OMINA 2018

The fashion industry is the second most polluting in the world only after oil. For the first time in Latin America we gathered the most relevant fashion leaders and global thinkers to discuss their proposals for a better future.

WE ALL

WEAll exists to help bring about a transformation of the economic system, of society and of institutions so that all actors prioritize shared wellbeing on a healthy planet.

RE—HABITAR LA CIUDAD

Re-Habitar La Ciudad gathered some of the most successful case studies of urban repopulation in Latin America to showcase how it is possible to bring a city back to life.

Costa Rica FASHION SUMMIT

The Costa Rica Fashion Summit was a launchpad to make “made in Costa Rica” a synonym for sustainability and social justice.

NGOBE COMMUNITY PILOT PROJECT

How indigenous communities can use their ancient techniques to develop products for the contemporary marketplace.

PRODUCT INNOVATION

New materials for a new world. We fostered the collaboration between fashion designer Andrea Kader and Pamela Hernández with PIÑATEX, a natural textile made from pineapple leaf fibre that resembles leather.

WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

Supporting women entrepreneurs is essential to growing our economy. Thanks to the support of Vital Voices Costa Rica, an NGO that works towards gender equality, we facilitated the mentorship of four emerging women entrepreneurs in the fashion industry.

BUSINESS COACHING

Access to mainstream marketplaces is a major issue for emerging Latin American entrepreneurs. We foster business coaching for young leaders by the most eminent global experts.

 

OMINA – GFX SWAP PARTY

Swapping is the new shopping. For the first time in Costa Rica, a major fashion swap took place in conjunction with the Summit OMINA 2018. In partnership with Global Fashion Exchange, OMINA2018 attendees swapped hundreds of garments.

THE SEED

Assistants to OMINA 2018 had access to The Seed, a show case of 15 Latin American fashion brands focused in sustainable and ethical practices curated by Cooperativa Shop.

OMINA MARKET

Fair within the framework of OMINA 2018 aimed to promote independent brands that produce/manufacture under fair trade and whose concept and product promote a sustainable lifestyle. Curated and managed by Satisfactory shop.