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International Roundtable on Sustainability 2018

On 20 March 2018, in Milan, Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana in partnership with Swarovski held the 2nd International Roundtable on Sustainability.

In keeping with the continuous commitment of Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana and its Commission on Sustainability aimed at promoting the diffusion of sustainable practices within the fashion and textile supply chain, the International Roundtable on Sustainability stands out as a fundamental moment for the circulation and exchange of competences and information among the most important actors of the sustainable revolution occurring in the luxury fashion world.

In the morning, a plenary session was introduced by the speech of CNMI Chairman Carlo Capasa, who will put the focus on Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana’s latest results towards a more sustainable industry. Among them, the release of the “Guidelines on the eco-toxicological requirements for chemical mixtures and industrial discharges”, as well as a new research, developed in collaboration with Associazione Tessile Salute, on carcinogenic aromatic amines. This precious document, - created with the support of Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, ISMAC - Istituto per lo studio delle Macromolecole, chemical company Farbotex and the Innovative Research Laboratory for Wound Healing of the Università del Piemonte Orientale, - confirms the parameters limiting the use of amines defined by the “Guidelines on the eco-toxicological requirements for articles of clothing, leather goods, footwear, accessories”, published by Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana in 2016.

Following Carlo Capasa’s speech, a series of eminent figures will take the stage and will be introduced by Journalist and Author Elizabeth L. Cline. They include Pascal Morand, Executive President of the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode, Dax Lovegrove, Global Vice President of Sustainability at Swarovski, Confindustria Moda President Claudio Marenzi, Eco-Age Founder and Creative Director Livia Firth, and the Journalist Simran Sethi, along with representatives of prestigious international institutions, such as the European Union Economic Committee, the World Bank Group, the United Nations, the Ministry for the Environment, Territory and Sea and the MIT.

In the afternoon, three roundtables put the accent on specific themes, including the use of chemicals in production cycles, the digital transformation of the fashion supply chain and the creation of a circular industry.

Panel

Agenda

Hosted by Elizabeth L. Cline

Journalist and author of Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion

10:00am – 10:30am
Welcome Breakfast & Registration
10:30am – 10:45am
Take Care, Take Action!
Carlo Capasa - Chairman of CNMI
10:45am – 11:00am
Fashion Sustainability across Boundaries
Pascal Morand - Executive President of the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode
11:00am – 11:20am
UN Sustainable Development Goals: the Fashion Perspective
Birgit Lia Altmann - Associate Economic Affairs Officer, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
Giulia C. Braga - Program Manager of Connect4Climate, World Bank Group
Giulia Dramis - Climate Change and Energy Expert, Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea
Lilian Liu - Manager of Partnerships and UN Relations, United Nations Global Compact
11:20am - 11:40am
Inspiration from the Outside: Re-envisioning our Second Skin
Simran Sethi - Journalist, Author and Fellow at the Institute for Food and Development Policy
11:40am - 12:00pm
Break Time
12:00pm – 12:05pm
Special Contribution by Suzy Menkes
12:05pm – 12:15pm
Fashion Transparency
Leonardo Bonanni - Visiting Scientist of MIT Media Lab and Founder/CEO of Sourcemap Inc.
12:15pm – 12:30pm
Working towards Sustainability through Conscious Luxury
Dax Lovegrove - Swarovski Global Vice President Sustainability in conversation with Elizabeth L. Cline
12:30pm – 12:45pm
Narratives of Purpose and Hope
Livia Firth - Founder and Creative Director, Eco-Age
12:45pm – 1:00pm
Breaking News: Joining the Forces for Sustainability
Carlo Capasa - Chairman of CNMI and Claudio Marenzi - President of Confindustria Moda
1:00pm – 2:15pm
Lunch Time
2:15pm – 5:00pm
(+ h 3:15pm Tea time)
Roundtable A – Chemicals for Luxury Fashion
Mauro Rossetti Director, Textile and Health Association
Roundtable B - The Fashion Supply Chain Goes Digital
Leonardo Bonanni Visiting Scientist of MIT Media Lab and Founder/CEO of Sourcemap Inc.
Roundtable C – From Line to Circle: Creating a Resilient, Regenerative Fashion Industry
Simran Sethi Journalist, Author and Fellow at the Institute for Food and Development Policy

Partner

Swarovski is committed to promoting and advancing responsible business, using the strength of its brand to drive positive change. Swarovski is proud to partner with Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana on the International Roundtable on Sustainability, supporting CNMI's aim to unite global brands and find solutions to creating a more sustainable industry.