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As the second-largest polluter in the world, it’s no surprise heads are turning to the fashion industry for some real action against climate change.
Luckily, setting trends is an industry speciality, and we’re seeing massive progress from some of the world’s most influential brands.
MODUM is our track exploring the ways that tech is moving fashion into a new era. We’ll hear from brand leaders viewing the world through sustainable-tinted glasses.
Anna Gedda, Chief Sustainability Officer, H&M: Since 2013, H&M has championed recycling by taking back the clothes we no longer want. Their Conscious Collection has seen huge success since it launched in 2012, and uses 50% recycled materials in every piece. The company’s Chief Sustainability Officer will tell us about H&M’s green journey so far, and how they’re planning for a cleaner future.
Katrin Ley, Managing Director, Fashion for Good: Fashion for Good want to “circular-ise” the fashion economy. Their Innovation Platform is nurturing the up-and-coming eco-fashionistas creating a waste-free future. Who says the earth has to suffer for us to look good?
Jack Constantine, Chief Technology Officer, Lush: Lush shampoo bars have cornered the market, but that’s not the only way the company is reducing their carbon footprint. By tackling packaging, waste, and recycling practices, they’ve managed to lead sustainability in the cosmetics industry. Jack Constantine will tell us how tech has helped them transform the market.