Mecilla Academy for Sustainability
Mecilla Academy is a non profit organisation set up to promote sustainable living. So far, it has partnered with various educational institutes and fashion brands to run study visit programs, taking urban dwellers such as students, teachers, food and fashion brand buyers into rural areas and supply chain facilities to be exposed to the sustainable food and apparel making process. The mission of creating sustainable educational programmes through collaborations with education institutions, NGOs and community organizations enable Mecilla to transfer its knowledge from business practices to the wider community, and in doing so, create positive social impact.
We have taken students on study tours in Guangzhou, Xian and Shanxi in China, and Japan in the past few years. The focus of the tours were:
- real experience working on organic farm
- conversation with local farmers and residents
- university visit and cultural exchange with local students
- visits to sustainable textile and yarn processing facilities