Green Is The New Black: Sustainability In The Fashion Industry

Campfire Collaborative Spaces is thrilled to announce an upcoming panel discussion titled “Green Is The New Black” in collaboration with the founders of A.C.F, Hula, Divya Hira and BYT. Join us for an enlightening, informative and dynamic live talk along with bubbles & nibbles at 7 pm, September 14th. Mingle with industry game changers and fashion insiders as they discuss the complex issues and creative solutions at play in the sustainable fashion market; where the industry is heading and why all brands & consumers should care more about sustainability.

In addition, the talk will be supported by an immersive, show-stopping clothing installation displaying collections from Hong Kong’s most prominent sustainable fashion labels. An original work by design duo Sarah Fung & Alexandra Foster designed and curated specifically for the event.

The clothing industry is the second largest polluter in the world … second only to oil. Long and varied supply chains of production, raw material, textile manufacture, clothing construction, shipping, retail, use and ultimate disposal of the garment all contribute towards its colossal carbon footprint. Globalization and fast fashion are key pain points, the fashion retail industry and media are creating an extreme demand for quick and cheap clothes; your shirt is likely to have traveled halfway around the world in a container ship fuelled by the dirtiest of fossil fuels.

A 2017 international study by Unilever revealed that brands with a sustainable backbone are growing 30% faster than their traditional counterparts with 33% now choosing to buy from brands they believe are doing social or environmental good. 78% of shoppers in the U.S. say they feel better when they buy products that are sustainably produced.

The importance of sustainability and its benefits are real. Let’s start the conversation here in Hong Kong, the gateway to China and one of the busiest shipping ports for the apparel industry. Join our panel and discuss current opportunities, challenges, solutions, and benefits fashion corporations and entrepreneurs can consider improving their offering.

Hosted at Campfire Collaborative Spaces, Asia’s fastest growing network of industry focused shared spaces. Get to know Alexandra Foster; Founder of A.C.F, Sarah Fung; Founder of Hula, Divya Hira; Founder of Divya Hira and Michelle Bang; Co-Founder of BYT to learn about sustainable practices and the future of fashion.

 

PROGRAM

September 14th at Campfire Creative, Wong Chuk Hang

7:00PM – Welcome drinks

7:30PM – Panel discussion begins

8:10PM – Q&A

8:20PM – Networking session (drinks and finger food)

10:00PM – Warp up

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