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Locally Made?

December 2, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


How to start sourcing more locally and contribute to (re-)building local supply chains.

Wherever in the world we are, most of us love seeing locally made products. Consumers feel they are supporting local craftspeople and retailers proudly highlight the origins in their marketing. Yet, with our globalized supply chains, few products in the fashion industry can claim being entirely locally made. From raw materials and through the various steps of production, most companies need to outsource certain steps. Your ‘Made in the UK‘ or ‘Made in France‘ dress might be made by a local designer, but likely with a fabric spun in another country, include parts from a third country and raw materials sourced in another.

In an age where people are increasingly seeking to support local craftspeople and are conscious of the impact of globalized supply chains, there seems to be a market for building true local supply chains. But what needs to be done to rebuild the supply chains? And how local must local be? How to steer away and stand out from local-washing? Who are the key people, companies and organisations that should be involved?

Join our December networking event, where we will bring together designers, growers, makers, buyers and brand owners, from all around the world, but each eager to learn more about the opportunities and challenges to (re)build local supply chains.

This event is created to allow you to gain valuable insights and make connections for future collaborations.

Register now for this live event. (Limited seats available)

Early-bird tickets: 40CHF (until november 23rd 2021)

Regular tickets: 65CHF (from november 24th 2021)


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