Changing Luxury - Fashion for Good Innovation Masterclass Part 1

Euro 7.5

Masterclass 1: Changing Luxury – 31 July
Masterclass 2: Changing the Way We Work – 27 August
Masterclass 3: Changing the Future of Fashion – 24 September


Fashion For Good

Fashion for Good is the global initiative that’s here to make all fashion good.

By sparking and scaling innovation, by offering practical action in the form of support, funding and roadmaps, and by fostering sector-wide collaboration rather than competition, we enable the daring invention and widespread adoption of good fashion practice.

With an Innovation Hub in Amsterdam, a startup accelerator in Silicon Valley and a global network of change makers, Fashion for Good reimagines how fashion is designed, made, worn and reused so that people, companies and the planet can all thrive.

About the Event/ COurse

Learn about impactful innovation in all steps of the fashion value chain, what industry leaders do today and how to take-action yourself.

This season, Fashion for Good invites you to discover more about sustainable fashion with insights and expertise from the fashion industry during our Innovation Masterclasses! In a series of three insightful sessions, you will learn about how innovation creates positive impact across all steps of the fashion value chain; a must for anyone studying or working in fashion or interested in how innovations are changing fashion for good.
Sign up and learn what industry leaders are doing today to change the industry and, most importantly, how you can take action yourself.
We’ll be (virtually) inviting key industry leaders to co-host an interactive masterclass with a Fashion for Good expert. They’ll share what they’re doing to integrate and champion innovation within their organisations and will share key learnings they’ve gathered along their journey. Each masterclass will focus on a particular theme from a different perspective; from brands, to producers and educators!

Masterclass 1: Changing Luxury
In our first Innovation Summer School masterclass, you’ll hear from Christine Goulay, Head of Sustainable Innovation at Kering, the global luxury group with brands like Gucci, Saint Laurent and Balenciaga. This session will focus on how Kering is innovating in the fashion value chain. To explain what it’s like to collaborate with Kering on their innovation ambitions, Christine will be joined by Ben Tomkins, Business Development Manager at Oritain and Cyndi Rhoades, Founder of Worn Again Technologies, two Fashion for Good start-ups, to share insights into their pilot projects at Kering.


Christine Goulay, Head of Sustainable Innovation at Kering
Kering is a world leading global luxury group, that develops an ensemble of luxury houses in fashion, leather goods, jewellery and watches: Gucci, Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta, Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen, Brioni, Boucheron, Pomellato, DoDo, Qeelin, Ulysse Nardin, Girard-Perregaux, as well as Kering Eyewear. As Head of Sustainable Innovation at Kering, Christine focuses on identifying and supporting innovations that can fast track a transition to a sustainable and circular apparel industry. Kering is one of the Partners at Fashion for Good.

Ben Tomkins, Business Development Manager at Oritain
Oritain is a platform that provides a traceability solution through an innovative combination of forensic science and statistics. The technology is able to test for trace elements and isotopes at any point in the supply chain to find out where textile fibres come from. Their databases cannot be replicated, destroyed or tampered with and as there is no need for additional machinery or chemicals, can be easily scalable. 
They aim to be the most trusted company in the world at scientifically proving origin and currently work together with brands Kering, Country Road, Theory and Cotton USA.

Cyndi Rhoades, Founder of Worn Again
Worn Again is a chemical recycling technology that can separate and recapture polyester (PET) and cellulose from cotton from non-rewearable textiles to produce virgin equivalent, cost competitive polyester and cellulosic raw materials to be reintroduced into the supply chain as part of a continual process. Old clothes and textiles are collected and processed via Worn Again’s process and then made back into new yarn, textiles and clothes. The cycle can repeat again and again, eliminating the need to exploit virgin resources. Worn Again’s process is unique in that it can deal with both pure and blended textiles.

Masterclass 2: Changing the Way We Work – 27 August
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Masterclass 3: Changing the Future of Fashion – 24 September

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