Javier Goyeneche makes clothes out of plastic waste through his label Ecoalf. He says: "Instead of asking ourselves which earth we are leaving to our children, we should be concerned about which children we are leaving to the earth." Watch the whole video interview from the GDI Retail Summit here.
With her start-up Reflaunt, Stéphanie Crespin connects luxury brands to the second-hand market using blockchain technology. She recently raised 2.7 million US dollars in funding for her venture. Crespin's ambitious goal is to solve the fashion industry's sustainability problem.
Thirty minutes – that's how long we use a plastic bag for on average before we throw it away. It often ends up in the sea, together with 5 to 13 million tonnes of other plastic waste per year. Javier Goyeneche turns it into clothes. He explained his business model here and at the GDI Retail Summit.
Grassroots movements will revolutionize the fast fashion industry, bestselling author Dana Thomas is sure. Thomas talks about business models beyond growth and innovative start-ups here in a podcast and at the 70th International Retail Summit on 10 and 11 September 2020.
Billigmode boomt. Das belastet nicht nur die Umwelt, sondern ist auch ethisch fragwürdig. Klar ist: Es muss sich etwas ändern in der Textilbranche. Warum die Automatisierung dabei eine grosse Chance sein könnte, erklärte GDI-Forschungsleiterin Karin Frick dem SRF-Wirtschaftsmagazin «ECO».
Demna Gvasalia is a fashion icon. The designer once founded the hip label Vetements together with his brother. Today, among other things, he is creative director of the luxury brand Balenciaga. At the GDI Retail Summit, he will be interviewed by Hans Ulrich Obrist, artistic director of the Serpentine Galleries in London. Here Obrist explains Gvasalia’s influence.
Which services can improve loyalty and customer satisfaction? How innovative can personalisation be put into practise and how can fashion retailers compete with Zalando? Josie Cartridge, Customer Director at fashion brand River Island, gives answers – here and at the International Retail Summit.