Re-Barcelona brings together more than 30 international sustainable fashion professionals

24 November, 2019

Rossana Orlandi and Marie-Claire Daveu, speakers at the Re-Barcelona Summit

The first edition of Re-Barcelona Sustainable Fashion Global Event will bring together more than 30 sustainability professionals of the fashion and textile industry. One of the confirmed speakers is the well-known gallerist Rossana Orlandi, who will explain how to deal with the plastic problem. Experts from companies such as Ecoalf, Veja, Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Kering and Nextil will also participate in the event. The international gathering, organized by Moda Sostenible Barcelona and promoted by Barcelona City Council, will take place next November 29-30 at Disseny Hub Barcelona.

On November 29 the Summit Sustainable Fashion and Beyond will be held, addressed to the professional world, which will cover the realities and challenges of the fashion industry to achieve a more sustainable industry. During this day, international prominent names will participate such as Rossana Orlandi, one of the most influential people from the design world; Marie-Claire Daveu, Chief Sustainability Officer and Head of International Institucional affairs at Kering; Sara K Arnold, Founder of Higher Studio; Aldo Sollazzo, CEO of Noumena; Manel Subirats, General Manager at Greendyes Research Lab; Mar Isla, Director of the Chair of Circular Economy and Sustainability at TecnoCampus Mataró-Maresme Foundation; Kavita Parmar, Founder and Creative Director of The IOU Project; and Marilyn Martinez, Senior Analyst of Make Fashion Circular at Ellen MacArthur Foundation; among others.

The event will count with four roundtables: the first one, to debate about the fibres capacity of recycling and to think about innovative and sustainable materials for the future; the second one, to discuss about new business models; the third one, about the consumer’s mindset; and the last one, about sustainability in its totality, integrated in the future of retail. Among the speakers there will be Manuel Martos, Group Managing Director of Nextil; François-Ghislain Morillion, founder and CEO of Veja; Elena Foguet, Business Director Spain of Value Retail; Mariona Sanz, director of Girbau LAB at Girbau; Carolina Álvarez-Osorio, Marketing & Communication Director of Ecoalf; Carlos Lahoz, Global Brand Innovation Strategist for Textile Printing Business at HP Inc.; Franco Ghiringhelli, General Manager of Ezio Ghiringhelli Spa; Pau Solanilla, president of Reputation Republik; Tamsin Lejeune, CEO of Common Objective; among others. Iria Pérez, editor-in-chief at will moderate a roundtable, as well as David Allo, head of sustainability at Texfor; among others. To attend the Summit a ticket is needed, which is available at the official website of the event.

On the other hand, Re-Barcelona will offer a space open to the public which, during the two days of the event, will be the scene of presentations, roundtables, activities, workshops and fashion films screenings. The Open Space, titled Conscious Space Beyond, will include an exhibition area with stands of entrepreneurs, companies and organizations related to sustainable fashion.

Among the exhibitors you’ll find the organizations which reside in Disseny Hub Barcelona: BCD Barcelona Centre de Disseny, will promote the “Hula Hoop: the experience in circular design” to bring environmental awareness through workshops; and MODA-FAD, which will celebrate the “MODA-FAD Sustainable Challenge”, a design marathon in which 30 students will create new pieces from textile waste. The visitor will also be able to enjoy the exhibition Victor Papanek: The Politics of Design from Museu del Disseny, the first big retrospective of one of the most influential pioneers of social activism and sustainability in design. Among the exhibitors there will also be Reimagine Textile, a program of entrepreneurs, in which TecnoCampus participates, which will present start-ups with innovative projects; and the Reshape that will show the winners of their annual contest about smart products and wearable tech thanks to the support of the General Consulate of Italy in Barcelona, which also sponsors the exhibition of the dresses awarded by Fondazione Mondo Digitale and AltaRoma: Atypical by Federico Cesino and Anna Coppola and Hypernova by Carmen Moffa. In addition to this, Moda Sostenible Barcelona will participe with some of the brands of its members.

Finally, at the Open Space, Girbau will offer a masterclass about “wet cleaning” or the laundry system with water, the green alternative to the perchloroethylene for dry cleaner’s. In this same space there will take place the presentations of different projects, and as part of the Re-Talks, there will be roundtables. There will also be fashion films screenings, in collaboration with the British Council and the General Consulate of Italy in Barcelona.

With Re-Barcelona, Moda Sostenible Barcelona becomes internationalized as an association which promotes sustainability in the fashion world. The support of Barcelona City Council and Disseny Hub Barcelona has been a qualitative and quantitative leap of the association as a pioneer of sustainable fashion and positions the city of Barcelona as an epicentre in the sector at an international level.

Re-Barcelona is organized by Moda Sostenible Barcelona, with the collaboration during its initial phase of Seed&Click. The events counts with the main sponsor of Nextil, as well as of La Roca Village and Girbau; and the participation of as the official media partner. It also counts with the support of institutions such as the British Council, the General Consulate of France and the General Consulate of Italy; and of companies and associations such as MODA-FAD, BCD Barcelona Centre de Disseny, Remagine Textile, Texfor, HP and Foundation Apunts, CCAM and McCann.

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Check the agenda of the event here!

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