Will it soon be cooler to rent, swap or buy secondhand clothes than to fanatically follow ever-changing fast fashion trends? More and more consumers are becoming aware of the fashion industry's substantial climate footprint. Some are trying to reduce their impact on the planet by buying clothes that last longer, while others are choosing to cut back on their fashion consumption. In this episode we examine new Nordic initiatives for responsible clothes production and get insider tips on how to create a more sustainable wardrobe.
This podcast is a product of a Nordic Talk held in the Netherlands during Sustainable Fashion Days 2020. The event was arranged by the Nordic embassies and Nordic chambers of commerce in the Netherlands.
“The future wardrobe will be multi-diverse with a mix of owned, rented and borrowed”
Elin Larsson, program director for RE:Source
This podcast episode features the following speakers
Elin Larsson (Sweden)
Elin Larsson recently became the program director of RE:Source, a strategic innovation program funded by Swedish government agencies, which supports research into the sustainable, circular use of materials. She has extensive experience in the fashion industry, including seven years working as Sustainability Director for the Filippa K clothing brand. Elin is driven by a passion for finding sustainable solutions for business and society and creating change with people all across the industry.
Katriina Virtanen (Finland)
Katriina Virtanen is the CEO of the Finnish fashion house Voglia, the third generation of her family to run the company founded by her grandfather. Voglia’s ambition is to produce elegant clothing while striving to create increasingly responsible, sustainable collections.
Stephanie van den Sigtenhorst (Netherlands)
As the founder of Let’s Talk Slow, a sustainable fashion and lifestyle platform, and author of the book 'A Sustainable Wardrobe' (in Dutch), Stephanie van den Sigtenhorst is focused on how we can make more sustainable fashion choices as a consumer. A graduate of Amsterdam Fashion Institute, Stephanie worked for a sustainable fashion brand before starting her own business.