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SwedTALK: challenges & opportunities within sustainable fashion

The Mills - December 3rd

4-4.30pm (Hong Kong time)

Join for free via ZOOM.

Sustainable Fashion has been discussed for quite a while, and we all know about the problems in the fashion industry (resource consumption, textile waste, carbon footprint, pollution etc). So what’s holding us back from making progress? And what needs to change? 

Welcome to a SWEDTalk where you meet representatives working within fashion in different ways. Lauren Boucer from the Hong Kong-based NGO Redress will lead a discussion with Malin Lundahl, the Sustainability Manager from H&M,  and Sarah Fung from Hula who decided to leave the big fashion brands to rather develop her own fashion business within the circular economy.

Some of the topics to be discussed

  • What does sustainability actually mean? Is anything around us really sustainable?
  • Where, on the scale of progress towards sustainability, are fashion brands today?
  • Circular business models like secondhand, rental and repair – is that the future? Or what are the challenges?
  • Are consumers willing to pay more for innovative materials, e.g. bio-based materials or recycled materials?
  • The future of Sustainability – is the responsibility only on the fashion industry or do we as consumers need to take a bigger part of this?

Who should attend?

Anyone interested in sustainable fashion and/or the future.

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Moderator

Lauren

Lauren Boucher, Circular Fashion Programme Manager, Redress

Lauren works at Redress, a pioneering Hong Kong based environmental charity with a mission to prevent and transform textile waste to catalyse a circular economy and reduce fashion’s water, chemical and carbon footprints. Lauren’s work centres around developing educational events and resources for consumers through partnerships with fashion brands, corporates and schools. Her background is in intellectual property law and advertising law. Lauren sees fashion as an important vehicle for self-expression and wants to help build a future where we can continue to enjoy fashion in a more sustainable way. 

Speakers

Malin Lundahl, Sustainability Manager Sales Market Greater China, H&M

Malin Lundahl is the Sustainability Manager at H&M Greater China. Malin is passionate about how successful business can, and should, have a positive impact on the environment and people in its full value chain. Malin has been with H&M since 2013 and then started her journey with the company in product development. Malin holds a Master of Science in Biotechnology from Lund University in Sweden and is a published researcher.

Read more about the Sustainability work of H&M here

Sarah Fung, Founder & CEO, Hula

Sarah Fung is the founder of HULA, a consignment platform selling premium designer womenswear, at up to 95% off retail. HULA uses AI Authentication to authenticate their designer bags and last year launched the very first pre-owned designer warehouse in Hong Kong.

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Organizers

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