September 16, 2020 #NordicTalks Sustainable Fashion Days 2020

Wednesday 16 September 2020
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#NORDICTALKS Sustainable Fashion Days 2020


With the #NordicTalks Sustainable Fashion Days 2020 we aim to raise awareness for sustainable fashion and the environmental and social impact, to connect the sustainable fashion industry in the Nordics and the Netherlands, to support new collaborations and experience exchange, to spark the conversation and to showcase leaders and innovators.

#Nordictalks Sustainable Fashion Days 2020 is organized in collaboration with the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the Netherlands, Finnish Dutch Chamber of Commerce, Danish Dutch Chamber of Commerce, Norwegian Dutch Chamber of Commerce, Embassy of Sweden in The Hague, Embassy of Denmark in the Netherlands, Royal Norwegian Embassy in The Hague, Embassy of Finland in The Netherlands


1st WEBINAR 16th September 2020 | 15:00 – 16:30

GREEN FASHION. GREEN FUTURE | Is the Future of fashion Green?

With a call for sustainable fashion that is more conscious (buying less, using better materials), fair (social justice in the supply chain, livable pay) and circular (sharing/renting business models, longevity, repairing and clothes with stories), how does a sustainable fashion company look like? What do they produce, where, in what way and in what quantities? Who are their customers? Who are the producers? What materials do they use, how do they sell clothes and for how much?

  • Insights into the big systemic changes transforming the industry and recreating the trends. Is sustainable collection the answer? Or do we need a strategic change and new business model? How to achieve this?
  • Big brands, new brands. Collaboration with innovative start-ups and scaling of ideas


This webinar was held on September 16, 2020.

Today the #NordicTalks partners in collaboration with MissionC supported by the Nordic Council, were very pleased to welcome more than 250 participants to the first webinar in a series of three about Sustainable Fashion where several leading Nordic and Dutch fashion profiles will be sharing their insights. Production, retail, consumer perspective as well as social and environmental aspects will be touched upon to get an overall understanding on the complexity and how we as individuals can make change happen. Today’s webinar theme was Green Fashion – Green Future, September 23 Consumers turning green and on September 30th, the last webinar in the series, Awareness raising “We know now”.

Big thanks to today’s inspiring speakers for eye-opening reflections on how to transfer the fashion business models into sustainable and fair. Also big thanks to all participants for sharing thoughts and discussions in the webinars chat and for the great questions to the speakers. Finally, a big thank to Andrea Orsag, Sustainability and Circular Economy Evangelist and co-founder of MissionC, who was and will be our moderator for the whole webinar series. Join us again on Sep 23!


Here are the Sustainable Fashion Business Transformation key take-aways by Moderator Andrea Orsag:


  • European Commission represented by its president Ursula von Der Leyen proposed today increase in 2030 emission reduction from 40% to at least 55%
  • Currently the fashion industry is responsible for around 10% of the global CO2 emissions. To achieve emissions reduction, the fashion industry needs to change as well: by using better materials, better business models minimising waste and enhancing longevity, by improving the resources efficiency and also working conditions of garment industry workers
  • Strong leadership is important to set clear targets and work on this transition now – with a clear roadmap, monitoring & communicating progress, applying innovation, technology and insights from pilots that are ready to be scaled up
  • Collaboration among different partners (from suppliers, material producers, retailers, NGOs, governments and others) will be crucial to accomplish the change
  • It’s not only about using sustainable materials, it’s also about different consumption patterns – focusing on quality instead of the quantity





GREEN FASHION. GREEN FUTURE | Is the Future of fashion Green? is number one of a series of Sustainable Fashion webinars. Welcome to sign up for all:

2nd Webinar, 23rd September 2020 | 15:00 – 16:30. – CONSUMERS TURNING GREEN.
3rd Webinar, 30th September 2020 | 15:00 – 16:30.  – WE KNOW NOW.

Do not register at the Swedish Chamber website, please go to for registration.









Registration is made on the NordicTalks website: