ETHETICS IS A VIDEO SERIES EXPLORING AND CELEBRATING ETHICAL AND SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE BRANDS AROUND THE WORLD, dedicated to the telling of alluring stories that provoke the eco-conscious and the eco-curious.

EPISODE # 2  MDINGI COUTTS – LUKHANYO MDINGI AND NICHOLAS COUTTS ARE SOUTH AFRICAN DESIGNERS BASED IN CAPE TOWN, WHO COLLABORATED FOR THE MDINGI COUTTS AW16 TACTILE COLLECTION.

The MDINGI COUTTS AW16 TACTILE Collection was showcased at the Generation Africa show produced by Pik Immagine and the Ethical Fashion Initiative. With Coutts’s distinct weaving technique and Mdingi’s traditionalist approach to minimalism and classic basics; the two used South Africa’s natural landscape as a means to conceptualize the overall aesthetic of the collection. We showcased these looks in three different South African landscapes, from a barren desert to a lush mountainside on models Gandhi Mukiza and Yannick Konan.

Together, they share the ethical mission to support each other and involve the local emerging designer community in building a sustainable collective. This support will allow designers to access a wider range of textiles, better machinery, and even outlets in which to sell their collections, which would enable emerging designers to compete with the fast fashion market that is invading South Africa.

www.lukhanyomdingi.co.za

www.nicholascoutts.com

NOIR TRIBE is a Brooklyn-based storytelling studio founded by Amber Moelter and Luis Barreto Carrillo that creates visual content for the fashion industries, with a special interest in sustainable and socially responsible brands. After creating videos for publications such as ELLE México, NYLON Español and Harper’s Bazaar Bulgaria, they directed their first fashion documentary, Peyote Dreams, which won Best Documentary at the International Fashion Film Awards. Their fashion film series The Polite Woman premiered on Vogue.mx and was an Official Selection of the Berlin Fashion Film Festival, the Canadian International Fashion Film Festival and is nominated for Best Documentary at Miami Fashion Film Festival. Most recently the first two episodes of Ethetics have been selected for the upcoming BAFTA Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival.

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