Towards Circular Fashion - Programme

30 MAY, morning: Textile Exchange workshop ‘Closing The Loop On Textiles’
Words of welcome: Liesl Truscott, European and Materials Strategy Director, Textile Exchange
Michiel Scheffer, Deputy of Gelderland Province

The “Big Picture” in Circularity by Friederike von Wedel-Parlow, Beneficial Design Institute

Panel Discussion moderated by Friederike von Wedel-Parlow
Panellists:   Charline Ducas, Unit Leader Global Circular Economy, C&A
Michael Kininmonth, Global Business Development Director, Lenzing AG
Sarah Herms, Manager Sustainability - Lead Circular Economy, Tchibo

Photo: Michael Floor

Breakout discussions:
1. Product design – Longevity, zero waste, and circularity. How to develop the products?
Facilitator: Kim Poldner, Wageningen University
Thought leader: Jenny Puts, SKUNKFUNK
2. Business Models/End-of-use
Facilitator: Karine Basso, FashionForGood
Thought leader: Michael Kininmonth, Lenzing AG
3. Cradle to Cradle – Ensuring Positive Impact
Facilitator: Friederike von Wedel-Parlow, Beneficial Design Institute
Thought leader: Charline Ducas, C&A

Feedback and wrap-up followed by lunch

Photo: Michael Floor

Photo: Michael Floor

30 MAY, afternoon: Control Union symposium ‘Towards Circular Fashion’

Words of welcome: Johan Maris, director, Control Union
Tracy Metz, moderator

Keynote by Traci Kinden, Circle Economy, Circular Textiles Programme + Q&A

Presentation by Catarina Midby, H&M, Sustainability Manager UK & Ireland, H&M + Q&A

Presentation by Adriana Galijasevic, G-star, Denim & Sustainability Expert + Q&A

Panel Discussion moderated by Tracy Metz
Panellists: Traci Kinden, Circle Economy
Catarina Midby, H&M
Adriana Galijasevic, G-star
José Teunissen, London College of Fashion and State of Fashion
Johan Maris, Control Union

José Teunissen, Curator State of Fashion 2018 | Searching for the New Luxury

Wrap-up

Networking reception & BBQ: drinks, food, company stands and a performance by Maison the FAUX
 Photo: Michael Floor

31 MAY, all day

Fashion Colloquium, international conference of ArtEZ University of the Arts, in collaboration with State of Fashion. The Fashion Colloquium: Searching for the New Luxury will explore new definitions of ‘luxury’ against the backdrop of urgent environmental and social issues. How can we transition to a more resilient future of fashion together? The first confirmed speakers are Kristine Harper (KEA Copenhagen School of Design and Technology), Oskar Metsavaht (Instituto-E), Timotheus Vermeulen (University of Oslo), Otto von Busch (Parsons, The New School),  Pascale Gatzen (ArtEZ University of the Arts), Orsola de Castro (Fashion Revolution).

31 MAY, evening
In the late afternoon participants are invited to attend the opening of State of Fashion 2018 | searching for the new luxury. State of Fashion is a new four-yearly fashion event in Arnhem, the Netherlands. It is the first large-scale international public event that is entirely devoted to a resilient future for fashion. Its first edition will run from 1 June until 22 July 2018, and is curated by José Teunissen.

Photo: Valerie Spanjers