Fashion Rendez-Vous: the talks programme of the new edition

Première Vision awaits you on 13 and 14 September at the Grand Palais Éphémère, for two days of sourcing in the heart of Paris. Meet over 100 international exhibitors and take part in 2 materials workshops led by the PV Fashion team, as well as a series of talks organised in collaboration with Paris Good Fashion.

Visit the Talks & Workshops Area from 11am on 13 September!

3 talks to help you understand the ecological challenges facing the fashion industry

Since 2015, Première Vision has been committed to transforming the fashion sector towards a more sustainable model. Founded in 2019, the Paris Good Fashion association has become a major figure in ethical fashion in just a few years. Together these two players have developed a programme of 3 talks presented during the next edition of Fashion Rendez-Vous. This will be a new platform for ideas and discussions around the advances made by the fashion sector and the challenges it faces regarding sustainability.

Talk #1: Tackling greenwashing: the proof is in the data

While rankings and indexes are regarded as authoritative and a guarantee of quality, it is essential to be able to measure performance using trustworthy scientific data. But what kind of data? How do we collect it?

When? Wednesday 13 September, 11 am –12 pm

With: Antoine Gillod, Director of the Global Observatory of Climate Action / Climate Chance Association ; Alban Fournier, Product Manager / (Ecobalyse) – ; Christophe Bocquet, Director of Quality, Responsible Sourcing and Traceability / Chloé
Moderated by Karine Vergniol, Journalist

Talk in French

Talk Greenwashing Fashion RV 2023

Talk #2: The ecological challenge from a high-volume perspective: what’s the best business model?

The fight against over-consumption and overproduction is one of tomorrow’s key challenges. In this context, companies whose business model is based on growth and profitability have no choice but to rethink the way they operate. How can we ensure that companies keep growing successfully while safeguarding jobs?

When? Wednesday 13 September, 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

With: Julie Dugard, Climate Manager / BSR (Business for Social Responsibility) ; Aurélien Oosterlinck, Coordinateur / Chaire Comptabilité Écologique ; Sophie Pignères, fondatrice et CEO / Weturn
Moderated by Karine Vergniol, Journalist

Talk in French

Talk ecological challenge Fashion RV 2023

Talk #3: Collaboration, co-creation, co-construction… how can brands and manufacturers work together to meet fashion’s ecological challenge?

To speed up the transition, manufacturers and brands need to move forward hand in hand, putting transparency, traceability and knowledge sharing at the very centre of their relationship. Could this process of co-creation be the key to innovation and the solution to the problems facing all players in the sector?

When? Wednesday 13 September, 6 pm – 7 pm

With: Elie Khayat, CSR Director / Lectra ; Laure Betsch, co-founder / Fairly Made® ; Kachen HONG ZWART, Chief Sustainability Officer / Groupe Etam ; Bruno Nahan, CEO / Bugis
Moderated by Karine Vergniol, Journalist

Talk in French with simultaneous translation in English

Talk cocreation Fashion RV 2023

Engage with the materials during the workshops

On the second day of the show, Thursday 14 September, get your invitation to join the Première Vision Fashion team and discover the latest Autumn-Winter 24-25 fabrics and leather developments. An immersive discovery of the materials, with guidance and explanations from our experts.

Take advantage of these workshops to keep up-to-date with the latest innovations in sustainability, look back at the season’s key trends and discuss know-how and core skills.

In addition, Isabelle Hanriot, Collection & Communication Manager at Verne & Clet, will attend the Fabrics Workshop to discuss environmental-impact calculations and labelling.

Workshop Fabrics Fashion RV 2023

11 am – 12:15 pm: Fabrics Workshop

Presented in French by Ariane Bigot, Associate Fashion Director and Fabrics Expert at Première Vision

Workshop Leather Fashion RV 2023

3pm – 4:15pm: Leather Workshop

Presented in French by Carine Montarras, Fashion Product Manager and Leather Expert at Première Vision

For further information about the workshops and to request your invitation, send an e-mail to:

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