Dr. Julian Conrads
This event was part of the FASHION REVOLUTION Week 2019: a week of campaigns all around the world demanding more transparency in the fashion industry’s supply chains. The WHU Entrepreneurship Center joined this movement by hosting an event on the topic of innovative startups in the field of social and sustainable entrepreneurship.
Monika Hauck, Director of the Entrepreneurship Center, and Anja Gräf, Director of HSBC Alternative Investments, started the evening with an introduction of the Fashion Revolution movement. Stephanie Klotz, Senior Communications Manager at C&A FOUNDATION, talked about the importance of transparency and collaboration in the fashion industry and introduced an open source initiative, the OPEN APPAREL REGISTRY.
During the event a newly, released documentary, FAIR TRADERS, was presented, showing the life and work of three entrepreneurs who realized their dream to create impact and find meaning in live by taking an entrepreneurial action. The evening rounded up with an interactive panel discussion on “Challenges and Opportunities of Sustainable Entrepreneurship”, where local changemakers, Daniela Perak ROBERTA ORGANIC FASHION, Dr. Julian Conrads FOND OF, Heiko Wunder WUNDERWERK and Lukas Pünder RETRACED, reflected on what it actually takes to start, finance and scale a sustainable business.