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The Road to An Ethical & Sustainable Fashion Brand

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Brus Bar and Brewery

Guldbergsgade 29F

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2200 Copenhagen N

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Join us for an evening of elevated conversation that will dig into the challenges of building an ethical and sustainable brand. Hear from local changemakers trailblazing different paths that are altering the fashion industry with real solutions to provide ethical working conditions and counter fast fashion.

+ Connect with other fashion industry professionals
+ Learn practical ways we can create a more ethical and sustainable fashion industry in 2019

Our event takes place during Fashion Revolution Week, a week honoring the 1,134 lives lost in a massive factory collapse in Dhaka, Bangladesh in 2013. After 6 years, it has become the cornerstone for conversation by both brands and consumers alike seeking increase standards for people and planet in the fashion industry.

PANELISTS:

SUZI CHRISTOFFERSEN | Founder, Closed Loop | The Fabric Source - A Sustainable Showroom

Suzi Christoffersen is the founder of the consulting agency Closed Loop, where she daily contributes to the fashion industry’s transition to a more responsible and sustainable agenda. Throughout her career Suzi has acquired an extensive knowledge in the social and environmental challenges and solutions of the fashion industry. She is an expert in innovative materials and collaborates with Scandinavian brands in the process of attaining certifications. Closed Loop supports fashion and textile companies in how they can implement sustainability into their strategic work. The Fabric Source is just one of the services that Closed Loop offers.

The Fabric Source (TFS) is a showroom and sourcing platform in Copenhagen with sustainable textile samples. The platform is targeted at the fashion and textile business. The library consists of more than 2,000 sustainable textiles and represents more than 200 different suppliers from all around the world. With the support of the business ministry, Danish Fashion Institute established The Fabric Source back in 2012 to give the Danish fashion industry counseling and access to sustainable materials. Suzi was a part of it from the beginning and in 2017 Closed Loop took over ownership.

METTE FREDIN & MELISSA BECH | Directors, Blanche Cph

Mette Fredin and Melissa Bech take a holistic approach to timelessness in fashion with the intersection of two womenswear lines. The first is denim made from pure textiles through sustainable production where a large majority of materials are either organic, GOTS-certified or leftover fabric from past production. Designed in Copenhagen, it comes in a wide range of cuts and washes. Blanche Atelier is a line that builds on the archetypical typologies of the denim line yet adding a contemporary, refined expression to ready-to-wear styles featuring materials such as pure cashmere, pure merino and leather. The journey towards sustainability is driven by a desire to offer fashion consumers a sustainable wardrobe in its entirety. In order to improve sustainable performance and push tomorrow’s agenda, Blanche works under the headlines: reduce, longevity and fairness.

ANNA WALLER ANDRÉS | Founder & Creative Director, PURA UTZ

When Anna Waller founded PURA UTZ, she fulfilled a dream of working for the empowerment of Mayan women through their crafts and skills. Visiting Guatemala for the first time at a young age created a profound compassion and love of the diverse region. In further travels to Guatemala, she worked as a volunteer teacher, nurse and eventually did her thesis on the reproductive health of the Mayan women. PURA UTZ is a dream of connecting worlds, of being creative, of making a difference in someone else’s life, and a dream of adding warmth and color to Scandinavian homes through sustainable quality design and, furthermore, a dream of honoring ancient weaving craft and traditions.Every piece is made to empower. Designed in Copenhagen and handmade by Mayan women in Guatemala.

MARIA WOLF | Knitwear Designer, AIAYU

Maria is a trained designer from The Design School of Kolding and have been working for AIAYU for the last 8 years. Her specialty is designing knits with an equal focus on sustainability and aesthetics. When she started at AIAYU the team was only 5 people and now they've grown to 20. Maria has been a huge part of this well-renowned brand's success and has learned so much as they've grown from a startup to an expanded retail brand with their own stores.

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