Huge Problem; we need a Holistic approach to solve it

We have talked a lot allready. We need to start doing. Consumers and producers are in the same boat. It all starts with designers and the choices they make. Stop being exclusive but work on inclusive. More transparancy is needed; why, what, where, how and when are the questions. Riskanalysis involving water, air and energy; waste and pollution are at stake. And than there is the people involved, who takes care of them. Circular means reparing which was allready wrong from the start. Cotton is the biggest problem we have to solve. A better world or a better price.

A presentation by Reg Nelemans, Founder / Owner, FashionPower.

The view of the speaker

Question 1: What drives you?
My idea is that we should leave the world in a better state for the next generation.

Question 2: Why should the delegate attend your presentation?
Practical experience from 40 years experience viewed into sustainable ideas for the future.

Question 3: What emerging technologies / trends do you see as having the greatest potential in the short and long run?
More and more fabrics are in the market that can easily replace cotton and wool and much more easy to recycle.
Dope Dye technology is a blessing for the industry.
Delete Chemicals as much as you can; for functionality coffee, coconut or bamboo charcoal is a great solution.

Question 4: What kind of impact do you expect them to have?
Dope Dye saves more than 60% water (90% compared to cotton), 60% of energy, chemicals and CO2
When using coffee, coconut or bamboo charcoal; no chemicals are needed at all.

Question 5: What are the barriers that might stand in the way?
Mindset of people and a lack of holistic approach in the industry and governement. Europe should take the lead, now every country is doing something different.

Reg Nelemans will be speaking at the 2022 edition of the Sustainable Materials 4 Fashion Conference with a presentation titled: Huge Problem; we need a Holistic approach to solve it

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