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

Future of Fashion: Lab Tour with Spinnova

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On the 30th of June, Spinnova opens their doors for virtual tour of their lab and offices – giving a behind-the-scenes look at how they are shaping the future of fashion by creating more sustainable fibres. Spinnova’s ground-breaking innovation turns wood pulp into fibre without the use of harmful chemicals. These fibres can be recycled several times over and the entire process uses up to 99% less water than conventional cotton.
Join our guide Lotta Kopra, Chief Commercial Officer at Spinnova, who will share insights into their process as well as what the future holds for Spinnova, along with Fashion for Good’s Innovation Manager Georgia Parker as moderator.

Online event on Jun 30th
Anne-Ro Klevant Groen, Marketing and Communications director at Fashion for Good Experience, posted

Impact and Innovation in Textile Manufacturing

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The widespread shutdown across all industries, brought about by the pandemic, has resulted in the first-ever temporary halt in production for textile manufacturers.
As the existence of the fashion industry as we know it is challenged, in this webinar we explore the role of innovation in managing and addressing current issues as well as the impact on the sustainability targets set by leading manufacturers. Join fashion journalist and author Sujata Assomull in conversation with the driving force behind Arvind Mills sustainability initiatives, Executive Director Punit Lalbhai, and two of the fashion industry’s foremost female changemakers, Dipali Goenka, Managing Director of Welspun and Katrin Ley, Managing Director of Fashion for Good, to hear their thoughts and insights on the impact of innovation in the textile manufacturing sector.

Online event on Jun 23rd
Anne-Ro Klevant Groen, Marketing and Communications director at Fashion for Good Experience, posted

The Role of Circular Business Models During COVID-19 & Beyond

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Join us to find out more about the opportunities that lie within circular business models in the fashion industry.

About this Event
COVID-19 has had an immense impact on the fashion supply chain, putting everything on hold and highlighting the problems that require immediate actions.

In this session, we focus on some of the challenges the COVID-19 pandemic has created in the fashion industry and how this catalyzing moment can be an opportunity for brands to seriously explore new business models. We'll address both the short term actions in utilising innovative solutions to deal with excess inventory and the longer term objectives towards disrupting the status quo around consumption patterns.

Two of our Fashion for Good innovator alumni, Reflaunt and Lizee, will be offering their insights on the topic and sharing how their innovative solutions can accelerate digital transformation and help with excess stock.

We’re also joined by Daniel Newton from Accenture Strategy and Georgia Parker from Fashion for Good, who worked on the ‘Future of Circular Fashion’ report which was published in 2019.

Speakers

Felix Winckler – Co-Founder, Reflaunt
Felix is the co-founder and CCO of Reflaunt, a circular technology which bridges first-hand and second-hand markets, enabling high-end brands to give customers the option to re-sell, donate or recycle their wardrobes. An ex-New York State lawyer, Felix has co-founded several startups including Voicepolls and Votebox. Felix has an extensive expertise in growth, sales and online marketing.

Tanguy Frécon – Co-Founder, Lizee
Tanguy is the co-founder & CEO of Lizee, the leading eCommerce and Logistics Solution dedicated to rental. Before becoming an entrepreneur, he worked for various retail-tech solution providers such as Cegid, Microsoft or Wynd in NY, London and Paris. Aware of the impact of retail on the environment, he is determined to help brands in their ecological transition from a linear to a circular model.

Daniel Newton – Sustainability Strategy Consultant, Accenture Strategy
Daniel has extensive experience in the circular economy, with a particular focus on new business models. He was part of the team that developed The Future of Circular Fashion report, in collaboration with Fashion for Good, which analysed the financial viability of Rental, Recommerce and Subscription-Rental and recently contributed to The Circular Economy Handbook: Realising the Circular Advantage, focused on the circular business model, technology and retail chapters.

Moderator

Georgia Parker – Innovation Manager, Fashion for Good
Georgia Parker is responsible for scouting, screening and scaling innovators in the areas of raw materials, wet processing and circular business models. She also looks after impact reporting, tracking both FFG's and the innovators progress across key KPIs. Georgia joined Fashion for Good from adidas, where she worked in the Brand Sustainability team.

Online event on Jun 9th
Anne-Ro Klevant Groen, Marketing and Communications director at Fashion for Good Experience, posted

Live Webinar - 'Meet the Innovators' South Asia

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Join us to learn more from the start-ups at the cutting edge of sustainable fashion innovation - 'Meet the Innovators' is going digital again in May! This time we’ll be hearing from some of the first innovators in our South Asia Innovation Programme which launched earlier this year.

Fashion for Good's International Expansion Manager Priyanka Khanna will host this session, giving a brief intro on how we work alongside these innovators through our Innovation Platform. Each innovator will then share the disruptive solution they are working on – with an opportunity for you to ask plenty of questions to make the most of the session.

Innovators Pitching:

Shikha Shah – Founder and CEO of AltMat
AltMat (previously Canva Fibre Labs) uses a mixture of mechanical, chemical and enzymatic process to produce industrial fit fibre and yarn made of agri-waste such as hemp and banana waste sourced directly from farmers and hemp producers.

Amit Gautam – CEO and Founder of TextileGenesis
TextileGenesis is a blockchain traceability system specifically created for the apparel sector that focuses on sustainable fibres such as wood-based fibres, organic cotton and organic wool. Consumers can scan the barcode with their mobile device to see the various steps that were taken to create the product​.

Krunal Patel – COO of Indra Water
Indra Water has developed affordable, fully automated wastewater management treatment and packaged re-cycling solutions. The process is capable of a variety of water treatment through novel innovations in electro-coagulation, electro-chemical oxidation, two-phase solids separation, disinfection, distillation and pollutant monitoring hardware.

Please note that this is part of our Meet the Innovator series - with each event introducing different innovators working on different solutions - watch this space for date announcements for the next event.

Online event on May 28th
Anne-Ro Klevant Groen, Marketing and Communications director at Fashion for Good Experience, posted

Reads at Fashion for Good

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Live in central Amsterdam and want to help support local? You can still purchase and pick up one of our Sustainable Fashion books every Thursday at Rokin 102 between 11am and 3pm!

While our museum remains closed for the time being, you can purchase and pick up some sustainable fashion inspiration from us.

If you would like to preorder one of the publications, please email us at hosts.experience@fashionforgood.com and include the name of the book you wish to pre order, your first & last name and the Thursday you will pick the book up. We accept payment via contactless card at the counter.

Click here to see the full range of books we stock.

https://fashionforgood.com/books/

Event from Apr 30th to May 21st
Anne-Ro Klevant Groen, Marketing and Communications director at Fashion for Good Experience, posted

3 Hand Stitches to Mend Your Clothing

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Lily Fulop, author of Wear, Repair, Repurpose: A Maker's Guide to Mending and Upcycling Clothes, and the maker of @mindful_mending, will host a video tutorial introduction to the basic hand stitches used in mending on our Instagram Stories at midday(12:00 CEST) on April 28th.

Watch here: https://www.instagram.com/fashionforgood/?hl=en

Online event on Apr 28th
Anne-Ro Klevant Groen, Marketing and Communications director at Fashion for Good Experience, posted

Live Q&A for Earth Day - Youth Led Innovation

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Fashion for Good, We the Planet and Helsinki Fashion Week are coming together virtually to host a live Q&A for Earth Day.

About this Event
We'll be answering all your questions on how to take tangible action and make an impact - taking a deeper look at innovative solutions emerging in the fashion industry as a way to reimagine new ways of doing things. We'd like to make this session as interactive as possible so that you are left with relevant and actionable tips to apply in your own life, so please submit a question when you register!

Q&A Panel

Brittany Burns - Fashion for Good

Brittany is the Director of Strategy and Development at Fashion For Good. Founded in 2017 in Amsterdam, Fashion for Good is a platform for sustainable fashion innovation working to bring together the entire ecosystem to make fashion a force for good. She is responsible for global expansion, scaling operations, and developing partnerships across the innovation platform.

Joseph Wilkanowski - We the Planet

Joseph is a high school senior and one of the core coordinators of We The Planet, a Youth Led Movement partnering with media outlets like Vice, Refinery 29 and ID to challenge all of us to reimagine a better approach to people, planet and prosperity. For Earth Day, We the Planet are calling for a Day of Action, encouraging everyone to post a video on social media detailing one systemic and one individual action to commit to for the year.

Evelyn Mora - Helsinki Fashion Week

Evelyn is a 28-year old Finnish entrepreneur, strategist and sustainability consultant. She is also the founder of the world’s first recognized sustainable fashion week HFW and Global Waste Matchmaking Digital Marketplace, Wasted International.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/live-qa-for-earth-day-youth-led-innovation-tickets-102903158116

Image credit: Nicole Zisman

Online event on Apr 22nd
Anne-Ro Klevant Groen, Marketing and Communications director at Fashion for Good Experience, posted

(Webinar) Meet the Innovators - Fashion for Good

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Join us to learn more about the start-ups at the cutting edge of sustainable fashion innovation - 'Meet the Innovators' is back. We normally host this event in our headquarters in Amsterdam to give our local community the chance to meet and learn from the start-ups in our latest Accelerator Programme. Due to COVID-19 we're opening it up to our international community and are running it digitally for the first time.

Fashion for Good's Director of Strategy, Brittany Burns, will host this session, starting with a brief intro about how we work alongside these innovators through our Innovation Platform, before each innovator shares the disruptive solution they are working on – with an opportunity for you to ask plenty of questions to make the most of the session.

Innovators Pitching:

Full Cycle Bioplastics - Ross Polk, Head of Growth
Full Cycle’s patented technology converts waste streams such as inedible food waste, agricultural by-products and used paper/cardboard into Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) bioplastics that degrade in the soil and the ocean.

Oritain - Ben Tomkins, Business Development
Oritain provides a traceability innovation with science that originates from the criminal forensic field, using selected stable isotopes to identify a product region. They provide a unique and fast process with highly reliable, accurate results.

Dryfiber - Cam Chidiac, CEO
Dryfiber provides a fluorine-free durable water and oil repellent textile finish which is completely water-bourne and can be applied through traditional finishing processes.

Space is limited to the first 500 registrations, on a first in first served basis. Please note that this is the first of a series of Meet the Innovator events that will take place this year, each time featuring different innovators - watch this space for date announcements for the next event.

Register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/3815864269774/WN_oQEXByBBS2ujMyfO7cy21Q?fbclid=IwAR2SicJjfW4uYHW_V0_L-Vx07BzRt3vWUKSdBcSBehaxTS9ki-KANI-zHCU

Online event on Apr 20th