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Interfiliere Hong Kong: Top Speaker #6

14 February 2018

Marina CHAHBOUNE – Sustainability Specialist @ SUPPPORT LTD

Marina Chahboune (M. A. Sustainability in Fashion) is a known expert in the field of sustainable textile production, sustainable innovations and circular economy principles.
With her special focus and expertise in denim and jeans production she has been working globally within all tiers of the supply chain, supervising projects for fiber and fabric development, eco-friendly garment finishings and the implementation of closed loop concepts.
She founded her sustainability consultancy Beyond Fashion in 2011 and for the past 5 years has been working as Senior Sustainability Manager for the global market leader brand in eco-fashion Hessnatur. Since this year Marina is additionally part of Hongkong based suPPPort Ltd. Sustainability Consulting Service.
Aiming to oppose inefficient linear resource flows within the textile industry, she is conducting workshops in Indonesia for guiding fashion brands and garment manufacturer to make the transition from ´take-make-dispose` economy towards ´closing the loop` of product lifecycles through greater recycling, upcycling, re-using and re-designing, as well as setting up roadmaps for circular business models.




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.

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