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Eastman Naia™

Eastman Naia™ is made with sustainably sourced wood, where cellulosic fibre brings the richness of nature to comfortable and effortlessly luxurious fabrics. Our filament yarn transforms into luxurious, soft, and easy-to-care-for fabrics, while our staple fibre creates eco-conscious blends that are supremely soft, quick-drying and consistently reduce pilling, giving designers more freedom and choice. Naia™ is a fully traceable, bio-based fibre, responsibly sourced from sustainably managed pine and eucalyptus forests and plantations and produced in a closed-loop process in the USA. As a result, Naia™ brings nature to fashion with sustainably managed resources; high safety, social, and environmental standards; and a low environmental impact.

Naia™ Renew

Naia™ Renew cellulosic yarn makes sustainable style possible for everyone. Sourced from 60% certified wood fibres and 40% recycled waste plastics, Naia™ Renew can be used to create luxurious, silky fabrics with rich lustre and wonderful drape or soft, cocooning fabric for everyday comfort. Naia™ Renew recycled content is achieved by allocation of recycled plastics through mass balance accounting.

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Algalife

Algalife’s team is committed to rethinking what determines a good fabric. Just as our name implies, Algalife is extending the shelf life of algae to create bio-fibres and healthy dyes. Through our bio-based innovations, we provide scalable solutions, both in the creation of fibres and dyes in a 100% closed loop system made from algae.

We’re changing the way garments are made, from the inside out. Our solutions are not only good for our planet, but also for our skin. Algae are rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and numerous minerals that provide nourishment for our bodies. We believe in the enduring strength of algae-based fabrics and are convinced that they can become a force for good for the future generations (and the environment).

Algaeing by Algalife 

We stand for a better planet and a better fashion industry. We provide and enable the opportunity for everyone to make better choices, for a healthy, sustainable life. Committed to creating a brighter future without destroying or diminishing anything in the process, we invite you all to ALGAEING the future, together.

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C.L.A.S.S.

C.L.A.S.S. EcoHub is the global platform for brands, designers, manufacturers, students and professionals working in the fashion and textile business—all united in their desire to make fashion smarter.

C.L.A.S.S.’ mission is to provide industry players with the strategic tools to foster change to help the industry operate both competitively and responsibly. The EcoHub pursues its goals by merging design and innovation with sustainable values that contemporary consumers desire. In order to realise their overarching goals, over the last few years C.L.A.S.S. has teamed up with some of the most influential players in the textile and fashion business, such as Fashion 4 Development and Fondazione Ferragamo, among many others.

C.L.A.S.S. services

THE SMART TOOLS: a platform of responsible and traceable materials, technologies and cutting-edge innovations for both production processes and communication, all injecting sustainability into textiles, fashion collections and companies’ performance. 

THE SMART ACADEMY: a diverse programme of events, talks, classes and services with the goal to educate, raise awareness and inspire professionals, students and even end consumers.  

THE SMART SOURCE: an inspirational materials bank and samples e-shop for students, designers and brands willing to explore sustainable fabrics.  

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CYCLO

SIMCO Spinning & Textiles was established in 2009 in Bangladesh with the mission to responsibly recycle the hundreds of tons of cotton fabric discarded daily as cutting waste. Our mechanical recycling process greatly reduces the amount of water, energy, chemicals, and carbon emissions by eliminating the dyeing process. 

Our recycled yarns (branded as CYCLO in 2015) are used commercially across a variety of applications and garments. CYCLO recycled cotton is now one of the most sustainable raw materials used in textiles and apparels.

Working with the GFA to track and trace cutting scraps and leftovers, we are creating a truly transparent closed-loop recycling solution for our retail partners in their manufacturing regions. 

Circular Fashion Partnership

In partnership with GFA, Reverse Resources, Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association textile and garment manufacturers recyclers, and major fashion brands operating in Bangladesh, we intend to demonstrate a win-win business case throughout the fashion value cycle that can be utilised to accelerate the transition to a circular fashion industry.

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Desserto®

Desserto®  is a highly sustainable plant-based vegan-leather made from cactus, often distinguished by its soft texture. The level of break in the material is first-rate. Qualities like roundness and spring that you normally find in leather, are also found in Desserto®’s materials. 

Desserto® adheres to the most rigorous quality and environmental standards, while still managing to deliver a wide variety of products that perform well. The company’s overarching goal is to provide the fashion industry with a sustainable and cruelty-free alternative to faux and animal leather – free of any toxic chemicals and with a significantly reduced environmental footprint. 

As the world’s first cactus vegan-leather, Desserto® remains highly sustainable across its production value chain. 

Desserto’s five Sustainable facts

1. The micro-flora and micro-fauna soil is enriched through native and typical organic cactus afforestation.

2. The water usage is reduced, as no irrigation is applied. 

3. Environment is preserved, as no chemicals (such as herbicides or pesticides) are used.

4. Cactus is left unharmed to enable repeated harvesting from the same plant. 

5. Energy is saved by drying the feedstock in a solarium. 

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DuPont Biomaterials

DuPont Biomaterials brings innovation ideas and solutions to global partners through the development of high performance, renewable materials. Through its novel bio-based solutions for industries, ranging from packaging and food, to cosmetics and apparel, and even carpeting, DuPont Biomaterials provides sustainable choices to their customers navigating the challenges of greening their supply chains and offering high performance.

Sustainable materials innovation

DuPont Biomaterials is an extension of the company’s long heritage of leadership in sustainable materials innovation. DuPont Biomaterials brings world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace, guided by a focus on partnerships with forward thinkers to promote the new bioeconomy.

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Lenzing

The Lenzing Group produces ecologically responsible specialty fibres—all of which are sourced from renewable raw material wood. As a leading innovator, Lenzing partners with global textile and nonwoven manufacturers to further advance technological developments. The Lenzing Group strives for the efficient utilisation and processing of all raw materials as well as creating solutions to help redirect the textile sector towards a closed-loop economy.

TENCEL™ is the textile specialty brand housed under the Lenzing Group. TENCEL™ covers textile specialty product fibre offerings for apparel and home goods. The TENCEL™ product brand portfolio illustrates a new evolutionary step for sustainability—one that spans functional benefits, natural comfort and caters to distinctive everyday usage or application.

TENCEL™

TENCEL™ consists of cellulosic fibres of botanic origin that define a new standard of sustainability and natural comfort.

TENCEL™ Lyocell fibres help maintain an environmental balance by being easily integrated into nature’s cycle. The fibres originate from renewable raw material wood. These certified biobased fibres are then manufactured using an environmentally responsible production method. Lastly, the fibres are certified as compostable and biodegradable, and therefore are able to revert back to nature (rather than becoming waste in a landfill). 

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Modern Meadow

Modern Meadow’s mission is to transform the material world without compromising nature. Harnessing the power of biology, we design and engineer advanced biobased materials by tuning and assembling biological building blocks. Biofabrication is Modern Meadow’s way of creating materials from the protein up – using the molecular blocks of nature. 

ZOATM is Modern Meadow’s world of biofabricated materials, inspired by leather and made from bio-alloys, which are unique blends of engineered proteins & biopolymers. Highly adaptable across a wide range of applications, ZOATMbiofabricated materials are of high-performance with durability and flexibility, while also minimising our climate impact and protecting the Earth’s resources. 

Collaborate with us

Modern Meadow acts as an agent of change to ease a behavioural shift towards a healthier planet, working with world-class brands to meet their sustainability goals and amplify their impact. Sustainability is a multi-dimensional challenge, and we know we can’t move the needle for sustainable impact on our own. If you are looking to reimagine product innovation and elevate your sustainability practices, we would love to connect. Together, we can challenge the status quo.

Osomtex®

Osomtex® is a female-led, material technology company offering the industry scalable circular solutions to textile waste. We specialise in the manufacturing of custom high quality post-consumer and post-industrial waste yarns that require no water, no chemicals or dyes in the process of regeneration. As a GRS certified company, Osomtex® is committed to offer sustainable materials to all brans looking to proactively protect the environment. For the past decade Osomtex® has re-purposed millions of pounds of textile waste destined to landfills making us the preferred go to solution on the market. “The textile waste crisis shows no signs of stopping, we are here to help”, says Patricia Ermecheo, founder and CEO.

Nike x Osomtex®

Most recently their collaboration with Nike on the creation and development of the Space Hippie collection and VaporMax Tokyo Olympics uniforms, speaks volumes when it comes to pushing sustainability to the forefront of materials and product design. Since 2016 Osomtex® has worked with high fashion brands, including Stella McCartney, and collaborated on innovations alongside Fortune 500 companies across many industries – including  automotive, consumer electronics, and home goods applications. 

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PANGAIA

PANGAIA is a materials science company on a mission to save our environment. We are a global collective of one heart and many minds. This includes scientists, technologists, and designers, working collectively to create essential products from innovative tech and bio-engineered materials.

PANGAIA is a direct-to-consumer brand, but also functions as a B2B company, bringing breakthrough textile innovations and patents into the world, by distributing to brands. Each technology we work with aims to solve an environmental problem of the fashion, apparel and natural industries.

We hope to drive these solutions further by making technologies and materials available to companies across different industries. By introducing these innovations, we design materials, products and experiences for every day and everyone.

FLWRDWN™

We partner with the world’s leading research institutions, laboratories and scientists to bring to life the latest problem-solving innovations in materials science. We pioneer our own breakthrough technology like FLWRDWN™ , employ bio-based fibres, as well as materials made from recycled plastic and garment waste.

Our Italy-based R&D lab is supplemented by unique scientific partnerships with research labs and institutions in Europe, US, Japan and Korea. There, we develop bespoke materials science innovations, which we use for our own direct-to-consumer apparel brand, as well as to supply to other brands.

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Parley for the Oceans

Parley for the Oceans is a global network where creators, thinkers and leaders come together to raise awareness about the plight of our oceans’ future. 

To address the fast-growing threat of marine plastic pollution, Parley devised a strategy called Parley AIR (Avoid. Intercept. Redesign) and created Ocean Plastic® – a range of premium materials made from intercepted and up-cycled marine plastic debris.

The use of Ocean Plastic® replaces virgin plastic, demonstrating the perks of eco-innovation, while at the same time raising awareness and funding for longer-term solutions. Parley’s ultimate goal is to end and replace plastic through a “Material Revolution”.

the Parley Global Cleanup Network

Every country faces a unique set of challenges in responding to ocean-related threats. Over the past few years, Parley has focused heavily on expanding our network and raising awareness. Partnering with NGOs, governments, private businesses, logistical partners, marine experts and educational institutions enables us to harness the strengths of each community and approach solutions from all angles. In addition to our cleanup efforts, plastic waste interception and recycling programs, the Parley Global Cleanup Network aims to be active in every country with a coastline by 2024, educating and empowering communities, especially youth, to participate in creating change.

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PYRATES smart fabrics

PYRATES smart fabrics work with our planet’s resources to deliver innovative knit textiles. We focus on producing European made knit fabrics, created with innovative fibres, which make the final fabrics naturally property rich.

PYRATES smart fabrics is an R&D company, and textile supplier. We develop and supply our eco-responsible and quality driven PYRATEX® to other brands through collaborations.

Natural sources

PYRATEX® are luxury knit fabrics made from either vegetal, upcycled or biodegradable fibres. The active components in PYRATEX® fabrics are not injected, nor added, but are naturally occurring in the plants from which we source, and thus neither expire, nor wash away.

PYRATEX® are all knitted in Europe, and we have full traceability of our production chain and techniques and a low distance between each step, resulting in fewer CO2 emissions. In 2019, we received the EU Horizon 2020 grant, confirming our position as an innovative European textile company. 

RECYCTEX®

RECYCTEX is a textile innovation company providing sustainable solutions for brands and designers. The company focuses on R&D and production of sustainable fabric created from plastic bottles, discarded clothes, ghost fishing nets and textile waste.

Since 2007, RECYCTEX founder Steven Chueng and his team have been studying and designing fabric using post-consumer recycled polyester material from China. RECYCTEX was the first company to create recycled nylon woven fabric from ghost fishing nets. And in 2018, we developed a process to create made-to-order recycled fabric with low minimum order quantities (as low as 200 mt per colour).

RECYCTEX works with more than 100 fashion brands across sportswear, fashion wear and accessories.

The Sea Island Project

With the Sea Island Project, RECYCTEX is working to build a plastic bottle recycling system near the East China Sea Islands, which suffer from plastic pollution and limited recycling activities. The project focuses mainly on recycling plastic bottles and fishing nets in order to make high quality recycled fibers and fabrics. In addition, this project collaborates with the local community to clean up beaches and reduce marine plastic.

Reverse Resources

Reverse Resources is redefining waste as a resource. As experts on global textile waste streams, we connect textile waste with the best possible recycling solution. We break down market barriers, reduce costs, and increase the quality and availability of recycled materials for the textile industry. 

Our trading and tracing platform for textile waste is currently being scaled in Bangladesh as part of the Circular Fashion Partnership; which seeks to demonstrate a win-win business case throughout the fashion value cycle that can be utilised to accelerate the transition to a circular fashion industry.

The Circular Fashion Partnership

The Circular Fashion Partnership is a cross-sectorial project led by GFA alongside Reverse Resources, Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association textile and garment manufacturers recyclers and major fashion brands operating in Bangladesh. The mission of the Partnership is to support the development of the recycling industry in Bangladesh to capture and direct post-production fashion waste back into the production of new fashion products. In addition, the partnership aims to find solutions for the COVID-19 related pile up of excess stock.  

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Thermore®

Thermore® sets the standard for high quality insulation in the garment industry. We firmly believe in the importance of ethical product development – making the world a better place has always been integral to our company’s mission. 

Since the 1980s, Thermore® has pioneered the use of recycled fibres from PET bottles, and we contitnue striving to achieve the highest performance with sustainable materials. We believe that using sustainable sources should notcompromise the performance of the finished product. And we remain committed to developing more environmentally friendly technologies. Our production plants are based in Bangkok, Honk Kong, and Italy. 

Thermal isolation

Thermore® is a high quality, branded thermal insulation product, which is employed by several leading brands working in outerwear, outdoor, skiwear and fashion.

Thermore® is well-versed in the area of sustainability and many of our products feature a complete or partial recycled content. Our range of products includes down-touch, thin profile and adaptive warmth items, not to mention the Ecodown® Fibres Collection: a complete collection of high performing, durable, 100% recycled free fibre products.

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TINTEX

TINTEX began its journey making high quality, natural based, responsible jersey fabrics, based on core expertise. By employing the latest and best sustainable high-tech dyeing and finishing processes, the company has successfully advanced its vision to supply the contemporary fashion, sport and lingerie markets with first-rate sustainable materials.

TINTEX is comprised of 120 skilled staff, who are up-trained regularly to deliver high quality jersey innovations. By reinforcing the company’s values and dedication to producing natural innovative products, TINTEX continues to successfully advance its work.

Better future

Our mission is to team up for a better future by offering smart textile solutions that are 100% transparent and promote responsible business and manufacturing processes.

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UPW

UPW is the largest woolen spinner in the world, specialising in design-led, sustainable yarns. UPW’s ECO Preferred Fibres include RWS certified wool, GCS certified cashmere, GRS certified recycled PET, OCS and GOTS certified organic cotton. Our entire collection is available at UPW’s StockStore® with no minimums, making luxurious and sustainable yarns accessible to both small and large brands alike. 

Design has always been integral to UPW’s ethos. The launch of our U-LAB collaborative aims to transform the design and sampling process. U-LAB embraces digital innovation, and through our partnership with Shima Seiki, we digitalise all yarns – with 3000 plus colours. We make it possible for designers to create realistic virtual 3D simulations and custom lab dips with tailored colour twists to meet your needs.

Sustainable spinning

UPW yarn collections include woolen-spun, semi-worsted, and fancy twisted yarns that are dyed and spun in our facilities. Our mills are certified by OEKO-TEX Standard 100 and operate according to the highest industry standards, which include clean dyeing processes, high powered water filtration systems, and green energy solutions that lower emissions and energy consumption. UPW continues to search for innovative technologies and materials that enable us to be a clean manufacturer, early adopter, and industry leader in sustainable spinning.

YKK

YKK was founded in Japan in 1934 and now operating in 71 countries around the world, YKK develops and produces a range of fastening solutions, including zippers, snaps and buttons, plastic products, hook-and-loop fasteners and webbings. As one of the world’s leading manufacturers of fastening products, YKK cares deeply about our environmental footprint. Since the introduction in 1994 of our first zipper made from recycled material, we have focused on creating sustainable products that minimise their impact on the environment. With commitments to important industry initiatives, such as the UN Fashion Charter and the Science-based Targets for CO2 emissions reduction, YKK is dedicated to creating products beneficial to people and the planet. 

Zippers in harmony

YKK is committed to creating products in “harmony with the environment.” YKK’s sustainable product range includes: Natulon® zippers made from recycled PET, GreenRise® biobased zippers, Natulon® Ocean Sourced™ zippers made from ocean bound plastic, organic cotton and lyocell zippers, snaps and buttons, made using the Acroplating™ non-toxic finishing processes. 

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12th October Day 1
  • 3:00 — 4:15 PM CEST
    CFS ORIGINALS

    CFS Originals are pre-produced segments created by Global Fashion Agenda; they will take you behind the scenes, where you can meet the creative minds shaping our industry. CFS Originals is designed to provide entertainment, engagement, and education for all viewers.

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    The significant challenges and uncertainty posed by COVID-19 led Global Fashion Agenda to revise its plan to deliver Copenhagen Fashion Summit this year. In its place, we present CFS+: a content platform to bring together our international community. But there’s much more to CFS+ than simply an online conference…

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    As Global Fashion Agenda’s patron, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, joins Eva Kruse for a personal chat on shaping the global sustainability agenda. Reflecting on the year that has been so far, they explore industry transformation and collaboration, insisting that the only future for the fashion industry is a sustainable one.

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    As an Artist, Designer and Founder of NY-based fashion brand EMME, Korina Emmerich’s colourful work is known to reflect her Indigenous heritage stemming from The Coast Salish Territory, Puyallup tribe. This Real Talk gets to the heart of her values; arguing that ethics must be the forefront of our business, not just marketing and profitability.

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    In this segment, Heron Preston, Creative Director and Founder of HERON PRESTON reimagines the process of developing sustainable footwear. Watch his sport- and workwear-inspired vision for fashion combined with an inventive approach to production that’s new to both the industry and his own design practice.

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    Two of our time’s trailblazing female leaders Samata Pattinson, CEO of Red Carpet Green Dress, and Omoyemi Akerele, Founder and Executive Director of Lagos Fashion Week and Founder of Style House Files, meet to discuss fashion’s influence on lifting the African continent, social justice and privilege, policy, and the broader definition of value. Together, they highlight provocative questions that lead to powerful answers and a call to action for change. This progressive and personal discussion takes place in the intimate setting of The Conduit in London, a space for people passionate about positive impact.

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    #redesigningvalue

    What do we mean when we talk about Redesigning Value? In fashion, this concept is linked to systemic processes, which many are calling to transform in 2020 and beyond, in order for the industry to become truly sustainable. We believe fashion can do better than its current track record, and further that we can find new opportunities for both a more sustainable and a more prosperous business. This explainer gets to the heart of the CFS+ headline theme – exploring value from social to sartorial while stopping at a few key points on the way – and diving into new ideas of how value can be redesigned.

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    “Why can’t fashion respect its non-negotiable planetary boundaries?” Eva speaks with Professor Kate Fletcher from the Centre for Sustainable Fashion at University of the Arts London to dig deeper into Earth Logic: her approach to fashion + sustainability – which is a real strategy for Redesigning Value that firmly places planet and people first.

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    With the current linear economy devastating the fashion industry, how do we introduce a larger degree of circularity in the fashion industry? Besides causing the degradation of our natural environment, research shows that shifting to a circular economy could unlock $4.5 trillion on global economic growth. This explainer will show how you can help the fashion industry shift towards a more circular approach through connected products.

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    Jide Osifeso combines his commitment to mitigating ocean plastic with the vision of his contemporary menswear brand, HYMNE, which is grounded in his interest in the study of clothing’s functional and artistic utility. Through his creative practice, Jide Osifeso demonstrates how fashion can Redesign Value through clothing.

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    Born in Nepal with no knowledge of her birthday or age, Nasreen Sheikh shares her story at CFS+. After surviving years of child slave labour in the garment industry, Nasreen Sheikh is now an Advocate for Women’s Empowerment and the Founder of Local Women’s Handicrafts in Nepal. She turns trauma into power with this Real Talk.

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    Bill Foudy leads sourcing and development for Target’s Owned Brands with a focus on delivering responsibly sourced products of high quality and value. Eva Kruse will meet the Target SVP and President (Owned Brand Sourcing and Development) for an in-depth conversation about steering through the COVID-19 crisis and how to keep innovating and delivering ‘value’ for workers and customers through challenging times.

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    Under the headline theme of Redesigning Value, we’ve invited a varied community of global fashion leaders to share their insight, experience and pioneering perspective. All 62 carefully selected voices from around the world are given the same set of questions for thoughtful responses.

    The Next Gen Voices format, presented by Pandora, gathers a varied collection of thoughts and viewpoints from a selected group of previous Youth Fashion Summit participants. The Youth Fashion Summit is an international sustainability platform for fashion students, founded in 2012 by Global Fashion Agenda. Every year, this growing community convenes to generate ideas and demands to the industry, and here within Next Gen Voices, the same spirit remains from a selection of passionate young leaders.

    Join Nike Master Trainer Branden Collinsworth for ten minutes of mindful movement, breath work and mobility. Designed to energise the CFS+ community, this session will equip you with the tools you need to integrate breathing techniques and mobility into your daily life.

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  • 4:15 — 5:50 PM CEST
    PLENARY
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    #climatechange #biodiversity #circularity

    The Fashion Pact, the CEO-led coalition representing one-third of the fashion industry worldwide, shares a first update around its three pillars: climate, biodiversity and oceans.

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    #systemchange #redesign

    The industry’s current path of production and consumption, driven by short-term returns and economic growth, will not only imperil the safety and dignity of countless communities around the world, but will endanger our very existence on this planet. There is a path forward, however, and the industry must now work together to redesign its business model and rethink power dynamics to redefine what is valued and how.

    This session will explore what needs to be done.

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  • 4:15 — 6:15 PM CEST
    ROUNDTABLE [BY INVITATION ONLY]
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    #consumption #systemchange #transparency

    The objective of this roundtable is to provide industry and European Commission representatives with the opportunity to discuss the various options envisaged for upcoming political and legislative measures on product transparency designed to ensure efficient sustainability claims at product and brand level. It is a key topic concerning the matter of trust and the importance of creating a level playing field for the apparel and footwear industry.

  • 5:55 — 6:25 PM CEST
    BREAKOUTS I - CHOOSE ONE BELOW TO ATTEND
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    #newmaterials #redesign

    Creative Director Jide Osifeso created waste in his past through the production of concert merchandise and other clothing and accessories, but he has shifted his approach to championing sustainable methods through his contemporary menswear brand, HYMNE. This case study will dive into how Jide Osifeso solved his challenge to mitigate ocean plastic through production of a tracksuit alongside Parley for the Oceans.

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    #systemchange #redesign

    The panel discussion will surround the topic of “stakeholder” capitalism, generally, and within a fashion context. The topic will be approached from two angles: (i) investors taking a broader approach to the concept of “stakeholders”, thereby signalling a shift to look beyond shareholders, and (ii) companies pursuing strategies that elevate “purpose” in response to growing investor sentiments and COVID-19, as well as the racial injustice movement that is sweeping the world.

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    #biodiversity #circularity

    Regenerative farming can unlock positive gains for the environment, people and businesses. In this session, Kering will showcase its latest thinking and action in regenerative agriculture. Joined by the Wildlife Conservation Society the session will take a deep dive into the South Gobi Cashmere Program in Mongolia to concretely illustrate improved ecosystem management in practice. The session will also discuss the newly launched Kering for Nature Fund, which aims to transform one million hectares of existing agricultural land into one using regenerative practices.

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    #equality #transparency

    We see a gap between current sustainability efforts, where basic compliance is frequently both the floor and the ceiling for buyers, and where our industry needs to be to achieve true change – while also being successful within the planetary boundaries. This journey takes time, and we want to help textile retailers overcome some of the initial business barriers by sharing learnings from H&M Group’s journey to leading the change, along with the perspective of Tarasima Apparels, a long-term supplier partner.

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  • 6:30 - 7:00 PM CEST
    BREAKOUTS II - CHOOSE ONE BELOW TO ATTEND
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    #circularity #newmaterials

    How do you bring fashion full circle through circular innovation at scale, without compromises? We need to take action now to create collaborative solutions for a better future.

    Learn about circularity at scale – where resources are not wasted, materials that would otherwise be discarded are reused, and air and water are not polluted. Join to find out about Eastman Naia™ Renew, a new solution for circularity, sourced from 60% wood pulp and 40% recycled waste plastics.

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    #climatechange #impactfree

    GANNI took part in an SDG Accelerator programme launched by UNDP and aiming to accelerate business solutions with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Our ambition was to create a 100% impact free collection. We took a holistic approach, working across departments. This resulted in an internal sprint process that generated information sharing across all ends of the business and accelerated our use of sustainable fabrics (organic, certified and recycled) across seasons from just 4% in July 2019 to 52,5% in August 2020, completely reinventing our way of creating a responsible supply chain from within.

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    #systemchange #transparency

    As a platform Zalando wants to create industry alignment through the adoption and acceleration of a global standard for sustainability performance to provide customers with clear and transparent sustainability information. The Higg Brand & Retail Module (Higg BRM), developed by the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), enables apparel industry brands to compare social and environmental sustainability performance. Together, they drive collective impact and develop a common language for sustainability standards in the fashion industry.

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    #equality #systemchange

    CEO James Bartle, Professor Kevin Bales and Baroness Lola Young of Hornsey explore and evaluate the workings and outcomes of an impact-led business with positive human and ecological transformation at its core. The potential for industry change and how policy makers can create a better framework to facilitate this change will also be addressed.

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13th October Day 2
  • 3:00 - 4:15 PM CEST
    CFS Originals

    CFS Originals are pre-produced segments created by Global Fashion Agenda; they will take you behind the scenes, where you can meet the creative minds shaping our industry. CFS Originals is designed to provide entertainment, engagement, and education for all viewers.

    Click below to add the full 3:00 - 4:15 PM CEST Originals segment to your calendar, and scroll down to learn about each segment of CFS Originals.

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    Gucci President and CEO, Marco Bizzarri, is one of our industry’s leaders driving change. Having launched the CEO Carbon Neutral Challenge late last year, he’s making bold commitments for Gucci - and leading by example with Gucci's own climate strategy. Eva Kruse will virtually meet Marco Bizzarri for an honest conversation about value, nature, tackling the climate crisis in the wake of COVID-19 and what’s needed next.

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    Fashion is fun, fabulous and fancy, but did you know that fashion is also closely linked to biodiversity? This explainer explores the substantial negative impact that the fashion industry has had on the total variety of life on Earth, known as biodiversity. From there, it goes one step further by explaining how fashion can evolve from being part of the problem to being part of the solution – by highlighting different solutions.

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    Together with her Co-Founder Amrit Kumar, Mriga Kapadiya is the Co-Founder, Creative Director and CEO of NORBLACK NORWHITE, a women-led, creative house and fashion label based in India. Systematic transformation drives Mriga Kapadiya’s Real Talk message, which celebrates the grey space of culture through style by shifting corporate success to a holistic approach.

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    High volume fashion and planetary boundaries collide in an important conversation, framed by the theme Redesigning Value, from two different stakeholder positions; Helena Helmersson, CEO of H&M Group, meets Professor Johan Rockström, Director of Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. This intimate and in-depth discussion takes place in Helena’s summer house in the Swedish forest.

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    Can the idea of equal partnerships change the industry mindset and advance collective progress? This explainer digs deeper into two different types of supply chain partnerships: Transactional vs. Relationship based. Watch and learn what it takes for the industry to shape a common future stitched solidly together with trust and equal partnerships.

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    Mostafiz Uddin, Managing Director of Denim Expert Ltd. and Founder and CEO of Bangladesh Apparel Exchange (BAE) will be representing the voice, culture and experience of millions of garment makers and factory owners during the pandemic. Mostafiz Uddin is meeting Eva Kruse in this essential discussion about equal partnerships and how to build mutually beneficial relationships.

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    As one of the strongest voices on the need for equal partnerships in the value chain, Delman Lee, President and Chief Technology Officer of TAL Apparel Limited joins Eva Kruse for a conversation on what needs to change in the relationship between buyers and manufacturers to accelerate sustainability. This discussion will also go deeper into understanding how to forge better and more mutually rewarding partnerships.

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    As her namesake brand Ahluwalia, which is known for exploring vintage and deadstock clothing, Priya Ahluwalia’s understanding of the industry’s circularity challenge drives this segment. Watch her incorporate stunning design elements from her dual Indian-Nigerian heritage and London roots with ground-breaking new labelling tech.

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    Clare Farrell is a full-time Activist and Campaigner based in London and one of the Founders of Extinction Rebellion. Leadership, honesty and ancestry of planet Earth are all featured topics here, while a devotion to personal liberty drives this Real Talk through power imbalance and climate collapse.

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    Under the headline theme of Redesigning Value, we’ve invited a diverse community of global fashion leaders to share their insight, experience and pioneering perspective. All 62 carefully selected voices from around the world are given the same set of questions for thoughtful responses.

    The Next Gen Voices format, presented by Pandora, gathers a varied collection of thoughts and viewpoints from a selected group of previous Youth Fashion Summit participants. The Youth Fashion Summit is an international sustainability platform for fashion students, founded in 2012 by Global Fashion Agenda.

    Every year, this growing community convenes to generate ideas and demands to the industry, and here within Next Gen Voices, the same spirit remains from a selection of passionate young leaders.

    Take a deep breath and find your center with Nike Master Trainer Branden Collinsworth as he leads the CFS+ community through a guided meditation, crafted to provide a moment of reflection and intention-setting.

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  • 4:15 - 5:50 PM CEST
    PLENARY
    Category
    #climatechange

    Global Fashion Agenda and McKinsey & Company launched the Fashion on Climate report, concluding that if the fashion industry continues on its current path, it will miss the 2030 emissions reduction targets by 50%, thus generating twice the volume of carbon emissions required to reach the Paris Agreement.

    The Fashion on Climate report provides the underlying foundation for discussing this topic, and the panel will offer dynamic interaction, demystifying numbers and terminology while encouraging an open, organic exchange between participants.

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    Category
    #systemchange #consumption

    The Covid-19 pandemic has underscored that the fashion industry system is broken – with overproduction, excessive discounting and an unsustainable calendar ill-suited to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. How can key players within the system collaborate to re-imagine how the industry can operate within planetary boundaries and be more inclusive and humane?

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  • 4:15 – 6:15 PM CEST
    ROUNDTABLE [BY INVITATION ONLY]
    Category
    #redesign #equality

    The German EU Presidency has informally expressed a wish for “a smart mix of voluntary and mandatory measures and a smart mix of governmental and entrepreneurial measures” in the harmonisation of due diligence standards in the EU. The European Commission is also drafting a legislative proposal, with a draft report ongoing at the European Parliament level.

    This roundtable aims to better understand these wishes and to provide initial input from the industry to EU institutions.

  • 5:55 – 6:25 PM CEST
    BREAKOUTS I - CHOOSE ONE BELOW TO ATTEND
    Category
    #newmaterials #redesign

    Tap into how the creation of a 100% 3D printed sneaker was conceived and made possible despite limitations posed by the pandemic – through a cross-border collaborative effort from Creative Director Heron Preston (New York), Designer Daniel Bailey (London) and Engineer Cornelius Schmitt (Hamburg).

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    Category
    #systemchange #redesign

    How can the fashion sector grow out of growth and transition to a world of LESS? The authors of Earth Logic, Professors Kate Fletcher and Mathilda Tham, talk to three leaders of change: an ecological economist, an entrepreneur and a journalist to get to the crux of LESS, including its economic implications, worker impacts and shifting behaviours.

    Join us in a game-changing exploration of Earth Logic, which examines why less is needed, how it can be done and who can do it.

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    Category
    #equality #systemchange

    The COVID-19 Garment Industry Call to Action is a set of shared commitments by actors across the sector to address the crisis created by the pandemic. The commitments define priorities that include speeding access to emergency financing for both workers and employers and establishing stronger health and social protections to contribute to a more resilient industry in the future.

    During this deep dive case study, we will discuss the achievements of the effort to date, as well as the challenges ahead.

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    Category
    #equality #systemchange

    COVID-19 has had an immeasurable impact on the fashion industry. With the quick shift to remote engagement, including corporate offices moving to remote work and factory audits taking place offsite – what are the implications for the future of work? How is the resulting explosion of digitalisation driving sustainability improvement across the value chain?

    Join Li & Fung, Fung Group and the International Labour Organization (ILO) to explore the pandemic’s impact on work and hear how Li & Fung is unlocking opportunities for improved sustainability via digitalisation.

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  • 6:30 – 7:00 PM CEST
    BREAKOUTS II - CHOOSE ONE BELOW TO ATTEND ONE
    Category
    #circularity #transparency

    Ahluwalia is known for exploring vintage and dead stock clothing, taking elements from the Creative Director’s dual Indian-Nigeran heritage and London roots. Priya Ahluwalia’s understanding of the industry’s difficulties within circularity drives her challenge on how to enable circular systems.

    This case study unlocks the vision behind her challenge, together with in-depth knowledge around how tech can enable circularity, presented by Michael Colarossi, VP of Innovation, Product Line Management and Sustainability at leading material science and innovation company Avery Dennison.

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    Category
    #systemchange #consumption #transparency

    The Higg Index is designed to enable transparency. The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) and Higg Co have been working with brands and retailers on consumer-facing transparency pilots to understand how consumers react to sustainability performance data on a product level. Consumers report that they are interested in sustainability information on products, but they do not yet use the data to drive their purchasing behaviours.

    This session will discuss the future of Higg transparency and the learnings from testing it, as well as showcasing some examples.

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    Category
    #climatechange #equality

    The case study will not only outline Timberland’s 2030 vision but also share insights into how the brand arrived at the bold goals that will drive its agenda for the next decade: from consumer insights and strategic frameworks, to supply chain partnerships and materials innovations and all the challenges faced along the way.

    Through this case study, Timberland hopes to inspire other brands and companies to pursue meaningful sustainability targets and work collectively towards a greener future.

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