Garden Gathering

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 ⟶ 

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Join us for the Garden Gathering x Happy Textiles breakfast event!

check out a summary & videos from the last 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.

9.15 – Anu Hurme (Weecos, Content & Sustainability Manager) – The sustainability of a sustainable market places – a business perspective.

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:

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And many thanks to:

Juni // WERK // Kuuma

Please do contact:

Richard von Kaufmann // // +358 45 11 222 73