Crossing Fashion, the project initiated by the Afro-Asian Institute AAI and the Graz fashion collective PELL MELL is a project as much about our society, environment or aesthetic currents, as it is about fashion itself. In the words of the project’s manager Bettina Reichl the Crossing Fashion workshop series strive to ‘promote the cultural exchange on the textile level’. It allows for an ‘encounter between designers from different countries, and their creative cooperation facilitate a profound insight into the foreign living environment and culture’, but not only that. As Reichl notes, the entire project is ‘following  the motto « Creating with responsibility – Working with imagination » Crossing Fashion helps in building up a network of creative minds, industry and society to support sustainable  design, corporate social responsibility, cultural consciousness as well as innovative concepts for a creative based livelihood.’