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Edition #5: Active Alliance for Positive Fashion

Edition #5 of 202030 – The Berlin Fashion Summit brought together our international community for two days at Messe Berlin, next to the Premium and Seek trade shows. The theme, Active Alliance for Positive Fashion was realized through one day of traditional conference programming, followed by a ‘Community Day.’ The conference day wove together two primary fields of industry transformation: regenerative culture and regenerative business. Our audience heard from returning speakers, such as Dr. Luke Haverhals of Natural Fiber Welding and Christine Goulay of Sustainabelle, alongside debut appearances from Nicks Ericsson of UGG, Hasna Kourda of Save Your Wardrobe, and many other industry leaders. 

The second day was dedicated to bringing the community together for more in-depth, interactive sessions, with emphasis on networking and forging new relationships and collaborations. The day started with an Alumni Alliance Breakfast, initiated by the Beneficial Design Institute, which brought together many cohorts of sustainable fashion program graduates. Community classes and workshops filled the majority of the day, including sessions by the BMUV, Grüner Knopf, Bay City, and Natural Fiber Welding. Edition #5 of the 202030 Summit wrapped up with a new format, a barcamp ‘unconference’ during which guests and speakers alike could join specialized break-out sessions, for eye-level learning and discussions on fashion’s more pressing issues around sustainable transformation. 

The summit’s slogan, “Connecting Progressive Minds,” comes to life when change-makers from around the world gather to transform dialogue into tangible impact. Thanks to our guests, speakers, and partners for our most impressive edition yet!


Alice Beyer Schuch | Detto Fatto
Andreas Bothe | Bay City
Anna Franziska Michel |, yoonaverse
August Bard Bringéus | ASKET
Axel Hahn | PLATTE.Berlin
Beata Wilczek | Unfolding Strategies
Chandra Prakash Jah | FFBS-Fashion For Biodiversity Solutions
Christine Goulay | Sustainabelle
Cora Hamilton | uns*
Dietmar Hipp | CHT Germany
Doris Schoger | Rebound Stuff
Eric Knehr | CHT Germany
Essi-Johanna Glomb | Textile Prototyping Lab
Fatima Njoya | Glamour, Condé Nast Germany
Prof. Friederike von Wedel-Parlow | Beneficial Design Institute
Hasna Kourda | Save Your Wardrobe 
Heinke Schoger | Rebound Stuff
Ingo Strube | BMUV
Johann Bödecker | Pentatonic
Katya Kruk | Armedangels
Kim Berndt | Studio.fbx
Lauren Greenwood | Pentatonic
Lavinia Muth | studio MM04
Dr. Luke Haverhals | Natural Fiber Welding
Marion Röttges | Remei
Marte Hentschel | VORN – The Berlin Fashion Hub
Martina Schiuma | The ID Factory
Matthias Fuchs | Oceansafe
Max Große Lutermann |
Max Weiland | uns*
Megan Meiklejohn | Land to Market
Michael Biel | SenWEB
Nicks Ericsson | UGG
Robin Balser | Vinokilo
Selyna Peiris | Selyn Textiles
Sevil Uguz | PLATTE.Berlin
Suvro Dev Saha | Global Apparel
Svenja Bickert-Appleby | Independent Change Agent
Tai Ford | Retraced
Tamsin Blanchard | Fashion Revolution
Thekla Wilkening | Startnext
Ulrich Plein | Grüner Knopf
Veronica Bates Kassatly | VKB

Photography for Edition #5 by Britta Leuermann for studio MM04

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