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Anne-Ro Klevant Groen, Marketing and Communications director at Fashion for Good Experience, posted

Fashion for Good Amsterdam: Meet the Innovators - Biosynthetics

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In this action packed Meet the Innovators, we introduce two exciting technologies from our South Asia programme, we are also bringing in an expert in the field of Biosynthetics to demystify the innovation area as well and talk through the potential impact on the Fashion Industry.
We’re excited to have Sophie Mather from Microfibre Consortium as part of this event!

Agenda
13:30 - 13:35 (CET): Introduction
13:35 - 13:55 (CET): FireSide Chat with Sophie Mather
13:55-14:15 (CET): Innovator Introductions: Phabio & Biomize
14:15-14:30 (CET): Q&A with Expert and Innovators

Online event on Nov 10th
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Fashion for Good Amsterdam: Basic tips for a sustainable wardrobe

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Is a fast fashion T-shirt, made of organic cotton, sustainable? What is fast fashion actually? Should I buy vegan pleather or real leather? What is circularity? Recycled polyester must be sustainable, right?

The world of sustainable fashion is a complex one. We're happy to notice more and more people want to make the shift towards a more sustainable wardrobe. However, where to start? We're teaming up with ELLE magazine to give you a kickstart.During this digital event we dive into the basics of sustainability, explore some easy first steps and answer your questions, with an incredible line-up of speakers including Chiara Spruit, Esther Coppoolse, Sophie van Duren and Anne-Ro Klevant-Groen.

Agenda

20.00h: Welcome

20.05h: What is sustainable fashion?

20.30h: What's in your closet?

20.50h: What's next?

21.00h: Q & A

21.15h: End of the event

Online event on Oct 29th
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Fashion for Good Amsterdam: PATCHWORK 2020 - Exhibition Tour by Tess van Zalinge

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Please join us for a very special inside look at our latest exhibition ‘Patchwork 2020’ – the first ever digital collection from Dutch designer Tess van Zalinge! Tess will share insights into working with trailblazing digital technology alongside the traditional craftsmanship of demi-couture, to explore and push the boundaries of what sustainable fashion looks like in the future.

About the Collection

Earlier this year Tess van Zalinge was invited to establish a new demi-couture collection at Helsinki Fashion Week 2020. Due to the global situation, a physical show was not possible and Helsinki Fashion Week became the first-ever virtual fashion week around the world. This served as the main source of inspiration for Tess’ new collection ‘Patchwork 2020’ - her first digital collection.The collection makes use of cutting edge technologies to translate the craftsmanship of Tess’s pieces into digital: the handcraft details and tactility all requiring many layers of development. The exhibition aims to show how working with what you have available can lead to inspiration, innovation and sustainability.

About Tess van Zalinge

Tess’ love for heritage, detailed craftsmanship and historical costume design are common themes throughout her work. Tess translates her conscious mindset both into her designs and values as a label. Each piece from her collections is handcrafted in her beautiful Amsterdam atelier, where she constantly explores the potential for responsibility in fashion through fresh collaborations, inspiring partnerships and new demi-couture collections. Fine quality and longevity have been the prime focus for the label since its founding. Since then, Van Zalinge has launched a demi-couture collection every year and has worked on multiple collaborations including Fashion for Good, Artis, WNF, Royal Delft, Circl, the Centraal Museum Utrecht and more.

Your ticket price is a donation that goes towards the Fashion for Good Experience, helping to bring these kinds of events to life!

Event on Oct 1st
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Meet the Innovators – The Journey of Cotton

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Meet the Innovators is back – your chance to meet the start-ups working at the cutting edge of sustainable fashion innovation! This time the spotlight will be on innovators that are shifting the needle towards more sustainable cotton – from production methodologies and techniques that have less impact on people and the planet, to ensuring this product can be traced from source to retail. Register your spot for this virtual event!

Meet the Innovators is back - your chance to meet the start-ups working at the cutting edge of sustainable fashion innovation! This time the spotlight will be on innovators that are shifting the needle towards more sustainable cotton - from production methodologies and techniques that have less impact on people and the planet, to ensuring this product can be traced from source to retail.

We're excited to have Franck Belochi, President at Calvin Klein Product for PVH Europe as a keynote speaker for this event! Franck leads the design, merchandising, development and production functions for CALVIN KLEIN apparel, footwear and accessories product for Europe, and for CALVIN KLEIN JEANS product for Europe and Asia-Pacific.

For the first time we will be running this event as a physical/virtual hybrid, with 30 spots at our museum in Amsterdam to see Franck in person, as well as the ability to join virtually from around the world. If you want to attend virtually please register via this page. If you want to attend in person at Rokin 102, Amsterdam please click here to sign up via the physical event registration page.

Agenda

18:30 - Intro from Fashion for Good

18:40 - Keynote from Franck Belochi, President at Calvin Klein Product

19:00 - Innovator pitches + panel discussion

19:20 - Q&A

19:30 - Close

Innovators Pitching

GALY engineers cotton in labs, rather than farming. They grow cotton through the multiplication of cells directly into the cotton fibre (removing steps of traditional cotton plantation). As a result they can grow cotton without the use of pesticides or fertilisers, using considerably less water. They are developing a faster, cleaner, less resource intensive cotton cultivation method, which can be more cost effective than traditional cotton in future.

hydroCotton grows cotton in a sustainable way in their research lab in South London. The technology that they have developed specifically for cotton agriculture enables them to reduce the volume of water and fertiliser used by up to 80%. Their farms are equipped with a network of smart sensors allowing tracking of farm data in real-time. They grow pesticide-free cotton, employing alternative pest control methods.

InfiniChains is a traceability & sustainability tech company with a focus on green supply chains. Their platform - CREDIBLE, stitches fragmented supply chain data to provide a comprehensive end-to-end traceability for the textile value chain. CREDIBLE complements existing supply chain systems by providing end to end traceability, certification & compliance management and intelligence engine around sustainability.

Online event on Sep 30th
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Innovation Masterclass: Changing the Future of Fashion

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While in the first and second masterclass we looked at what brands and manufacturers are doing differently right now, our third session looks to the future – at the role education plays in equipping us with the skillsets needed for today’s challenges and beyond. Register to get your spot!

Introducing Fashion for Good's Innovation Masterclass series - a chance to dig deeper into sustainable fashion with insights and expertise from across the fashion industry.

Over three sessions you will learn about how innovation creates positive impact across each step of the fashion value chain; a must for anyone studying or working in fashion or interested in how innovations are changing fashion for good.

We’ll be (virtually) inviting key industry leaders to co-host an interactive masterclass with a Fashion for Good expert. They’ll share what they’re doing to integrate and champion innovation within their organisations and will share key learnings they’ve gathered along their journey. Each masterclass will focus on a particular theme from a different perspective; from brands, to producers and educators!

What will you learn in this Masterclass?

While in the first and second masterclass we looked at what brands and manufacturers are doing differently right now, our third session looks to the future - at the role education plays in equipping us with the skillsets needed for today's challenges and beyond.

As we’ve seen, this change will not only come from fashion designers, we need new business models and technical innovations just as much. We'll be inviting a range of speakers from different disciplines to shed light on how they motivate and prepare their students to disrupt the fashion industry. What vision for the future do they have and what learnings can you take away from their teaching methods to apply in your own work?

We'll look at what has changed over the years, how the different disciplines can work together, what “skillsets” are needed and where to get these skills, as well as the most valuable lessons that lie in today's classrooms!

Speakers

Frédéric Godart, Associate Professor (with tenure)of Organizational Behavior at INSEAD

Frédéric's research explores the factors that spark creativity in organisations, as well as the global dynamics of creative industries. His research focuses on fashion and luxury sectors (e.g. design, modelling, watchmaking, footwear).

At INSEAD, Frédéric teaches Organisational Behavior II: Leading Organisations, Power and Politics, and Value Creation in Luxury and Fashion courses in the MBA programme. These courses aim help participants to:

  • understand and leverage the social dynamics that occur in organisations
  • develop a conceptual framework to understand power and gain defensive and offensive political skills
  • gain a broad overview of luxury and fashion to help participants pursue successful careers in these sectors.

Frédéric also teaches the Organisational Sociology and Advanced Topics in Organisational Behaviour/Organisational Theory courses in the PhD programme. He has written various case studies on luxury and fashion industries (LVMH, Raf Simons at Dior, WGSN).

Emma Foster-Geering, Director of Sustainability at Vivobarefoot

Environmental Management / Corporate Responsibility / Sustainability / Responsible Trade / Social Impact - whatever you want to call it, Emma works with companies to integrate and regenerate our natural world. She has quickly built a recognized voice and industry following, having worked with leading brands from luxury British fashion house, Burberry, to leading global retailer, Primark, in their pursuit of sustainability. Her latest role is Director of Sustainability at Vivobarefoot, a company whose goal is to become the most regenerative business on the planet. She'll be sharing about how she’s worked her way into a sustainability career path and the specific skills that she’s needed to hone and develop along the way.

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Please note that this series is designed to be useful whether you'd like to complete all three, or only one or two! If completing all three you will receive a certificate of completion. You can find the details for the other Masterclasses below.

Masterclass 1: Changing Luxury - 30th July (Completed)

Masterclass 2: Changing the Way We Work – 27 August (Completed)

Masterclass 3: Changing the Future of Fashion – 24 September

Online event on Sep 24th
Anne-Ro Klevant Groen, Marketing and Communications director at Fashion for Good Experience, posted

Changing the Way We Work - Fashion for Good Innovation Masterclass Part 2

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This season, Fashion for Good invites you to discover more about sustainable fashion with insights and expertise from the fashion industry during our Innovation Masterclasses! In a series of three insightful sessions, you will learn about how innovation creates positive impact across all steps of the fashion value chain; a must for anyone studying or working in fashion or interested in how innovations are changing fashion for good.

Sign up and learn what industry leaders are doing today to change the industry and, most importantly, how you can take action yourself.

We’ll be (virtually) inviting key industry leaders to co-host an interactive masterclass with a Fashion for Good expert. They’ll share what they’re doing to integrate and champion innovation within their organisations and will share key learnings they’ve gathered along their journey. Each masterclass will focus on a particular theme from a different perspective; from brands, to producers and educators!

In our second session we'll be diving into what leading sustainable brands are doing to integrate sustainable innovation in their day to day businesses. Learn first-hand what supply chain challenges they have come across in the process and how they have overcome them.

Speaker 1: Sarah Arts, Head of Communications at ASKET

With a background in both the natural sciences and communications, Sarah has long worked to bridge the gap in explaining fundamental topics to the public. She'll be sharing an inside look at ASKET's day to day business practices, as well as how they work alongside their manufacturers to be able to measure and improve traceability along their supply chains. You can find out more about how ASKET approaches supplier traceability here: https://www.asket.com/factories/

ABOUT ASKET

Founded 2015 in Stockholm, by August Bard Bringéus and Jakob Dworsky, ASKET is a menswear brand on a mission to end overconsumption and restore value to the apparel industry. The approach is simple; do away with seasonal collections that only fuel a cycle of fast-consumption habits, instead replacing it with a single permanent collection of mindfully produced, quality and timeless garments - designed to last a lifetime, not 5 washes.

We'll be announcing our next speaker in the coming days!

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Masterclass 1: Changing Luxury - 30th July (Completed)

Masterclass 2: Changing the Way We Work – 27 August

Masterclass 3: Changing the Future of Fashion – 24 September (Registrations open soon)

Online event on Aug 27th