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2015 Twine Fair Fashion Show

Recently the 2015 Twine Fair Fashion Show was celebrated, organized by Twine. Twine is a fair trade organization, with several stores in Taiwan, and this event was in his store at Dihua Street, in the area of Dadaocheng. The store is located in the basement of a traditional house, with a courtyard, and was there where the show was located.



This type of fashion is based mainly on that the garments are made by hand, without any kind of exploitation of labor and trying to be as respectful as possible with the environment, using natural products and fabrics.



Many of the models showed posters with protest messages of fair trade, such as “Handmade with Love” or “Pay less, choose better.”