Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Goodbye London, Hallo Berlin!

I have some big news....I'm really excited to say that I am moving to Berlin at the end of November!

It's something I've been considering for the best part of a year, and after talking to my boyfriend we've decided to continue the next chapter of our lives together back in the place where we first met, in 2010 when I was on my year abroad during university. I can't wait to get started in my new job in fashion retail, which is a step up from my current position, and of course begin building my network of all the amazing ethical fashion brands and not-for-profits that are located in the city.

Home to the ESMOD fashion school with its world-leading MA Sustainability in Fashion, Berlin has carved out a reputation for itself in recent years as the centre for green fashion, with the Ethical Fashion Show a key part of the twice-yearly Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. You may already have read my review of the July show, which was a great chance to hear all about the progress being made on key issues, both by individual brands and governmental bodies, and I'll definitely be visiting again this coming January.

Living in the city also means that I'll be able to attend all of the amazing events that are advertised every week on The Changer (a social business which crowdsources jobs, events, news and information that make doing good easier), and more easily connect with all the brands, designers and business owners who contribute to the Sustainable Fashion Industry Berlin Facebook group (currently at 570 members). In short, I can't wait to start combining my career in fashion with issues that I care passionately about - and Berlin is definitely the right place to do this.

Of course, I'll continue writing for THE GREEN SCENE as much as I can, although moving countries and jobs in the next few weeks might mean my posts become more sporadic! However, I'm also hoping the move will help open up the content of this blog to new ideas and directions, as I finally start renting (and decorating!) my own place and settling in to living a truly green lifestyle.

Stay tuned for exciting things to come!

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