Implementing Circularity:

A Circular Textiles Symposium

30 November, 2022

Hotel Metropole, Zurich, Switzerland

Implementing Circularity, taking place on November 30th 2022, in Zurich, Switzerland, will bring together leading companies and eco-system stakeholders to build stronger alliances for the advancement of circular textile systems in Europe.

The Programme

The symposium will explore key topics crucial to moving the circularity of materials for textiles from concept to reality and the partnerships/collaborations, finance and infrastructure required to shift to support the transition.
Senior exec/representatives from around the circular textiles system – technology innovators, brands/retailers, suppliers, collector/sorters, engineers and systems facilitators – will convene for an exciting event programme to address the remaining barriers and huge opportunities while focusing on action, collaboration and implementation steps.

Hosted by

Brooke Roberts-Islam,
Forbes journalist and Techstyler Founder

Intro & Keynote: State of the Fashion Industry from a Materials Perspective

Megan Stoneburner, Fiber and Materials Director, Textile Exchange

Circularity Timeline and Rollout

Cyndi Rhoades, Founder, Worn Again Technologies

The Big Feedstock Transition in conversation with:

Karla Magruder, President, Accelerating Circularity
Ina Budde, CEO,

Keynote: Circularity as a Business Imperative: a Kering Perspective

Geraldine Vallejo, Sustainability Programme Director. Kering

Tech as an Enabler for Materials Circularity: a Swiss eco-system approach

Erik Koep, CEO, Worn Again Technologies
Joao Talone, Senior Manager, Corporate Development Sulzer

Circular Systems Panel

Martin Böschen, CEO, TEXAID

Nin Castle, Co-Founder, Reverse Resources

Louisa Hoyes, Business Development Engineer, Tomra

Kevin Richmond, Project Manager Sustainability, Co-Op

Toby Moss, Director of Business Development, Worn Again Technologies

Investing in Circularity and Decarbonisation

Lewis Perkins, President, American Impact Institute

Putting the People in Circularity

Gwen Cunningham, Circle Economy, Lead Textiles

The Changing Marketplace: Brand Engagement, Circularity goals & Industry Climate Targets Panel

Rudiger Fox, CEO, Sympatex

Martijn Witteveen, Technical Lead, Dibella

Kerry Bannigan, Fashion Impact Fund

Romy Miltenburg, Sustainability Manager EMEA, ASICS

Markus Reichwein, Head of Product Management, Oerlikon Polymer Processing Solutions

Closing: An Invitation to the Industry

Torsten Wintergerste, President Sulzer Chemtech and Chairman Worn Again Technologies

Reclaim Infinity

A waste-free, circular resource world is within reach

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