News & Events

30-05-2018 - 31-05-2018

Towards Circular Fashion

Arnhem, the Netherlands

Control Union invites clients and relations to join this two-day programme at the first edition of State of Fashion, an international sustainable fashion event held every four years.

30 May, morning    
    Textile Exchange Workshop: Transitioning to a Preferred Fiber and Materials Portfolio 2.0
30 May, afternoon   
     Control Union: Circular Fashion Meeting
30 May, evening      
     Network dinner with all guests of Textile Exchange and Control Union
31 May, all day             
     Fashion Colloquium, the international conference of State of Fashion and ArtEZ
31 May, evening      
     Official Opening of State of Fashion exhibition
More information about the programme and speakers will be available soon. 

30 May, Rozet Cultural Center, Kortestraat 16, Arnhem, The Netherlands,
31 May, Musis, Velperbuitensingel 25, Arnhem, The Netherlands,
31 May, Melkfabriek, Westervoortseweg 124,  Arnhem, Te Netherlands,

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During the meetings, experts will dive into recent developments in the fashion and textile industry, fiber and material innovations, circular fashion and Life Cycle Analysis. Meetings will be of an interactive nature, so it will be possible to discuss directly with both experts and other participants. It will be a meeting of CEO's and senior managers of like-minded companies from the textile industry and related sectors in an intimate, pre-competitive setting.

For registration, please use our registration form.

The programme is by invitation only and free of charge. It does not include travel and hotel booking, which remain at the expense and under responsibility of the participants. Please forward a link to this registration website to any of your colleagues who may want to attend.


Textile Exchange workshop:    Lisa Emberson,
Control Union meeting: Jantine Schrijver,
Fashion Colloquium and State of Fashion:   Hester Swaving,

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Textile Exchange is a global non-profit that works closely with our members to drive industry transformation in preferred fibers, integrity and standards and responsible supply networks. We identify and share best practices regarding farming, materials, processing, traceability and product end-of-life in order to reduce the textile industry’s impact on the world’s water, soil and air, and the human population. 

State of Fashion is a four-yearly fashion event dedicated to a sustainable future, based in Arnhem, the Netherlands. An international and interdisciplinary platform for ideas, experiment, research, and collaboration, State of Fashion brings together designers, companies, and educators in fashion and textiles with a shared aim of making their industry more forward-thinking, fairer and more ecologically sound. The first State of Fashion opens its doors on 1 June 2018 under the title state of fashion 2018 | searching for the new luxury. Curator is José Teunissen, Dean of the School of Design and Technology at London College of Fashion. 

The Fashion Colloquia are made up of a core network of 4 institutions, connected by their residence and involvement in the four big 'Fashion Weeks' across the globe: London, Paris, Milan and New York. As result members of this core network will use the occurrence of the Fashion Weeks to organize a series of colloquia. With the aim of attracting a rich variety of contributions from a broad selection of people - from academia, media and practice - and utilise contributions for uploading to a newly established international repository for fashion to be housed at the London College of Fashion, University of the Arts

The upcoming Fashion Colloquium will be organised in Arnhem on 31 May and 1 June 2018 as part of State of Fashion. This colloquium is organised by ArtEZ, University of the Arts in Arnhem.

Melkfabriek Foto: Saskia van der LeijMelkfabriek (Foto: Saskia van der Leij)