CONFERENCE: DESIGN FOR RECYCLABILITY – Can the intimates sector reach circularity?

8 March 2019

@ INTERFILIERE HONG KONG – THUR. 21st March  (10:30-11:30 am)

Hannah LANE, Communication and Sponsorship Director @ REDRESS

Hannah is Communications and Sponsorship Director at Redress, the NGO working to cut waste out of the fashion industry, where she develops strategy and implementation across multiple programmes and corrals support and sponsorship for Redress’ cause. She also is the co-author of Dress [with] Sense, Redress’ new consumer guide and works alongside the education team to drive forward our work to bring knowledge and skills around sustainability to the future generation of the fashion industry. Hannah has over 10 years experience working in the sustainability field, four of which were in China where she headed up sustainability consultancy OgilvyEarth China and sat on the advisory board and organising committee for the Eco-Design Fair Shanghai. She has also worked on a number of sustainable research projects including Green, Let them Eat Cake (WWF 2005) Deeper Luxury (WWF 2007) and Get Going with Green (Ogilvy Earth 2011).

Sharleen ERNSTER, Founder & CEO @ WE ARE HAH

Sharleen is a visionary fashion executive with 20+ years of expertise leading global brands. Her desire to create ethically-made and eco-conscious product led her to found We Are HAH – the first sexy intimate brand focused on comfort, ease, and ethically made product. Under her leadership, HAH is pioneering the confirmed idea that sustainable is sexy (with a soul…)

Dr Gloria Lei YAO, PhD
Director, Project Development @ HKRITA

Dr Yao obtained her Bachelor of Science from Zhejiang Medical University and Master of Science in Zhejiang University, China. Dr Yao received her PhD in Textile Technology from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong.

Her current research interests centre around: textiles-human interactions, textile technologies and industry sustainability. She is now leading a research team and doing applied research on high-performance textiles, water-less textile technologies and post-consumer textile recycle.

She has considerable research experience of textile and clothing and insight into applied research, R&D roadmap and innovation strategy.


DESIGN FOR RECYCLABILITY: Can the intimates sector reach circularity?

Circularity is the buzz word of the fashion industry, but achieving it can seem like a quest for the holy grail. This panel will explore how realistic circularity is for the intimates sector, and look at the challenges and opportunities for both extending the life of garments and increasing end of life recovery for recycling, through the lens of decision making in design.


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