x Happy Textiles
retail-tech and brands exploring sustainability
8.30 - 10-30 // Thursday 13 June 2019
Garden – Center for Finnish Fashion
150 billion items are made per year // 30% of items destroyed unsold // 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions // 79 billion cubic metres of water per year // etc
The exact figures might be debatable but there is no doubt about the damaging impact of the fashion industry. This is the first of a sequence of Garden Gathering events focusing on how business and technological innovations can collectively help to reduce the impact.
The Garden Gathering is a community platform for retailers, brands, designers and retail/fashion tech developers to share their findings, solutions and desires for more meaningful retail. And we welcome our courageous participating guests ⟶
Join us for the Garden Gathering x Happy Textiles breakfast event!
Location: Kuuma cafe, Kämp Galleria 2nd floor
Pohjoisesplanadi, Mikonkatu, Aleksanterinkatu, Kluuvikatu // Helsinki
— Kämp Galleria is kindly sponsoring the breakfasts —
8.30 – Breakfast: Kuuma (avocado bread, fruits, coffee )
8.50 – Sini Saalasti & Richard von Kaufmann: Intro greetings
9.00 – Anna Lehtola (Lovia, Founder // CEO) : How to create impact on fashion industry: Understanding and selling comprehensive sustainable ideology (internal & external transparency). Turning waste into fashion: rescuing material.
9.30 – Juha-Matti Kykkänen (Recci, Founder // CEO) Give your clothes a new life! [Finnish]
9.45 – Richard von Kaufmann (PriceTap Founder // CEO) The fashion resale market has been growing 21 times faster than the retail market over the past three years. What is driving this? And how will it evolve?
10.00 – Should we celebrate “enduring” brands? (Panel discussion with Ele Lepik (previous Samuji COO), Anna Lehtola, Viivi Arela (Arela co-founder & Communications Director):
Many ethically-concerned brands cannot claim to be strictly sustainable but by investing in quality materials, crafted fabrication, and timeless appeal they make long-lasting items that are more sustainable than fast-fashion – particularly regarding the resale potential.
10.15 – Community open mic
10.30 – It’s a wrap! People welcome to stay and discuss further with each other.
Special thanks to the sponsors:
Please do contact:
Richard von Kaufmann // firstname.lastname@example.org // +358 45 11 222 73