Presentation event for the study results Paris Good Fashion x Climate Chance

Paris, France

On the 3rd of April 2023m from 8:30 to 14:30, Paris Good Fashion and Climate Chance organise an event to present the study on the sustainable development strategies of French fashion actors. The presentation takes place at the Institut Français de la Mode and is followed by discussions and proposals for concrete actions.

The French Fashion Institute hosts the Paris Good Fashion x Climate Chance study on the sustainable development strategies of French actors in the fashion industry

On Monday, April 3rd, Paris Good Fashion and Climate Chance organise an event at the French Fashion Institute to present the study on the sustainable development strategies of the French actors in the fashion industry.

The presentation is followed by 5 round tables & call to action and a networking brunch.

đź“Ť Event on invitation only.

Programme and speakers

8:30 Breakfast

9:00 Welcoming

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  • Xavier Romatet, General Director, French Fashion Institute

9:10

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« Fashion has a duty to set an example »

  • RaphaĂ«l Glucksmann, Member of the European Union Parliament

9:20 Presentation of the study “Sustainable development strategies of French fashion industry actors”

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Introduction: Putting an end to preconceived notions and other false ideas

  • Sylvie Benard, President, Paris Good Fashion
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« Today, we need to create a narrative to address decarbonization issues and identify levers for action in the fashion and textile sector. »

  • Antoine Gillod, Director of the Global Observatory for Climate Action, Climate Chance
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  • Isabelle Lefort, Co-founder, Paris Good Fashion

9:40 From carbon reporting to transition planning: moving towards a low-carbon world

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Introduction: Measuring to accelerate

« Fashion is, by definition, one of the worst sectors for ecology. Because for a sector that by its essence is not sustainable, it raises the question of sustainability, I like the idea. »

  • Ronan Dantec, Senator of Pays de la Loire, President of Climate Chance
  • Romain Poivet, Wold Benchmarking Alliance
  • Moderation. Antoine Gillod, Director of the Global Observatory for Climate Action, Climate Chance: Moderation

10:25 Concrete action 5′ time: Optimising the sobriety of shops and office spaces – Green Store Challenge 2023

  • Thibault Boutin, Consultant exploitation & RSE, GreenAffair
  • Nicolas Martin, LVMH Sustainable Store Planning Manager

10:30 Why and how our sector can contribute to the protection of the environment and biodiversity

  • Introduction : Sarah Cornell, Stockholm Resilience Center

« To work towards sustainable fashion, we need to pay attention to the user, as they are the ones who choose what they buy, what they wear and how they dispose of it. »

  • Celinda Palm, Stockholm Resilience Center*

« We need to think and act systemically. We talk about it a lot, but we have to do it; We have to leave egos and logos outside. »

  • Julie Marton-Lefevre, The Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement
  • Sylvie Benard, President, Paris Good Fashion

11:00 Concrete action 5′ time: Standardise plastic hangers and polybags to recycle in a closed loop and reduce this underestimated pollution (REX field experiment)

  • Constance Bachoud, Directrice innovation circulaire, Tri-O Greenwishes
  • Albane Mazoyer, Consultante, DD Icare

11:05 Break

11:30 Fair production. How can we do it? Between growth and degrowth, what is a business model for a truly responsible fashion?

  • Introduction : An end to the growth-only model, Gabriela Hearst, Creation Director, Gabriel Hearst & ChloĂ©
  • Philippe Aghion, Economist, Collège de France
  • Philippe Moati, Economist, UniversitĂ© Paris CitĂ©, ObSoCo
  • Pascal Morand, Executive President, FHCM
  • ThimothĂ©e Parrique, Economist, UniversitĂ© Lund
  • Moderation : Lucas Delattre, Professor, French Fashion Institut

11:30 On the need to extend and improve the life and end of life of Textiles and Footwear

  • Introduction : Integrating all dimensions of sustainability Hester Vanacker, PhD student, French Fashion Institut – Kering

« The Graal project was born from a study on the recyclability of clothing, household linen and shoes in order to understand how to reinstall an efficient recycling sector in France for environmental and competitive reasons ».

  • Frank Gana, CEO and co-founder, (RE)set

« The weight of 71 Eiffel Towers is collected each year, which is 71% of sold pieces of clothing, and only 190,000 tons are sorted to be put back into the economy. »

  • Helène Daret, Brand Manager, Refashion

12:55 Concrete action 5′ time: Why and how to frame European exports of end-of-life Textiles and Footwear

« In Ghana, 15 million products arrive every week, 60% of which are waste. Less than 40% are kept for a second-hand market and it is mandatory to revalorize these products. This is a direct consequence of overproduction and overconsumption. »

  • Sophie Hersan, Co-founder, Vestiaire Collective

13:00 Our responsibility to future generations

  • Introduction : The importance of the New Green Deal and the challenge of the European textile strategy. A European Parliament representative

« The 1st responsibility is the fight against climate change, really, today. It is absolutely necessary to include young people despite the heterogeneity of this category and its paradoxes. »

  • Axel Dauchez, President Make.org

« We evaluate students on their contribution to the transformation of the fashion industry on social and environmental dimensions in particular. »

  • AndrĂ©e-Anne Lemieux, Chair of IFM-Kering DĂ©veloppement Durable

« Fashion has a major impact through the narritive it propels on the whole population. Today, it is the having, the appearing, that predominates rather than the being and the use. This issue is at the heart of our debates and involves each of us. »

  • ValĂ©rie Martin, Head of Engagement & Consumer Affairs, ADEME

13:30 Lunch