20 Jan 2019 - 21 Jan 2019 | Amsterdam, Netherlands
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20 Jan 2019 - 21 Jan 2019
Amsterdam, Netherlands
EU FashionMatch 8.0 @ Modefabriek in Amsterdam

Get inspired by Sustainable Fashion and Fabrics on 20th January @Modefabriek

During the EU Fashion Match 8.0, the KVK Netherlands Chamber of Commerce and her partners want to emphasize the importance of making the fashion and textile sector more sustainable. An inspiration session is organized about the statement:

Clothing without (environmentally) harmful materials is feasible, but is it also scalable?

On the basis of a number of inspiring examples, issues are addressed in the area of processing raw materials into usable yarn, using residues from the agricultural sector and how to grow from experiment to the market.

We invite the participants to think along with solutions and hope to inspire the sector and help them on their way to a sustainable Fashion and Textile sector. In small groups, the examples of non- harmful materials for fashion market will be clarified and participants can give their ideas how to tackle the problems and offer their help. At the end the groups wrap up their possibilities for further exploration and discussing next steps for follow up.

16.30 Opening and welcome by Roosmarie Ruigrok from Clean & Unique
16.35 Fashion Revolution movie;
16.40 Introduction four pitchers. See below for information about the pitchers.
17.00 Start group sessions with the pitchers
17.45 Presentation and conclusions group sessions.
18.00 End of the program

The program is on Sunday 20th January from 16:30 - 18:00 in MF Talk of the Modefabriek.

After the interactive workshop the participants can join the networking program of the Modefabriek; Zuidpool, from 18.00 - 20.30. The partcipants can entry this part with a wristband. Exhibitors Modefabriek and participants of this workshop only.

Pitch 1
Clarent Savi, Owner/designer/maker at HEMPJE, Arnhem Netherlands. Question:How to create labeling (brand, size & care)from biodegradable material?

Pitch 2
Hilde van Duijn, Project Manager Circle Textiles Programme at Circle Economy with the project Fibersort. Question: How do we create the market uptake for this technology?

Pitch 3
Ben Ratelband, Managing Director of Stexfibers BV (Hemp fibers for sustainable high quality textiles). Question: "How can we reinforce the chain cooperation in the manufacturing of high quality textile made of hemp?"

Pitch 4:

Ties Westervoort, Material developer /designer of the social enterprise ReBlend, producer of circular textiles and initiator of innovative co-creation projects. Question: How can we define a new way of looking at quality by including the ecological savings such as GHG emission, water usage, use of land, water and air pollution?

Pitch 5:
Nienke Binnendijk, Business director at BlueCity Lab and project-member of the Tomato textile project



Closed since 21 January 2019


Europaplein 8
1078 GZ Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Bangladesh 1
Belgium 9
Bulgaria 4
China 1
Croatia 1
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Estonia 1
Germany 3
India 1
Italy 5
Lithuania 7
North Macedonia 2
Moldova, Republic Of 1
Netherlands 132
Peru 1
Poland 2
Portugal 2
Singapore 1
Spain 6
Turkey 22
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United Kingdom 5
Total 212


Company 172
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Other 26
Total 212