Peoples Of All Nations
Peoples of All Nations is the London-based fashion label illustrates with bold prints and modern cuts how harmony is brought by diversity.
Former Vice Head of menswear at Vivienne Westwood Georg Weissacher is a storyteller who uses his fashion label to capture and reflect upon the complexity of humanity. Taking an academic and intelligent approach to design, he does not let expected trends and fast fashion dictate his work. His clothing line fueled by Georg Weissacher’s inspiration throughout, books, museums and antiquity shops.
For Georg, fashion represents a means of expression of the present and of remembering, full of symbols and clues, a platform for revolution and protest, but also for the development of a new aesthetic style that breaks with convention and confronts the familiar with something new and surprising. Much like painting, fashion is a vehicle to travel across the threshold of dreams and reality and bridge that gap.
For his LOVE series, Georg turns to Salzburg, Austria, where the film the Sound of Music was made. Following the story of a former nun whose love shifts from spiritual to motherly then romantic, Georg explores the emotional spectrum of that quintessentially human quality.
POAN takes a fashion spin on the story, and portrays the couple with the kids through modern lenses. Yet, the collection pays tribute to the original context of the story with all-over prints inspired by Chinese ceramics & porcelain made for the ancient imperial courts and dress cuts that are comparable to the 1930s styles. The effect is irresistibly vintage, characterful, and determinately playful.
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Peoples of all Nations have been awarded the Butterfly Mark for their measurable impact and company-wide commitments to sustainability.Â
Want to learn more? Click on the interactive Butterfly Mark on your left and scroll through each Positive Action to read a short description of the brands efforts and achievements as verified by Positive Luxury. You will also be able to find the interactive Butterfly Mark online on the brands website, retailer and partner sites.
IMPACT AND COMMITMENT
ENVIRONMENTAL FRAMEWORK – RECYCLED MATERIALS
POAN uses recycled polyester in its clothing collection while packaging and printed marketing materials are also made from recycled material. In addition, 70% of the packaging is recyclable and the brand works to reduce transit packaging (from factory to distribution).
ENVIRONMENTAL FRAMEWORK – REDUCTION OF WASTE AND GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSION
To reduce its waste the brand optimises consumption of materials and reinterpret all materials in innovative ways. In the same line, POAN reduces its greenhouse gas emissions by recycling paper, saving electricity and using electric car service if possible.
ENVIRONMENTAL FRAMEWORK – NEW MODEL OF ECONOMY
The fashion labels buys refurbished computers and phone.
SOCIAL FRAMEWORK – TEAMWORK
Georg Weissacher has strong relationships with the suppliers and craftsmen he works with, believing that teamwork is the way forward for sustainability.
COMMUNITY INVESTMENT – CHARITY SUPPORT
POAN works with a charitable organisation about grassroot soccer and create dedicated products to help raise funds to educate the African youth about STD.