Sandton City Hosts A Thought-Provoking Fashion Exhibition

By Phumzile Mavimbela

 In celebration of their continued commitment to sustainability, Sandton City invites the public to experience an innovative and visually thought-provoking Fashion Exhibition: Fashion Reimagined. Taking place in Sandton City’s Diamond Walk, until Sunday the 18th of April; this is a Fashion Exhibition with a twist, as all designs are focused around sustainability. The exhibition is designed to awaken the imagination and allow for personal introspection, particularly in relation to how one is personally contributing to sustainability, or not… 

Sandton City and its tenants are committed to going plastic bag free, and several tenants are featured in the Fashion Reimagined Exhibition, with their branded paper shopping bags exquisitely crafted into bespoke sustainable designs by Franz Grabe. The tenants include: Nicci, Lush, Shoetopia, Sunglass Hut, Poetry, Roberto Botticelli, Factorie, Skins Cosmetics, Daniel Wellington, Krispy Kreme, Woolworths, Grand Prix and Lindt Chocolatiers. 

Partnering with five of South Africa’s celebrated designers, Sandton City is showcasing 14 sustainable fashion garments within the Fashion Reimagined Exhibition. These designs represent the future of South African fashion, enticing the imagination of local fashion lovers. The designers include: Gert-Johan Coetzee, Fundudzi by Craig Jacobs, Hangwani Nengovhela from Rubicon, Lezanne Viviers from Viviers Studio and one design by Lara Klawikowski. Lara won the coveted Changemaker Award, as well as the Innovative Design and Materials Award, at the TWYG Sustainable Fashion Awards 2020. 

Jackie May, founder and editor of TWYG, an online magazine platform which encourages an inclusive, fair, forward-thinking and eco-lifestyle; applauded Sandton City’s commitment to a sustainable future with a speech at the launch of the Fashion Reimagined Exhibition, hosted in Sandton City’s Diamond Walk. As a co-sponsor, Peroni Nastro Azzurro is a brand committed to running their business in harmony with nature. The gifts of nature are essential to brewing great tasting beer and bringing people together. 

The Fashion Reimagined Exhibition follows closely on the heels of the announcement of Sandton City being awarded a 6-Green Star Rating for Existing Building Performance; by the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA). This is the first super-regional mall on the African continent to achieve this prestigious rating, representing world leadership in environmentally sustainable operational efficiencies. 

Another one of Sandton City’s continued sustainability efforts includes housing two Recycling Vending Machines – located on Level 4, near Clicks and on Parking Level 7, near the Protea Court. These machines efficiently recycle plastic, metal and glass; and turn them into recyclable waste. In return, the recycler receives points on the Imagined Earth app. An impressive new addition to these machines, is that the points accumulated can now be used towards the purchasing shares on the JSE. 

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