By  on October 13, 2019

PARIS — Sustainability, traditional craftsmanship and traceability were key focuses of both buyers and exhibitors at the 30th anniversary edition of accessories trade show Premiere Classe held here.

The 1.618 agency was invited to showcase 15 of its sustainable fashion and lifestyle brands, including a range of products from luxury Italian sneakers made of corn and recycled plastic by Yatay, to unmotorized treadmills by Sprintbok and electric, foldable scooters by Ujet. The newly founded Goooders platform was also invited with its selection of eco-friendly brands with missions for social improvement, such as with the zero-dividends label “I Was a Sari,” which trains and employs women in Mumbai’s slums to make accessories from upcycled saris.

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