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9 – 13.2.2018, Frankfurt am Main

Ethical style.
Sustainability is gaining momentum.

Presentation of sustainable products, Ethical Style, at the Ambiente consumer goods trade fair in Frankfurt

People’s awareness of ecological interrelationships is growing. Around the world, customers are showing increased preference for sustainable products. Suppliers are adjusting to this new demand, the market is getting bigger and there is much more growth to come. With its commitment to Ethical Style, Ambiente is offering trade visitors orientation they will appreciate. Those stands of responsibly and sustainably manufacturing exhibitors carry the ethical label. The Ethical Style Guide takes you straight to these sources, giving you a unique overview of product ranges destined to grow in relevance.

Logo Ethical Style


Eco-Friendly Materials
Products from environmentally friendly materials such as renewable raw materials with low environmental impact throughout their life cycle or organically certified products

Eco-Optimised Production
Optimised, resource-friendly production processes, e.g. in the energy, water and waste sectors

Fair & Social Production
Products that are manufactured in social facilities and/or under socially responsible conditions and/or fair trade conditions and that promote social and/or cultural development in the producer countries

Re-/Upcycling Design
Products whose raw materials are designed for recycling or that are processed into new products from used or no longer usable waste materials

Handmade Manufacturing
Products that are handmade and that maintain and promote craft skills

Lifecycle Concept
Products that are created to be repairable and updateable and that are recyclable or compostable

Sustainable Innovation
Products that through their innovative nature (process, material, solution) help to conserve resources, e.g. quantity of raw materials, waste, energy and water


  • Kees Bronk, CBI, Center for the Promotion of Imports from developing countries
  • Rudi Dalvai, WFTO - World Fair Trade Organization
  • Lutz Dietzold, Rat für Formgebung
  • Gerhard Friesacher, Changemaker AG
  • Max Gilgenmann, Expert for sustainability criteria in textiles 
  • Sabine Meyer, -side-by-side-, Caritas Wendelstein Werkstätten
  • Dominik Müller, TÜV Rheinland LGA Products GmbH
  • Mimi Sewalski,