Interview with Emanuela Gregorio, Economist and Coordinator of Fashionomics Africa
Partner of the Biennale of Luanda Fashionomics Africa is an initiative of the African Development Bank that aims to increase Africas participation in the global textile and fashion industry value chain
Ethical fashion: A rising trend or empty rhetoric?
Driven by the awareness of a growing number of consumers the fashion industry is trying with varying degrees of sincerity to be more virtuous and more sustainable But in spite of initiatives to improve recycling promote exchanges and the range of rental options on offer progress to make this highly polluting sector go green remains modest
To a culture of peace, the Ofrenda of the UN Agencies in Mexico
UN agencies in Mexico placed an Ofrenda for the Day of the Dead on the esplanade of the Palace of Fine Arts in the heart of Mexico City The Ofrenda is one of the most representative manifestations of the Day of the Dead an indigenous holiday inscribed on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2008 which symbolizes the reunion reconciliation alliances and solidarity The UN Resident coordinator in Mexico Antonio Molpeceres the representative of UNESCO Mexico Frédéric Vacheron the Communication Officer of the United Nations Information Center Mariana Castro staff from various agencies and representatives of the Mayors Office of Xochimilco accompanied the Opening ceremony that was preceded by a ritual ceremony The touch of the seashell the drum the sound of the flute and the copal incense guided the presentation of the UNUNESCO Mexico Ofrenda which is an invocation of the culture of peace in the world and marks the beginning of the celebration of the 75 years of the United Nations The assembly was in charge of the plastic artist Jimena Granados who received the support of expert craftsmen from Xochimilco