CONFERENCE: FUTURE FIBERS & FABRICS – Materials that will change the fashion industry

8 March 2019

@ INTERFILIERE HONG KONG – WED. 20th March  (10:30-11:15 am)

By Marina CHAHBOUNE , Sustainability Specialist @ suPPPort ltd

Marina Chahboune (M. A. Sustainability in Fashion) is a known expert in the field of sustainable textile production, sustainable innovations and circular economy principles.
With her special focus and expertise in denim and jeans production she has been working globally within all tiers of the supply chain, supervising projects for fiber and fabric development, eco-friendly garment finishings and the implementation of closed loop concepts.

She founded her sustainability consultancy Beyond Fashion in 2011 and for the past 5 years has been working as Senior Sustainability Manager for the global market leader brand in eco-fashion Hessnatur. Since this year Marina is additionally part of Hongkong based suPPPort Ltd. Sustainability Consulting Service.

Aiming to oppose inefficient linear resource flows within the textile industry, she is conducting workshops in Indonesia for guiding fashion brands and garment manufacturer to make the transition from ´take-make-dispose` economy towards ´closing the loop` of product lifecycles through greater recycling, upcycling, re-using and re-designing, as well as setting up roadmaps for circular business models.

FUTURE FIBERS & FABRICS – Materials that will change the fashion industry

As part of a holistic approach to creating fashion in a more sustainable way, choosing the right fibers and fabrics is a key starting point for creating change. But which materials qualify as suitable solutions for lowering the environmental footprint of fashion? Facing a growing population and emerging markets with increasing demand for consumer goods and resources, change within the current wasteful and polluting practices of the fashion and textile industry is inevitable.

This talk will give a diversified overview on the latest trends of new, innovative and future-proof materials that disrupt the system and minimize the negative impact already at the raw material stage, covering a broad range of material choices that are renewable, recycled from pre- and post-consumer waste, recyclable, biodegradable, based on biopolymers or from completely new sources for example from agricultural waste.


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