MYAR at CIRCULAR FASHION SUMMIT
panel 1: UPCYCLING FOR GOOD
The first COLLECTIVE ACTION SUMMIT for fashion
September 28, 2019 | 9.30 am
Why Circular Fashion Summit?
Scrutiny of the fashion industry’s impact on the global climate crisis has hit new heights in recent months. Globally, the fashion industry is responsible for about 10 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions, according to the United Nations, more than the international aviation and shipping industries combined. Fashion industry will end up using up to a quarter of world’ s carbon budget by 2050 and emissions from this sector are estimated to rise by more than 60% by 2030.
It is an urgent need to Act Collectively, now. Not only businesses, but also every individual.
“We don’t need a handful of people doing zero waste perfectly. We need millions of people doing it imperfectly.”
Anne Marie Bonneau
What is Circular Fashion Summit?
Circular Fashion Summit is the first Collective Action Summit powered by Lablaco, with a clear aim to tackle environmental issues and to accelerate digital transformation of the fashion and textile industry, by providing the Lablaco open platform as technology enabler, uniting industry leaders from Kering, IBM, Adidas, Eco Age and many other great companies to share knowledge and to take measurable actions all together within a 12-month timeframe.
Panel 1 : Upcycling for Good | 9.30 - 10.10
Goal 1 : Upcycling 1,000 sneakers for social impact
Experts in Sustainable Design and Social Empowerment from companies such as Adidas, MYAR, Sensai, Future Tech Lab, The Mills, will share precious insights with regard to contemporary “design for good”. Thanks to the partnership with Yama Saraj, Founder of Sensai, an upcycling tech initiative with positive impact, we set up the goal to upcycle 1,000 sneakers from plastic in the ocean, and share through Lablaco platform to children in Kabul, Afghanistan, to fully support youth with sports activities and social empowerment.