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June 2022

State of Fashion: Out of sight, (not) out of mind?

June 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
€9.5

Panel discussion: Out of sight, (not) out of mind? Join us live at the State of Fashion biennale for the screening of ‘The True Cost’, followed by a panel discussion. With industry experts, we will discuss whether producing clothes closer to home can mitigate the grotesque social and environmental damage of today’s fashion supply chain. The True Cost The documentary ‘ The True Cost’ will be screened by Focus, in collaboration with the Fibershed Netherlands Foundation, as part of the…

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May 2022

Watch Party: NEWTOK – The Water is Rising

May 24 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
€15

Losing ground to climate change, this Alaskan community resolves to save itself. Join us for the online screening “Newtok – The Water is Rising” followed by a discussion about the film with other professionals from our network that are passionate about sustainability. Although not directly linked to fashion, we are keen to view this important documentary to be even more conscious of the true implications of going on with ‘business as usual’. We hope that viewing this film together will…

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June 2022

Farm-to-Fashion; A Kaleidoscope of Color Powered by Nature

June 7 @ 8:00 pm
€15

Imagine a world without toxic textile waste, where colors are from nature and nurture our nature. Textiles and clothing should not come at the expense of people and the planet. The sector has caused a lot of damage but can also contribute to its recovery and restoration. We urgently need to invest in the development of a wider range and variety of biodegradable materials, as an alternative to harmful synthetic textiles. In addition, investments must also be made in harmless,…

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April 2022

Fashion as a Force for Good

April 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
€30

An introduction to BCorp certification for fashion companies   What do Veja, Patagonia, Mud Jeans and the Vestiaire Collective have in common? All four of these respected fashion companies are BCorp certified and thereby a part of the global movement to make business a force for good. Developed by the BLab organisation, BCorp certification is awarded to companies that meet high standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency. By consciously addressing the needs of all their stakeholders, including…

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March 2022

Inspiration Trip: Made Sustainably in Italy (9-11 March)

March 9 - March 11
Hotel President – Prato, Hotel President, Via Arrigo Simintendi, 20, 59100 Prato PO, Italia
Prato, 59100 Italy
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€975

Circular Fashion & Craftsmanship Join us for a unique opportunity to look behind the scenes of companies that are at the forefront of a Circular fashion industry. During a two-day tour in the famed Prato region, you will visit established and pioneering companies that are marrying Italian craftsmanship with Circular design principles. During the two days, you will hear from company leaders, designers, and production managers willing to share their story, vision, and insights into their ways of working. You…

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Among Sustainability Managers: Setting your Course

March 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
€115

How to set the course for your company to engrain social and environmental sustainability From on-premise recycling policies to developing new standards for decision making, Sustainability (or CSR) Managers have a lot on their plate. They are asked to consistently be at the forefront of evolving social and environmental requirements in the industry, staying ahead of developments in diverse countries and supply chains. Yet they also have to work with all layers within their company to meet financial and ESG…

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April 2022

Inspiration Trip: Made Sustainably in Italy (6-8 April)

April 6 - April 8
Hotel President – Prato, Hotel President, Via Arrigo Simintendi, 20, 59100 Prato PO, Italia
Prato, 59100 Italy
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€975

Circular Fashion & Craftsmanship Join us for a unique opportunity to look behind the scenes of companies that are at the forefront of a Circular fashion industry. During this two-day tour in the famed Prato region, you will visit established and pioneering companies that are marrying Italian craftsmanship with Circular design principles. During these two days, you will hear from company leaders, designers, and production managers willing to share their story, vision, and insights into their ways of working. You…

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June 2022

Curated Networking Event: Fashion as a Service

June 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
€65

Connecting change-leaders that are remodeling the fashion industry through a service approach. It is increasingly clear that we need to shift from a take-make-use-discard economy to a circular one. Including in the fashion world. But what does that mean? It means making better use of the valuable resources that go into making clothes, ensuring longevity, and avoiding waste. It means shifting from an industry driven by pushing product sales to one providing a variety of services around clothing. One where…

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May 2022

Among Sustainability Managers: Engaging Stakeholders

May 12 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
€115

How to work with internal and external stakeholders to implement your sustainability strategies? From on-premise recycling policies to developing new standards for decision making, Sustainability (or CSR) Managers have a lot on their plate. They are asked to consistently be at the forefront of evolving social and environmental requirements in the industry, staying ahead of developments in diverse countries and supply chains. Yet they also have to work with all layers within their company to meet financial and ESG objectives…

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March 2022

Inspiration Trip: Made Sustainably in Italy (16-18 March)

March 16 @ 9:30 am - March 18 @ 6:00 pm
Hotel President – Prato, Hotel President, Via Arrigo Simintendi, 20, 59100 Prato PO, Italia
Prato, 59100 Italy
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€825

Circular Fashion & Craftsmanship Join us for a unique opportunity to look behind the scenes of companies that are at the forefront of a Circular fashion industry. During a two-day tour in the famed Prato region, you will visit established and pioneering companies that are marrying Italian craftsmanship with Circular design principles. During the two days, you will hear from company leaders, designers, and production managers willing to share their story, vision, and insights into their ways of working. You…

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Inspiration Trip: Made Sustainably in Italy (9-11 March)

March 9 @ 9:30 am - March 11 @ 6:00 pm
Hotel President – Prato, Hotel President, Via Arrigo Simintendi, 20, 59100 Prato PO, Italia
Prato, 59100 Italy
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€825

Circular Fashion & Craftsmanship Join us for a unique opportunity to look behind the scenes of companies that are at the forefront of a Circular fashion industry. During a two-day tour in the famed Prato region, you will visit established and pioneering companies that are marrying Italian craftsmanship with Circular design principles. During the two days, you will hear from company leaders, designers, and production managers willing to share their story, vision, and insights into their ways of working. You…

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April 2022

To Dye for True Circularity

April 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Free

How to dye, coat and finish for expected quality and true circularity? In our pursuit to develop circular products, the conversation usually centers around materials and fibers that can biodegrade or be separated for recyclability. Yet, often it is the dyes, coatings and finishings that have a heavier toll on the environment. Although improvements have been made in the past years, many chemicals used for these processes today are still harmful; for the environment, waterways, workers in production regions and…

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March 2022

Among Sustainability Managers

March 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CHF115

How to navigate the challenges of today’s fashion retail industry? From on-premise recycling policies to developing new standards for decision making, Sustainability (or CSR) Managers have a lot on their plate. They have to consistently be at the forefront of evolving social and environmental requirements in the industry, staying ahead of developments in diverse countries and supply chains. Yet they also have to work with all layers within their company to meet financial and ESG objectives laid on by stakeholders.…

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February 2022

The Human Side of Sustainability

February 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Free

In our drive to improve our environmental footprint, how can we ensure that we consider the human side of sustainability too? More than 60 million workers are employed in the garment, textile and footwear industry worldwide. It is no secret that many of these are working in sub-par circumstances. They are often paid minimal amounts that barely suffice to feed their families. Millions of people have to work in unsafe conditions, unhealthy environments while being bonded to their work in…

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January 2022

Fashion’s Race to Zero

January 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CHF

Which tools and strategies can my fashion company adopt today, in the race to protect our climate? To safeguard our planet, the pressure is on governments, businesses, and individuals to massively reduce emissions by 2030 and reach net zero by the middle of the century. The fashion industry, through its size and global footprint, is one of the most polluting in the world. Emissions must and can be cut on many fronts. But where should individual companies start and how…

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December 2021

Locally Made?

December 2, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
40CHF

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…

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November 2021

The Fashion Doughnut

November 25, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
40CHF

How the fashion industry can think along the lines of the Doughnut model to rethink fashion systems? “Our economic system is flawed.” “We need to change the system!” In the discourse around sustainability, we increasingly hear these cries. Today’s companies and economies are fuelled by a continuous quest to grow their income, primarily by increasing consumption and production figures. But as we increasingly learn, this drive for increased production, with the accompanied increased use of resources, emissions, and waste, is…

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Fashion’s Race to Zero

November 11, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
40CHF

Which tools and strategies can my fashion company adopt today, in the race to protect our climate? To safeguard our planet, the pressure is on governments, businesses, and individuals to massively reduce emissions by 2030 and reach net zero by the middle of the century. The fashion industry, through its size and global footprint, is one of the most polluting in the world. Emissions must and can be cut on many fronts. But where should individual companies start and how…

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October 2021

Tomorrow’s Fashion Professional

October 28, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
40CHF

Which skills do I need to succeed in a social, circular and regenerative fashion economy? It is increasingly clear that shifting to a circular economy requires more than product and technological innovation. To enable circular business models, whereby products live several lives, changing hands and forms throughout, we need to change systems. Engraining circular practices requires new roles, new activities, and new ways of working with suppliers, customers and other partners. Join us for an insightful conversation on the people…

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June 2021

Leading the Change – Curated Networking Event

June 29, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

It’s already almost halfway through 2021! How different do our lives look compared to a year ago? While last year we were struggling to get our head around how to work from home, today, zoom meetings have become the norm. Next to challenges, we have also seen that these ’new’ online tools have given us new opportunities. Opportunities to connect with people from around the world, and oftentimes to have conversations that are even more authentic than live ones, with…

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