Avery Dennison Retail Branding and Information Solutions (RBIS) is a global leader in providing physical and digital labeling solutions that enable brands and retailers to address challenges and opportunities from source through to store, and in consumer engagement. RBIS provides end-to-end solutions, predominantly in the apparel and footwear industry, and is a $1.6 billion division of Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE: AVY). Its products include tickets, tags, woven and fabric labels, heat transfers, software, printers and consumables.
The Avery Dennison Smartrac division that sits within RBIS is the world’s largest UHF RFID partner, with over 1500 patents and applications worldwide serving multiple industries across retail and industrial segments. RBIS serves the global marketplace with operations in 50 countries, across six continents.
With new market dynamics accelerating, brands and retailers are introducing new tools and strategies across the value chain as an urgent priority to improve operational agility, drive meaningful consumer engagement, and future-proof business models.
At Avery Dennison, we are at the forefront of this transformation. Our end-to-end solutions and bespoke services enable brands, retailers, and state-of-the-art manufacturers in the apparel and footwear industry to take their products and services to the next level – from sustainable branding design and development to digital ID connectivity and brand security technology. To explore our solutions, click here.
OUR COMMITMENT – Making A Material Difference.
We are committed to reaching our sustainability goals by the year 2030. Avery Dennison doesn’t just talk about sustainability. Our commitment to people and the planet fuels our social compliance internally and is the foundation of our broad offering of responsible, ingenious solutions. We task ourselves with the invention of products that serve the evolving needs of consumers, while reducing our own environmental impact, advancing the circular economy and being a force for good in the communities where we operate.
Together we can advance a more circular apparel industry and reduce the industry’s environmental impact. To learn more about Avery Dennison’s efforts towards circularity, and how our solutions can help brands become more sustainable, click here.
CIRCULARITY IS JUST A SCAN AWAY.
Avery Dennison is actively involved in driving digital innovation in both product and process-driven operations in order to serve the evolving needs of consumers while advancing the circular economy and engaging customers in the life cycle of the garment. This is seen with our Digital Solutions Portfolio that bring together the physical and digital, allowing traceability across the supply chain and new digital revenue streams – all while helping to advance the circular economy.
When digitally connected, the unassuming, little label isn’t so ‘little’ after all. It actually can tell you a lot about a garment. It can tell you how it was made and what it was made from, how to care for it, and how to recycle or resell it so it can live on. When we work together, this little label can do big things. Now imagine what this little label can do for you.
See how the unassuming label is actually the gateway to your brand and how Avery Dennison’s Digital Solutions Portfolio can unlock creative, ethical and business possibilities across your garment’s lifecycle.
BlockTexx is an early stage clean technology company that recovers polyester and cellulose from textiles and clothing.
Through a developed patent pending process that combines chemical recovery technology and advanced manufacturing to produce high quality recycled materials of rPET pellets and cellulose powder from textile waste. BlockTexx is positioned at the end of the value chain, where raw materials and end-of-use solutions have the highest environmental impact and revenue potential.
BlockTexx is delivering textile resource recovery to Asia. As an alumni of Fashion for Good and the Alliance to End Plastic Waste accelerators and through initiatives such as the Circular Fashion Partnership led by Global Fashion Agenda in Bangladesh, BlockTexx is contributing to an environmentally and economically viable transition to a circular fashion system.
circular.fashion is a sustainable design agency creating product and system innovation for a circular economy in fashion and textiles. The company develops services and software for circular design and closed loop recycling to enable a transparent flow of information between material suppliers, fashion brands, consumers and recyclers.
At the centre of the circular.fashion system is the circularity.ID, which holds material and product data, along with a product’s entire story. This ensures future reuse, reselling and recycling at the highest possible level of sustainability. Through this system, data becomes accessible to stakeholders in the fashion ecosystem at any point in time to assess and handle products in a circular economy.
a circular future of fashion
circular.fashion was founded by Ina Budde and Mario Malzacher in Berlin, 2017. Today, the team consists of 12 passionate people with interdisciplinary backgrounds combined with many years of experience in lecturing on sustainable fashion design and circular business models, design thinking, process management, textile engineering and software development.
Together, we share the vision of a circular future of fashion and it is our mission to find and spread solutions that accelerates the transition towards such a future.
Create2STAY was founded by five senior fashion and IT executives with the simple purpose of democratizing re-commerce. By democratising re-commerce, making it accessible to all and easy to use, create2STAY gives small, medium or large businesses easy access to gaining a foothold in the booming re-commerce market. At the same time, brands can regain control of their unique brand universe, engaging consumers in re-commerce and still earn margins, too.
Create2STAY is a plugin, white label, re-commerce platform fully integrated into Shopify, Magento and Commerce Cloud. Create2STAY offer a solution that sits alongside a brand’s current e-commerce offering. Helping brands to prolong the lifespan of products.
At the same time create2STAY takes care of logistics, imagery, cleaning, repair and recycling, leaving you to concentrate on other important aspects of your business.
Re-commerce is growing
Consumers are more open to circular shopping than ever before and are already pulling brands towards a total paradigm shift as a result, Gen-Z consumers leading the change. Re-commerce is growing at a rate that’s 21 times faster than the overall fashion industry, steals more share of wallet than any other sector and is expected to exceed fast fashion in 2029. On top re-commerce increases a product’s life cycle and is therefore a crucial part of reducing carbon emissions.
What if you could stop used clothes from ending up in dumpsters and instead capture the value of their precious raw materials? Regenerate them into beautiful, new, textile fibers that look and feel like cotton. That’s what Infinited Fiber Company’s technology does. It turns cellulose-rich materials – like old clothes, used carboard, or rice straw – into unique, biodegradable soft fibers: Infinna™.
Founded in Finland in 2016, Infinited Fiber Company is on a mission to make circularity in textiles an everyday reality. The regenerated Infinna™ fiber is currently created out of 100% post-consumer textile waste. It has been proven to work beautifully on its own for 100% regenerated yarns and fabrics and to blend easily with other fibers.
The New Cotton Project
The New Cotton Project is an EU-funded consortium of brands, manufacturers, suppliers, innovators, and research institutes, set to demonstrate and define a blueprint for circular fashion. Infinited Fiber Company is leading the project, which also aims to inspire further, even bigger circular initiatives in the industry.
Recover™ is a leading material science company and global producer of low-impact, high quality recycled cotton fiber and blends. We transform textile waste into sustainable recycled fibers, without the addition of solvents or water, closing the loop on fashion.
Recover™ is the lowest impact recycled cotton fiber in the world and is third party certified (OCS, GRS, Oekotex Standard 100). According to the Higg MSI, Recover™ fiber outperforms virgin equivalent fibers, conventional and organic cotton, across all 5 impact categories: Global warming, Eutrophication, Water scarcity, Fossil fuel depletion and Chemistry.
The company works closely with brands and supply chains to create the lowest-impact garments with maximum quality. Recover™ expertise extend into the usage of the fiber in yarn spinning and textiles.
Recycling since 1947
Recover™ has been pioneering sustainable materials and recycling since 1947.
As a fourth-generation family-owned company, Recover™ is now on a mission to scale its proprietary technology to make a lasting positive impact on the environment.
Recover™ aims to increase its annual production capacity to 200,000 metric tons of recycled cotton fiber by 2025. This will save nearly three trillion liters of water each year and allow 500,000 acres of land to be directed away from cotton cultivation for other uses.
Founded by innovators from Stockholm’s KTH Royal Institute of Technology in 2012, Renewcell is a multi-award-winning sustaintech company based in Sweden. The company’s vision is to inspire an Industrial Evolution to a sustainable world by producing high quality materials from recycled textiles.
Through its patented process, Renewcell is able to upcycle cellulosic textile waste, such as cotton clothes, transforming it into a pristine new material called Circulose®. Renewcell is regularly recognized for its work to make fashion sustainable. Most recently, Renewcell was named one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies 2021 by Fast Company. Circulose® was also included on TIME Magazine’s list of the 100 Best Inventions 2020.
Circulose® is a branded ‘dissolving pulp’ product that Renewcell makes from 100% recycled cotton textiles.
Dissolving pulp is what the textile industry uses to make viscose, lyocell, and other types of ‘man-made cellulosic fibers’. The only difference with Circulose® is that the pulp is made from textile waste instead of wood.
Reverse Resources is redefining waste as a resource. As experts on global textile waste streams, we connect textile waste with the best possible recycling
Reverse Resources has been on a journey to redefine waste as a resource. We are a SaaS platform for steering, tracing and measuring circular textile flows.
Recycling textiles to fashion products is no more a technical challenge. It’s a problem of blocked access to waste, incomplete waste data and inflated prices caused by the current waste handling and trading practices.
We match the supply and demand, break down market barriers, and shorten supply chains and thereby increase value along the way. We help to bring down the cost of textile-to-textile recycling and support the scale-up of the circular economy.
With more than 200 tons of waste traced per month and network of 1000+ industry stakeholders, we have been channeling waste to the best matched recycling partners since 2017.
Join us and help fashion become circular!
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.
In the year 2010 we have started Saraz Fiber Tech Ltd. Recycling Fiber and Spinning Plant. Recycled Yarn is proven to be environment friendly process for sustainable products more than 5 decades ago in USA & Europe. After many months of research with trial & error test, we have established a recycling yarn could be useable for high end value added outer wear like Sweater and knitting fashion yarn.
Since 2014, we were successfully introducing our yarn to small and large fashion retailers. Now it is our strategic decision to establish our brand EYS. TM are available for whole industry as a sustainable alternative to all kind of virgin fiber and dyed yarn.
Turning waste to gold
In the year of 1996 during Europe tour our Founder Managing Director Md. Zahurul Islam found that many small Open-End Spinning factory were buying fiber from Recycling fiber producers and many of those producers were mostly buying garments clips ( Pre Waste) from Bangladesh. He set up his mind that we can recycle our own clips for to converted yarn for export quality knit Garments.
We think our waste can be our gold and save our environment in many aspect which have described on our website.
TEXAID is a Swiss based, international textile recycling company founded 1978 as a charity-private-partnership. As European market leader dedicated to sustainability, TEXAID is an experienced global solution provider in professional collecting, sorting, reselling and recycling of textiles and footwear.
With more than 40 years of experience, TEXAID processes more than 250M items (90.000 tons) annually. TEXAID’s operational presence spans Europe, the US and Asia, with more than 1,200 employees contributing daily to saving millions of textiles from landfill or incineration.
TEXAID’s Unit Retail Solutions is designed to address the textile industry’s growing needs for sustainable end-of-use solutions and provides custom-made concepts to producers, distributors, brands and retailers in the textile industry to keep pre- and post-consumer textiles and footwear in the circle.
Our end-of-use services cover online and offline “take-back systems”, sorting of pre- and post-consumer textile, online and offline resale channels, and scaled, high value recycling. In addition, we provide services like brand protection (delabeling, etc) and branded or white label re-commerce platforms. Through our vast expertise we create and deliver individual concepts and optimised solutions.
Worn Again Technologies has developed a regenerative recycling technology for polyester and cotton blended textiles. The process is able to separate, decontaminate and extract polyester and cellulose (from cotton) from non-wearable textiles to go back into production supply chains as part of a continual process. The key principles of the process are to ensure the outputs are cost competitive, comparable in quality to virgin materials, and have a significantly reduced environmental impact compared to conventional production.
Upcycling since 2005
Worn Again began as an upcycling company in 2005, turning end of use textiles into 2nd life products. In 2012, the company became Worn Again Technologies and commenced the development of its cutting edge polymer recycling technology. The company is in the scale up phase of developments, with a pilot plant operational in Redcar, England, supported by strategic investors, including H&M Group and Sulzer.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Next Gen Voices presented by Pandora
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.
Nike Wellness: Mindful Movement w/ Nike Master Trainer Branden Collinsworth
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.
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.
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.
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Designer Challenge: From ocean plastic to tracksuit
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
Global Fashion Agenda Explains: Equal Partnerships
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Next Gen Voices presented by Pandora
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.
Nike Wellness: Intentional Meditation with Nike Master Trainer Branden Collinsworth
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.
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.
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?
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
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Designer Challenge: How to create a 100% 3D printed sneaker?
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.