Sustainability is also becoming increasingly important in festive decorations. With the special interest "Ethical Style by Christmasworld", the focus is on sustainability-oriented exhibitors and their products so that interested trade buyers can quickly find relevant suppliers.
Already at Christmasworld 2020, festive decorations became noticeably more sustainable. The range included ribbons made from organic cotton, vegan candles, Christmas tree stands made from recycled plastic and spectacular light decorations for city centres made from biodegradable sugar cane.
The Special Interest Ethical Style by Christmasworld identifies suppliers who achieve remarkable things in the field of sustainability. It offers visitors orientation through the separate identification of the selected exhibitors in the exhibitor and product search as well as at the trade fair stands from 3 to 7 February 2023.
‘Especially after the pandemic experience, the topic of sustainability is omnipresent. Customers attach greater importance to durable products and festive decorations produced in an environmentally friendly manner. Thus, the time is ripe to highlight these products more prominently.’
From now on, every Christmasworld exhibitor can apply for the programme in one or more of the six categories. An independent jury of international experts will decide which companies and products will be included. The deadline for applications is 18 November 2022.
Ethical Style categories
The jury of experts will examine the applicants and clearly structure the products in six sustainability categories. Each exhibitor can fulfil one or more of these requirements with their products and thus also fit into more than one of these categories. These include:
- Environmentally friendly materials: Products made from environmentally friendly materials such as renewable raw materials with low environmental impact throughout their life cycle or organically certified products.
- Resource-saving production: Efficient, resource-friendly production processes e.g. in the energy, water or waste sectors.
- Fair & social production: Products that are manufactured in social facilities and/or under socially responsible conditions and/or fair trade conditions and that promote social and/or cultural development in the producer countries.
- Re/Upcycling Design: Products whose raw materials are designed for recycling or that are processed into new products from used or no longer usable waste materials.
- Handicraft: Products that are handmade and that maintain and promote craft skills.
- Sustainable Innovation: Products that through their innovative nature (process, material, solution) help to conserve resources, e.g. quantity of raw materials, waste, energy and water.
Ethical Style jury
This jury is made up of:
- Christina Bocher, DEKRA Assurance Services GmbH
- Kees Bronk, CBI, Center for the Promotion of Imports from developing countries
- Lutz Dietzold, German Design Council
- Max Gilgenmann, expert in textile sustainability criteria
- Sabine Meyer, -side-by-side-, Caritas Wendelstein Werkstätten
- Mimi Sewalski, avocadostore.de
‘Each of our consumer goods fairs has its own focus on sustainability. Ethical Style helps to make these more visible. Where, if not at trade fairs, can so many companies present their sustainable products to an international audience at the same time?’
Ethical Style labelling
Special offers are easy to find on the exhibition grounds. The Special Interest "Ethical Style by Christmasworld" highlights suppliers who are doing remarkable things in the field of sustainability.
You will find products and exhibitors marked with the Special Interest logo:
Online Event "Sustainability meets Design“
You couldn't be there live on 31 August 2022? Here is the recording.
Three renowned experts spoke at the online event "Sustainability meets Design" about circular design, sustainable materials and how sustainability and design fit together.To the recording
Christmasworld in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals
Christmasworld is increasingly taking up the theme of sustainability with the special interest "Ethical Style by Christmasworld". In addition, it is aligning its activities with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations and gradually expanding its own initiatives in this area.
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