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An insider’s view of sustainable fashion in Hong Kong (English) at Edgar’s 100 Days of Sustainability & Zero Waste

April 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The 100 days of Sustainability & 0 Waste (S.0.W) Challenge will feature workshops, expert discussions and movie screenings to bring people from all walks of life to keep building a better future. Addressing the most pressing issues is the priority. Expert discussions will take place in English and Cantonese on a weekly rotation.

Register now for An insider’s view of sustainable fashion in Hong Kong (English): https://bit.ly/2ZcSG88

We will look into different dimensions:

Can fast fashion be green?
Apart from good PR, do you see any brand leaders on sustainable fashion? What can we learn from them?
As regard of human right, are there any initiatives related to fair trade that guarantee people to receive fair pay?

Date: 18 April 2019
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Edgar 100 Days of S.0.W Pop Up (1/F – 17 Yun Ping Road, Causeway Bay – Hong Kong)
Language: English
Fee: Complimentary
Ms. Nastasia Malatesta, Circular Fashion Programme Manager, Redress
Ms. Cristina Kountiou, Fashion Marketing and Management Professor, SCAD Hong Kong
Ms. Agnes Pang, Founder, Chief
Moderated by Ms. Tanja Wessels, a founding member of Circular Community

Register here: https://bit.ly/2ZcSG88

Experts’ Profiles:
・Ms. Cristina Kountiou, Fashion Marketing and Management Professor, SCAD Hong Kong
B.A., European Fashion Design, Kent Institute of Art and Design (University for the Creative Arts); M.A., Fashion Design and Enterprise, Westminster University; Has worked as Senior Designer and Brand Manager for sustainable start-up label Puer, developing the branding, design, marketing of the label as well as showcasing at Berlin Fashion week and Pure London. Managed design teams for a Hong Kong based design house, developing trend reports and forecasting, design concepts and product development for womenswear collections. Brands she has worked for include: DKNY jeans, Esprit, House of Fraser, French Connection, Nicole Farhi, as well as design and brand consulting for independent labels. Publications and presentations include “Thinking Out of the Box for Sustainable Fashion Design” at the 8ISS Symposium-Panel on Environment and Sustainability, at the 8th International Intimate Apparel Symposium for Sustainable Design and in Shanghai at Chinaplas for BASF conference on Innovation and Design. Advocating innovation, design and sustainability, she has facilitated and participated at roundtables with a focus on the future of sustainable fashion design education in Hong Kong.

・Ms. Nastasia Malatesta, Circular Fashion Programme Manager, Redress
Responsible for our clothing collection initiatives and pop-up shops, Nastasia plays a key role in driving the adoption of circular models of consumption with the general public. Nastasia’s background is in marketing and broadcast production, and her prior career includes a production role at UK charity, Comic Relief. A self-confessed charity-shop junkie (searching for ‘funky’ outfits at her local Heart Foundation shop in Coventry on Saturdays as a teen), she is always on the lookout for affordable second-hand treasures. Since moving to Hong Kong four years ago, Nastasia has experienced a heightened awareness of the issue of waste in our society, and she is committed to making changes in her lifestyle to lessen her impact on the environment.

・Ms. Agnes Pang, Founder, The Chief Project
Agnes founded The Chief Project together with her two partners in 2016 and she is now running the project herself.
Agnes devoted herself to share what she saw and experienced during her life in the fashion industry plus actively making changes by founding The Chief Project and initiating the waste reduction campaign “No Tissue Day” to help relieving the burden that human brings to the Earth.
She has a small yet serious goal, “I hope to turn around consumers’ present value on the concept of ‘wealth’ and the attitude on our natural resources. I will try my very best to motivate whoever I meet to cherish our present resources and to establish a sustainable future!”




April 18
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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17 Yun Ping Road 1/F, Causeway Bay
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
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An insider’s view of sustainable fashion in Hong Kong (English) at Edgar’s 100 Days of Sustainability & Zero Waste