Day 2 of Fashion Innovation Week

FASHION INNOVATION AWARD 2020: Sustainability Edition

12 promising FashionTech scale-up companies pitch their solutions to a jury of leading fashion industry players and investors. The solutions span 3 categories: sustainable production, sustainable consumption and sustainable retailing/logistics

 
Our ultimate goal is helping fashion brands become more sustainable through innovation. Over the last year, there has been a significant a shift in the collective consciousness regarding the urgency of putting a joint effort into making the Fashion industry more sustainable.

 

In order to transition towards a more sustainable fashion system, the industry needs to face a number of serious challenges across its supply chain – from factory to retail floor. Undoubtedly, there will always be a friction between a fashion company’s financial results and addressing any of the above issues.

 

That is why tackling the burning issues of fashion sustainability is a massive innovation space. The Loomish SA Fashion Innovation Award: Sustainability Edition brings together top scale-up companies with viable solutions to help brands overcome these challenges. During the event, shortlisted candidates will make their pitches to a jury of top fashion and investment professionals, who will select the winners of this year’s award.

 

Discover more at the Fashion Innovation Award website

SAVE THE DATE

Tuesday, October 20th

TIME

8:15 – 18:00

LOCATION

Villa Ciani, Via Canova
6900 Lugano – Switzerland

Award categories

SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION
Solutions that enable the creation of more sustainable fashion garments
SUSTAINABLE CONSUMPTION
Solutions contributing to the circular economy
SUSTAINABLE RETAILING & LOGISTICS
Solutions improving the ways in which the goods reach the consumer

Draft agenda

8:15 - 9:00

Registration and welcome coffee

9:00 - 9:20

Institutional addresses

  • Pietro Poretti, City of Lugano, Economic Development Division
  • Carlo Terreni, Netcomm Suisse
  • Marzio Grassi, Credit Suisse
  • Lorenzo Ambrosini, Fondazione Agire

9:20 - 9:40

Nicolas Girotto, CEO Bally, "Sustainability: A Catalyst for Positive Change in Business and Beyond"

9:40 - 10:00

Marianne Janik, CEO Microsoft Switzerland

10:00 - 10:20

Simone Pedrazzini, Director, Quantis International "From bold commitments to science-driven actions"

10:20 - 10:50

Coffee break

10:50 - 11:10

Jelena Tasic Pizzolato, Loomish "Fashion Innovation Award, sustainability edition"

11:10 - 12:00

Pitches - "Sustainable production" category (5min presentation+2min Q&A each)

12:00 - 13:00

Networking lunch

13:00 - 13:45

Pitches - "Sustainable consumption" category (5min presentation+2min Q&A each)

13:45 - 14:30

Pitches - "Sustainable retailing" category (5min presentation+2min Q&A each)

14:30 - 15:00

Jury decision making

15:00 - 15:15

Coffe break

15:15 - 16:45

Business matchmaking sessions

16:45 - 17:15

Award ceremony and closing remarks

17:15 - 18:00

Champagne & refreshments

INSTITUTIONAL PARTNERS

EVENT PARTNERS

Who decides? Meet the jury members

Andreas Frei

Managing Director

Zimmerli

Nicolas Girotto

CEO

Bally

Irene-Marie Selig

Global Senior segment manager

Swarovski

Francesco Cicognani

Apparel Products Director

Hugo Boss

Marta Lualdi

Sustainability & Product Compliance

Gianni Versace

Tonny Tonnaer

Founder

Kings of Indigo

Sabrina Vilhena

Head of Over & Above Business Unit

Go Beyond Investing

Paula Pinto Comer

Director Planning & Sales Analysis

Ralph Lauren

Laurent Garet

CEO

La Redoute Switzerland

Giorgia Roversi

Sustainability and Inclusion Director

Yoox Net-a-Porter

Marc Huber

Head of CX and e-Commerce

Jemoli

Luca Nonella

Economic Advisor

Cantone Ticino

Fabrizio Rinaldi

Digital Innovation & Growth Hacking

Gianni Versace

Maria Aguado Cabrera

Director, Innovation & Heritage

Bally

Carina Hopper

Lecturer, Sustainable Luxury & Innovation

ESSEC Business School Paris

Francesca Milani

Head of Merchandising

PUMA

Juliane Kahl

Founder & Director

Responsive Fashion Insitute

Natasha Frank

Founder

EON

Satomi Sugiyama

Professor, Comms & Media Studies

Franklin University of Switzerland

Francesco Inguscio

CEO

Nuvolab

Natale Consonni

Owner and Principal

Venture and Creation

Muchaneta Kapfunde

Founder, Editor-in-chief

FashNerd

Marta Waydel

Founder

iKLEID

Natasha Binar

Journalist & circular fashion researcher

AMD – Akademie Mode & Design

Lorenzo Ambrosini

CEO

AGIRE Innovation Agency of Southern Switzerland

Lucia Chierchia

Managing Partner

Gellify

Lena Meret Stüdeli

Managing Director

GreenBuzz Zurich

Vanina Farber

Professor for Social Innovation

IMD Business School Lausanne

Leonardo Raineri

Innovation Manager

Miroglio Group

Giusy Cannone

CEO

Fashion Technology Accelerator

Johanna Fassl

Professor, Sustainable Initiatives Center co-Director

Franklin University of Switzerland

Lodovico Brioschi

CEO

Amaro

Gabriella Modiano

Managing Partner, European Patent & Trademark Attorney

Modiano & Partners

Anna Maria Rugarli

Sustainability & Responsability Senior Director EMEA

VF Corporation

Simone Pedrazzini

Director

Quantis

Julian Kahl

Founder and Director

Responsive Fashion Institute

Dino Ciampi

Managing Consultant

CRIF

Fulvio Benetti

Head of Business Development

Ermenegildo Zegna


Discover more about Loomish and the Fashion Innovation Award

Visit the award website