Blue Fashion Value Chain Seminar
Can we create value in the marine sector whilst addressing the fashion industry’s need for more sustainable materials? Can the interweaving of marine and fashion industry value chains represent a win-win situation of both improved sustainability and value creation? The Blue Fashion Value Chain Seminar addressed these questions.
NORA organised the seminar on 7 May 2018 in partnership with the Government of the Faroe Islands, the Nordic Council of Ministers, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and Closed Loop.
09:30: Welcome, Høgni Hoydal, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture of the Faroe Islands
09:40: Blue Growth on the global agenda, Ib Kollavik Jensen, Fisheries and Aquaculture Division, FAO
10:00: Sustainability, the environment and the fashion industry, Suzi Christoffersen, Founder, Closed Loop
10:15: Influential brands lead the future of sustainable fashion, Dio Kurazawa, Founding Partner, The Bear Scouts
10.30: Powered by Nature, Gisle Mariani Mardal, President of the Nordic Fashion Association
10:45: Developing the Blue Fashion Challenge, Jákup Sørensen, Adviser, NORA
11:00: Coffee break
11:15: The use of fish skin from the Faroese aquaculture industry, Símun P. Jacobsen, Senior Sales Manager, Bakkafrost
11:30: Off-shore seaweed cultivation for large scale supply of sustainable biomass, Olavur Gregersen, Managing Director of Ocean Rainforest
From raw materials to fashion products
11:45: Fish leather - sustainable solution for the future, Gunnstein Björnsson, CEO, Atlantic Leather
12:00: Leather made from fish skin in Kenya (video presentation about Newon Owino)
12:15: Building sustainable fashion - challenges and perspectives, Marianne Mørck, Designer and manager, MØRCK
From raw materials to fashion products (continued)
14.00: The power of seaweed in a fiber, Sarah King, Director Business Development, smartfiber AG
14:15: Responsible innovation in textile production, Ana Silva, Head of Sustainability, TINTEX Textiles
14:30: Wrap-up and end of seminar, Camille Duran, Host & Producer of the Green Exchange
14:45: Tour of HAV - an exhibition about the Blue Fashion Challenge
On 8 May NORA organised an excursion to the seaweed cultivation and processing facilities of Ocean Rainforest.