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Last #NordicTallks Sustainable Fashion Days Webinar on September 30, 2020

On September 30, 2020 The Swedish Chamber of Commerce were very proud to host the 3rd #NordicTalks Sustainable Fashion Days webinar, part of a series of three, together with our parners of NordicTalk and MissionC and supported by Nordic Council. This highliy interesting webinar was opend by Pierre Hupperts, Chairman of the Dutch Sustainable Garment and Textile Agreement (AGT) who shared the insights and practical examples on International Cooperation followed by a high level panel with representatives from the Nordic countries discussing how to make change happen in the fashion industry and finally the Nordic Ambassadors shared initiatives in their respective countries.

Did you miss this webinar? Find the main key takeaways by Moderator Andrea Orsag, MissionC and watch the video recording

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Anders Zorn at KUNSTMUSEUM DEN HAAG from October 10, 2020
10 October 2020 till 31 January 2021

KUNSTMUSEUM DEN HAAG

The Swedish Idyll
From couples in traditional dress dancing on midsummer’s night to a naked blonde woman leading her son through rippling water, the work of Anders Zorn (1860-1920) depicts idyllic scenes that we still broadly associate with life in Scandinavia. Fearing that his country’s traditional way of life was about to disappear, like many of his European contemporaries around the turn of the twentieth century, this Swedish artist set out to chronicle life in his homeland. Zorn’s success as an artist took him all over the world, painting portraits of the great and the good. But in his Swedish work we see a cosmopolitan falling in love with home again after travelling far and wide.   Anders Zorn is still well known in Sweden, but he has largely escaped the attention of the public in the rest of Europe. This autumn Kunstmuseum Den Haag will bring together 150 paintings, watercolours and etchings in the first retrospective of his work in the Netherlands, organised in collaboration with Nationalmuseum in Stockholm and Zorn Museum in Mora.
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Klarna has become Europe’s most valuable VC-backed fintech business
Swedish payments company Klarna has become Europe's most valuable VC-backed fintech business after raising $650 million. Silver Lake led the round, alongside participation from Singapore's sovereign wealth fund GIC, BlackRock and HMI Capital.   The round nearly doubles the company's valuation to $10.65 billion, up from the $5.5 billion valuation it reached last year after raising a $460 million round. Klarna offers a "buy now pay later model," which allows users to spread their payments over three or four installments with no interest. It also has a European banking license, allowing it to offer debit cards and savings accounts in Sweden and Germany.  The company saw a surge in demand during the pandemic, as shops closed and transactions moved online. In the first half of 2020, it added more than 35,000 new retailers and saw a 36% year-over-year increase in revenue to $466 million. Now one of Europe's most well-funded companies, having raised nearly $2 billion since its launch in 2005, Klarna hopes to expand in the US, where it already has 9 million customers and is reportedly eyeing an IPO that could occur in the next two years. European fintech startups raised a record $7.4 billion from VCs in 2019, and despite a global pandemic, funding for 2020 has already hit around $5.7 billion, according to PitchBook data. In July, challenger bank Revolut—which until Klarna's latest round was Europe's most valuable fintech company—closed a $580 million Series D at a $5.5 billion valuation. German bank N26 also raised $570 million from existing backers in May. (Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
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Meet Jennie Rosén, CEO SWEDISH FASHION COUNCIL one of the speakers at the #NordicTalks Sustainable Fashion Days 2020 upcoming Webinar WE KNOW NOW.| Awareness raising  
Swedish Fashion Council is an independent organization founded in 1979. It has the aim to promote, educate and innovate the Swedish fashion industry to become competitive and sustainable in all areas. The Swedish Fashion Council supports emerging talent who will ultimately shape the future of fashion. Swedish Fashion Council is also frequently hired as an advisor and for customized seminars, moderators on fashion, interior and lifestyle phenomenon both national as well as international. Over the years we have worked with most Swedish brands within the fashion, interior and trade industry. Today SFC offer "Fashion Intelligence" - business intelligence that focuses on the digitization, sustainability within the fashion and interior design industry as well as consumer behaviour. Swedish Fashion Council´s team consists of an international network of designers, trend analysts and journalists together we create sharp analysis of fashion and lifestyle developments. "Swedish Fashion Council has grown to a relevant and strong institution. The aim is to continue to develop Swedish Fashion Council and in the long run position Swedish fashion as globally leading. I want to encourage the cooperation and increased engagement from companies and politicians to be able to create sustainable and innovative mergers between the different industries that leads to development of existing actors and more interesting start-ups. I also want to keep carry on the important work with research, sustainability and fashion tech to the next level. Develop and encourage more design talents and take care of the history we have created, by strengthen the position of fashion within the art world," says Jennie Rosén.
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