"Biella, a small town on the banks of the River Cervo in the Piemonte region of northern Italy, has long been a regional center for textile-making and wool production, with a tradition of excellence dating back to the Renaissance."
"...a group of eco-minded citizens are working to put Biella back on the map, this time as a hub for responsible, sustainable art and design. The Cittadellarte Fondazione Pistoletto (City of Art of the Pistoletto Foundation) describes itself as 'a place for the convergence of creative ideas and projects that combine creativity and enterprise, education and production, ecology and architecture, politics and spirituality.'" (source)
Cittadellarte Fashion – Bio Ethical Sustainable Trend hosted a workshop consisting of people from a variety of areas from fashion to industry and sustainability. It explored the connections between creativity, sustainability, consumer awareness and marketing, and production. Eleven young designers were chosen to create pieces based on these principles and samples of sustainable materials brought in by participating companies. Besides fashion, there were all presentations by visual and performance artists.