited about the innovative brands we get to work with. This year, we have an abundance of sustainable chic French companies leading the way when it comes to sustainability, solutions, and, of course, style. Discover our guide!
Aditi Mayer: on balancing hope & urgencyWhy do we need to decolonise the fashion industry? How do we move beyond voting with our dollar? How do we hold space for both joy and grief? Big questions that we are deep diving into with Aditi Mayer, a multi-hyphenate sustainable fashion blogger, journalist, photographer, activist and speaker.
Green Is The New Black is a lifestyle media platform promoting conscious living in Asia, Europe & Beyond. We do it through our online platforms and our Conscious Festivals in Singapore, Hong Kong, London and soon Paris gathering thousands of attendees.
It’s a place for people who want to #LiveMoreConsciously by improving the way they think, work and consume while doing more good in the world.
STRATEGIC & VENUE PARTNER
LA CASERNE is a one-of-a-kind location in the heart of Paris, located in a former fire station. LA CASERNE is much more than an accelerator for brands wishing to invest in responsible fashion; it is a meeting point for designers and the general public, as well as a key hub for interchange, training, culture, and celebration for all.
Kering is a global Luxury group with world-renowned Houses in fashion, leather goods, jewelry and watches: Gucci, Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta, Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen, Brioni, Boucheron, Pomellato, Dodo, Qeelin, Ulysse Nardin, Girard-Perregaux, as well as Kering Eyewear.
They have ambitious goals for social and environmental responsibility; they share their advances to inspire improved practices and new standards across their sector; they strive globally to preserve women’s dignity.
Pixelis is a Branding and creative consulting agency. B Corp accredited and UN Global Compact Member, they are determined to help businesses with corporate and social responsibility engagements that resonate with consumers.Their clients span from leading multinationals and well-known brands to SMEs, to social and green startups.
Vestiaire Collective is the leading online marketplace to buy and sell authenticated pre-owned luxury fashion.
It all started with a simple question: “Why should so many luxury fashion pieces lie unused in our wardrobes? Could there be a way to extend the lifespan of these beautiful pieces by bringing them back into circulation?” From its conception, Vestiaire Collective has encouraged consumers to consider resale as a smart and sustainable approach to fashion.
Since launching in 2009, they have grown from a French company to a global one whilst maintaining a strong Parisian DNA. Their international community is now composed of over 7 million fashion savvy members located in over 50 countries across Europe, the United States, Asia, and Australia.
Founded in 2014, BackMarket is the first online marketplace dedicated exclusively to refurbished electronic devices.
They connect highly qualified professionals to consumers who are looking for a more affordable, reliable and ecological alternative to purchasing brand new products.
Backmarket is contributing in leading the way in a shift towards a circular economy, freeing the planet from electronic waste.
AIGLE is a French lifestyle brand that is based on the Outside. Since 1853, AIGLE has been offering products that combine style and function to allow customers to experience moments of freedom and excitement. AIGLE retains its unique character while evolving with the times. The brand is targeted at individuals who are eager to see the world and make full use of it.
The Mills Fabrica, a global platform for sustainable and social innovation has announced its opening plans for a new physical hub in the UK this Summer.
Founded as the innovation arm of Hong Kong-based property regeneration project The Mills, the expansion to London marks the next step in building a global community of innovators and entrepreneurs who are taking action to drive a more sustainable future.
Good Fabric is a textile eco-design workshop. They create, develop and manufacture sustainable collections, accessories and innovative products for customers, brands and clothing companies. They support companies that want to give meaning to their work, wishing to create beautiful products while respecting all the actors of the industry and limiting their environmental impact.
weturn is a young company that recycles unsold goods from fashion houses and distributes recycled yarns. Their mission is to limit the use of natural resources by reusing and recycling existing resources. Founded in 2020, weturn is creating and developing a new recycling chain dedicated to unsold textiles from major fashion houses, by transforming them into new quality yarns and fabrics, within an approach based on the circular economy and regulatory compliance.
Founded in 2018, Arianee is the leading NFT platform for the luxury and fashion industries. The Arianee protocol makes it possible to associate each luxury product or experience with its own unique, unforgeable NFT (digital passport).
With a presence in 90 countries, Chargeurs is an iconic champion in the four cutting-edge markets in which it operates and prosper. Its 4 business lines capture outstanding expertise, the power of innovation, high technical skills, performance and sustainable development. Chargeurs’ industrial and forward-looking culture traces back to the Group’s roots. Present in everyone’s daily lives, Chargeurs products are meeting standards of excellence while facing up to environmental and societal challenges. Whether used in textiles object protection, visual communication or spatial planning, the solutions provided by Chargeurs are means of delivering comfort and well-being.
The Woolmark Company is a not-for- profit enterprise that conducts research, development and marketing along the global wool supply chain for Australian wool on behalf of about 60,000 woolgrowers that help fund the company. Our brand represents a commitment between woolgrowers, brands and consumers on the authenticity and quality of the fiber that connects us.
FAIRLY MADE® has been created for all the people behind our clothes: farmers, women working in spinning mills and tailors on the sewing lines. Our aim is to value the work of people behind our clothes, and to commit brands & consumers into the virtuous circle of fair fashion.
Time for the Planet is the company that fights climate change on a large scale.
They create companies designed from A to Z to fight against greenhouse gases. Time for the Planet is completely non-profit. Every euro earned is reinvested to create new businesses.
Their performance indicator is environmental: the Return Rate for the Planet.
Ethiwork is a social impact studio that develops strategies, implements impact actions, and creates involvement through training and purpose communication.
Their areas of expertise include fashion and luxury, technology, and climate change, in and for the greater good.
They work with businesses, non-profits, and individuals on a daily basis to establish and implement their commitments.
WHo CAREs!? Chronicles is a platform that focuses on solutions to some of the world’s largest problems and challenges: from climate change to homelessness, diversity, equality, mental health, human rights to the refugee crisis. It promotes good corporate and community-driven practices with the objective to inspire and duplicate sustainable and regenerative practices in the corporate world and beyond.
Pioche! is a free online magazine that talks about local sustainability and solidarity initiatives, with an open and curious perspective. Every day, they highlight artisans of a fairer and more sustainable world, and tell the stories of local ecosystems that inspire readers to escape, get inspired, get involved and reinvent their daily lives.
A.D.R. is a design agency that was founded in 2002 and is known for its in-depth knowledge of luxury, fashion, and film. They approach each project with a clear vision that places the creation and idea at the center of our considerations.
From Asia to the United States, from Cannes to Paris, the agency’s clientele recognises the value of loyalty, which is also valued at the ADR headquarters.
The Good Goods is the #1 media dedicated to sustainable fashion and lifestyle in France. Their varied activities include: a directory of ethical brands, an interactive map to find them in shops, 7 articles per week on sustainable themes, a podcast that examines business solutions for sustainable fashion, a weekly newsletter.
CDL is our venue partner in Singapore, hosting us in the beautiful Singapore Sustainability Academy at City Square Mall.
City Developments Limited (CDL) is a leading global real estate company with a network spanning 112 locations in 29 countries and regions. They aim to be recognised by customers, employees and peers as an innovative creator of quality and sustainable spaces.
Elixus is a performance-driven regional digital marketing agency. It embodies the new generation of agencies. We have built our entire ecosystem into providing an integrated offering. We are your digital partner with : Proprietary Adtech, fast-paced environment and capabilities, and full creative capabilities from A/B testing to motion design.
Carbon Footprint Partner
RHT Green are our carbon footprint partner for The Conscious Festival 2021. They are a Singapore-based sustainability consultancy that provides thought leadership and sustainable transformations.
FOOD PARTNER - SINGAPORE
Open Farm Community (OFC) is Singapore’s pioneering urban farm and restaurant concept; a timely reaction to the increasing disconnect between people and their food. Acting as the missing link in the modern fabric, OFC’s vision is to strengthen the understanding and respect for food and its origins. Showcasing local and regional produce like never before, our team aspires to elevate the produce of our land with an international lens.
“We want to provide a platform where families can come together and explore the many facets of food together through art, tours of the vegetable and fruit orchards, talks, gardening workshops, and of course, eating. Their layered experiences will also strengthen inter-generational relationships through quality time spent together.”
Cynthia Chua, Founder of Spa Esprit Group
Campanile hotels, creators of good times. Lock-down, curfew….Despite the current restrictions, our hotels remain open and do everything possible to allow you to have a good time. Friendly staff, takeaway or in-room dining solutions, comfortable rooms and pleasant living spaces….See you at Campanile!
Radio CAPSAO is France’s Latino and positive radio station! Aware of the world around it, its bias is precisely to offer a bubble of escape to its listeners, to make them travel and oxygenate the spirit on a daily basis. And its festive music and its always positive content (cultural, solidarity, humorous, eco-responsible, travel, feel god, etc.) lend themselves well to this!
CAPSAO is a radio station with a benevolent mindset, focused on people, giving a voice to local actors, and offering ethical and eco-citizen content.
Media Partner (Singapore)
Generation T is a content and community platform for young leaders shaping Asia’s future. We celebrate the entrepreneurial drive and disruptive spirit of entrepreneurs and creatives across the region. Tatler Asia, the region’s leading luxury media brand for the past 43 years, is synonymous with the most influential personalities in society. We focus on the most innovative people and ideas in entrepreneurship, technology, culture, social impact and well-being.
ConsoGlobe is the first independent French media dedicated to responsible consumption
Their mission is to support their 3 million monthly readers in their transition to a healthier lifestyle that is more respectful of the environment, through a daily selection of news, practical advice and educational files.
THE ANATOMY OF ACTION
The Anatomy of Action is a handy action set for everyday sustainable living. UNEP developed this media toolkit with the Unschool of Disruptive Design.
The Anatomy of Action separates lifestyles into 5 main domains: food, stuff, move, money and stuff, and maps out top-priority actions individuals everywhere can take to reduce their carbon footprint based on scientific evidence.
Redress is a Hong Kong-based NGO with an aim to reduce textile waste, pollution, water and energy consumption in Asia’s fashion industry. Through sustainable fashion events, exhibitions, contests, seminars, research, certifications, and media outreach, they pursue their purpose.
Flag is a public relation and communications agency. They help businesses be better through creative communications and reporting. They encourage sustainability, integrated reporting and stakeholder engagement.
PLANT BASED NEWS
Plant Based News is a digital media outlet based in the United Kingdom that publishes news and current affairs, fitness, interviews, and recipes related to veganism and plant-based living. Plant Based News brings you the latest news about ethical consumerism, environmentalism, plant-based food trends and much more.
Murfy repairs and recycles household appliances for the benefit of your wallet and the environment. Local impact, limiting waste, circularity: this is exactly what we promote at the Conscious Festival.
Every year 28 million household appliances break down in France and only 5 million are repaired. That’s 23 million appliances thrown away (1000 Eiffel Towers)… for nothing. Murfy’s ambition is clear: to replace our reflex to “buy new” with “repairing”.
To reduce our waste, Murfy ensures the reconditioning chain at all stages: collection, diagnosis, repair, cleaning, and resale (at very low prices!)
ID L'INFO DURABLE
ID L’Info Durable was launched in November 2017 and is the first French continuous news media to provide rigorous knowledge on sustainable development that is systematically linked to specific strategies to operate on a large scale. ID allows the reader to become a participant in sustainable development through a demanding editorial offer and tangible ideas suggested by its partners.
Bpifrance, is a public investment bank. They offer in each region financing or investment solutions adapted to each stage of the life of companies.
Bpifrance is a citizen bank that is a partner for entrepreneurs and supports them on a long-term basis to support their growth and competitiveness.
WIGGLE is an event collective, a creator of ephemeral effusion, a vivid manifestation of a sense of freedom in artistic encounters. They will talk about sexuality and well-being through nutrition, music and art. They will present a chemist / herbalist’s guide to sex and well-being with nutrition kits and recipes, as well as an exhibition of photography, art and music.
SUSTAINABLE BRANDS PARIS
Sustainable Brands Paris is Europe’s largest event on Sustainability and Innovation. With industry speakers and a “Hub to Connect” with tech and product innovator, they focus on 5 themes: Transparency, Respect, Inclusion, Sharing and Innovation.
Maddyness is the go-to magazine for founders, startups, and innovators, focused on the news of French and British startups. Reading it you’ll find everything going on in the world of entrepreneurship and innovation, including motivation, advice, current affairs, deep dives, and useful resources for both experts and novices.
11H11 ‘s mission is to reconnect the body and mind through ancestral and contemporary holistic practices. To achieve this, they have several projects: a space to host collective holistic practices, individual energy treatments, a nature and well-being e-shop, and events such as retreats and thematic talks.
11H11 will host several workshops at the Conscious Festival: yoga, pilates, intuitive dance, breathwork.
11H11 is a mirrored time, also called synchronicity. This 1 repeated 4 times is a message to tell us that we are on the right path and that our alignment is right with our mission.
@mathilde.rousseau – Pilates
@yoga_sideral – Iyengar yoga
@dara.explora – Intuitive dance
@breathe_again_space – Kinésyoga & breathwork
Green Pixie is a London based company that fights against the emission of digital carbon across the web, without affecting user experience at all – Magic. Every activity a person carries out on the Internet leaves behind a trail of data commonly known as a digital footprint. Green Pixie analyses the energy to load a website, from tat used by data centers right through what’s needed to download data on your screen, in order to calculate a website’s digital carbon footprint and work out the CO2 generated specifically from that site.
The internet is responsible for around 1 billion tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions per year. Small actions like optimising your website can have big impacts over time. This can be a amazing truth, but also means the effect seemingly insignificant actions is easily lost on us.
Le Good Society is an art collective that looks for new ways to better comprehend and communicate the important and urgent environmental and social concerns in society. Founded by Tia Grazette, the goal is to enhance public comprehension of the situation and encourage a more sustainable way of living. They bring together creative individuals to investigate, educate, and encourage social and cultural change.
What if the crisis was an opportunity to reinvent 21st century models? Since 2012, WE DEMAIN has been watching for initiatives that reinvent the world.
WE DEMAIN is a quarterly magazine available at newsstands and bookstores. It’s also a website, wedemain.fr, which scrutinizes this complex but exciting change of era on a daily basis. Finally, it is an agency that accompanies you in your new environmental responsibilities, your new models, your new organizations and your editorial projects.
A team of journalists, experts and correspondents who inform and warn about good initiatives and real progress.
Impact France is a network of CEOs and entrepreneurs who believe companies can tackle the current and upcoming environmental and social challenges by placing positive impact at the heart of their global strategy.
A hybrid festival, open to all, dedicated to the arts, culture, citizen debate and sustainable lifestyles. It is based on an ambitious multi-dimensional offer: a unique and accessible musical program, a program of conferences and round tables, a 100% vegetable catering offer, a village of initiatives that allows festival-goers to discover new way lifestyles turned towards the future, and a mini-festival dedicated to the youngest, the Little SMMMILE Festival.
The Sustainable Angle
The Sustainable Angle is a Swiss not-for-profit organisation and founders of #FutureFabricsExpo in UK. We initiate and support projects with a focus on sustainability in Fashion and Textiles and related industries such as food and agriculture. Since 2010, our main project, the FUTURE FABRICS EXPO, has become the largest dedicated showcase of innovative and sustainable material solutions for the fashion industry, with thousands of materials showcased. The materials showcased at the Future Fabrics Expo are all accompanied by educational background information and the seminars and workshops are held to aid fashion brands to have a positive impact upon nature and communities.
Independent certification label, SloWeAre authenticates the eco-responsibility of sincerely committed fashion brands. The label acts as a trusted tier of confidence to avoid any type of “washing” and promotes sustainable initiatives.
Eso is a new esoteric worldview that brings together people who are sensitive or curious about the world of the invisible. Through the desire to accompany spiritual awakening, to lift taboos and clichés surrounding esotericism, we create events, collaborations, consultations. So many connections around a project whose aesthetic signature comes to register it in a contemporary, artistic and authentic movement. Our desire is to help people reconnect with themselves, in order to move forward by feeling more present and free and to allow a collective rise in vibration.
Eatic is the first ethical delivery app for vegetarian and vegan meals. Eatic is a movement born from the desire to have the choice to eat healthily, in a way more respectful of the environment, restaurateurs and producers while having fun.
IdoHealing.com is an informative platform with advice, training and a set of nomadic “Maison I do Healing” on Healing in France and internationally. Healing is the set of alternative medicine techniques and holistic traditions of all ages and around the world. IdoHealing.com is aimed at the general public and professionals, “researchers”, who are looking for quality information on healing techniques.
Fashion Revolution France
Fashion Revolution was founded in the wake of the Rana Plaza disaster in 2013, Fashion Revolution has become the world’s largest fashion activism movement, mobilising citizens, industry and policymakers through our research, education and advocacy work. We are a global movement of people who make the fashion industry work. We are the people who wear clothes. And we are the people who make them.
Remake is a California based nonprofit turning the fashion industry into a force for good through climate and gender justice. Remake educates and mobilizes their community to take action and advocate for garment workers and the planet. Their end goal is for the fashion industry to become a more transparent and accountable industry that provides living wages to workers and reduces environmental harm.
Music Declares Emergency
Music Declares Emergency is a group of artists, music industry professionals and organisations that stand together to declare a climate and ecological emergency and call for an immediate governmental response to protect all life on Earth. We believe in the power of music to promote the cultural change needed to create a better future.
Sparknews is a company whose mission is to enable new narratives around the ecological and social transition to emerge. These stories, inspired by concrete social and environmental innovations, make it possible to understand the current issues at stake and to project oneself into new models in terms of lifestyle, consumption, mobility, value creation, education, the sharing of wealth. Sparknews is certified B-corp, UN Global Goals Keeper and Ashoka Fellow.
Birdeo is a recruitment and headhunting firm, pioneer and leader in positive impact jobs: societal commitment, Sustainable Development (SD), Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), sustainable purchasing / sourcing, sustainable real estate, renewable energies, energy efficiency, green finance, mission-based companies, B Corp, NGOs, foundations
Laundry represents 40% of the climate impact of the clothing industry. adapt is a free tool that allows our climate-conscious users to actively reduce the carbon footprint of their power consumption (laundry for instance). adapt visualises the “electricity weather forecast”, the carbon footprint of electricity, in real time and in the next few days, in main European countries, so our users can launch their laundry (or charge their EV) at the best time for the climate.
Socialter is a bi-monthly print magazine available at newsstands throughout France. Socialter focuses on new ideas that are struggling to emerge in the public debate. Far from ready-made solutions and dogmatic approaches, with a line that questions more than it imposes, Socialter intends to re-politicize the debate with one question in mind: How can society evolve towards more justice, more democracy, while respecting ecological balance?
La Source FoodSchool
La Source is a school that inspires, trains and supports the restaurant industry of tomorrow. It offers a portal of inspiring articles, videos and podcasts, sensational training modules to learn how to become a responsible restaurateur and immersive and practical courses to rethink or launch your project.
The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is one of the world’s leading independent conservation organisations, with a network in more than 100 countries and nearly 6 million members. It works every day to stop environmental degradation and build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature. Since 1973, WWF France, a public utility foundation, has been working for a living planet from Paris, Marseille, the Alps, Guyana and New Caledonia.
Founded in 2017 in Brazil, Pantys is the first absorbent underwear brand in Latin America. With a wide range of lines from period pants for four different types of flow, to a postpartum line including the first absorbent nursing bra in the world, Pantys is leading the way in making a change to women’s health. With carbon neutral products and a certified B Corporation, sustainability is at the heart of Pantys, and their mission is to build a better future and create a positive impact on the planet, whilst putting women’s health first.
Fashion Revolution Singapore
Fashion Revolution was founded in the wake of the Rana Plaza disaster in 2013, Fashion Revolution has become the world’s largest fashion activism movement, mobilising citizens, industry and policymakers through their research, education and advocacy work.
ChangeNOW is the world’s largest gathering of innovations for the planet. Over 3 days, the summit puts the spotlight on the most concrete and innovative solutions to face the World’s biggest challenges.
Mediatico is an online media that aims to “give back meaning to the economy” by having actors linked to the social and solidarity economy, responsible finance and corporate social responsibility testify on video. Reaching 180,000 people per month, Mediatico.fr broadcasts an average of 150 videos per year on its different distribution channels and sends a committed newsletter to its subscribers every week.
Fashion Green Hub
Fashion Green Hub brings together a community of 300 fashion companies, local authorities and sustainable fashion project leaders. They help each other, share, train and network to find concrete solutions that can be replicated by French companies.
Opened in January 2018, La Textilerie, in the 10th arrondissement of Paris, brings together several activities around textiles and clothing with local and circular supply chains: a sewing workshop, a textile recycling shop and a boutique of fabrics and eco-responsible products. Since its opening, La Textilerie has organised numerous events such as aperitif meetings on textile issues, creating and distributing various educational resources, and running workshops outside its walls for a variety of audiences.
Inexploré is a magazine published by INREES, a French institute composed of pioneers, researchers, experimenters and passionate journalists, all willing to seriously explore the frontiers of science and spirituality. Our goal is to offer answers to your existential questions, and practical tools to help you on your path to transformation!
Natura Sciences : the independent media for ecology, climate and science. A free media without advertising! Our journalists decipher climate and environmental laws, follow the struggles of associations and the work of the Citizens’ Climate Convention. They also follow the effects of climate change and adaptation on an international scale. They explain the studies published in the major scientific journals and the work of research organisations. Natura Sciences gives researchers and associations a voice to better understand their work and the innovations that will be used tomorrow to preserve the environment.
Sans Transition !
“Sans transition! is THE magazine that gives you the keys to understand and get involved in this society that we hold dear. We cover all the topics of society: politics and human rights, climate and biodiversity, economics and social issues, education and health, food and agriculture… in connection with current events. Designed as a multimedia tool, we offer long reports, investigations and in-depth features in our magazine, as well as daily news, exclusive features, diary, podcasts and TV programmes on our online news service. More information: www.sans-transition-magazine.info
At Wild Stories, we manufacture our Wild Boxes in New Aquitaine from wood from sustainable sources. They have a real soul and a strong identity. The solid wood work makes each of our Wild Boxes totally unique! All our products are designed and produced in the same place in collaboration with the fabulous Woodlabo team. Bordeaux is both our boiling and manufacturing area.
United Women Singapore
United Women Singapore (UWS) is a local non-profit organisation that advances women’s empowerment and gender equality, and builds a pipeline of women leaders and influencers in Singapore. The organisation works towards narrowing the gender equality gap through education and raising awareness and advocacy on issues such as anti-violence and women’s empowerment, with the support of key stakeholders including corporate partners, government agencies, academia, the diplomatic community, non-profits and community groups and the wider community.