@ INTERFILIERE HONG KONG – March 28, 2018
The textile industry is the second largest polluter in the world, following the steps of the Ready-to-wear and Footwear industry, it is now time for the Bodyfashion industry to seek for innovative ways to build the industry of tomorrow.
Bodyashion is a complicated industry involving long and varied supply chains from raw material, textile manufacture, production, shipping, retail, use and ultimately disposal of the garment.
Interfiliere Hong Kong is dedicating a full conference track on this topic:
WHY GO “GREEN”
Hanna HALLIN – Sustainability Manager @ H&M
For fashion to be successful in a world with finite resources, we need to explore new circular ways as to how fashion is made and enjoyed. H&M has set bold goals to lead the change towards a sustainable fashion future, such as only using sustainable materials by 2030 and have a climate neutral supply chain. Hanna Hallin will share why and how sustainability is key to H&M’s business development.
PUSHING SUSTAINABLE FASHION FORWARD
Christina DEAN – Founder and Board Chair @ REDRESS
Fashion’s sustainability issues, from its challenges to its opportunities, are increasingly hitting the headlines as consumers and brands get their heads, and wrap their bodies, around the complex myriad of sustainable fashion trade-offs.
More than ever before, forward thinking brands must future proof not just their products but also their businesses as they try to capitalize the wave of opportunity that may lie ahead for courageous and forward-thinking leaders.
Christina Dean will delve into the opportunities for brands, using examples of new innovations and initiatives reaching the markets that can help you to translate the sustainability crisis into an opportunity.
CIRCULARITY ON THE FORERUN – CHANGES AND CHALLENGES
Marina CHAHBOUNE – Sustainability Specialist @ SUPPPORT LTD
Circular economy is here to stay – a whole industry has committed itself to go circular. But how about the intimates industry? Is it possible to implement closed loop strategies? What are the chances, what are the challenges? Giving concrete examples of suitable circular business strategies and best practice examples.
With a growing population, going along with emerging markets, the apparel industry will face the challenges of an increasing demand for textile fibers, environmental pollution and a shortage of resources. While the current inefficient linear economy model of ´take – make – dispose` is wasting valuable resources, the circular economy represents a huge opportunity, not only when it comes to increasing resource security and reducing the environmental impact of production, but also for creating economical growth.