Women's Wealth Matters
World Café Online
Investing in Sustainable Fashion

Tuesday 5 October 2021, 16:00-18:00 CET

Fashion and Sustainability. How to align the two?

The fashion industry is one of the world’s most polluting industries. Enormous amounts of chemicals, raw materials and water are needed to produce the textiles, not to mention the social conditions and labor practices when making the garment. Once produced, 60% of all clothing goes to landfill or is incinerated within a year.
A change is needed, a transformation, not only by the fashion industry but also from ourselves and our consumer habits. No quick fixes or easy answers though.

When: Tuesday 5 October 2021 from 16:00 till 18:00 CET
Hosts: Corinne Heijn and Tamar Guttmann

What can you expect?
A safe space where you are able to connect with likeminded women and learn from fellow women sharing their personal 'money stories’ and impact journeys. The program is designed to be relevant for all of you regardless of how advanced you are in ‘your investment journey’.

The World Café Process
A creative process for sharing stories. After the plenary session with the speakers, we work in small groups addressing a series of deepening questions about the topic in 'breakout rooms’ on the zoom platform. These small group conversations will be led by table hosts.


Christina Dean - My epiphany moment for dedicating my life to make the Fashion Industry sustainable

CEO and Founder of Redress, an NGO which aims to reduce fashion waste by educating designers and consumers, and catalyzing change in the industry. Christina will share her personal journey from working as a journalist in Hong Kong to founding Redress in 2007 and The R Collective in 2017. She was named one of Vogue magazine’s Inspirational Women.

Leslie Harwell - An overview on how innovative technologies will drive change across the fashion value chain

Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Alante Capital, a VC fund investing in innovative technology startups that improve production practices, support mindful consumption, and recover and recycle apparel waste. Leslie will give us a high-level overview of the problems in the apparel industry and mention some solutions.

Lauren Zahringer - Raw materials: the innovation for the future of fashion & collaborative action

Global Business Developer at the Sustainable Apparel Coalition. The SAC is a global, multi-stakeholder non-profit alliance for the fashion industry. It developed the Higg Index, a suite of tools that standardizes value chain sustainability measurements for all industry participants.

Bernadette Blom - The factories: how can we improve labor conditions and environmental impact

Co-Founder at impact investment firm FOUNT and Fund Manager of the Dutch Good Fashion Fund. The GFF is the first investment fund focused solely on driving the implementation of innovative solutions for factories in Bangladesh, India and Vietnam.

Claudy Jongstra - Made in the Netherlands : global impact!

An acclaimed artist and activist. At her artstudio in Friesland Claudy maintains a flock of indigenous Drenthe Heath sheep and cultivates a specialized dyers' botanical collection garden. She actively reimagines the local Dutch landscape toward a more diverse, inclusive, and ecologically-just model.