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CityU MBA SHARP Forum: From Fashion Conscious to Fashion Conscience

CityU MBA SHARP Forum: From Fashion Conscious to Fashion Conscience

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Join us to see how to make our planet more sustainable with "greener dresses" and "greener choices"!

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From Fashion Conscious to Fashion Conscience

How to dress fashionably and sustainably?

Before putting on your new t-shirt and jeans, do you know they might have depleted tons of clean water, travelled thousands of miles in non-recyclable packaging emitting plenty of CO2?

It doesn’t have to be THIS way! To foster sustainable fashion, relevant experts will explore how the fashion industry, one of the most polluting industries, could reduce environmental damage by adopting innovative materials, evoking production ethics, and empowering consumers to make greener choices with technologies that enable supply chain transparency.

Date: 30 May 2022 (Monday)

Format: Live Broadcast (The access link will be emailed to registrants 1 day in advance)

Language: English

Agenda: 

6:50 pm Registration

7:05 pm Forum Opening

  • Mr. Edwin Keh - When did it all start and where are we going?
  • Mr. Walden Lam - What has business been doing in practice?
  • Ms. Kayla Wong - How to empower consumers to make greener choices?
  • Ms. Candice Wang - How consumers can validate sustainability?

7:55 pm Game

8:05 pm Panel Discussion

8:50 pm Lucky Draw

Speakers:

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Mr. Edwin Keh, MH, CEO - Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel Limited (HKRITA)

Mr. Edwin Keh is the CEO of The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel. He also teaches supply chain operations in the Operations, Information and Decisions Department of the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Edwin had a career as senior executive with several international consumer goods and retail companies. He was granted a number of awards, including the Medal of Honor in 2020 by the HKSAR Government for his research work during the pandemic, one of the best of Top 50 Innovative Retail Leaders by Inside Retail Hong Kong in 2019. Edwin holds multiple IPs which won global invention awards.

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Mr. Walden Lam, Co-founder & CEO - Unspun

Mr. Walden Lam is co-founder & CEO of Unspun, a fashion-tech startup with digital fit and 3D weaving technologies to create custom apparel on-demand, simplifying supply chain. Unspun is an early bird winner for the H&M Foundation Global Change Award for 2017. He was previously a business designer at IDEO and Lululemon and holds an MBA from Stanford University.

Walden graduated from an economic recession in 2009. His first job involved helping governments and utility companies think about their impact on carbon emissions. Having been thrust into climate initiatives right out of school, he quickly realized that there is so much power in creating compelling consumer products while spearheading change in fighting climate injustices. Since this revelation, he worked in many consumer-facing companies before starting Unspun.

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Ms. Kayla Wong, Founder - Basics for Basics

Founder of ethical brand, Basics for Basics, Kayla Wong graduated from fashion school with a degree in merchandise marketing. 7 years ago, Kayla started the brand in pursuit of her passion to make a difference through fashion. Focusing on ethical and sustainable fashion; she has a well-rounded knowledge of the current market. She has been recognised by a variety of brands as an influencer in the current digital world. Her goal is to continue to push forward to educate more people on the topic of ethical fashion and fair-trade and to be an advocate for the local LGBT+ community.

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Moderator:

Ms. Candice Wang, Managing Director - PFI Fareast

With more than 17 years of experience in the footwear and service industry, Candice’s insistence, commitment, and passion have spurred PFI Fareast to become a learning, service, and quality focused organization. PFI Fareast contributes and promotes sustainability in the textile industry by digitalizing the supply chain and allows consumers to better track where and how the products are made.

Prior to her career in PFI, Candice was based in Mainland China and worked in various positions in the footwear industry including the roles in production, sourcing, product design and development. Under the leadership of Candice, PFI Fareast is not only position to be a service provider for inspection, audit, and testing services. It is however her vision to leverage the technical and know how advantages of PFI Germany coupled with the efficiency and proximity advantages of PFI Fareast, to better serve the compliance needs of the global supply chain.  

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Early Bird Gift

The first 40 participants who register and attend the event are eligible to receive a $50 supermarket coupon (applicable to HK residents only) in person or by post.

*The forum organiser reserves the right to amend the terms and conditions of the above offers and vary or terminate the arrangement. In the event of a dispute, the decision of the organiser should be final and binding.

FAQs

Am I eligible to register for the forum?

All the eligible participants should register prior to the online conference. There is no pre-recorded talks, only live performances.

Don't miss your chance to immerse yourself into innovative ideas. Learn the best sustainable finance practices and get invaluable sharing from our speakers.

How can I contact the organiser if I want to have more information about the forum?

You may send your enquiries to the organiser through email at  cityumba.sharpforum@gmail.com

Our Sponsors

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BASICS FOR BASICS

Basics for Basics is an ethical fashion brand enhanced with a unique volunteer rewards program supported by Hands On Hong Kong. From beginning to the end, we want to ensure that our products are made with care and that our people are treated the right way. When it comes to our garments, our main focus is to find the best solutions in lowering our carbon footprint, mainly using surplus fabrics, organic cotton and other sustainable materials. Basics for Basics is not only a brand but also a community. Encouraging the act of love and care. To push forward the movement of making our society a better place. Each step we take brings us closer to a better world.

Website: Basics for Basics

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