CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT

SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION 2021

Accelerating Sustainability in Fashion, Clothing, Sportswear & Accessories

23rd International Conference
Online Conference: 15th-21st March 2021
Business School
University for the Creative Arts
Epsom
Surrey
KT18 5BE
UK

Sustainable Innovation 2021 is a partner event of the United Nations International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development, 2021

Programme

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Day 1 – VISION & NEW PERSPECTIVES – 15th March 2021 – 12.00 – 19.00 GMT (13.00 – 20.00 CET)

Chair: Professor Martin Charter, Director, The Centre for Sustainable Design ®, Business School for the Creative Industries (BSCI), University for the Creative Arts, UK

12:00Introduction
Professor Martin Charter, Director, The Centre for Sustainable Design, Business School for the Creative Industries (BSCI), University for the Creative Arts (UCA), UK
12:05Address by UCA
Professor Catherine Harper, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, UCA UK
Professor Philip Powell, Director, BSCI, UCA, UK
12:20Address by UNCTAD
Isabelle Durant, Acting Secretary General, UNCTAD, Switzerland
12:30Vision
Roberta Annan, Founding Partner, Annan Capital Partners, Ghana
13:00Policy/Governance
Andrew Martin, Vice President: Membership & Stakeholder Engagement, Sustainable Apparel Coalition, US
13:30Circular Economy Action Agenda for Textiles
Ke Wang, Knowledge Lead, Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy (PACE), Netherlands
14:00Market/Consumers
Helena Leurent, Director General, Consumers International, Switzerland
14:30Entrepreneur
Arthur Huang, Founder & CEO, Miniwiz, Taiwan
15:00Panel: Accelerating Sustainability
Chaired: Professor Martin Charter, Director, The Centre for Sustainable Design, BSCI, UCA, UK
Roberta Annan, Founding Partner, Annan Capital Partners, Ghana
Andrew Martin, Vice President: Membership & Stakeholder Engagement, Sustainable Apparel Coalition, US
Ke Wang, Knowledge Lead, Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy (PACE), Netherlands
Helena Leurent, Director General, Consumers International, Switzerland
Arthur Huang, Founder & CEO, Miniwiz, Taiwan
15:45SpeedNET: Speed Networking
16:30New Approaches: Dutch Circular Textile Valley
Professor Dr Jacqueline Cramer, Chairman, Dutch Circular Textile Valley, Netherlands
16:50New Processes
Professor Dr Jan Mahy, Sustainable & Functional Textiles, School of Creative Technology, Saxion: University of Applied Science, Netherlands
17:10New Materials
Adrián López Velarde & Marte Cázarez, Founders, Desserto, Mexico
17:30Brand Transparency
Frankie Philips, Founder, Creative & Sustainability Director, TOBEFRANK, UK
17:50New business models
Bert van Son, Founder & CEO, Mud Jeans international BV, Netherlands
18:10Sustainable Innovation
Rogier van Mazijk, Investment Director, Fashion for Good, Netherlands
18:30Panel: Accelerating Sustainability
Chaired: Michael Schragger, Founder, Sustainable Fashion Academy, Sweden
Professor Dr Jacqueline Cramer, Chairman, Dutch Circular Textile Valley, Netherlands
Adrián López Velarde & Marte Cázarez, Founders, Desserto, Mexico
Professor Dr Jan Mahy, Sustainable & Functional Textiles, School of Creative Technology, Saxion: University of Applied Science, Netherlands
Frankie Philips, Founder, Creative & Sustainability Director, TOBEFRANK, UK
Bert van Son, Founder & CEO, Mud Jeans international BV, Netherlands
Rogier van Mazijk, Investment Director, Fashion for Good, Netherlands
19:10Closing remarks
Professor Martin Charter, Director, The Centre for Sustainable Design, BSCI, UCA, UK
19:15Close

Day 2 – STRATEGY & IMPLEMENTATION – 16th March 2021 – 12.00 – 16.00 GMT (13.00 – 17.00 CET)

Chair: Professor Martin Charter, Director, The Centre for Sustainable Design ®, University for the Creative Arts, UK

12:00Introduction
Professor Martin Charter, Director, The Centre for Sustainable Design, Business School for the Creative Industries (BSCI), University for the Creative Arts (UCA), UK
12:05Vision
María Eugenia Girón Davila, Non-Executive Director, Entrepreneur & Investor, Spain
12:35Impact
Christine Goulay, Head of Sustainable Innovation, Kering, France
13:05Entrepreneur
Dr Bernice Pan, Founder & Creative Director, DEPLOY London, UK
13:35Materials
Professor Rebecca Earley, Co-Director, Centre for Circular Design, University of the Arts, UK
14:05Technology
Trevor Davis, Managing Director, Trevor Davis & Associates, UK
14:35Panel: Accelerating Sustainability
Chaired: Professor Martin Charter, Director, The Centre for Sustainable Design, BSCI, UCA, UK
Christine Goulay, Head of Sustainable Innovation, Kering, France
Dr Bernice Pan, Founder & Creative Director, DEPLOY London, UK
Professor Rebecca Earley, Co-Director, Centre for Circular Design, University of the Arts, UK
Trevor Davis, Managing Director, Trevor Davis & Associates, UK
15:20SpeedNET: Speed Networking
15:55Closing remarks
Professor Martin Charter, Director, The Centre for Sustainable Design, BSCI, UCA, UK
16:00Close

Day 3 – RESEARCH: CULTURE, CONSUMPTION & CONSUMERS – 17th March 2021 – 12.00 – 16.30 GMT (13.00 – 17.30 CET)

Chairs: Professor Martin Charter, Director, The Centre for Sustainable Design ®, University for the Creative Arts, UK & Dr. Laura Santamaria, Co-Founder, Sublime Magazine, UK

12:00SpeedNET: Speed Networking
12:35Introduction
Professor Martin Charter, Director, The Centre for Sustainable Design, BSCI, UCA, UK
12:45Sustainable Newness Through Swap Meets An Exploratory Study Examining Benefits & Barriers in Thailand
A Puri, Fashion Rethink, Thailand
13:15Accelerating Racial Equity in Sustainable Apparel: Barriers to Entry for Racial Minorities
P Tomfohrde & Dr E Bye, University of Minnesota, USA
13:45Care Practice & Product-service System: Design Thinking Towards User Detachment from Hibernating or Accumulated Clothing at End of Use
Y Choi, University of Arts London, UK & J Stevens, Royal College of Art, UK
14:15Crafting a Connection
A Newton, Creative Orange Studio, UK
14:45The Unheard Voices in Fashion Accelerating Sustainability
M.A Gardetti, Center for Studies on Sustainable Luxury, Argentina & M Gabriel, Sustainable Textile Center, Argentina
15:15Second Skin: Using Textile Testing to Enhance Garment Longevity
C Lerpiniere & Dr A Davies, De Montfort University, UK
15:45Panel:
A Puri, Fashion Rethink, Thailand
P Tomfohrde & Dr E Bye, University of Minnesota, USA
Y Choi, University of Arts London, UK & J Stevens, Royal College of Art, UK
A Newton, Creative Orange Studio, UK
M.A Gardetti, Center for Studies on Sustainable Luxury, Argentina & M Gabriel, Sustainable Textile Center, Argentina
C Lerpiniere & Dr A Davies, De Montfort University, UK
16:15Closing remarks
Professor Martin Charter, Director, The Centre for Sustainable Design, BSCI, UCA, UK
16:30Close

Day 4 – RESEARCH: STRATEGY & TECHNOLOGY – 18th March 2021 – 12.00 – 16.00 GMT (13.00 – 17.00 CET)

Chairs: Professor Martin Charter, Director, The Centre for Sustainable Design ®, University for the Creative Arts, UK & Dr Michiel Scheffer, Programme Manager, Textile and Sustainability, Wageningen University & Research, Netherlands

12:00SpeedNET: Speed Networking
12:35Introduction
Professor Martin Charter, Director, The Centre for Sustainable Design, BSCI, UCA, UK
12:45A Sustainable Pathway in Fashion Industry in 2030
I Cheng, Sustainable Innovation Lab, UK & M Charter, University for the Creative Arts, UK
13:15Sustainable Textile Production through Adapted Pettern Design
H Ahrens-Wels & H Koch, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
13:45How Research & Development in Biotechnology is Introducing an Alternative Path in the Fashion Industry
C de Oliveira, Universidade de Brasília & SUI Biotecnologia, Brasil, C Gonçalves, SUI Biotecnologia, Brazil & T Carmo, Universidade de Brasília, Brasil
14:15Management of the Wardrobe System: An Understudied & Powerful Influence on Clothing Waste
L Dunne, University of Minnesota, USA
14:45SauColors: An Alternative to Chemical Dyes
L Roa, C Obregónb & G Daniesc, University of Los Andes, Colombia
15:15Panel:
I Cheng, Sustainable Innovation Lab, UK & M Charter, University for the Creative Arts, UK
H Ahrens-Wels & H Koch, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
C de Oliveira, Universidade de Brasília & SUI Biotecnologia, Brasil, C Gonçalves, SUI Biotecnologia, Brazil & T Carmo, Universidade de Brasília, Brasil
L Dunne, University of Minnesota, USA
L Roa, C Obregónb & G Daniesc, University of Los Andes, Colombia
15:45Closing remarks
Professor Martin Charter, Director, The Centre for Sustainable Design, BSCI, UCA, UK
16:00Close

Day 5 – RESEARCH: DESIGN, TOOLS & METHODOLOGIES – 19th March 2021 – 12.00 – 16.30 GMT (13.00 – 17.30 CET)

Chairs: Professor Martin Charter, Director, The Centre for Sustainable Design ®, University for the Creative Arts, UK & Yashi Dadhich, Founder, KAHANI, US

12:00SpeedNET: Speed Networking
12:35Introduction
Professor Martin Charter, Director, The Centre for Sustainable Design, BSCI, UCA, UK
12:45The Impact Demonstration Challenge: A Literature Review of Social and Sustainable Impact Measurement for Fashion Businesses
M Asseman, A Lemieux & P Durance, Institut Français de la Mode, France
13:15Let’s Play Fashion – The Transformation to Circular Business Values Using the Circular Design Matrix
S Lettmann, Birmingham City University, UK
13:45Generative Garment Design for Circularity
E Bigger, Researcher / Consultant, Datable Studio SL, Spain
14:15Ethics of Care Disrupting Unsustainable Fashion Design Radical Change & Innovation Methodologies
L Nel, Central University of Technology, South Africa, A Munro, Vaal University of Technology, South Africa & Dr D Smal, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
14:45Innovative Material Making & Biophilic Inspired Design
S Corcoran, E O’Dowd & R Tuffy, National College Of Art and Design, Ireland
15:15Implementation of Traceability in the Fashion Networks: Literature Review & Conceptual Framework of Traceability System Requirements
J Riemens, Institut Français de la Mode, & Arts et Métiers ParisTech, France, A Lemieux, Institut Français de la Mode, France & S Lamouri, Arts et Métiers ParisTech, France
15:45Panel:
M Asseman, A Lemieux & P Durance, Institut Français de la Mode, France
S Lettmann, Birmingham City University, UK
E Bigger, Researcher / Consultant, Datable Studio SL, Spain
L Nel, Central University of Technology, South Africa, A Munro, Vaal University of Technology, South Africa & Dr D Smal, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
S Corcoran, E O’Dowd & R Tuffy, National College Of Art and Design, Ireland
J Riemens, Institut Français de la Mode, & Arts et Métiers ParisTech, France, A Lemieux, Institut Français de la Mode, France & S Lamouri, Arts et Métiers ParisTech, France
16:15Closing remarks
Professor Martin Charter, Director, The Centre for Sustainable Design, BSCI, UCA, UK
16:30Close

Day 6 – RESEARCH: CASE STUDIES 1 – 20th March 2021 – 12.00 – 16.30 GMT (13.00 – 17.30 CET)

Chair: Professor Martin Charter, Director, The Centre for Sustainable Design ®, University for the Creative Arts, UK & Dr Marisa Henderson, Chief, Creative Economy, UNCTAD, Switzerland

12:00SpeedNET: Speed Networking
12:35Introduction
Professor Martin Charter, Director, The Centre for Sustainable Design, BSCI, UCA, UK
12:45Fostering Sustainable Practices: Case Studies of Micro & Small Designer Fashion Enterprises Building Back Better
S Black, M Burcikovaa, D Williamsa, A Rocamoraa, University of the Arts London, UK, F Lyonb, P Elfb, A Wernerb, I Vickersb, Middlesex University, UK & C Eckertc, P Crommentuijn-Marshc, Open University, UK
13:15The Sustainable Bra: Analysis of Lingerie Brand’s Communication via Websites & Instagram
K Gosler, University of Arts London, UK
13:45Beyond a Western ‘Sustainability’ in Design: Fashion Practice and Sustainability in Bahrain
R Maki, University of Arts London, UK
14:15“Fibre Follows Food”: A Cross-industry Application of Collective Trademarks for the Salento Fashion Economy to Thrive
S Cavagnero, Northumbria University, UK, D De Marinis, UNINT University, Italy, O Trio, University of Salento, Italy & D Manco, Politecnico del Made, Italy
14:45What is the Potential of Bio-based Synthetic Fibers to Move Towards a Sustainable Textile Industry?
T Ivanović & C Som, Empa, Switzerland
15:15Sewing Box for the Future: Upskilling the Next Generation
J Ballie, V&A Dundee, Scotland
15:45Panel:
S Black, M Burcikovaa, D Williamsa, A Rocamoraa, University of the Arts London, UK, F Lyonb, P Elfb, A Wernerb, I Vickersb, Middlesex University, UK & C Eckertc, P Crommentuijn-Marshc, Open University, UK
K Gosler, University of Arts London, UK
R Maki, University of Arts London, UK
S Cavagnero, Northumbria University, UK, D De Marinis, UNINT University, Italy, O Trio, University of Salento, Italy & D Manco, Politecnico del Made, Italy
T Ivanović & C Som, Empa, Switzerland
J Ballie, V&A Dundee, Scotland
16:15Closing remarks
Professor Martin Charter, Director, The Centre for Sustainable Design, BSCI, UCA, UK
16:30Close

Day 7 – RESEARCH: CASE STUDIES 2 – 21st March 2021 – 12.00 – 16.30 GMT (13.00 – 17.30 CET)

Chairs: Professor Martin Charter, Director, The Centre for Sustainable Design ®, University for the Creative Arts, UK & Dr Miguel Angel Gardetti, Founder and Director, Sustainable Textile Center and the Center for Study of Sustainable Luxury, Argentina

12:00SpeedNET: Speed Networking
12:35Introduction
Professor Martin Charter, Director, The Centre for Sustainable Design, BSCI, UCA, UK
12:45Virtual Fashion: Confronting the Once-worn Garment
E Rosa, University for the Creative Arts, UK
13:15All Sewn Up: Dismantling Fast Fashion Consumption as a Social Practice through Creative Empowerment and Consumer Collaboration
C Santos, Carra Santos, UK
13:45Transforming the Fashion Industry by: The Evolution of Design & Merchandising Education
C Baeza & E Quinn, Drexel University, USA
14:15Co-creative Value Identity in Crafts using Remote Online Workshops
S Gupta, S Sharma & V Goel, Pearl Academy, India & F Hackney, J Morris & A Welsh Manchester Fashion Institute, UK
14:45Gratitude and Reciprocity: Foundational Values for a Sustainable Apparel Future
E Bye & S Davis, University of Minnesota, USA
15:15Quantification of the Economic and Environmental Impacts of Fabric Waste Scaled Globally
A Fardin, University of Cambridge, UK
15:45Panel:
E Rosa, University for the Creative Arts, UK
C Santos, Carra Santos, UK
C Baeza & E Quinn, Drexel University, USA
S Gupta, S Sharma & V Goel, Pearl Academy, India & F Hackney, J Morris & A Welsh Manchester Fashion Institute, UK
E Bye & S Davis, University of Minnesota, USA
A Fardin, University of Cambridge, UK
16:15Closing remarks
Professor Martin Charter, Director, The Centre for Sustainable Design, BSCI, UCA, UK
16:30Close

Programme may be subject to change

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For more information on Sustainable Innovation 2021   please contact:

Professor Martin Charter
Director
The Centre for Sustainable Design ®
University for the Creative Arts
UK
Tel: + 44 (0) 1252 892772
Fax: + 44 (0) 1252 892747
Email: mcharter@ucreative.ac.uk
Website: cfsd.org.uk

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