Responsible Denim Innovation Tommy Hilfiger Europe

A presentation by Nicolas Prophte, VP Sourcing , Production & Innovation Denim , Tommy Hilfiger Europe.

Tommy Hilfiger is on a mission to create fashion that ‘Wastes Nothing and Welcomes All’. Today, the world faces some of the biggest challenges yet – from climate change and resource scarcity to inequality and prejudice.

One fashion brand can’t change all of this, but through the power of partnership and collaboration we will do everything in our power to create a more circular and inclusive future of fashion. This is our time. It’s time to Make it Possible.

As part of PVH Corp., we are working towards our Forward Fashion targets, including reducing our negative impacts to zero, increasing our positive impacts to 100% and improving one million lives in our value chain.

Interview

Question 1: What drives you?
The purpose to transform the Fashion industry by bringing positive impact toward environment & people..

Question 2: Why should the delegate attend your presentation?
To be exposed to the vision , the current mindset and strategic working stream and identify possible cross collaboration.

Question 3: What emerging technologies/trends do you see as having the greatest potential in the short and long run?
Alternative renewal resources fibers , recycling process optimisation , circular design, reverse supply chain , waste management , blockchain , traceability and transparency tools , on shore sourcing strategy , digitalisation & customisation process.

Question 4: What kind of impact do you expect them to have?
Unlock some potential business and drive to scale in a way to minimise our sustainable footprint in the value chain and have full holistic impacts metrics to drive and guide our sourcing choices and industry partners while still delivering to the consumer a still relevant and desirable fashion item.

Question 5: What are the barriers that might stand in the way?
Disconnection between business needs of today/medium term and and green investments medium/long term.
Lack of global consensus around sustainability , lack of official regulations toward environmental impact and in the same tine too many certifications in place.

About Nicolas Prophte
Nicolas Prophte is VP Sourcing , Production & Innovation Denim , Tommy Hilfiger Europe.
In his function he focuses on Product development process, Sourcing, Innovation & Sustainability strategy
He is a Denim advocate, driven by a purpose to transform an industry to become cleaner and more responsible towards our planet and communities.

Nicolas Prophte is speaker at the 2021 edition of the Materials 4 Sustainable Fashion Conference.

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