Webinar: Circular opportunities in the textile and fashion sector in France for Dutch entrepreneurs
Holland Circular Hotspot together with the Dutch Embassy in Paris, The Netherlands Enterprise Agency and the Dutch Ministry for Infrastructure and Water Management in close cooperation with French and Dutch business representatives organised this webinar on the 10th of June 2020.
The webinar is a follow-up on our recently published dedicated webpage on CE in France. On the page you can find facts & figures, national CE strategies, links to reports and sources and more.
Scroll down to find the video registration, presentations, the report by Alice Gras and relevant information that was shared during the webinar.
Programme of the webinar
15.05 Welcome words by Freek van Eijk, Director at Holland Circular Hotspot
15.10 Introduction by Nico Schiettekatte, Head of Economic Section, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in France
15.15 Highlights of the RVO report “Innovation and sustainability in French Fashion Tech. Outlook and opportunities” by Alice Gras, President/Founder at Hall Couture, Entrepreneur and Consultant in Fashion.
15.25 Textile value chain: challenges and Dutch capabilities. Joint presentation by Mieke Evers, International Sustainability Advisor at the Netherlands Enterprise Agency and Rens Tap, Business Developer at Modint
15.40 Panel discussion with Mieke Evers, Rens Tap, Nico Schiettekatte and Alice Gras moderated by Ruben Dubelaar, International Strategy at Holland Circular Hotspot
16.05 Concluding remarks by Nico Schiettekatte and Freek Van Eijk
Click on the titles to open the presentations.
Welcome & Introductions by Freek Van Eijk
Textile value chain: challenges and Dutch capabilities by Mieke Evers
Report Innovation and sustainability in French Fashion Tech
This report presents an overview of innovation in fashion outlining possible opportunities for collaboration that address both economic and ecological sustainability. It also seeks to describe the conditions necessary for the fashion industry to achieve the United Nation’s Social Development Goals (SDGs).
It investigates the current French fashion tech arena, its definition, evolution and main fields of technological innovation.
Reducing pollution generated by the fashion industry requires the collective contribution of institutions, fashion groups and brands along with committed consumers but it should also be backed by funding for research into sustainable solutions. The emerging visionary fashion tech entrepreneurs can kickstart progress, but they can only do so with the support and contribution of the leading industry stakeholders that have far greater economic means.
This study is commissioned by the Innovation Department of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in France and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl). It was written by Alice Gras and Claire Eliot and translated by Sophie Bramel.
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