In September 2020, KLEIHD by SHAREaLOOK will open its doors to Zurich residents. The ongoing crowdfunding campaign #sustainkleihd should contribute to a successful start and make the boutique the first Swiss rental fashion hub. In addition to the borrowable women’s clothing, women will also find baby clothing there, as well as sustainable premium labels, and can use the boutique as a station for peer-to-peer fashion exchange.

Why fashion rental makes sense – The fashion industry produces up to 150 billion items of clothing a year. According to the Global Fashion Agenda, the global volume of clothing and shoes produced is expected to increase by 81 percent to 102 million tons a year by 2030. Such growth does not come without consequences. According to the United Nations Environment Program, greenhouse gas emissions from the fashion industry will increase by more than 50 percent over the same period. So while consumers buy more and more clothes, they wear the individual items of clothing less and less often. The clothing industry is already responsible for around eight percent of global C02 emissions. The year 2030 is crucial here, because it is set as the deadline of the Paris Agreement in order to keep global warming from rising by 1.5 degrees Celsius.

The fashion rental boutique KLEIHD was founded in 2016 as an association of committed volunteers. After four years the association decided to hand over the project to the partner company SHAREaLOOK in order to facilitate further growth. “The founders of SHAREaLOOK pursue the same mission as we do and have the energy to drive the project forward,” sais Alena Zehr, club president of KLEIHD.

Co-Founders of ShareALook

Co-Founders of ShareALook

“We believe in the power of consumers and would like to work with them to establish a new understanding for fashion. The disposable culture of the fast fashion industry is harmful to the environment and disrespectful to the textile workers who make our clothes,” stated Natalia Marassi and Pia-Maria Laux, founders of SHAREaLOOK.

How Fashion Rental works

The fashion rental boutique has a range of around 1000 high-quality items of clothing, from business and everyday clothing to evening dresses. Through new collaborations, the range is expanded and geared towards higher quality. The SHAREaLOOK team also plans to strengthen the KLEIHD boutique with a seamless online & offline presence. Customers can sign-up for monthly memberships and borrow up to five items of clothing per month for CHF 60. At sharealook.com styling appointments and outfits can be booked to the day. Women can then pick them up at the boutique or have them sent home.

In addition to the KLEIHD range, members can create their own profile on sharealook.com, upload pictures of their clothing and offer it to others to borrow. Just like you can do with your own apartment on Airbnb. The boutique serves as a meeting point for picking up and returning the borrowed looks.

About the current Crowdfunding

The crowdfunding project #sustainkleihd was started in late June to ensure a smooth restart of the boutique. Special memberships are offered during the crowdfunding campaign. Instead of only 5 items per month, members have unlimited access to the more than 1000 looks in the rental collection by signing up at a monthly rate of CHF 60. The money collected is used to refresh the range and take over the inventory of the predecessors. To support the project, go to Sustain Kleihd’s project page on crowdify.

About SHAREaLOOK

SHAREaLOOK is a fashion tech startup, which has made it its mission to enable the transition of fashion into a circular industry. The company was founded in April 2019 as part of the Circular Economy Incubator of the Swiss Impact Hub. On sharealook.com, individual consumers, as well as brands or shops, can offer their garments to lend or rent looks from others.

Pia-Maria Laux

Tired after a long day working in our coworking space at Dreispitz, Basel? Hungry and want to explore offers around our space? Impact Hub Basel has you covered with the best options for everything food, fun and fashion in Dreispitz.

A: Auf dem Wolf for some bargain second-hand finds – clothes, furniture and more!

B: Bowling Center Basel to rock some stylish shoes and have fun with friends

C: Café spurlos for some guilt-free drinks and food, spacious terrace, as well as groovy Afterwork beats

D: Delinat to pick up some great wine from producers who care about sustainability (some are even vegan too!)

E: Elysia to listen and dance to some sick beats

F: Fachhochschule Nordwest Schweiz to meet for lunch and learn about all things digital and design

G: Garage Basilisk in case your car needs some tender love and care

H: HEK to interact with electronic art

I: iart to visit a local design agency dealing with digital technology

J: Jobfactory for a quick meal or gift – they have everything from clothes to baby products to musical instruments

K: Kunsthaus Baselland to explore regional contemporary art

L: Laurenz-Stiftung Schaulager for multi-sensory contemporary projects

M: Merian Gärten for a dose of greenery and beautiful flowers

N: Crazy Nails because you might want to feel dressed up even when you’re naked!

O: Offcut to bring and/or buy unconventional materials

P: Point de vue so you can rent equipment to make all your filmmaker dreams come true

Q: Qualipet because our pets need food and fun (and sometimes fashion) too!

R: Alterna Recording Studios for all your rockin’ musical production needs

S: Sport Museum to learn more about sports equipment, and experience the “mobile museum”

T: Thüring AG, flooring store if you’re in the midst of a fabulous home make-over project

U: “Unglaublich gross Auswahl” of second-hand goods at Heilsarmee Brocki

V: Viertel for some after-afterwork festivities

W: Werner Druck & Medien to print out the posters for that film you’re making (see P)

X: Radio X to hear some great music, and a segment featuring Impact Hub Basel’s very own Carrie Aikman

Y: TanzStudio You Dance, put on your dancing shoes!

Z: Basel DreispitZ, the tram/bus stop to use for all this exploration…have fun!

Caroline Steiblin & Carrie Aikman

Ever wonder how Impact Hub Basel team members are collaborating? While we would very often write about what we do, this blog post might give you a glimpse into how we do…

Teal Journey

In the early days, while our Co-Founders were defining what Impact Hub Basel would stand for and exploring how they wanted to work, Frederic Laloux’s book, Reinventing Organizations, inspired them and so the journey began. Frederic Laloux describes in his book the different paradigms of the human organizations through the ages and sheds light on a new one: the Teal organization.

Drawing on the Integral Theory and framework of the philosopher Ken Wilber, Frederic Laloux refers to something much larger than a new organizational model. It relates to the subsequent stages in the development of human consciousness, which are mirrored in how we manage our organizations.

As we evolve and grow, Impact Hub Basel uses the three Teal breakthroughs as guiding stars for developing our future of work, a workplace that is different from what we know as a “company”:

Self-Management
Where everyone takes responsibility for his/her actions and very few rules and control mechanisms are needed – not to be confused with lack of structure!

Wholeness
Bringing all of who we are to work.

Evolutionary Purpose
An organization that has its own calling and a powerful drive to move toward that calling.

Our Teal journey might prove long, arduous, and take many years – we might even never “reach” our final destination! But rooted in who we are, these principles are reflected in our Mantra and Co-Manifesto, and we continue uncovering better ways of working together and delivering valuable and sustainable products and services by doing it and helping others do it.

Teal Sessions

Rather than being strictly dedicated by a book or a single person, our structure and practices are discussed, designed, and constructed as we progress through our Teal journey during specific team workshops, aka our Teal sessions.

Whenever a team member senses a need, he or she takes the initiative and leads the next Teal session. From decision-making to onboarding or meeting facilitation, each of our practices is transparently set up, with an emphasis on the why – and how this is serving our purpose.

Friday, 12 June 2020, was kind of a special day for the Impact Hub Basel team. For the first time, after three months of Corona-related work-from-home restrictions were eased, everyone was there – in-person – in our beloved coworking space.

Thanks to our big event venue, the Impact Factory, we could hold our team meetings on that day, face-to-face (with the necessary distancing measures) and no virtual technology between us.

Perfect timing for a Teal session! So leaving our desks for a couple of hours, we looked at our communication and feedback culture, with the support and intervention of IntegralWorks.

The session started with a walk-through of the stages of consciousness development by Silas from IntegralWorks. IntegralWorks developed two maps of evolution, building on the Integral Theory and Ken Wilber’s AQAL framework that helps to explain people’s paradigm.

An inspiring and (self-)challenging exploration of how to better communicate

What are the essentials of communication from a Teal perspective? Together with Silas, we particularly looked into the communication line and how each worldview is associated with a different communication style.

The Orange meme is rational, empirical with little attention given to feelings. The pluralistic Green meme is communicating in a friendly and rather indirect way, showing empathy, and relativizing all differences in perception and consideration. The Teal meme is looking for authentic and more direct communication.

The discussion that followed revealed very different perspectives and we naturally engaged in a reflection on our organizational and individual needs. Fortunately, everyone in the team is looking for meaningful and satisfying communication and feedback – signs of good recruitment I believe! But what means “satisfying” for me and what means “satisfying” for my colleague? Is each of us daring to be fully ourselves on the spot when an emotion arises, or do we require a particular setup? Is our safe space really safe?

When we have been told for so long what is “politically correct” at the workplace, when we have learned to control our emotions, or display a more appropriate emotion or not at all… How to create and maintain a space where we share emotions, stories, and opinions, as well as have hard conversations that can help solve challenges and help each other to grow and be better?

We all agreed that emotions are an essential part of being human and there is no question on recognizing that the whole spectrum of feelings is important. Emotions are important indicators, giving us vital information about what matters to us, hence emotions matter!

Sessions Laloux acknowledges it, “showing up whole feels risky”

But then, how do we become more aware and curious about our feelings and emotions and investigate where they are coming from so that we can fully show up and be present in every setting, every role, every context in which we participate?

As a first practical step, we experimented with “circling”, an authentic relating practice helping to focus inward on our emotions and feelings, get in touch with “here and now” and paying attention to what is happening to our body and mind. We then shared how the exercise made us feel. Next step(s) to be revealed by our next Teal session! For now, the circling practice will be tested in the coming weeks and we will be scheduling reminders for ongoing conversations.

Working with our feelings is an integral part of our Teal journey and the team is dedicated to it. We do have frictions, but they are an invitation to constantly review, evolve, and improve how we work together, which we know is as important as what we work on.

I am proud of our Hub, enjoy working there, and wish that people everywhere could work in such conditions if they choose to.

Céline Bedu

PS: Want to know more about conscious business, the integral model, and stages of development? Join the free webinar offered by IntegralWorks on the maps of evolution on Friday, 17 July 2020.

PPS: Want to know more about Impact Hub Basel and its culture? Just pass by! Or sign up for one of our events.

SwissCovid, Switzerland’s COVID-19 contact tracing App is now launched! Impact Hub Basel would highly encourage all of you to download the SwissCovid App today.

As an impact-focused organization, solidarity in the efforts to curtail the 2nd wave is crucial to us. Why should we all download the SwissCovid App?

  1. The app’s effectiveness increases as more people install it, so we are actively encouraging everyone in the Impact Hub Basel community to support this important initiative. We need more than 60% of the entire population to install the App in order for it to be truly effective.
  2. This App has very high data protection. It is a decentralized system and the data is deleted after 3 weeks. It is completely free, secure and doesn’t collect or send any personal or location data.
  3. It is an effort to protect yourself and everyone you may encounter. It limits the pandemic and helps the economy and society to recover as soon as possible.

You can download the SwissCovid App via:

You can read more about the App, how it works and how to use it online or in the poster from the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health below.

Stay healthy and positive,

Impact Hub Basel team


WE ARE REOPENING!

Yes, you are reading this right! As of next Tuesday, 2 June, we will be reopening our coworking space, meeting rooms, event venue, community kitchen and Café spurlos to the public. 🙂

11 weeks! Can you believe that during this time, a global pandemic has descended upon us to a point that we closed our doors, started working from home everyday and became digital geniuses? We have achieved a lot during this time together but we are certainly incredibly happy to finally get back to a new “normal”.

Impact Hub Basel coworking,meeting rooms and event venues: The opening hours for the Impact Hub Basel coworking space, including meeting rooms, event venue and the community kitchen are Monday to Friday, 09.00-17.00.

Café spurlos: The opening hours for Café spurlos are Monday to Friday, 11.30-20.00.


IMPACT HUB BASEL HYGIENE MEASURES

Your health is of utmost importance to us!


GOVERNMENTAL PHASED MEASURES

Based on the Phase 1 and 2 reopening since April 27, the national government has updated their guidance for Phase 3 which is applicable as of June 6. The picture below summarizes the new measures very nicely, a few measures have been highlighted below that have implications for you and the Hub.

As of 30 May (Phase 3)

As of 6 June (Phase 3)

Upcoming measures


CONTINUED GOVERNMENTAL MEASURES

Health

Personal Hygiene and Social Distancing

It has been 5 weeks since we’ve started working from home and closed our Hub to the public. It was and still is a turbulent time full of new challenges. At Impact Hub Basel, we do our best to #FightCovid19 and at the same time continue to #InspireAndCreateChange.

We’d like to take a moment to reflect on what we have achieved as a community and update you on what has happened in the world of Impact Hub Basel:

Next at Impact Hub Basel for you:

As a team, we agreed on where we want to go with Impact Hub Basel, and we’ll keep moving ahead with social innovation and sustainable entrepreneurship! It is certainly not easy to stay motivated and be innovative during these times, but we have proven we can do it! So as we look ahead to an uncertain future on the surface, we stay creative, positive and proactive. Inspired by VersusVirus, we have decided to embark on our own Hubathon in May to tackle our Impact Hub Basel strategic directions.


UPDATE FROM THE NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Last Thursday, 16 April 2020, the national government held a press conference to update the public on the measures and road to reopening. As you can see in the picture, this will happen in 3 phases. Based on this guidance, we have decided to keep our Coworking Space, Impact Factory and Café spurlos closed to the public at least until the end of May. You can read on to the rest of this blog post for the details of this guidance and measures that may apply to you.

If you have any questions, concerns or want to share your ideas, please reach out to us via email (basel@impacthub.net) or via phone (+41 76 500 40 53, 9am-5pm)

Big air hugs to all of you!

Your Impact Hub Basel team

 


IMPACT HUB BASEL MEASURES

Effective since 16 March 2020 until at least 31 May 2020:

Pandemic Team


NEW GOVERNMENTAL MEASURES

The national government has provided their guidance for reopening in the following 3 phases.

27 April

11 May

08 June

General measures


CONTINUED GOVERNMENTAL MEASURES

Health

Personal Hygiene and Social Distancing

Hygiene in Shared Space

Schools and Childcare

Impact Hub Basel team

If you would have asked me a couple of months ago if I would participate in a hackathon and lock myself up during a weekend when it would be more than twenty degrees outside, I probably would have said “Let me think about it”. But after sitting at home for almost 3 weeks, where a shower is basically my most exciting part of the day, I was in desperate need of a challenge. So, when someone told me about the Versus Virus initiative a few hours before the registration deadline, I quickly decided to embark on the journey. And what a journey it turned out to be.

What became clear when the hack started on Friday afternoon, is how similar the digital world can be to our everyday life. Just as in the real world, there were technological struggles, and just as in the real world, it was hard to form a team of like-minded and motivated people. Kudos to the Versus Virus organization for keeping a cool head whilst managing a Slack channel of almost 5,000 people posting questions, comments and pictures of their cats.

It was late Friday evening when I finally found a challenge that spoke to me and a team of about 5 active people that I aligned with. Our team chose the challenge called “True Heroes“, which was asking for a way we could systemically rethink the value we appoint to different professions. Why do some soccer players make a thousand times more than a cashier in a supermarket? How can we value and protect our most essential workers during and after a crisis like Corona? We decided to focus on heroes often taken for granted, the people working in the food sector from farm to table.

When we got to work Saturday morning, we were reminded again of why we were spending our time on this hackathon, with one member of our teaming dropping out due to a problem with his lungs. It was a stark reminder that Corona is just around the corner for all of us, and that we should combat this disease whichever way we can. Over the hours that followed, our team ended up downscaling to 3 people who took the project and ran with it.

It’s difficult to describe the 30’ish hours that followed because they went by so fast but were so dense with connections, ideas and an amazing energy. I saw people helping each other left and right, mentors reaching out to different groups when they had some down-time, and a hackathon that constantly developed in those 48 hours, being a prime example of an agile project, learning at lightning speed.

But if I had to choose one word to describe my experience it would be exhilarating. Because that is exactly what it felt like, constantly switching between team calls on Zoom, following online announcements and workshops by the Versus Virus team, working on the slide deck, and doing design work in Illustrator and Premiere Pro. Have I ever learned more about my skills and how I interact with people in 48 hours? Probably not. Have I ever been this focused in my life? I doubt it. Luckily, I had someone in the house to provide me food and drinks because otherwise I would have certainly been starved by Sunday evening.

And that Sunday evening brought forth many emotions. Emotions of happiness, pride and hopefulness. After the team pressed save on our submission for the last time and the deadline had passed, I remember walking into the bathroom, looking at my tired face in the mirror, and raising my arms in the air, over the moon with the work that my team and I had managed to produce over the weekend. The cherry on an already amazing cake came Monday evening, with our project being selected as one of the 42 highlights of the Hackathon. But honestly, that felt less important, as for me this was never truly about the amazing projects, many of which will certainly develop to make a big impact on society. No, Versus Virus for me was always about showing our innate capacity as human beings to connect in times of crisis. And to show that no matter what we may find along our path, as long as we keep on finding and helping each other, we will be alright in the end.

Maarten Van Winckel

Due to the latest updates from the government, we decided that Impact Hub Basel and Café spurlos will remain closed to the public until further notice.
Nevertheless, we remain active and fight against the virus; by staying at home and doing what we do best to #InspireAndCreateChange through caring, connecting and co-creating! We are very happy to present to you #VersusVirus, the Swiss-wide virtual hackathon on 3-5 April 2020!

As part of Impact Hub Switzerland, we are amongst the 60+ partners that collaborate to make this biggest Swiss Online Hackathon ever happening; under the patronage of the Federal Department of Home Affairs (FDHA). We invite EVERYONE to participate to contribute to the collective intelligence; no matter if you are a researcher, area expert, technology specialist or a concerned and impact-driven citizen – together we will find fresh ideas and solutions to fight and deal with #COVID-19!

During 48 hours, people from all over Switzerland with a variety of backgrounds will collaborate to find solutions for the challenges that we are facing right now or will be facing soon in the following areas: Protection of risk groups, Prevention of proliferation, Data against Fake News, Economic impact, Quarantine & mental health, Hospital & Care, Family & Children, Training, Home & Team Work, After the crisis, Support & Solidarity, Art & Culture, Crime Reduction.

THE WONDERFUL WAYS TO SUPPORT THIS INITIATIVE

HOW TO BE PART OF THE HACKATHON

Go to the website or use directly this sign-up form. Registration deadline is 02.04.2020. The hackathon online check-in starts Friday, 03.04.2020, 14:00!

 

Let’s e-#InspireAndCreateChange together!

Impact Hub Basel team

We can still COLLABORATE – To #InspireAndCreateChange has been our mantra since the very beginning here at Impact Hub Basel, and this will not change, even in difficult times. Because one thing is certain, we are #StrongerTogether.

To help us all stay healthy, productive and positive we have compiled a list for everyone in our wider community, ranging from e-collaboration tools to webinars, online classes and tech insights, free online meditations, concerts and local resources to find out how you can help people who are affected around you. 

Here are some tips and platforms you might want to check out! 

Help your Neighbours

E-Collaboration Tools

Audio books, Podcasts, Books and more 

Golden Home Office rules

Online Classes and Webinars to look out for

Online Resources for your Mental and Physical Health

Culture and Art


We stay in touch with you – now ONLINE with new content, platforms and offers. The Impact Hub Basel team would like to stay social with you even in these times of physical distancing. Public online workshops and events are in the making and will be published on our usual channels – Meetup and Eventbrite.

Stay tuned for you first learning opportunity by Impact Hub Basel: Remote Work, Home Office, Free Meetings with Patrick Scheurer: Free 30-minute advice for home office, Zoom and Miro on Tuesday, 24 March, 11am (link coming soon). 

For our members, we host three calls per week: Tuesdays 8am Meditation with George – Tuesdays 10am Community Check-in – and Thursdays 6pm Digital Afterwork – contact us if you’d like to join in, too!

Impact Hub Basel team

PS: Our phone (+41 76 500 40 53) will only be answered from 9am to 5pm daily. At any other time we ask you to send us an e-mail (basel@impacthub.net).


GOVERNMENTAL MEASURES

Some Governmental Updates

Information for Businesses in Basel 

We have decided to close our Coworking space, Impact Factory and Café spurlos to the public, including external guests of members as of 18:00 tonight until at least 31 March 2020.

No words can truly describe the mixed emotions evoked by this COVID-19 pandemic, but at least we are all in this together. The health and safety of our members, employees, partners and guests is our highest priority. It is our duty to do everything humanly possible to slow down the spread of COVID-19.


It is maybe easier in times like this to think of only ourselves, our hand sanitizers, our cancelled plans and our business. But we think it is extremely important to take a deep breath, sit down and start thinking what this really means and how we can support each other. Some of us are parents who will be affected by the school closures. Some of us are or close to someone in the at-risk group who may be affected health-wise dramatically. Some of us are coping with too much information and not sure where exactly to look. And all of us are worried.

We as Impact Hub Basel started this journey to Inspire and Create Change. It is ever so much more important to act on this mantra. How can we continue to inspire in these times? How can we create some meaningful change and impact in this crisis? In the coming days, we will step up our virtual game and do our best to keep inspiring and creating change with you, our Community.

Please read through all of the following very important announcements and measures that concern all of us.


 

IMMEDIATE IMPACT HUB BASEL MEASURES

Placing public health at the center, we have decided the following effective 18:00 tonight until 31 March 2020:

Hygiene in Shared Space

Pandemic Team


 

GOVERNMENTAL MEASURES

Health

Personal Hygiene and Social Distancing

Schools and Childcare


 

STAY UPDATED

In line with SDG 3, it is up to all of us to make sure that we do everything we can to keep the COVID-19 virus from spreading further. For this it is important that everyone contributes to this by adhering to the measures described above. We will continue to keep a close eye on the news and governmental measures and will regularly provide you with updates as events evolve via our website and social media.

If you have any questions, concerns or want to share your ideas, you can reach out to us via mail (basel@impacthub.net) and via phone (+41 76 500 40 53).

Thank you all for your understanding – in times like this we can feel that we really are #StrongerTogether!

Big air hugs to all of you!

Your Impact Hub Basel team