Wear It Live: Sustainability in Tech

Virtual Conference: 4th February 2021

Sustainability in Tech – The Future of Fashion, Textiles, and Electronics with Wearable Tech

What role can wearable and close-to-body technologies play in ensuring that the fashion, textiles, and electronics industries are sustainable? 

Sustainability is important to early adopters and trendsetters of new technologies: it is the basis of success and acceptance of up-and-coming products. But sustainability does not come out of anywhere and must be included in a product’s early stages. In the fashion, textile, and electronics industries, there is a growing movement for change, to ensure that these industries reduce their societal and ecological footprint. 

These industries are amongst the most wasteful industries in the world, using enormous quantities of water, oil, and energy to produce items that are easily discarded and replaced. They are gripped by overproduction to keep up with ever-changing consumer trends. We are excited to show you more about how wearable and close-to-body technologies
can reduce waste, and give rise to new, sustainable business practices and products.

In this edition of “Wear It Live”, we invite experts from all related fields to discuss the role of wearables and close-to-body technologies in creating a sustainable future for the fashion, textile, and electronics industries.

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Examples of products by our speakers

Confirmed Speakers

Tim van der Loo

Co-founder at New Blue

Sandra Nielsen

Co-founder at New Blue

Borui Zhao

Head of Marketing at Apeel

Etisha Pipada

Founder at Etisha Collectives

Hellen van Rees

Textile and Fashion Designer at Hellen van Rees

Max Marwede

Researcher at Fraunhofer IZM

Maria Smolander

Senior Research Scientist at VTT

Preliminary Agenda

Thursday, February 4th, 2021 at 6 pm – 7:30 pm CET

Panel Discussion (50 min)

Startup Pitches (10 min) 

Networking (30 min)

The audience can visit the partners’ virtual company booths and network.

LinkedIn Community

This networking group is dedicated to the exchange between stakeholders of the wearable tech industry and professionals interested in the topic of close to body devices & services. We are bringing together experts from cross-industries, showcasing existing products, upcoming start-up ideas and near-future business concepts that have the potential to impact our lives and disrupt industries.


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Testimonials for Wear It Berlin in the Heatlh Section

“ProGlove has grown rapidly and as a founder of the company I can only take part in selected events. Attending Wear It Festival as a speaker and exhibitor was very valuable for us. Here, leading innovators from Europe and the US come together to network in a great atmosphere”

Thomas Kirchner, CEO at ProGlove

“Wear It Festival is one of the most extraordinary events that I have attended so far. It definitely plays a crucial role in shaping the future of fashion. I had the opportunity to get in touch with many designers and leading players during the Festival! Thank you Wear It for connecting us!”

Julia Koerner, Managing Director, Head of Design at JK Design GmbH

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