#9 CIRCULAR FASHION CAMP

With Orsola de Castro

DATE

PARTNERS

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

VENUE

ONLINE

Circular Economy offers an opportunity to create solutions that combine innovation and economic growth with benefits to the wider society and the environment. However, only recently the concept attracted attention of a wider fashion business community. To shed more light on the concept, the Change Room team has organized a second Circular Fashion Camp.

More than 150 participants attended the two-hour online event, where upcycling designer, lecturer and an internationally recognized opinion leader in sustainable fashion Orsola de Castro delivered a keynote speech. Sustainable fashion pioneer, De Castro founded her own upcycling brand already in the 1990s, giving new life to worn garments. After the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory building in Bangladesh in 2013, she also co-founded the Fashion Revolution global movement, which now operates in nearly 100 counties worldwide.

In her presentation, de Castro read from her recently published book, “Loved Clothes Last: How the Joy of Rewearing and Repairing Your Clothes Can Be a Revolutionary Act” and explained why, even after so many years, we still need to discuss sustainability in fashion. According to her, we need to understand that as a customer we have every right to know who made our clothes, in what conditions, and what is included in them. To recap the best moments and the key messages, check out our event video!

To promote creativity and entrepreneurial spirit, in the second part of the event, we had an interactive discussion where sustainable fashion designers and entrepreneurs shared their stories and presentedtheir business models based on the Circular Economy principles. We were pleased to meet the creative minds behind companies such as NRNY, RELUV, REPAIR REBELS and EMEKA SUITS.

Even though most of these startups are still far from profitability and pursue vastly different business models, all founders agree that: The most sustainable clothes are the ones we already own.

The event ended with an e-networking session where all event participants had a chance to mingle with the event speakers and partner organizations in smaller zoom meeting rooms, ask questions and share their stories.

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#9 CIRCULAR FASHION CAMP

With Orsola de Castro

DATE
18.03.2021
PARTNERS
Wirtschaftsförderung Düsseldorf;
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe;
HSBC Germany;
WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management
VENUE
ONLINE

Circular Economy offers an opportunity to create solutions that combine innovation and economic growth with benefits to the wider society and the environment. However, only recently the concept attracted attention of a wider fashion business community. To shed more light on the concept, the Change Room team has organized a second Circular Fashion Camp.

More than 150 participants attended the two-hour online event, where upcycling designer, lecturer and an internationally recognized opinion leader in sustainable fashion Orsola de Castro delivered a keynote speech. Sustainable fashion pioneer, De Castro founded her own upcycling brand already in the 1990s, giving new life to worn garments. After the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory building in Bangladesh in 2013, she also co-founded the Fashion Revolution global movement, which now operates in nearly 100 counties worldwide.

In her presentation, de Castro read from her recently published book, “Loved Clothes Last: How the Joy of Rewearing and Repairing Your Clothes Can Be a Revolutionary Act” and explained why, even after so many years, we still need to discuss sustainability in fashion. According to her, we need to understand that as a customer we have every right to know who made our clothes, in what conditions, and what is included in them. To recap the best moments and the key messages, check out our event video!

To promote creativity and entrepreneurial spirit, in the second part of the event, we had an interactive discussion where sustainable fashion designers and entrepreneurs shared their stories and presentedtheir business models based on the Circular Economy principles. We were pleased to meet the creative minds behind companies such as NRNY, RELUV, REPAIR REBELS and EMEKA SUITS.

Even though most of these startups are still far from profitability and pursue vastly different business models, all founders agree that: The most sustainable clothes are the ones we already own.

The event ended with an e-networking session where all event participants had a chance to mingle with the event speakers and partner organizations in smaller zoom meeting rooms, ask questions and share their stories.

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