8 conferences dedicated to sustainable fashion!

For 3 days, renowned international speakers will share their visions and experiences in the field of responsible fashion. Visit the Innovation Talks Area, Hall 3. Free access.

Program in progress.

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Tuesday 17 September
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12pm-1pm / A new event in Paris on sustainable development: the Sustainable Leather Forum organised by the French Leather Council

The Sustainable Leather Forum will showcase best practices in the leather, footwear and leather goods sectors in the areas of Corporate Social Responsibility, from a social, environmental and economic perspective.

Yves Morin, Chairman of the Organising Committee

In English

1pm-2pm / Is upcycling the future of fashion?

In partnership with Vogue Business

A new generation of designers — from CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund runner-up Bode in New York to Dutch designer and 2019 IFS Showcase winner Duran Lantik — are building collections made from upcycled vintage fabrics. Is this the future of fashion? Can such an approach scale? What does this mean for the textile industry?

In English

Talk moderated by Maghan McDowell, innovation editor at Vogue Business

With :

  • Stefano Martinetto / CEO, Tomorrow London Limited
  • Amy Lee / Senior Manager Global Trends and Insights, Apparel at Avery Dennison RBIS
  • Francois Souchet / Lead – Make Fashion Circular, Ellen MacArthur Foundation
  • Kjersti Kviseth / Circularity consultant, Lifecycler, 2025design
  • Stacy Flynn / CEO & Co-Founder / Evrnu

Vogue Business — which launched in January — is Condé Nast International’s first digital-only B2B title. A signup link can be found here for you to use.

  • Stacy Flynn

    Stacy Flynn is the CEO and a founding partner of Evrnu. She is an accomplished global textile product specialist and sustainable systems expert. Her prior experience includes holding textile innovation positions across the supply chain at DuPont, Eddie Bauer and Target. She holds an MBA degree in Sustainable Systems and a Bachelor of Science degree in Textile Development and Marketing from the Fashion Institute of Technology.

  • Kjersti Kviseth

    Kjersti Kyiseth is passionate for wool and sheep, having worked with the global wool industry since 2011 on sustainability and circularity. Kyiseth is an independent consultant on circular design and development, mainly in Textiles, Fashion and Outdoor, with a product design background and 10 years as Sustainability Manager in the Furniture Industry. Kyiseth is also a host for Forward Thinking conferences for the Outdoor Industry in Oslo, and a member of the ISPO Eco-Award Jury.

  • Francois Souchet

    Francois Souchet joined the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in 2016 to work with its Global Partners such as Google and H&M, to help drive circular economy innovation.Having studied in Paris and Melbourne and working internationally, he is now based in the UK leading a team dedicated to redesigning the fashion industry, based on circular economy principles with an approach ensuring that clothes are made from safe and renewable materials, new business models increase their use and old clothes are turned into new.

  • Amy Lee

    Amy Lee leads Avery Dennison’s trends and insights team for apparel and footwear, specialising in content creation for a broad range of sectors in fashion and retail. With a background in design, Amy has a Bachelor’s degree in Woven Textiles and is passionate about the rich tapestry of culture, storytelling and provenance in fashion.

  • Stefano Martinetto

    Stefano Martinetto is chief executive of Tomorrow London, a diversified fashion group whose mission is to champion and foster the power of entrepreneurial creativity within the global fashion industry. As the fourth generation, Martinetto started his career in the family agency, A-L-E-X, before starting his own venture by partnering with game-changing designers including Walter Von Bereindonk, Dirk Bikkembers and Helmut Lang, plus Puma Black Station, Evisu and Raf Simons.

  • Maghan McDowell

    Maghan McDowell is the Innovation Editor at Vogue Business, where she leads its coverage of technology and innovation. Before joining Condé Nast International in January, McDowell was based in San Francisco, where she reported on fashion and technology for a range of publications.

2.30pm-3.30pm / Smart Talk. Connecting Consumers to Contemporary Smart Fashion Values.

Sustainability matters. But Does it Sell? Today department stores purchase on average 23% sustainable products: they will buy ca 42% in 5 years (CNMI and McKinsey & Company “Global Sustainability Report: sustainability matters, but does it sell?”*). How we will get there? “The key purchasing drivers haven’t changed; consumers are still looking for style, for quality, for value for money,” said Tom Berry, global director of sustainable business at Farfetch. But brands that deliver all that, and have a story to tell about sustainability, can prove enticing. “There is definitely a growth opportunity and business opportunity there,” Berry said**.

Talk proposed and moderated by Giusy Bettoni, Première Vision Sustainabily Consultant.

In English.

With:

  • Antonio Achille Global Head of the Luxury practice and a senior leader of the Consumer & Luxury team at MacKinsey
  • Ida Petersson Menswear and Womenswear Buying Director Browns
  • Dio Kurazawa CEO at Bearscout ®
  • Reece Crisp – HEAD OF BUYING, CREATIVE & STYLING – LN-CC

  • Dio Kurazawa

    The Bear Scouts assists influential brands with the implementation of innovative sustainable practices through the creation and implementation of socially responsible supply chains. Dio Kurazawa, also WGSN Denim and Sustainability Director is the Founder of The Bear Scouts and with more than 20 years of experience in the denim industry, Dio and his team of supply chain experts are proud supporters of social responsibility. Starting every project with sustainability as their core focus, The Bear Scouts promote sustainable innovations that are not only trend-driven but environmentally sound.

  • Reece Crisp

    Reece Crisp, currently HEAD OF BUYING, CREATIVE & STYLING at LN-CCI, has been working in the fashion industry for the past seventeen years and have experience in retail, buying, and merchandising. Having worked for a number of major retailers, he has developed a great understanding of the market and has gained valuable skills that have given me the foundation to succeed. More specific to his time at MR PORTER, FARFETCH, and now LN-CC, he has built a specific set of skills working in the luxury online market. 

  • Ida Petersson

    If you looked up the word “charming” int he dictionary, we’re 99.9 percent sure you’d find a picture of Ida Petersson. She’s just…fabulous! We defy anyone to meet her and not want to be her bestfriend. Seriously.

    Unless you’ve been asleep at the wheel that is your laptop (or phone, ortablet… whatever), you’ve noticed that a major shift has been occurring at Browns and Ida has been a big part of that. A huge part actually. Our favourite Swedish export has been verybusy redefiningand expanding our edit of shoes, bags, accessories, jewellery and sunglasses. BTW she has a knack fordoing things differentlyand heredit is a truefeast for theeyes–as in, they won’t even know where to begin! Excited? You should be.

    As the Menswear and Women swear Buying Director for Browns, Ida’s day job is all about finding amazing things that we all want/need (and amazing things we didn’t even know we wanted/needed) and hitting up a bajillion endless appointments to see and buy said amazing things. But it wasn’t always this way. Ida studied law, and it was only after a post-graduation chance encounter with a buyeron hertravelsthat the fashion flamewas fanned –in fact, upon returning from her travels she immediately enrolled into LCF to study buying(luckily for us, and for you for that matter). She racked time at Harvey Nichols and Net-A-Porter (where she did very impressive things of course) and now she’s at Browns, where she is going to blow your minds and your budgets. Here’s a few things you should know about Ida…

    Her home town is Lund, Sweden, she’s multi-lingual (speaking an impressive five languages -English, Swedish, French,Italian and “limited” German), she loves surfing, hates hairy spiders and owns over400 pairsof shoes. Oh, and she got married by an Elvis in Vegas because she’s cool AF.

  • Antonio Achille

    Antonio Achille is a Senior Partner in the Milan office. He is the Global Head of the Luxury practice and a senior leader of the Consumer & Luxury team of the Firm. For 20 years, he has been advising National and International Groups on issues that include corporate strategy, post-merger integration, merchandising, production, organization, digital, supply chain, growth acceleration and operational improvement. Within the luxury sector his experience includes apparel, leather goods, eyewear, selective fragrances, jewelry/hard luxury in department stores, franchising and duty free. The geographical scope of his work includes most of the Europe markets, North America, China, Turkey and Korea.

    Antonio is responsible, on behalf of McKinsey, for the “Digital Experience Observatory” developed in partnership with Altagamma which yearly provides a in depth analysis of key consumer and industry trends. Antonio is extensively quoted, as Luxury and Consumer expert, in Italian and International media, such as FT, The Economist, WWAD, Bloomberg, CNBC, FashionIllustated, Il sole 24 ore, Il Corriere della Sera,… Prior to joining Mck he worked for BCG where he led globally BCG’s luxury practice He started his career as a consultant at Arthur D. Little. He graduated magna cum laude from the “Università L. Bocconi” of Milan where he holds a degree in Business Administration.

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Wednesday 18 September
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11am-12pm/ Europe and the US – heading towards eco-responsible fashion?

Overview of eco-responsible fashion consumption in Europe and the US. Eco-responsible fashion consumption in Europe and the US: what are consumers’ buying habits? What is the perception of brands and the existing offer?

In French / simultaneous translation in English

  • Gildas Minvielle / Director of the Première Vision – Institut Français de la mode Chair, Director of the IFM Economic Observatory
  • Thomas Delattre / Director of Studies, Institut Français de la mode

12pm-1pm / Smart Talk. The Way Forward; Chain Gang Broken

F4D Solutions Managing Director will speak on the launch of the new global products & supply chain platform being launched this month to showcase the opportunities developed for new & existing brands. Due to the current broken supply chain  the need to build accessible, environmentally, ethically sourced product was paramount in the urgent need to change out practices. It will allow brands to be featured & linked via supply chain technology & a complete & vetted resource base. This platform will allow full-service access to all capabilities needed to create, map, produce & ship direct to consumers. 

Talk proposed and moderated by Giusy Bettoni, Première Vision Sustainabily Consultant.

In English.

With:

Jeanine Ballone – Managing Director of Fashion 4 Development

  • Jeanine Ballone

    Jeanine Ballone is a fashion executive and innovator whose results-driven nature, unwavering compassion, and ambition have all earned her the reputation as a service-centered thought leader. Over the last three decades, she has cultivated  in-depth expertise in the areas of global sourcing, product development, technology innovation, production, and business analysis. Furthermore, her forward-thinking leadership and cutting-edge creativity enable her to implement pioneering solutions that maximize brand objectives and overall profitability. 

    Ms. Ballone spent the last 13 years leading product development, supply chain and innovation all the while promoting responsible products for PVH, working at their corporate offices in New York.  Prior to PVH, Jeanine spent a decade working internationally throughout the world building supply chain operations, particularly working and living in India, Turkey and Germany.  

    As the proud Managing Director of Fashion 4 Development, Jeanine Ballone focuses on driving sustainability as well as championing environmental and social practices. No matter what venture she undertakes, she remains a steadfast believer of a brighter future through the power of mindfulness and forward thinking. 

1pm- 2pm / The future of raw materials

In partnership with Vogue Business

How the raw materials industry is improving its environmental standards, and the pros and cons of various alternatives.

In English

Talk moderated by Maghan McDowell, innovation editor at Vogue Business

In English.

With:

  • Fernando Bellese / Head of Sustainability and Marketing, JBS, Leather Division
  • Edward Crutchley, International Woolmark Prize 2019 Menswear and Innovation Winner
  • Jamie Bainbridge / VP Product Development / Bolt Threads
  • Michael Beutler / Director of Sustainability Operations, Kering

Vogue Business — which launched in January — is Condé Nast International’s first digital-only B2B title. A signup link can be found here for you to use.

  • Michael Beutler

    Michael Beutler joined Kering as the Director of Sustainability Operations in September 2011. Prior to Kering, Michael served 6 years at SAP in Senior Management positions including his last role as Global Director of Sustainability and Strategy for 3 years, and has worked at international corporations DHL, PWC and Ford over the last 20 years in Finance and Operations.

  • Jamie Bainbridge

    Jamie Bainbridge is the VP of Product Development at Bolt Threads a materials innovation company where she oversees the creation of next-generation sustainability materials such as Mylo™ and Microsilk™. She serves as the chair of the advisory council for the Outdoor Industry Association Sustainability Working Group and as a member of the Chemicals Management working group of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition. 

  • Edward Crutchley

    Double Woolmark Prize 2019 winner Edward Crutchley launched his eponymous label in 2015, using an innate knowledge of artisanal textile techniques from around the world to create pieces that are a reflection of true contemporary luxury. His clothes are grounded in tradition with a true response to and rethinking of craftsmanship and materials.

  • Fernando Bellese

    Fernando Bellese works as Marketing and Sustainability Manager in JBS Couros since 2011. Fernando has participated in different Marketing and Sales projects focused at the international leather industry as well as important discussions involving the worldwide leather industry about innovation, supply-chain, traceability, carbon footprint, environment, transparency, animal welfare and the promotion of leather globally.

  • Maghan McDowell

    Maghan McDowell is the Innovation Editor at Vogue Business, where she leads its coverage of technology and innovation. Before joining Condé Nast International in January, McDowell was based in San Francisco, where she reported on fashion and technology for a range of publications.

2.30pm-3.30pm / Smart Talk. The new vision of the Designer makers

Learn more about what makes contemporary designers tick, and how they are reinterpreting the idea of smart sustainability. How to match their own brand profile and vision through a more responsible approach to both ready-to-wear and luxury design ranges through their own menu of new approaches and thinking.

Talk proposed and moderated by Giusy Bettoni, Première Vision Sustainabily Consultant.

In English.

With:

  • Jocelyn Wilkinson, Responsibility Programme Director, Burberry
  • Anna Maria Rugarli, Sustainability & Responsibility Senior Director EMEA, VF International
  • Alexandra La Pierre / Material Developer, Patagonia
  • Nicholas Hartley / Knit materials developer, Patagonia

In English.

  • Nicholas Hartley

    Nicholas Hartley is a Material Developer on the Patagonia Materials Innovation & Development team. He joined the company three years ago. Presently, Nicholas manages material developments for synthetic and natural knits.

  • Alexandra La Pierre

    Alli La Pierre is a Material Developer on the Patagonia Materials Innovation & Development team. She joined the company three years ago as a Testing and Standard Engineer on the Natural Materials team. Presently, Alli manages material developments for the Patagonia Workwear line, Socks & Accessories, and Sportswear synthetic Wovens & Outerwear. Additionally, Alli has been the material point of contact for U.S. and Global hemp initiatives and innovations since joining the hemp team in 2016. She is a 2018 recipient of the Toastmasters International Competent Leadership Award and enjoys spending time outside of work fulfilling her interests in art and music.

  • Anna Maria Rugarli

    Anna Maria Rugarli is Senior Director Sustainability and Responsibility (S&R) at VF in EMEA. She is responsible for developing and implementing the S&R strategy in the region. She joined VF in December 2010 and holds a strong track record of successfully creating S&R programs at Nike, a global leader in the field, where she worked for over 12 years holding a variety of positions.

    From July 2015 to June 2019, Anna Maria served as President of the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) whose mission is to support valuable conservation work.

    Well known speaker, Anna Maria has delivered talks in international conferences including Sustainable Brands, Edie’s sustainability leader’s forum, Sustainable Apparel and Textile by Innovation Forum and Ethical Corporations’ speaking platforms where she inspired the audience narrating VF Made for Change strategy.

    Anna Maria currently settled in Lugano with her family. She also lived in South Africa, Belgium, China and the Netherlands. She speaks Italian, English, Spanish and French.

  • Jocelyn Wilkinson

    Jocelyn is the Responsibility Programme Director at Burberry, a global luxury brand with a distinctive British identity. Jocelyn joined Burberry in 2009, taking a lead on mapping the brand’s environmental footprint and developing Burberry’s corporate responsibility strategy. Last year, Burberry launched a new five-year responsibility strategy for both its corporate and philanthropic activities. The new strategy is designed to drive positive change and build a more sustainable future with goals for 2022 that sit across Burberry’s entire footprint. Working closely with Burberry’s global team of in-house sustainability experts, Jocelyn is responsible for the implementation of this strategy, overseeing the continued evolution of Burberry’s programmes.

    Prior to joining Burberry, Jocelyn held roles in production management, customer engagement and commercial development at a small luxury clothing brand. 

    Jocelyn holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainable Business Leadership from the University of Cambridge and an MSc Globalisation and Development from School of Oriental and African Studies.

4pm-5pm / Smart Talk. Prato, from the circular economy to the responsible innovation : evolution of the district where the circular economy in fashion was born.

A trip to Prato that begins with the work on the raw materials to the holistic sustainable production approach. The key steps of the journey to a circular economy based on an industrial production.

How the district has embraced responsible innovation, sustainability and circular economy.

In English.

Talk presented and moderated by Giusy Bettoni, Première Vision Sustainabily Consultant

With :

  • Andrea Cavicchi / President of Consorzio Italiano Detox and of the fashion group in Confindustria Toscana Nord association.
  • Chiara Campione / Political, Corporate and Consumers Unit Head for Greenpeace Italy
  • Paolo Foglia / Certification Manager ICEA and board member of Textile Exchange
  • Marco Mantellassi / CEO Manteco

  • Marco Mantellassi

    Law degree, CEO of the family’s textile company. Manteco is the leading textile company in the fashion business for fabric clothing and a point of reference for the made in Italy. During its long history, Manteco has consistently reached ambitious growth objectives, thanks to research in innovative solutions. Sustainability awareness has become an indispensable part of the Company’s values and workcode. The desire to enforce these values as an integral part of the production chain has given rise to the Charter of Values for Sustainability.

  • Paolo Foglia

    Paolo has been personally involved in the development of the organic textile sector since 1998 when he developed the first Italian standard for organic textile and the related certification scheme.  Paolo organized the first international conference on organic textile in Italy in 1999.  He was appointed Textile Certification Manager in 2000.  Since then, Paolo has been actively involved and committed in the development of the organic textile sector, managing ICEA’s certification scheme, participating in the development of the Global Organic Textile Standard and attending seminars/conferences around the world.  He actively participates in the TE Global Recycled Standard International Working Group as well.  Paolo has a master degree in agricultural economics, and more than 20 years of experience in the certification of environmentally sound and socially responsible products and services. Currently he is the Research and Development Manager of the Italian Institute for Ethical and Environmental Certification (ICEA) and, at the same time, holds the position of Certification Manager for several sectors including:  textile, eco building materials, biofuels, CSR.

  • Chiara Campione

    Energetic, empathic and creative Senior Strategist and Global Project Lead. She’s actually the Political, Corporate and Consumers Unit Head for Greenpeace Italy.  Gifted for building strong connections with and values for people and relationships. Creative maker, gender equality activist and always up for a (non violent) battle against systemic inequities where they need to be challenged. Deeply in love with all forms of “resisting” life of this fragile but still breath-taking Planet. In her role she works with a team of passionate campaigners to reverse trends in unsustainable consumption and production in key markets and redefine quality of  business by challenging the broken but deeply entrenched system we’re caught in.

  • Andrea Cavicchi

    Graduate in architecture, Textile Entrepreneur, President of Consorzio Italiano Detox and of the fashion group in Confindustria Toscana Nord association, President of the Pitti Immagine Discovery Foundation, “Club dei 15 di Confindustria” Coordinator.

    Andrea Cavicchi has a long experience in the family’s textile business, Furpile group and Antilotex Flock Italia. He was president of the Unione Industriale Pratese from 2012 until the merger with the association of Prato, Pistoia and Lucca. First president of the new industrial association Confindustria Toscana Nord from January 2016 to May 2017. He was vice president of Confindustria Toscana, president of the Prato Textile Museum for two terms. Since 2017 he is vice president of Pitti Immagine and since 2015 he is president of the Florence Center for Italian fashion.

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Thursday 19 September
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2.30pm-3.30pm / Smart Talk. How Smart-tech solutions boost fashion to the next level?

In the new Smart-tech world of innovation today, we can see many pathways to better product performance and value. Here some sector leading makers show the power of their journey towards making beautiful and diverse products that each have the same driving philosophy behind their commitment to delivering responsible innovations without compromise.

Talk proposed and moderated by Giusy Bettoni, Première Vision Sustainabily Consultant.

In English.

With:

  • Manel Subirats, founder and CEO of Greendyes
  • Isaac Nichelson, S3 Founder
  • Patrick Silva, Santoni Group Responsible for the marketing, communication and business development

  • Patrick Silva

    Responsible for the marketing, communication and business development efforts of the company, SANTONI GROUP.

    With more than 15 years of experience in the fashion, apparel  and sportswear industry, cooperating on new projects within the entire textile supply chain.

    Managing worldwide the strategic business developments  with the most innovative international brands.

  • Isaac Nichelson

    A creative leader and entrepreneur with 25 years of apparel industry experience. Isaac is known for propelling cutting-edge product and market innovation in the realms of sustainability and circular resource efficiency.

    Nichelson has built and led several brands and manufacturers to industry-wide notoriety, and has focused on propelling cutting-edge sustainability through his work in fashion for more than 20 years.

    In 2007, California Apparel News dubbed Nichelson “Eco-Johnny Appleseed” due to his growing reputation for being a very passionate and committed early-stage promoter of sustainable textiles and fashion.

    Isaac possesses a comprehensive fashion industry knowledge base. Extending from the origins of fiber, to yarn and textile formation, product M&D— all the way through the branding, marketing, global distribution and leadership of fashion and textile companies.

    A visionary creative leader, connector, and communicator, Isaac collaborates regularly with product/sustainability leadership and C-suite operators of most of the worlds major apparel brands, as well as working closely with the leadership of many global NGO’s.

    In 2017, Isaac had the honor to be listed as an expert contributor to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Circular Fiber Initiative Report, and is regarded as a thought leader in the realm of circularity/sustainability.

    Recent Speaking Engagements-

    • Global Recycling Forum, San Francisco 2015
    • Textile Exchange Organic Cotton Roundtable 2016
    • TE 2015 Recycling Strategies 2015
    • TE Consumer Engagement Taskforce in 2016/17
    • Beyond Green 2016
    • IFFTI conference in Amsterdam June 2017
    • Fashion for Good Center 2017
    • H&M Change Makers lab 2017
    • Beyond the Label Fashion Show 2017
    • Shima Seiki / LA Textile Week 2017
    • Copenhagen Fashion Summit/Innovation Forum, Denmark, May 2018
    • Levi’s Collaboratory, San Francisco California, May 2018
    • Adidas GASA Conference, Taipei Taiwan, June 2018
    • WGSN Techstyle Futures, Hong Kong, November 2018

    The Agraloop

    The Agraloop™ Bio-Refinery transforms food crop waste into high-value natural fiber products in a cost competitive and scalable way, providing sustainable and regenerative benefits. The Agraloop™ can utilize a range of feed stocks including oilseed hemp and oilseed flax straw as well as pineapple leaves, banana trunks and sugar cane bark.

  • Manel Subirats

    Manel Subirats has been TV broadcast Producer and Assistant, Publishing Editor, and writer.

    With extensive scientific training in pharmaceutical chemistry, he has devoted almost exclusively for the last eight years, to research in the field of natural dyes for textiles.

    He is currently the founder and CEO of Greendyes.

Consult the complete programme of the show here