Runway Dubai recently wrapped up it’s very first fashion sustainability awareness summit hosted by The Luxurious Sofitel Hotel the Palm Island in Dubai last weekend. The success of the inspiring event was based on the overwhelming attendance, and responses on the topic of discussion at the sustainability forum which was sponsored by the AMITY university in Dubai. The goal was to awaken the zeal for people to be ethically responsible in the society. The Panel Discussion moderated by Dr. Zennath Reza Khan, assistant professor at faculty of Engineering University of Wollogong Dubai, Panelists Jessica Galleano Marketing manager at the college of fashion and design Dubai, Vaishalli Raj program leader fashion design at AMITY university and environmental activist, Mrs. Mariska Nell.

The jury spoke about the way forward in engaging millennials through practical initiatives, and how they can sustain habits that can also influence generations to come.

Other attractions during the show were designers who pledged to adopt an Eco-friendly tradition through their working environment, like Wendy Shortland, founder of Lwraps, a quality leather straps company which produces the best quality of trendy and fashion forward leather wristbands which can be worn with the intention of brand longevity passed on to generations. Designer Norish Kareem, who took home the award as the fashion entrepreneur of the year, also displayed her modest wear made from pure cotton and silk. Mako Matsuzaki, from Japan who creates kimono inspired abayas, also displayed the most creative hair accessories made from paper. Marilyn Anis introduced unique shoes for women made from remnants of curtain fabric and wedding gowns. Jolie fashion studio pledged her support for sustainability with a stylish tie as a statement piece for a stunning wedding gown made from remnant fabric. Baravia fashion used a minimalist approach with simple and elegant wedding gowns. ELEVATE by Kiran Tuljaram displayed clutch bags made from delicate fabric remnants of traditional Malaysian fabrics.

Other attractions during the show were designers who pledged to adopt an Eco-friendly tradition through their working environment, like Wendy Shortland, founder of Lwraps, a quality leather straps company which produces the best quality of trendy and fashion forward leather wristbands which can be worn with the intention of brand longevity passed on to generations. Designer Norish Kareem, who took home the award as the fashion entrepreneur of the year, also displayed her modest wear made from pure cotton and silk. Mako Matsuzaki, from Japan who creates kimono inspired abayas, also displayed the most creative hair accessories made from paper. Marilyn Anis introduced unique shoes for women made from remnants of curtain fabric and wedding gowns. Jolie fashion studio pledged her support for sustainability with a stylish tie as a statement piece for a stunning wedding gown made from remnant fabric. Baravia fashion used a minimalist approach with simple and elegant wedding gowns. ELEVATE by Kiran Tuljaram displayed clutch bags made from delicate fabric remnants of traditional Malaysian fabrics.

The show ended with a motivational speech by Sheikh Obaid Al Maktoum in support of helping the U.A.E reach the goal of being the Eco-friendliest country by the year 2020.