We will dive into the major trends in sustainability and discuss how textile companies can best approach and handle these trends. We talk about the policy changes that are coming up in the next 5 years (think of the UPV). During the session there is the opportunity to exchange experiences with other entrepreneurs and to think together about what is needed to build a future-proof company.
13:00- Doors open and introduction
13:15- Knowledge sharing of experts with Michiel van Yperen (MVO/DCTV) and Henk Hofstede (ABN AMRO Bank)
13:45- Breakout groups and share findings
14:30 Q&A and wrap up
15:00 – Impact Hub Nederland talk
15:15 – Keynote Marcel den Hollander
16:00 – Fashion Fail Forward
Michiel van Yperen (MVO/DCTV)
Experienced CSR expert and process manager with a passion for developing innovative business cases in the textile, leather, jute, construction and agri-food sectors. Author of the book ‘Entrepreneurship for Transition’.
Henk Hofstede (ABN AMRO Bank)
Henk Hofstede is a retail sector banker. He conducts research into changing consumer behaviour, e-commerce and big data, new revenue models and techniques such as blockchain, collaboration and opportunities that sustainability and circularity can offer the sector.
This event is part of Circular Ecosystem Day. In all Ecosystems of Impact Hub Amsterdam, we bring together and strengthen relationships between impact entrepreneurs, investors, consumers, corporates, government, and other organisations. Together, we spur innovation and co-create an inclusive and sustainable economy. Read more about our ecosystem.
With Impact Nation we help companies become more sustainable within 100 days. Together we tackle your most important sustainability challenge and make sustainability part of your business. In December 2022, a new group of entrepreneurs will start in the fashion and textile sector. More information about the program and its impact can be found here.
After the Impact Nation event you are also invited to join the follow-up program from 3 pm. Listen to a keynote by Circular Design Consultant & Researcher Marcel den Hollander, followed by a ‘Fashion Fail Forward’. The founders of circular fashion companies Loop.a Life and Makers Unite & United Repair Center talk about what they have learned in the transition to a circular economy in the fashion and textile industry.