Under the slogan "Responsible Innovators for Fashion & Textiles", the first Berlin RIFT Summit combined the forces of 80 pioneers, creators and multipliers in the overlap between sustainability and technology.
The expert forum took place on Thursday June 8th, 2017 at Kulturbrauerei Palais Atelier in Berlin, as a satellite event to the Wear It Festival.
Innovators of the fashion and textile industry combined their expertise to discuss the latest developments to influence a responsible transformation of said industries. Forerunners in the fields opened the sessions, concentrating on three main themes: Market, Values and Technology. Referring to these topics, round-table groups, consisting of both guests and experts, discussed responsible and technological innovations and developed strategies to improve the industry in a sustainable way.
The first edition of the Berlin RIFT Summit was a great success for all participants and partners. Max Gilgenmann (Future Fashion Forward e.V.) and Marte Hentschel (Sourcebook) welcomed the more than 80 participants and underlined the core questions of the summit: "What will the future be like if we keep everything we know a secret? What would radical transparency and a sharing-is-caring attitude bring to an ever changing industry? And how can we handle innovation responsibly?”
Foto Credit: RIFT Summit Berlin - Sourcebook GmbHFoto Credit: RIFT Summit Berlin - Sourcebook GmbH