In Autumn 2014, local international started as professional development training for fashion designers from Dhaka and Berlin. The pilot project aimed to raise awareness for sustainability, participation and fair trade within the fashion industry. Local production methods, sustainable design and production strategies, and cooperation on an equal footing were the main aims of this project. local international started with a field trip: In November 2014, the six German participants travelled to Dhaka, where they, together with the Bangladeshi participants, visited textile factories, NGOs and companies that promote revived traditional craftsmanship and sustainable production methods. The group held discussions about international fashion trade currents, about working conditions of textile workers and attended workshops on natural dyeing and block printing.