On April 20th & 21st, Fashinnovation, hosted their first virtual Worldwide Talks 2020 event, which focused on COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on the fashion industry as it relates to us as citizens of the world. The virtual summit was generously open to the public, and approximately 35,000+ people registered to attend. During the conference, panelists, speakers, and guests shared opinions, thoughts and suggestions to address sustainability, ethics and leadership from the top-down.
TEXINTEL says, “If there was ever a signpost to the future this was the event of the year – Fashion Worldwide Talks.”
As 106,000 viewers from around the globe watched simultaneously, Jordana Guimarães: Co-Founder was on hand to graciously open the Summit with panelists Carry Somers: Founder, Fashion Revolution and Edward Hertzman: Founder & President, Sourcing Journal to begin the conversation.
The keynote speakers and panelists include: Giulio Bonazzi: Chairman & CEO, Aquafil/ Econyl, Mara Hoffman, Sara Kent: Senior Correspondent, The Business of Fashion (BoF), Nikki and Brie Bella: Founder, Birdiebee, The Bella Twins, Tracey Greenstein: Senior Business Reporter, Sustainability Solutions, WWD; Susan Rockefeller, Michael P. Londrigan, and fashion icon Diane Von Furstenberg who spoke about a variety of issues impacting the world of fashion and technology today. The global industry leaders discussed topics such as: Industry Change, Inclusivity, Social Impact, Reinventing Relationships, Sustainability, Transparency and more.
Here, the 2 key takeaways that emerged throughout the Summit.
Ethical Practices: Laura Lanteri, Creative Director & Founder, LLNY Digital Agency & Adjunct Professor, Parsons School of Design shed light on ethical practices throughout the fashion value chain and the garment workers who work in hazardous conditions.
Social Responsibility: “The industry has to change its footprint, it needs to be leaner, greener and above all fair in its corporate social responsibility,” says Kenneth Cole.
The legendary Diane Von Furstenberg closed out the conference with her incredible wisdom on legacy, business, and empowerment.
“Marcelo and Jordana you are rockstars and did a superb job organizing. May we all continue to connect and work towards making our world beautiful. To listen, to love, to hope, to imagine” – Susan Rockefeller
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