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.

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