The interplay of sustainability and technologies is key to the development of new innovations and changes within the textile and fashion industry. The Fashionsustain conference, which will be held on the Frankfurt Fashion Week’s online platform FFW STUDIO, has its finger on the pulse when addressing exactly these issues from 6th to 8th July 2021. Participants in the conference will have at their disposal panel discussions, keynote speeches, interviews and interactive formats, offering extensive insight into sustainability, digitalisation and innovation in the fashion industry as well as the possibility to play an active part in the transformation to a better future.
Three days, three main talking points. Each day of the Fashionsustain conference has its own motto. On 6th July, from 10am, participants in the “State of the Industry” day, will focus on what is currently happening in the fashion industry. One of the ever-important issues is the recently adopted German supply chain law. In the panel discussion “Same Goals. Different Systems. How transparency triggers responsibility”, which was initiated by the Green Button and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Green Button and fashion brand representatives as well as players like Veronika Bates Kassatly from Woolmark, will talk with moderator Max Gilgenmann, the founder and boss of Studio, MM04 and Neonyt’s Sustainability Content, about social justice within the textile supply chain and how to achieve and secure it. On 7th July, all events will centre around digitalisation and innovation in the fashion industry. How do data and artificial intelligence (AI) affect the customer experience, digital platforms and retail? The question will be answered by Patric Spethmann, COO of Marc O’Polo, Susanne Arnoldy, CIO Advisory at PWC, Dr Andreas Krostewitz, Senior Manager Valuation, Modeling and Analytics at PWC, and Philipp Vospeter, CEO of Westphalia DataLab, during the “Digital transformation. It is what you make of it” talk initiated by PWC. The last day of the conference will be dedicated to the “State of Retail”. New retail business models like second-hand, rental, leasing and resale are advancing. These circular approaches to creating added value are diversified and call for deep insight, which will be offered by panel discussion “New business models. From pre-loved to repaired and recycled”.
A total of more than 20 individual Fashionsustain formats cover the issues Fashion Design & Circularity, Values & Diversity, Digitisation, Textile Certifications and Cotton & Denim.
Register here for the talks, panel discussions and keynote speeches, which will be streamed live in the FFW STUDIO from 6th to 8th July 2021
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