@ INTERFILIERE SHANGHAI – WED. 26th SEPT. (1:00-1:45 pm)
INDUSTRY CONFERENCE by Marina CHAHBOUNE, Sustainability Specialist @ SUPPPORT LTD
Marina Chahboune (M. A. Sustainability in Fashion) is a known expert in the field of sustainable textile production, sustainable innovations and circular economy principles.
With her special focus and expertise in denim and jeans production she has been working globally within all tiers of the supply chain, supervising projects for fiber and fabric development, eco-friendly garment finishings and the implementation of closed loop concepts.
She founded her sustainability consultancy Beyond Fashion in 2011 and for the past 5 years has been working as Senior Sustainability Manager for the global market leader brand in eco-fashion Hessnatur. Since this year Marina is additionally part of Hongkong based suPPPort Ltd. Sustainability Consulting Service.
Aiming to oppose inefficient linear resource flows within the textile industry, she is conducting workshops in Indonesia for guiding fashion brands and garment manufacturer to make the transition from ´take-make-dispose` economy towards ´closing the loop` of product lifecycles through greater recycling, upcycling, re-using and re-designing, as well as setting up roadmaps for circular business models.
Circular Economy – The principles of circularity for fabrics and product design :
The transition from a linear to a circular business model is one of the key challenges for the fashion industry, since it has committed itself to go circular. Aiming to realize a holistic approach to circularity, we need to create multiple and extended product cycles, design out waste and consider the moment of disposal already within the stage of fabric development and product design. This talk aims to provide a broad perspective and deep understanding of making the right decisions on how to design bodywear garments for circularity and learn about fabrics and materials already available on the market to achieve these goals.