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Eastman Naia™
Eastman Naia™ is made with sustainably sourced wood, where cellulosic fibre brings the richness of nature to comfortable…
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Algalife’s team is committed to rethinking what determines a good fabric Just as our name implies, Algalife is…
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Bank & Vogue
Bank & Vogue Holdings Ltd (BVH) is a group of companies with the purpose of finding “Innovative and…
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BLUESIGN’s textile expertise is valued and trusted by numerous global players, working in the chemical industry, such as…
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CLASS EcoHub is the global platform for brands, designers, manufacturers, students and professionals working in the fashion and…
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CLO Virtual Fashion
CLO Virtual Fashion creates cutting-edge 3D garment visualisation technologies, cultivating a more creative and sustainable landscape for the…
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SIMCO Spinning & Textiles was established in 2009 in Bangladesh with the mission to responsibly recycle the hundreds…
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Desserto®  is a highly sustainable plant-based vegan-leather made from cactus, often distinguished by its soft texture The level…
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DuPont Biomaterials
DuPont Biomaterials brings innovation ideas and solutions to global partners through the development of high performance, renewable…
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Ellen MacArthur Foundation
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation was launched in 2010 with the aim of accelerating the transition to the circular…
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Ereks Garment
Ereks-Blue Matters is a woven garments producer, specialised in producing organic and sustainable jeans Located primarily in Turkey,…
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For Ever®
Procalçado SA was founded in 1973, and has since become a go-to resource for design, development and manufacturing…
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Haelixa is a traceability solutions provider who makes it possible for brands and manufacturers to mark and trace…
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Heuritech is a cutting-edge fashion technology company, providing brands with data-driven trend forecasting Using advanced artificial intelligence…
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IndiDye® Natural Color Company provides an eco-friendly fibre-dyeing solution based entirely on natural dyes and auxiliaries The dyeing…
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The Lenzing Group produces ecologically responsible specialty fibres—all of which are sourced from renewable raw material wood As…
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Lyfcycle is driven by a desire to reduce textile waste and increase transparency and circularity in garment manufacturing…
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meepl is a 3D body platform enabling scalable made-to-measure, size recommendation and 3D virtual dressing room services for…
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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…
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Nano-Dye Technologies is a textile dyeing technology company, whose mission is to provide solutions to drastically reduce exhaust…
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OnceMore® by Södra
Oncemore® is finally bringing textile recycling available in XL Millions of tonnes of textile waste are created every…
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Osomtex® is a female-led, material technology company offering the industry scalable circular solutions to textile waste We…
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PANGAIA is a materials science company on a mission to save our environment We are a global collective…
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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…
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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…
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RECYCTEX is a textile innovation company providing sustainable solutions for brands and designers The company focuses on R&D and…
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RePack is a reusable and returnable packaging for webstores, particularly geared for fashion brands RePacks are durable, lightweight,…
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Reverse Resources
Reverse Resources is redefining waste as a resource As experts on global textile waste streams, we connect textile…
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Santoni SPA
Santoni Spa is founded in 1919, and officially joined the Lonati Group in 1988 Over the intervening years,…
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Sense – immaterial Reality
Sense creates new experiences and interactions available on smart devices through “Immaterial Reality,” – an evolution of Augmented…
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Smartex is leading the way in the circular knitting textiles production process to close the loop in the…
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SupplyCompass is the design and production platform for fast-growing fashion brands We make designing, developing, and producing sustainable…
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TEXAID is a Swiss based, international textile recycling company founded 1978 as a charity-private-partnership As European market leader…
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The Bear Scouts
The Bear Scouts is proud to be home to responsible; designers, fabric specialists, marketing, product developers and circular…
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Thermore® sets the standard for high quality insulation in the garment industry We firmly believe in the importance…
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TINTEX began its journey making high quality, natural based, responsible jersey fabrics, based on core expertise By employing…
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TrusTrace is a B2B SaaS platform that provides digital tools and services in the areas of Product Traceability and…
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unspun is a robotics and digital apparel company that builds custom jeans, on demand Our mission is to reduce global…
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UPW is the largest woolen spinner in the world, specialising in design-led, sustainable yarns UPW’s ECO Preferred Fibres…
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We aRe SpinDye®
We aRe SpinDye® offers the most sustainable polyester yarns and fabrics in the fashion and apparel industry Our easily…
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Yellow Octopus
Yellow Octopus Fashion is a one stop solution for retailers looking for sustainable and innovative services for products that…
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YKK was founded in Japan in 1934 and now operating in 71 countries around the world, YKK develops…
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  • All Solution Providers

    The Innovation Forum was first launched in 2018 to connect fashion companies with sustainable solution providers – to put words into action. Now the Innovation Forum is going digital, and showcases over 40 of the most noteworthy sustainable solution providers. You will be able to learn about their latest technologies, explore the processes by which they create change and request meetings with them through our matchmaking programme. Note that all information and representations in the Innovation Forum were provided by the solution provider.

  • Tech

    Technology will continue to play a prominent role in accelerating sustainability. With this in mind, these Solution Providers focus on the tech world’s advances in 3D printing, on-demand manufacturing, digital design, augmented reality, virtual reality and sizing systems, along with a focus on how those advances might provide insight into future solutions.

  • Circularity

    Circularity is an approach to rethinking the fashion industry’s current business model. At present, fashion is primarily produced in a linear system – take, make, dispose – with 73% of the world’s clothing eventually ending up in landfills or being incinerated. This business model will soon reach its physical limits. These Solution Providers feature novel innovations that can help brands implement circularity into their business practices.

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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

    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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    #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
    #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
    #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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    #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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    #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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    #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
    #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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    #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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    #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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