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Sustainable fashion is a movement of creating change to fashion products and the fashion industry towards greater ecological integrity and social justice. It concerns more than addressing fashion textiles or products. It comprises addressing the whole system of fashion – from producers to consumers. 

Welcome to Sustainable Fashion Days – an initiative to increase knowledge, share experience and build bridges.

SwedTALKs on Sustainable Fashion

These SwedTALKs were recorded on May 26th - Did you miss them? Both are now available for FREE on Youtube

Get inspired on these two digital SwedTalks about Sustainable Fashion . You will meet leading representatives from the fashion industry, both from Sweden and from Hong Kong. These seminars are produced by the Swedish Chamber of Commerce and the Consulate General of Sweden in Hong Kong. All in collaboration with HK Design Centre and The Mills.

These SwedTALKs are a way to build a bridge between Sweden and Hong Kong. 

NO 1. THE FUTURE OF INNOVATIVE MATERIALS

SWEDTALK 1
Did you miss this SwedTALK? Now you can see it on Youtube

We do read about lots of initiatives from the fashion industry on new creative materials/fabrics. But the question is – how far has we come? What can we expect?Where do we fail?

Listen to our high quality panel talking about the future of innovative materials. Great examples will be highlighted and inspiration about the materials of tomorrow will be given.

NO 2. SUSTAINABILITY FROM A TO Z

SWEDTALK 2
Did you miss this SwedTALK? Now you can see it on Youtube

We all have our own definition on what sustainability really is. What is sustainable for me might not be it for you and the other way around. Welcome to this SwedTALK with several leading profiles from Sweden and Hong Kong says about this.

Let us lift the perspective and see how we mutually can make this world a better place.

Why is Sustainable Fashion important to Sweden?

Eva Karlberg, Benny Andersson (ABBA) and Helena Storm at the Swedish Winter in Hong Kong (Dec 2019)

I am proud of Sweden being a forerunner in the quest for the sustainable fashion industry we urgently need. We believe collaboration and sharing of knowledge is key to finding solutions, and with the SWEDTalks we wish to deepen the dialogue between Hong Kong and Sweden around challenges and opportunities ahead.
Helena Storm
Consul General, Consulate General of Sweden
The impact of sustainable fashion is highly valued both in Sweden and Hong Kong. The bridging initiative with Sustainable Fashion Days aim at sharing experiences and increase the collaboration between the two markets within this field. We are proud to see so many distinguished speakers sharing their knowledge and look forward to increased exchange between companies, governments and consumers.
Eva Karlberg
General Manager, Swedish Chamber of Commerce

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Voices on Sustainable Fashion

Get inspired by a variety of Swedish brands, institutions and Hong Kong experts. Listen to their stories on sustainable fashion. Click here

SWEDEGOOD - New Online Design Shop

Instead of a planned popup shop with “Good” Swedish design, a new onlineshop is being launched – SWEDEGOOD. Find unique products – upcycled, recycled or products with a “good” and sustainable story. 

If you wish to support the designers by buying a product, you get a 15% discount if you place an order before June 14. Use the code SWEDENHK when you check out. All prices include shipping so no additional costs.

Swedish Fashion Delegation Trip to Hong Kong

December 2020

Are you a small Swedish fashion brand interested in Hong Kong? In December 2020 we plan to bring a Swedish delegation here, while Fashion Asia take place in Hong Kong. 

We will offer an interesting program with SwedTALKs, field trips, pitch event and knowledge exchange between Swedish and local Hong Kong designers. It will be an experience of a lifetime.

Do you want to know more? Then….

EXHIBITION: Fashion Revolution - The Future of Textiles @The Mills

26 MAY - 7 JUNE

Clothes affect all of us on this planet. We are all, to some extent, consumers regardless of the climate we live in and whether we follow the latest fashion, wear hand-me-downs, shop at large chains or buy tailor-made.

At the same time, fashion and textile represents one of the most polluting trade industries. Swedish businesses and research centres are among the main drivers for investment in more sustainable systems.

Fashion revolution – the future of textiles is an exhibition that highlights the industry’s major challenges, showcases Swedish solutions and guides you as a consumer to contribute effectively. The material is produced by the Swedish Institute with the help of researchers and other sustainable fashion experts.

Rebuilding a More Sustainable Fashion Industry After Covid-19

Click here for full report. More reports can be found here 

More events to come

Physical events in Hong Kong are in the pipeline. Discussions are held with H&M, Redress and WWF. Stay tuned…