Circular Fashion: Embracing Sustainable Design and Fash

The Berliner Hochschule für Technik (BHT) Startup Hub proudly presents “Circular Fashion: Embracing Sustainable Design and Fashion”, an event dedicated to showcasing the best practices and innovative solutions that harmonize style with environmental responsibility for fashion industry.

Event Overview
On July 2nd, the Beuth Halle at the Berliner Hochschule für Technik will host a captivating exploration of circular economy principles in the design and fashion industries.

This event aims to inspire and empower attendees by highlighting the growing relevance of sustainable practices and the potential for creating a more circular future. The agenda promises an engaging and informative experience, kicking off with the unveiling of research project outcomes supported by keynote presentations from industry experts who have successfully implemented circular economy solutions on a large scale.

These thought-provoking sessions will provide valuable insights and practical strategies for embracing circularity. Following the keynotes, attendees will have the opportunity to witness the future of sustainable design and fashion through a series of startup pitches and a captivating fashion show. Prepare to be amazed as innovative design and fashion labels showcase their creations, incorporating upcycled elements and pushing the boundaries of eco-friendly aesthetics.

Our Experts from Academia & Industry:
Prof. Florian Schindler – Berliner Hochschule für Technik (BHT)
“EDUTEX” – practical partnerships for textile industry
Anke Pfau – Verband der Nord-Ostdeutschen Textil- und Bekleidungsindustrie e.V. (VTI)

Keynote Speakers:
The event will feature two renowned keynote speakers who have made significant contributions to the circular economy movement:
Jens Heitland: former Global Head of Innovation at IKEA Centres, is a recognized leader in human-centered innovation and leadership. With an exceptional track record of driving transformative initiatives and advancing global sustainability strategies, Jens specializes in integrating leadership with organizational innovation to create dynamic, impactful businesses that prioritize sustainable change.

Catalina Panoiu: Senior Open Innovation Manager at HYUNDAI CRADLE – Catalina spent the past 14 years building new ventures and driving sustainable transformation within several global corporations. A passionate scuba-diver and globetrotter, she has lived, studied and worked in 7 countries across Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific. Catalina is a strong believer in sustainable innovation through a combination of smart design, technology and respect for our natural world.

Startup Pitches
Peralta Design – Frank Peralta
Re-Fresh Global – Aleksandar Kovacevic
Reverse Supply – Max Lutermann
Fashion Show

Would you like to showcase your circular products?
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A-B-Circular Project
“Circular Couture” is part of the larger A-B-Circular project, which aims to promote climate-neutral production of “Made