#11 BUSINESS MODEL INNOVATION IN FASHION

BUSINESS MODEL INNOVATION IN FASHION

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PARTNERS

Wirtschaftsförderung Düsseldorf;
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe;
HSBC Germany;
WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management

VENUE

ONLINE

The global pandemic made us rethink our “needs and wants“ and clearly spotlighted the flaws of the business models that the 21st-century fashion industry was built on. It is inevitable that the fashion industry will have to change in order to stay relevant for a growing digital and conscious consumer base.

To drive and shape the nature of this change and strengthen the sustainable fashion community in Germany we hosted an event, during the Düsseldorf Startup Week, that brought industry experts, change-makers, and thought-leaders to discuss the current state of fashion business and how innovations are changing the industry. 

Theresa Winkels, Head of Economic Development Office, City of Düsseldorf started off the event by talking about the history and the relevance of the fashion industry in Düsseldorf and the future plans to bring fashion businesses closer to the end consumers. To recap the best moments and the key messages, check out our event video!

The discussion continued with the topics of re-shoring and on-demand manufacturing. Bartho Schulte, the co-founder of Digitale Strickmanufaktur, presented how 3D machinery and cloud-based software solutions are helping to reduce overstock and are allowing end consumers to personalize their clothing. Jonathan Funke, the founder of Tip-Me, shared his first-hand experience on consumer activism and how it can directly impact the life of garment workers. Furthermore, Dr. Alexey Minin, co-founder & investor at Shutter, presented how rethinking technology and its capabilities can create new, sustainable opportunities for fashion photo shooting without the need to travel around the globe.

Many groundbreaking inventions that we know today happened when two industries met, therefore it is not a surprise that cross-industry innovations also happen in fashion. Co-Founder of Not Just A Jewel, Vanessa Rexin, presented the technology-driven jewellery that not only looks good but also is a self-defence tool.  

The last presenter Melanie Wagenfort, co-founder of Brajuu provided industry insights on how machine learning technology can help to shop for the right bra online, reducing the number of returns and helping customers to feel comfortable in garments that are so close to their body. 

The event ended with a meet and greet session where the event participants had the chance to meet our guest speakers individually, ask questions and share their experiences.

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#10 FASHION REVOLUTION - THE SUPPLY CHAIN EDITION​

FASHION REVOLUTION DÜSSELDORF - The Supply Chain Edition

DATE
27.05.2021
PARTNERS
Wirtschaftsförderung Düsseldorf;
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe;
HSBC Germany;
WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management
VENUE
ONLINE

The global pandemic made us rethink our “needs and wants“ and clearly spotlighted the flaws of the business models that the 21st-century fashion industry was built on. It is inevitable that the fashion industry will have to change in order to stay relevant for a growing digital and conscious consumer base.

To drive and shape the nature of this change and strengthen the sustainable fashion community in Germany we hosted an event, during the Düsseldorf Startup Week, that brought industry experts, change-makers, and thought-leaders to discuss the current state of fashion business and how innovations are changing the industry. 

Theresa Winkels, Head of Economic Development Office, City of Düsseldorf started off the event by talking about the history and the relevance of the fashion industry in Düsseldorf and the future plans to bring fashion businesses closer to the end consumers. To recap the best moments and the key messages, check out our event video!

The discussion continued with the topics of re-shoring and on-demand manufacturing. Bartho Schulte, the co-founder of Digitale Strickmanufaktur, presented how 3D machinery and cloud-based software solutions are helping to reduce overstock and are allowing end consumers to personalize their clothing. Jonathan Funke, the founder of Tip-Me, shared his first-hand experience on consumer activism and how it can directly impact the life of garment workers. Furthermore, Dr. Alexey Minin, co-founder & investor at Shutter, presented how rethinking technology and its capabilities can create new, sustainable opportunities for fashion photo shooting without the need to travel around the globe.

Many groundbreaking inventions that we know today happened when two industries met, therefore it is not a surprise that cross-industry innovations also happen in fashion. Co-Founder of Not Just A Jewel, Vanessa Rexin, presented the technology-driven jewellery that not only looks good but also is a self-defence tool.  

The last presenter Melanie Wagenfort, co-founder of Brajuu provided industry insights on how machine learning technology can help to shop for the right bra online, reducing the number of returns and helping customers to feel comfortable in garments that are so close to their body. 

The event ended with a meet and greet session where the event participants had the chance to meet our guest speakers individually, ask questions and share their experiences.

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