C.L.A.S.S. & THE AMSTERDAM INNOVATION FORUM:
“How apparel brands can transform supply chains”
13th June, 2017
Anticipating the important upcoming debate on the 13th June in Amsterdam, Giusy Bettoni from C.L.A.S.S. is pleased to be present and contribute to the first session exchange of smart thinking:
Roundtable 3: Get ahead by designing sustainability from the start.
Designing a true Circular Economy model to work for better business, initiating Innovation through sustainability at the design stage, pre-determines better, lower impact apparel outcomes.
C.L.A.S.S is unique platform set up to promote, communicate, disseminate and drive new smart approaches through responsible and sustainable material sourcing, development and processes for the textiles and fashion industries.
The C.L.A.S.S. philosophy and activities are a crucial starting point for smart thinking needed for the new Circular Fashion Economy model, and are in line with key joint participant, Anna Maria Rugarli, Senior Director, Sustainability & Responsibility EMEA, VF Corporation who will share this platform with C.L.A.S.S. during the first day’s debate. Along with Anna-Karin Dahlberg, production sustainability manager, Lindex they will together challenge brands and designers to drive towards a smaller footprint, looking at new fibres and smarter materials that contribute from the start to help reducing environmental impacts.
Scaling up nascent innovations while being alert to the realities of the market and the shift in consumer expectations all add up to opportunities to do business better for all our futures.