Keynote Speaker – Marina Chahboune

30 August 2019

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.
Marina has been working globally within all tiers of the supply chain, supervising projects for fiber and fabric development, environmentally friendly production processes and the implementation of closed loop concepts and textile waste management.
She founded her Sustainability Agency Beyond Fashion in 2011 consulting numerous brands and manufacturer. Marina has been working as Senior Sustainability Manager for the global market leader brand in eco-fashion Hessnatur and is currently also part of Hongkong based suPPPort Ltd. Sustainability Consulting Service.
Aiming to oppose inefficient linear resource flows within the textile industry, she is in charge of the 2-year, co-funded Interfilière project “Promotion of sustainable and circular lingerie manufacturers from Indonesia through awareness creation, capacity building, and trade fair participation”, that aims to implement measures for sustainability and resource efficiency through more circular business processes and reduction of waste at four selected Indonesian lingerie suppliers.



FIBER & FABRIC INNOVATIONS – A new generation of materials

September 27th, 10.30 -11.15 AM

The sustainability movement has gone from niche to mainstream, while circularity is the industries new buzzword. More and more consumers are demanding changes to how products are made and what values companies prioritize. As part of a holistic approach in the transition to a more sustainable industry, choosing the right fibers and fabrics is a key starting point for creating change. But which materials qualify as suitable solutions for lowering the fashion industries environmental footprint? The latest innovations in fabrics are including numerous developments that reduce the negative impact of existing fibers as well as impressive solutions for new fiber- and material options.
This talk will give a diversified overview on the latest trends of new, innovative and future-proof materials that disrupt the system and minimize the negative impact already at the raw material stage, covering a broad range of material choices that are renewable, recycled from pre- and post-consumer waste, recyclable, biodegradable, based on biopolymers or from completely new sources for example from agricultural waste.

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