AMD to host Global Fashion Conference 2022 on Sustainability

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2022-10-30 18:22:23 – Germany

German Academy of Fashion & Design (AMD) will host the Sustainable Fashion Conference in 2022. This year, Germany will serve as the host country for the first time at the Global Fashion Conference, an effort that aspires to develop an innovation system for the fashion sector.

The German Fresenius University of Applied Sciences' design faculty, Akademie Mode & Design Design (AMD), will host the ninth iteration of the international conference, which will be held online from November 17 to 18.

The two-day conference's agenda, Fashion Sustainability: From Dream to Reality, is divided into four sections: Ethics and Aesthetics of Sustainability, The New Age of IT and Sustainability, Political and Legal Frameworks of Sustainability in Fashion, Investment and Financing for Sustainability in Fashion.

International researchers and experts from the fashion industry, as well as those from business and politics, will present the most recent findings and approaches to sustainability at GFC 2022.

There will be about 100 speakers and contributors, including Dr. Christiane Rohleder, State Secretary at the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection, Theo Grassl, Chairman of the German Fashion Council, and Heike Derwanz, professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna who specializes in the subject of minimalism as a future sustainability strategy.

The Union of Concerned Researchers in Fashion, Kate Fletcher and Mathilda Tham, Henrietta Onwuegbuzie, Director of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program at Lagos Business School, and Christiane Luible, Co-Director of the Fashion & Technology Department at Linz Art University will also be present at the conference.

On the second day of the conference, two prizes will be given out for the best research papers or projects in the categories of Sustainable Fashion and Innovation in Luxury and Fashion.

Henrietta Onwuegbuzie and Kerstin Weng, Head of Editorial Content at German Vogue, are members of the independent jury.

Additionally, on November 17, the opening day of the conference, a virtual marketplace will debut. It will serve as a gathering place for leaders in the sustainability industry, as well as for learners, start-ups, companies, and fashion researchers.

A "greenhouse" for start-ups, a Craftsman's Inn, a Town Hall, a Gallery, a Kiosk, an Artists kiosk, and an Artists & Activists Club will all be present in the market.

In addition to Femnet, the Ethical Fashion Initiative (UNO), Re-FREAM (an EU Commission project), A New Kind of Blue, The Wearness, CLOTHES friends, the Greenstyle Fair, and the BuyGoodStuff Guides, the project is supported by the German Fashion Council and FashionRevolution Germany.

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