In the last years, we have become increasingly aware of the destructive impact of the fast fashion industry on nature, animals, and our fellow humans. And that’s why we’ve created LISSOME – to sketch out a new vision for the future of fashion and design, one that is mindful and inspired by beauty, high-quality, innovation, and equality. New ideas for living in balance with our planet exist, and it’s high time to make them spread. We see it as our mission to give visibility and a voice to fashion brands and pioneers that are equally design- and eco-conscious and to share their stories.
CONNECTING PEOPLE WHO SHARE A COMMON PASSION
With LISSOME, we are building an online platform that consists of The Lissome Magazine and the Lissome/Store and a real-life community. Through hosting a variety of regular events such as panel discussions, talks, pro-action cafés and fashion pop-ups, we’ve witnessed how powerful it is to bring together people who share a common passion.
THE FUTURE IS MINDFUL
We embrace change and believe that slowing down consumption must be part of it. What captures our imagination is the opportunities that a social and technological progress could hold: We could produce profoundly less but profoundly better. We could make planned obsolescence obsolete. In the future, all goods could be designed to be smart, well-functioning and handsome objects of desire that are long-lasting, easily repairable, non-toxic, and recyclable. We could establish a worldwide industrial system that enhances biodiversity and is integrated with the Earth’s ecology. And we could seek to better all people’s lives by focusing on distributing goods and resources fairly. It might sound utopian but we think that these are some of the big ideas that we need to talk about. For systemic change to succeed, we need creativity, innovation and daring beauty. Designers must play a key role, and the fashion industry could become a harbinger of that change.
Dörte Lange started to manifest the idea of LISSOME in March 2016 by launching an online magazine, and extended it as an online concept store in June 2017. In her previous career as an art director and communication designer for boutique design agencies in Berlin, Lisbon, and London, and for well-known publications such as ELLE Magazine and ELLE Decoration in Munich, she has been working in the arena of fashion and of fashion media for close to a decade. Dörte built LISSOME inspired by style as well as sustainability, based on the belief that the future of fashion must include social and environmental responsibility as a matter of course.
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