Transformers Foundation is to host its first summit as a non-profit entity, focused on actively addressing and facilitating change in key areas of the denim supply chain.
Set to take place tomorrow (14 July), the digital event will spotlight catalysts within the supply chain, reprising the theme of the ‘Catalysts’ summit hosted in Amsterdam in October 2019 and will feature an updated speaker roster.
Featuring members of the denim supply chain focused on redefining the rules for the future, Catalysts will introduce an audience of denim industry professionals to makers of new ways of “growing” fibres, traceability systems, new pigments, and visionary brands with sustainability embedded into their DNA.
“In a perfect world, we would be able to gather our speakers and audience under one roof and be able to converse and engage in sharing revolutionary ideas,” says Andrew Olah, founder of the Transformers Foundation. “The palpable energy has always been one of the most inspiring parts of our Transformers summits, but we believe the strength and ingenuity of the ideas that will be presented by our speakers will translate digitally.”
Speakers will include:
- Jenny Fredricsdotter – re:newcell
- Luciano Bueno – Galy
- Shannon Mercer – Fibertrace
- John Condilis – Nobody Denim
- Sedef Uncu Aki –- Orta
- Jane Palmer – Nature Coatings
- Darren Glenister – Material Exchange
- Jorgen Sevild – Inqova
- Jordan Nodarse – Boyish
- Anna Foster – E.L.V. Denim
- Tony Tonnaer – Kings of Indigo
The event will be hosted by Transformers Foundation founder Andrew Olah, Marzia Lanfranchi of Transformers Foundation, and Ani Wells of Simply Suzette, and will be live-streamed via Zoom from 10am to 1pm EDT and will feature a series of panels and presentations.
Transformers Foundation became a stand-alone organisation earlier this year after spinning off from the Kingpins denim trade show.