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Iceland Airwaves Preview: Sustainable Fashion

Tune in to WCRX 88.1 FM or WCRXFM.com on Oct. 27, beginning at 7 p.m.,  for a student preview of Iceland Airwaves Music Festival and Icelandic culture. Below is one of the preview stories. On Nov. 4, students enrolled in the Radio Department’s Covering International Festivals: Iceland course will travel to Iceland to cover the fest and more. Follow their journey here.

Like most product production, the global fashion and textile industry puts out large quantities of clothing to keep up with trends.  This constant flow of production not only jeopardizes the quality of products, it also negatively affects the environment and working conditions of factory employees.  This is “fast fashion”, where the concern is for “now” instead of the future.

In order to improve sustainability and ethics in the fashion and textile industry, five Nordic fashion associations created NICE (Nordic Initiative Clean & Ethical).  This project aims to make the Nordic fashion industry a leader in sustainability.  While fast fashion is globally present, Icelandic designers and production companies are working to make their businesses ethical and sustainable.

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Iceland Airwaves WCRX Preview: Tune In Monday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m.

Each fall, Columbia College Chicago students enrolled in the Radio Department’s Covering International Festivals: Iceland course travel to Iceland to cover Iceland Airwaves Music Festival and Icelandic culture. Tune in for a preview of this year’s fest.

With our trip to Iceland Airwaves right around the corner, we’ll be broadcasting all of our pre-stories Live on October 27! Listen as we discuss everything from the Icelandic language to the imminent eruption of Bárðarbunga. Plus, we’ll be covering some of the hottest bands playing at this year’s Airwaves including Mammút, Leaves, Just Another Snake Cult, Cell7 and much, much more! Don’t forget to tune into WCRX 88.1 FM or WCRXFM.com this Monday, October 27 beginning at 7 p.m. CT, and follow our daily blog for live reviews, stories, interviews and more while we’re in Iceland  Nov. 5-11.

You can also catch the rebroadcast of the preview show on Saturday, Nov. 1 at 2 p.m. CT.