A podcast series cohosted by Mission’s founder Karina Givargisoff, and singer song writer of the UK band Texas, Sharleen Spiteri.
This week we share the Mission x COS panel, recorded last week at the COS 5th Avenue store to launch the Restore collection, created in partnership with The Renewal Workshop, who helps provide circular solutions for apparel and textile brands.
Moderated by Mission’s EIC Karina Givargisoff, the panel featured Nopor Stuart, Head of Sustainability at COS, Abrima Erwiah, Co-Founder and President of Studio One Eighty Nine, and Marie Geneviève Cyr, Assistant Professor of Fashion Design, Parsons School of Design + International Speaker & Creative Consultant.
This panel discusses various stakeholders’ responsibility in doing their part to change the fashion industry for the better, and their role in moving towards circular and renewable fashion. Humanizing the process by decoupling the layers and understanding the story of the supply chain was an overarching theme, as well as the importance and sacredness of craftsmanship.
It also sheds light on the partnership between COS x the Renewal Workshop. As part of the brand’s commitment to longevity and product care, COS wanted to re-imagine the lifecycle of damaged garments by investing in the restoration of COS pieces, sourced from their own supply-chain or returned by customers.
Tune in to hear more about the launch of the trial as well as from experts in the sustainability field and what they believe is the most important thing in driving the industry forward.