Smart Talks with sustainability game-changers

Sustainability, if not us, then who?

Next 3 & 4 December, Denim PV will host a series of Smart Talks featuring sustainability game-changers. 2 days, 4 Smart Talks, 14 speakers sharing their visions & experiences and answering all your eco-responsible fashion questions.

Are we really going to allow fashion to use up a quarter of the world’s carbon budget by 2050? Denim Première Vision along with Giusy Bettoni – sustainability consultant for Première Vision and CEO of C.L.A.S.S. sustainable platform – have invited researchers, entrepreneurs, designers and retailers to talk about visionary strategies, innovations and solutions tackling the impact of the business sector on the planet.

Because if not us, then who? If not now, then when?

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Smart Talk #1

Tuesday 3rd December – 12.30 pm

The Jeans Redesign
Let’s ‘Make Fashion Circular’ – Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Speakers:
Lukas Fuchs – Research Analyst, Make Fashion Circular
Rune Gade – Concept & Product Responsible Bestseller A/S

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Every second, the equivalent of one garbage truck of textiles is landfilled or burned. An estimated USD 500 billion value is lost every year due to clothing being barely worn and rarely recycled. If nothing changes, by 2050 the fashion industry will use up a quarter of the world’s carbon budget. To build a fashion industry that can thrive in the future, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Make Fashion Circular Initiative brings together organisations across the fashion industry to develop solutions, so clothes are made to be made again, from safe and renewable materials and new business models to increase their use. But where do you start on this journey? In July 2019, Make Fashion Circular published The Jeans Redesign Guidelines. These define minimum requirements for the production of jeans, taking bold steps towards a circular economy. Sixteen companies have already started working to implement them and at this session, you can discover how your organisation can start its own transition towards producing jeans from safe materials, that are worn longer and made to be made again.

Smart Talk #2

Tuesday 3rd December – 3.30 pm

Tech-innovation: the invisible power

Speakers:
Giannis Tzortzis – Area Sales Manager / Member of the Research and Development Team Supreme Green Cotton Ambassador / PR Manager at Varvaressos SA
Ricardo Garay – International Project Coordinator at Circular Systems SPC (AGRALOOP Project Lead)
Cheri Buell – Product Development and Experience at EVRNU

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Fashion technology is invisible. It does not show off like self-driving cars, robotics, 3D printing or virtual reality. But its potential goes much further. We have invited cutting-edge innovators making a difference in production, in processes and with materials. There’s more to it than meets the eye.

Tzortis will talk about the new frontiers of eco-high-tech cotton.
At the foot of Mount Olympus, a visionary innovation is transforming the way to make cotton that not even Greek Gods could have figured out.  Spinner Varvaressos has created Supreme Green Cotton ™ which is made in Greece, water saving, gmo free and 100% traceable just to start… How to achieve that?  Join the discussion to discover The Internet of Fields!

Garay will focus on a regenerative future: taking fashion beyond zero impact.

Buell will unveil the beginning of a new era in textiles. Evrnu is a textile innovations company offering solutions to the most pressing challenges facing the textile and apparel industry, beginning with the problem of garment waste. As an R&D partner to leading designers, brands and retailers, the company has developed a new technology called NuCycl that transforms waste into a resource. NuCycl is an entirely new kind of engineered fibre with performance and environmental advantages, made from clothing diverted from landfills.

Smart Talk #3

Wednesday 4th December – 12.30 pm

Designers: the enzymatic agents of the fashion business

Speakers:
Priya Ahluwalia Creative Director at Ahluwalia Studio
Sandya Lang – Sustainability Manager Nudie Jeans
Jennifer Tommasi Bardelle – President of Jacob Cohën

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Enzymes are catalysts of biological processes. Let’s think of designers as creative units able to activate sustainable processes pushing for a more sustainable fashion business. We have invited emerging and established visionary designers committed to triggering a positive change.

Smart Talk #4

Wednesday 4th December – 3.30 pm

Connecting Consumers to Contemporary Smart Fashion Values

Speakers:
Ida Petersson Menswear and Womenswear Buying Director Browns
Barbara Guarducci Founder Mending for Good
Saskia Terziani Founder Mending for Good

Today, department stores’ total spending on sustainable products represents, on average, 23%, and they will buy around 40% in five years, according to a McKinsey report. How will we get there?  “Key purchasing drivers haven’t changed – consumers are still looking for style, quality, value and money. Brands need to deliver all that and they also need to have a story to tell about sustainability, one that is enticing,“  said Tom Berry, Global Director of Sustainable Business at Farfetch.

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