Sustainability & Tech

environmental and social responsibilities

We should all be conscious of the influence of our newly designed and developed products.

As responsible behaviour with our society and environment is crucial for our future, we want to engage all of our visitors in talks and masterclasses that deal with our responsibility in tech.

  • How can we build an environmentally friendly supply chain?

  • What is the ethical impact of the industry?

  • Which social aspects should the industry consider?

  • Where does our responsibility start, where does it end?

Companies involved

Hosted by Carolin Klipper
Head of Consulting at hessnatur Stiftung

Confirmed Speakers

Dr. Miriam Saage-Maaß

Vice Legal Director at the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights

Carolin Klipper

Head of Consulting at hessnatur Stiftung

Friederike von Wedel-Parlow

Founder and Director at Beneficial Design Institute GmbH

Dr. Jacob Skinner

CEO at Thrive Wearables

Danielle Keller Aviram

Founder at See Through

Karin Fleck

CEO and Founder at Vienna Textile Lab

Aniela Hoitink

Founder at NEFFA

Max Marwede

Researcher at Fraunhofer IZM

Ida Urmas

Circular Design Innovation at Beneficial Design Institute GmbH

recent contributors

Day 1
26 Jun 2019

Paradigm Change in the Textile Industry

Holding a Bachelor degree in ‘business administration’ and a Masters degree in ‘sustainability in fashion’ Carolin Klipper is Head of Consulting at hessnatur Stiftung. The institute specializes in sustainability consulting in the fashion and textile industry.
Carolin Klipper

the potential of bio material and sustainable production technologies

Aniela Hoitink studied fashion design at the HKU in Utrecht and worked for many years as a fashion designer (Tommy Hilfiger a.o.). In 2004 she founded NEFFA to focus on fashion innovation. Working on the crossover of textile, technology, and microbiology. Hoitink develops innovative personalized fashion and textile concepts. In 2018 she won the Global Change Award for MycoTEX. MycoTEX...
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Aniela Hoitink

Biogenic dyes – an interesting alternative to synthetic dyes.

Karin Fleck holds a PhD in Applied Chemistry from the RMIT University, Melbourne Australia. She pursued a career in the oil and energy business before discovering the life of an entrepreneur. She runs her own energy consulting business and the Vienna Textile Lab.
Karin Fleck

Is sustainability relevant to the jewelry industry and can it create an added value?

Danielle Keller Aviram is a sustainable jewelry and fashion researcher, consultant lecturer and designer. She graduated an M.A focusing on sustainability in fashion at AMD Berlin after doing her B.A in jewelry and accessories design in “Shenkar” Tel Aviv and having her own international fine jewelry brand operating for 5 years. At some point, she started questioning as a designer...
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Danielle Keller Aviram

World Café: Circular product design for Wearables

Beneficial Design Institute and Fraunhofer IZM will together host an inspiring hands-on workshop for ‘Beneficial and Circular Wearable design’ in order to showcase solutions for products with positive impact. Beneficial products aim to set a new standard for quality, innovation and beauty by healthy materials and intelligent design strategies. Cradle to Cradle philosophy and Circular Economy system thinking serves as...
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Friederike Fröbel
Max Marwede
Ida Urmas

These are your benefits

Benefits to sustainable solutions providers

  • Meet senior decision makers in the area of  ethics, sustainability, energy harvesting, politics

  • Conducts 45min Industry focus Masterclass with preselect/ pre-arranged Sustainability/ Ethics professionals

  • Obtain exclusive access to the senior delegation and present your services and products

  • Share your wishlist prospect list with our event Manager so we can try to arrange a meeting

  • Formal and informal networking in a professional setting that allows for focused business interactions.


  • Benefits to attendees from the sustainability sector

    • Key industry insight: Attend cutting-edge wearable conference sessions, obtain access to unique wearable Tech & Trends expertise and take away new solutions to your day-to-day business challenges

    • Benefit from focus Masterclass with preselect Sustainable Tech professional in focus group with max 10 attendees.

    • Meet senior decision makers for formal + informal networking: Network face to face with the world’s top executives, discuss and debate strategies with your peers and most knowledgeable experts in the wearable field, and rapidly build a network of new business relationships

    • Leading providers: Meet and make contact with leading wearable solution and service providers to solve your most pressing product design, innovation & R&D challenges.

Does that sound interesting to you?

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