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EcoSessions : Innovations in Textiles
September 13, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$15 - $25
The fashion industry is producing 150 billion garments per year with most ending up in landfill. Innovations in textiles are an industry must if we are to create a healthy and sustainable future. This EcoSessions will gather leaders in the latest in advanced (regenerative and sustainable) technologies. Join us on Tuesday, September 13 to hear from: Giulio Bonazzi (Aquafil- regenerating nylon), Sylvia Heisel (HEISEL- 3D printing) and Maia Wojcik (INDX/Fashion Tech Forum- wearable tech). Moderated by Kate Black (Magnifeco.com).
7:00 – doors open
7:15-8:30 – Panel Discussion between Giulio Bonazzi (Aquafil- regenerating nylon), Sylvia Heisel (HEISEL- 3D printing) and Maia Wojcik (INDX/Fashion Tech Forum- wearable tech). Moderated by Kate Black (Magnifeco.com).
8:30-9:00 – Conversation and networking
Giulio Bonazzi: Chairman and CEO Aquafil. Since 1969, Aquafil has been one of the leading players, both in Italy and globally, in the production of polyamide 6. The Aquafil Group has a presence in eight countries on three continents, employing more than 2700 staff at 16 plants located in Italy, Germany, Scotland, Slovenia, Croatia, the USA, Thailand and China. Made from 100 percent regenerated nylon waste materials, Aquafil’s ECONYL fiber helps divert global waste streams from landfills and oceans and is used to produce a wide range of textile products such as sportswear, swimwear and carpets.
Sim Gulati: Co-founder and CEO Dropel. Dropel Fabrics is platform to create performance-based cotton, natural fabrics using material science and textile technology.
Sylvia Heisel: Founder HEISEL. HEISEL uses new technology based materials and manufacturing methods to make sustainable clothes, accessories and things.
Maia Wojcik: Co-Founder Fashion Tech Forum and INDX. Fashion Tech Forum is an annual conference hosting 800+ executives from the fashion and technology communities, including CEOs, founders, creative directors, investors, and disrupters.
Kate Black: Founder EcoSessions and Magnifeco. Recognized as an expert in ethical fashion and sustainable living, Kate Black is the founder of Magnifeco.com (launched ’09) and author of ‘Magnifeco: Your Head-to-Toe Guide to Ethical Fashion and Non-Toxic Beauty’ (published ’15), which has been featured in The Guardian, Vogue Italia, Metro, NOW Magazine and more. Kate is also the founder of EcoSessions, the global event series connecting industry, designers and citizens to discuss change.
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