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.

Tuesday 17 September

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

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 ®

Wednesday 18 September

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

1pm- 2pm / The future of leather

In partnership with Vogue Business

Interest in vegan materials has reached an all-time high. While most vegan alternatives are currently made of non-biodegradable PVC, a slew of more eco-friendly substitutes — from pineapple to mushroom leather — have begun to enter the market. In this panel, speakers discuss the future of leather, exploring how the leather industry is improving its environmental standards, and the pros and cons of various leather alternatives.

In English

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

In English.

Thursday 19 September

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