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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

We are very pleased to invite all Members of the Nordic Chambers of Commerce and their relations, the Nordic Embassies, Government representatives, sustainable (fashion) networks and others interested in the Nordic – Dutch Sustainable Fashion to take part and participate in the #Nordictalks Sustainable Fashion Days 2020.


3rd WEBINAR 30 September 2020 | 15:00 – 16:30

WE KNOW NOW.| Awareness raising
We don’t know what we don’t know. Is this however something we can still claim
about the secrets of fashion business? We should wear our values – clothes that are
sustainably and ethically made, providing also those who make them a decent living.
Quality over quantity. Fashion can be used as a voice of CHANGE. What do you stand
for?
• Raising transparency, campaigning, social justice, spotlighting solutions and
bright ideas
• The environmental impact of fashion
• Social impact of fashion – Sweatshops #whomademyclothes #payup
• Company values and importance of purpose
• Role of campaigns and advertising – using fashion as a force for good

 

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce were very proud to host this 3rd 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.

Please find the ain key takeaways by Moderator Andrea Orsag, MissionC here:

 

  • Fashion Industry change is a complex topic and to make it a success, collaboration is key – there needs to be a clear regulation, agreements of parties on international level and sharing of best practices and lessons learnt to speed the process up. We will need to build the trust among the parties, transparency and clear communication
  • Targets need to be set on national and international level – fashion industry is an important part of circularity and carbon reduction initiatives linked to SDGs and broader Sustainability agenda. Nordic countries and The Netherlands are already working on these and putting policies, programs and initiatives in place
  • Fashion is an individual expression, while clothes have a functional purpose. We need to combine fashion with other industries as it is interlinked with our lifestyle – how we travel, how we work, how we interact, what we priorities in life. It often is a part of our identity, culture, religion. Different generations and segment groups require different approach – social media and engagement campaigns might work for younger generations, campaigns connecting fashion and health might speak to more mature groups
  • Consumers have large role to play and bottom up approach is one not to be underestimated – education, campaigns and insights based on FACTS are helping them to make the right choices. These choices are shaping fashion industry and drive the trends
  • New business models balancing the demand and supply of fashion, prioritising “fashion as a service” hence access to fashion rather its ownership business models emerging, swaps and re-commerce markets growing, predicted to overtake the fast fashion. Fashion brands need to listen carefully to consumers and sustainable fashion front runners to be able to keep up. Especially now during COVID many brands have been hit hard, losing as much as 30% of sales. Being SUSTAINABLE is a growing competitive advantage and will be even more prominent in the coming years
  • Digitalisation plays a huge role, especially this year because of COVID, it can be well utilised within the fashion industry: fashion shows, design visualisation and adjustments, 3D clothes try outs, information sharing, digital villages, community building, open innovation and bigger international consumer outreach since travel is not needed. Innovation can speed the transition. However all of us need to take responsibility for the choice we make from now on

 

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On the 29th and 30th of September, the Swedish Chamber of Commerce’s Member Company, Quinyx will organize their first-ever virtual Workforce Management Day 2020 – Europe’s largest annual WFM event.

Quinyx are very pleased to invite the Swedish Chamber of Commerce and YP Members to join the Workforce Management Day 2020 to be inspired by world-class speakers and learn how you can keep your teams engaged and happy, optimise your business through digital transformation, the benefits of AI, and more!

 

Click here to go to the event-specific website to see the agenda and speakers

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Sign up now – Workforce Management Day is completely free to attend.

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Adaptability necessary to emerge stronger post-pandemic

Did you miss the discussions on September 24 at the second part of our high-level webinar series organized by Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the UK  “Emerging stronger on the other side”? Now you can read a summary and watch the webinar in whole as Ylva Berg, CEO of Business Sweden, Cecilia Malmström, Visiting Professor at University of Gothenburg, and former EU Trade Commissioner, James Sproule, UK Chief Economist at Handelsbanken and Carl-Henric Svanberg, Chairman of Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, and Chairman of Volvo Group, discuss the effects of the pandemic, the ensuing financial crisis and how businesses and society at large meet new conditions for doing business in this “new normal”.

 

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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

We are very pleased to invite all Members of the Nordic Chambers of Commerce and their relations, the Nordic Embassies, Government representatives, sustainable (fashion) networks and others interested in the Nordic – Dutch Sustainable Fashion to take part and participate in the #Nordictalks Sustainable Fashion Days 2020.


2nd WEBINAR 23 September 2020 | 15:00 – 16:30

On Wednesday September 23, 2020 the #NordicTalks partners in collaboration with MissionC and supported by the Nordic Council, were very pleased to welcome more than 150 participants to the second 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 CONSUMERS TURNING GREEN. | Demand driven fashion change.

The organisation partners would like to thank 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 30!

 

Read the key takeaways of this Webinar by Moderator Andrea Orsag here:

 

  • Consumers are willing to be more sustainable, but often don’t know where to start. There are quite some options how to make our wardrobes more sustainable: by getting the best out of what we already have, swapping, renting clothes instead of buying new ones, buying secondhand. If we decide to buy new clothes we should also consider the material (ideally mono), where and how the products were produced and check for certifications where possible. There is a lot of brands investing heavily in marketing to be portrayed as “Sustainable” despite not having data to back their claims and certifications proving it
  • Prices for new sustainably made items are typically higher also due to the fact that they are not mass-produced like fast fashion and they are typically produced in conditions taking into consideration true prices of resources and also fairly paying the ones making them
  • It is worth investing into good quality garments that will last – they retain the value, can be inherited or even sold on one of many re-commerce platforms
  • There is also a rise in rental business models – however only good quality garments will be able to stay in rotation for a longer time. Made to order helps companies better assess what garments are in demand, what patterns consumers prefer and what sizes are needed – hence avoiding overproduction of items and minimising waste. Creating quality pieces that can be repaired and hence prolonging their lifetime should be the new status quo
  • More awareness on Sustainable Fashion needs to be created – it has to become mainstream. Not only sustainable influencers, but overall people with voice are needed to support the transition. Sustainable Fashion needs to be a great alternative to fast fashion – good looking, functional, desired and positioned as the way to go. This would help changing consumers’ mindset about the new business models and new consumption patterns

 

 

An upcoming series of Sustainable Fashion webinars.

3rd Webinar, 30th September 2020 | 15:00 – 16:30.  – WE KNOW NOW.

 

DID YOU MISS THE WEBINAR ON SEP 23?
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Participation Fee 

Members of any of the organizing Nordic Chambers Free of charge
Members of the Young Professionals of any of the organizing Nordic Chambers Free of Charge

Non-Members TBA

Registration details

For members please register for this webinar by using the booking form below. Upon registration, you will be sent a confirmation and information on how to connect to the webinar.

For non-members we will send information about our attractive package price to attend all 3 webinars and live event.

Terms & Conditions
Bookings are non-refundable, but at the discretion of the organiser, you can change the name of the person attending. For this, please contact events@swedishchamber.nl

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Time 11.00 – 12.00 CET

As a Chamber partner to the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the UK , we have the pleasure and privilege to invite our members to Virtual Roundtable with Tove Lifvendahl, Political Editor-in-Chief at Svenska Dagbladet, on the current political situation in Sweden.

 

Tove is currently Political Editor-in-Chief at daily newspaper Svenska Dagbladet. She is the author and co-author of several books on social affairs, migration, integration and social entrepreneurship. Her latest book was Dinner with Mandela: meetings, memories and recipes (Ekerlids 2019). Prior to joining Svenska Dagbladet, Tove has been Senior Fellow at independent think tank Fores, Director of Communication at the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise, and a senior consultant in strategic communication and public affairs at the JKL Group. She has also had several assignments in the third sector.

 

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Please register your interest to attend this event. Participant lists are curated with the theme of each Virtual Roundtable in mind, for all attendees to get the most out of the discussions. You will be notified if your seat has been confirmed.

 

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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!

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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 https://nordictalks.org/sustainable-fashion-days-2020/ for registration.

 

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The Swedish Chamber of Commerce were very pleased to host today’s Budget webinar by KPMG. We would like to thank Jan Hollemans and Helen Poortinga – van Burik for their expert’s presentations just a day after Prinsjesdag.

 

Their presentations and additional documentations about the Dutch Buget are available at the Swedish Chamber of Commerce. Please send an email to events@swedishchamber.nl if you would like to receive a copy.

If you have any specific questions regarding the presentations or Budget Day, feel very welcome to contact Jan Hollemans or Helen Poortinga – van Buruik.

 

Hollemans, Jan Hollemans.Jan@kpmg.com

Poortinga – van Burik, Helen Poortinga-vanBurik.Helen@kpmg.com

 

 

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce have the pleasure of inviting you to a Business Webinar on September 16, 2020 about the Dutch Government’s Budget 2021 in collaboration with KPMG Meijburg & Co. Jan Hollemans and Helen Poortinga – van Burik, International Tax Managers at KPMG Mejburg & Co will discuss the most significant budget news and implements by the Dutch Government for 2021. Topics to be discussed: Changes in the corporate income tax rates; Further restriction of interest deduction; The real estate transfer tax; New measures with regards to the Corona crisis and other news that will be announced by the Dutch Government on Prinsjesdag September 15.

 

Program:

11.00 Welcome
11.05 Introduction
11.15 Presentations
11.40 Q &A
11.55 Conclusion and thank you
12.00 End of meeting

 

Time: 11.00 – 12.00 CET

Venue: Webinar

 

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Budget Day

Budget Day (known as Prinsjesdag, or ‘Prince’s Day’), on the third Tuesday in September, is when the government announces its plans for the coming year.

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The Swedish Chamber of Commerce Women Business Program September 15, 2020

Health and Self-care

Webinar 15.30 – 17.00

Self-care is important to our physical, mental and emotional well-being. The daily responsibilities of working, running a business, dealing with people, and living day to day and find time to spend with our loved ones slowly wears us down. This is why it important to take steps to protect our overall well-being.

Self-care doesn’t have to be difficult or time consuming. Little things like finding time for enjoying your morning cup of coffee in peace, find time for a daily exercise, however small, or to find a morning routine that works for you can be part of your self-care habit. You just need to have the right mindset and know the basics of a stable and effective self-care routine. Physical health is the foundation of self-care, it is also the easiest to start on. Having a fit and healthy body and mind leads to a more positive attitude and a happier disposition.  It will affect the way you work and the way you are dealing with your daily obligations both professional and in your private life.

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce Women Business Program in collaboration with Malin Hedlund, MH Leadership will provide the tools and guidance for you to start your self-care routines and to hold on to them to increase your inspiration and energy for your everyday life.

 

 

“In my experience coming together in a group with likeminded people increases the inspiration and motivation to take the action steps needed to start your self-care routines and get positive results”

Malin Hedlund, MH Leadership

 

 

Did you miss this webinar? Malin Hedlund is offering a 30 minutes zoom recap on October 6, 2020 from 10.00 – 10.30.  Send an email to events@swedishchamber.nl to join!

 

The next Swedish Chamber Woman Leadership Program will take place on November 24, 2020. 

More information tba.

 

 

                            

 

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