The Berlin RIFT Summit

8. Juni 2017 13:30 - 18:00

The Berlin RIFT SummitFoto: Sourcebook


Schönhauser Allee 36
10435 Berlin


The Berlin RIFT Summit – Responsible Innovators for Fashion & Textiles wird organisiert von Sourcebook und future forward fashion e.V. in Kooperation mit Kreativwirtschaftsberatung Berlin. Unterstützt wird die Veranstaltung durch hessnatur Stiftung, Texpertise Network und Wear It Festival.

Die Veranstaltung wird in Englischer Sprache gehalten und eine Einladung kann über folgenden Emailkontakt angefragt werden:


The Berlin RIFT Summit – Responsible Innovation for Fashion & Textiles is an expert forum which will take place on Thursday, June 8th 2017 in Berlin’s Kulturbrauerei Palais Atelier as a partner event parallel to the WEARit Festival. The Berlin RIFT Summit gathers experts, creators and multipliers from various fields of the fashion and textile industries. Its aim is to foster responsible innovation in our industries with emphasis on forerunners within artisanal traditions, sustainability strategies and technological innovations. Join the driving forces with this curated expert forum and support the transformation of our industries in an inspiring atmosphere.

Big change is happening within the fashion and textile industries as companies try to incorporate innovative technologies – a future topic with high potential in growth and efficiency. As a start-up metropolis with dense research and development expertise, Berlin offers an excellent base for the movement of responsible innovation for fashion and textiles. Furthermore, the industry experiences a huge transformation as new innovations disrupt the textile sector. Berlin as a fashion technology hub has to face social, ecological and cultural challenges to connect each segment – craft, sustainability and technology – in an efficient and transparent way. Our approach is to connect experts within the industry to discuss the status quo and to set an agenda for future responsible innovation as a think tank within the fashion and textile industries.


All you need to know

The expert forum The Berlin RIFT Summit will take place on Thursday, Jun 8th 2017 in Berlin’s Kulturbrauerei Palais Atelier.

There will be two slots of best practice presentations from european initiatives and businesses and a Future Forecast Session followed by networking and drinks at the opening party of WEARit Festival 2017 (


13:30 Get together

14:00 Intro & Keynotes

14: 45 Session I

16:00 Session II

17:30 Closing Panel & Future Forecast

after 18:00 Opening Party Wear It Festival 2017

Extended Programm

June 8 - 9, 2017: Wear It Festival


If you have any questions please feel free to contact us:


Event Zeiten

8. Juni 2017 13:30 - 18:00




Mode & Textil
Innovation, Nachhaltigkeit, Textil, Verantwortung, mode