News & Events

30-05-2018 - 31-05-2018

Towards Circular Fashion

Arnhem, The Netherlands

Control Union invites you to join this networking event to engage with the sector. Our goal is to work towards a circular textile and fashion industry in collaboration with other companies and organisations.

Registering for Towards Circular Fashion is unfortunately no longer possible. The event is fully booked.
Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements. This event is free of charge.

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. You will meet senior representatives of like-minded companies from the textile industry and related sectors in an intimate, pre-competitive setting. Meetings will be of an interactive nature, so it will be possible to discuss directly with both experts and other participants.

30 MAY

  • Textile Exchange Workshop. Closing the loop on textiles: Integrating Circularity into Preferred Fiber and Materials Strategies.
  • Control Union Symposium. With speeches by: Traci Kinden (Circle Economy), Catarina Midby (H&M), Adriana Galijasevic (G-Star), Prof. José Teunissen (London College of Fashion), moderated by Tracy Metz.
  • Networking dinner including a special performance by Maison the FAUX.

31 MAY

  • Fashion Colloquium, international conference of ArtEZ University of the Arts, in collaboration with State of Fashion.
  • Official opening State of Fashion 2018 | searching for the new luxury and possibility to visit the exhibition.

30 May, Rozet Cultural Center, Kortestraat 16
31 May, Musis, Velperbuitensingel 25
31 May, Melkfabriek, Nieuwe kade 1


Textile Exchange workshop; Lisa Emberson,
Control Union meeting; Jantine Schrijver, phone +31 (0)38 426 0100,
Fashion Colloquium and State of Fashion; Hester Swaving,     

Control Union Certifications (CUC) is a certification body operating worldwide. With local offices in more than 70 countries, we carry out audits and certification activities around the globe. By acting locally we are able to reduce costs and improve services.
Several multinationals have selected CUC as their preferred supplier to improve the sustainability of their complete supply chains. We firmly believe in a decentralized organization in order to support creativity of our employees and entrepreneurship. This approach enables the group to develop innovative and flexible solutions for our clients and avoids bureaucracy. Nevertheless, all business units need to comply with our safety, quality, sustainability and financial management systems.

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. 

ArtEZ University of the Arts, organiser of the Fashion Colloquium 'Searching for the New Luxury’, has a strong tradition and international reputation in Fashion Design with award winning courses and many renowned graduates such as Viktor & Rolf, Iris van Herpen and Lucas Ossendrijver. ArtEZ is increasingly becoming the home base for researchers in the arts and in design. The FASHION COLLOQUIA is made up of a core network of 4 institutions (IFM-Paris, Parsons-New York, LCF-London, Domus-Milan) connected by their residence and involvement in the four big ‘fashion weeks’ across the globe and housed at the London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London. At each colloquium there will be a mixture of specific themes, of particular relevance to the specific location, and series themes, which will allow different sets of contributions to be added and explored. In close collaboration with State of Fashion the Fashion Colloquium will land in Arnhem, the Netherlands, this year.

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.

Glamcult Studio (photo: Barrie Hullegie)

MAISON the FAUX is a creative studio posing as a grand couture fashion house. The house aspires to be an affectionate reaction to the current fashion industry and a big faux wink in the direction of an audience liberated enough to move freely through an often narrow-minded world. For every collection and project MAISON the FAUX collaborates with creative individuals looking to shake up the fashion scene, create room for young designers and to innovate design and production.  

C'est Vrai ou C'est FAUX ( photo: Olya Oleinic)