Hong was born and raised in the Netherlands and started his career in the Testing, Inspection, and Certification industry 17 years ago in Hong Kong.
He was responsible for the Global Business Development of Sustainable Textile Certification programs before becoming responsible for the overall management of its South Korea and China branch.
In 2008 he initiated and wrote the Global Recycle Standard (GRS) which is currently adopted by many brands and retailers. The GRS is a certification program that sets requirements for certification of recycled input and chain of custody, with additional criteria for social and environmental processing as well as chemical restrictions. Currently, over 12,000 sites worldwide are certified to the GRS
Hong joined Textile Exchange in 2020, with the responsibility for the overall strategy of Greater China, and is also a member of the Assurance team.
Institute of International Sustainable Development 主席
Institute of International Sustainable Development 主席
– Prof. WONG has over 30 years experience in the luxury fashion field
– Over 20 years with the building industries with high end interior decoration. Recently he focuses on Sustainable Development of Animals Based Industries, including meat, animal fibers fashion and pets industries
Having worked with many Fashion & Apparel brands over the last decade in PR, digital marketing and as an influencer; Adelene now focuses on crafting digital maturity roadmaps for Fashion/Apparel eCommerce companies at Google HK.
Passionate in creating brand experiences on and offline, Adelene was instrumental in launching DFS / T-galleria’s first “Shop and Collect” online-to-offline offering, as well as various WeChat & Web activations to drive traffic to the Peninsula Hotels’ Boutiques in Hong Kong and China.
Christina Jiang, is the second generation of a family rooted in the fashion industry, and moved to Tencent as a tech company in 2017. Under her creative, Tencent games is using the latest digital innovations and technologies to shape the future for multiple industry and has attracted and nurtured top-tier fashion group from the ground.
Christina believes that continual virtual world development is necessary for the industry to adapt to the overwhelming challenges of digitisation and sustainability. To this end, she is leading the crossover projects for the fashion industry to bridge the skills gap.
Lindita Xhaferi-Salihu has been with the UN Climate Change since 2010, involved in coordinating projects promoting multi-stakeholder engagement in climate action. Currently she manages relationships with a few sectors as part of the UN Climate Change work to catalyze climate ambition and action. She also leads engagement with the fashion sector. Lindita has a degree in Information Science, Electrical Engineering and a postgraduate degree in International Relations.
Dr. Chris K. Y. Lo is the associate professor, discipline leader of fashion business, former programme director of BA in Fashion and Textiles, and Chairman of MA in Sustainable Fashion and Innovation Programme development committee at the Institute of Textiles and Clothing of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He teaches sustainability-related subjects at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
He published in mainstream business journals such as Organization Sciences, M&SOM, Journal of Operations Management, Decision Sciences, Journal of Business Ethics, focusing on the environment, human health, and sustainability. Many of his publications confirm a direct linkage between environmental and social performance and firm short-term and long-term financial performance.
His recent study about why firms ignored workers’ safety issues was covered by international newspapers, such as the Guardian, and won the best paper award of Journal of Operations Management in 2020. He is also the winner of the Responsible Research in Management Award 2017, PolyU faculty award for outstanding performance and achievement in teaching (Individual Award) 2017, and faculty award for research and scholarly activity (team award) “ Research projects combating COVID-19” in 2020.
He is the associate editor of Decision Sciences (Product and process innovation department), Service Science (Environmental and Social Responsibility Department), guest editor, and editorial review board of Journal of Operations Management.
Growing up witnessing polluting apparel production, intrigued by the potential of material science, and affected by the body ideals implanted by the fashion industry, Veronica Chou founded eco-innovative, size inclusive womenswear brand Everybody & Everyone.
Veronica has also led investments in the Karl Lagerfeld brand – growing it to a global fashion and accessories business with many profitable product expansions. She invests into a wide range of businesses, focusing on fashion tech and sustainability. Veronica was the President of Iconix China from 2008-2015, successfully launching 12 mass market American brands into China and opening over 1000 stores. She is a special advisor to the Copenhagen Fashion Summit.
Prof. George G. Q. Huang is Chair Professor and Head of Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, The University of Hong Kong. He gained his BEng and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Southeast University (China) and Cardiff University (UK) respectively. He has conducted research projects in areas of Smart Manufacturing, Logistics, Construction and Systems Analytics through Cyber-Physical Internet with substantial government and industrial grants exceeding HK$60M. One of his on-going R&D projects is to use blockchain and IoT technology to facilitate ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) reporting for listed companies. He collaborated extensively with industries through joint projects and start-up companies. He has published extensively including over three hundred refereed articles in journals and conferences in addition to ten monographs, edited reference books and conference proceedings. He is among “Top 1% Most Cited Scholar” and highly ranked internationally in his research areas. He serves as associate editors and editorial members for several international journals. He is a Chartered Engineer (CEng), fellow of ASME, HKIE, IET and CILT, and member of IIE and HKLA.
Rex is the VP Global TMD of Lenzing. The Lenzing Group is an international group with its headquarters in Lenzing, Austria, and production sites in all major markets. Lenzing produces wood-based viscose fibers, modal fibers, lyocell fibers and filament yarn, which are used in the textile industry – in clothing, home textiles and technical textiles – as well as in the nonwovens industry, also a sustainable responsible enterprise, a commitment on 50% Co2 emission by 2030, to reach net zero Co2 emission by 2050.
Rex manages the Global team to provide post/pre-sales support for those strategic supply-chain partners, sectors including technical support from spinning to dyeing, education and training, brand police via advance fiber identification & yarn/fabric development with strong passion to the industry, strong inclusion, engagement and commitment, and the profession is textile.
Rex had graduated in Hong Kong Poly-technique university in the faculty of textile, major in textile chemistry. Rex also holds an Executive Master Leadership, Sustainability and Innovation from Murdoch university and entitled as Fellowship Society of Dyers and Colorist from SDC UK.
Alison Gwilt 博士
Alison Gwilt 博士
Alison Gwilt博士是时装设计研究员、作者和顾问。她探索并推广了一系列创新的设计方法使教育者、生产者和消费者在时尚和纺织社区采取更可持续和道德的做法。她专注于使用正面/可持续的设计干预措施，以面对当前的生产和消费范式挑战。 Alison的作品包括“Shaping Sustainable Fashion-塑造可持续时尚”（2011），“A Practical Guide to Sustainable Fashion-可持续时尚实用指南”（2014）和“Fashion Design for Living-时尚设计生活”（2015）。她目前是英国谢菲尔德哈勒姆大学时尚与可持续发展读者，南澳大学的客席高级研究员，以及新南威尔士大学设计学副教授。
Giovanni Musillo joined Goxip in 2021 as General Manager of Hong Kong and APAC.
His responsibility encompasses the main aspects of the company Marketing, Partnerships, Sales, Product and Finance.
His profile is well recognized in the digital ecosystem as prior to Goxip he served as General Manager of Rocket Internet-backed Zalora Greater China for 5 years.
Prior to Goxip, he led the opening of the Hong Kong on-the-ground operations of the Sequoia-backed martech company Insider.
Giovanni holds a Master Degree in Building Engineering and graduated with honours summa cum laude.
Roger Chan joined Li & Fung Group since 1993. Prior to joining Li & Fung, he was General Manager and Regional Director of a HK based international garment manufacturing group. Roger is now the Executive Director, Chief Operating Officer of Cobalt Fashion (a member of The Fung Group), largest specialist in the knitwear industry. With speed and innovation at its core, Cobalt uses the latest in digital technology and work processes to constantly redefine the knitwear industry.
As COO, Roger oversees the business operation of Cobalt, and spearheads all digitalization projects including the joint-venture Innovation Lab project with Shima Seiki, and the Search Engine project with Alibaba Cloud.
He graduated from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University major in Textile Technology and holds a Master of Science degree in Technological Economics from the University of Stirling.
Sharon is a corporate visionary with nearly 20 years of experience in the apparel industry, from sourcing to retail. She is responsible for directing Browzwear’s vision and business operations in the rapidly-evolving 3D apparel market. Before managing Browzwear, Sharon co-founded and managed Pragma, a global distributor of technology solutions for the Apparel industry, and was General Manager of Tommy Hilfiger South America, where she was responsible for distribution, localization, wholesale, and process management. Outside of work, Sharon is committed to eradicating poverty through community development projects and creating sustainability in less-privileged communities in Asia.
Hugo Petit is the CFO of Renewcell since 2021. Hugo has extensive financial experience as well as experience of organization building as CFO in fast growing small and mid-sized companies, both private and public. Hugo holds an MBA from Uppsala University, Sweden.
UNDP SDG Innovative Finance 首席合规官
UNDP SDG Innovative Finance 首席合规官
Jenny Chow has her own brands in FinTech and RegTech solutions for the market due to her extensive experience as a practitioner in the field of securities laws and compliance, including roles as a member of the drafting team of the Securities and Futures Ordinance in Hong Kong and C-suite executive of Mainland Chinese investment banks.
In recognition of her achievements, Jenny Chow is now working under United Nations as the Chief Compliance Officer of its SDG Innovative Finance and reporting to the UN on SDG, ESG, impact investment, green finance, digital finance and the application of FinTech and RegTech.
Prof. Chan is a FinTech evangelist with over 20 years experience in managing IT and business transformation projects in international financial institutions. He had worked for several sizeable international banks including Credit Suisse and BayernLB as the roles of First Vice President, Head of IT in Asia Pacific, Project Director and Operations Manager AP. He has extensive experience in both Business and IT consulting encompassing the design, setup, leading and managing of cross-border projects throughout Asia. He is the adjunct professor, visiting lecturer as well as advisor of various departments of local universities including HKU, PolyU, CityU, Hang Seng U, Lingnan U and VTC.
In the past 10 years, he participated actively in voluntary community services in related to popular adoption of technology. He is the Founding Chairman of the Association of Cloud and Mobile Computing Professionals, The FinTech Committee Chairman of the Smart City Consortium, Hon. Secretary and Board Member of Invotech, Vice Chairman of Hong Kong New Emerging Technology Education Association, Supervisory Committee Member of iProA and the Honorary Chairman of StartHK. He is a mentor of the HK Cyberport Mentors Network, Guangzhou CP-Nest Incubator of Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chief Judge of the HK ICT Startup Award 2019. In order to unleash Hong Kong’s potential and play a new role in the Greater Bay Area, Emil also hosts seminars, delivers public speeches and publishes articles of FinTech related topics on local newspapers and interviewed by various media from time to time.
4 Years as Design MANAGER at DORINA, For Lingerie, Loungewear, Swimwear & Sportwear.
Before that 7 years as Senior Designer at HOP LUN, In private label Department.
VINCENT LI 总监兼设计师
VINCENT LI 总监兼设计师
Starting life in the vibrancy of Shanghai, China, Vincent Li trained as a dancer from a young age. He took the path into the technical world of IT from School but made the bold full circle of coming back to his true self by reentering the quixotic world of the arts to design fashion.
Vincent studied fashion in Melbourne and Hong Kong. In 2013, Vincent took his internship at J.W.ANDERSON when he returned to Australia to start his label, VINCENT LI, in 2014, which based in Melbourne. What is it about Vincent that we all remember on that first meeting? It’s the bright welcoming quiet friendliness and then the effervescent laughter that just about captures everyone into his world and leaves an indelible impression. But chat a bit further and you will find out more. Vincent’s passion and love for fashion is not just to create something new and amazing to wear but it’s much deeper, he wants to capture the emotions and heart of the wearer. It’s not the aesthetics but the whole; you put the clothes on and then begin the journey into intellectual artisanship which each of his garments aims to instil. The designer’s personality is infused into every piece he creates.
In 2015, VINCENT LI showcased its “Existence” collection at MENSKE, Melbourne’s fashion event. At Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 2015, VINCENT LI collaborated with FRED HATES FASHION to combine film and fashion show together. In the same year, VINCENT LI also
participated in London Men’s Fashion Week and Shanghai Fashion Week.
In 2016, VINCENT LI presented its “Left Ear” collection with the Melbourne orchestra New Palm Court during the Viking Australia Melbourne Fashion & Cultural Festival.
VINCENT Li’s “Disguise” collection was selected for Melbourne Fashion Week 2016- Fashion Industry Creative Series Show. In September 2016, Vincent Li was selected as a Not Just A Label Global 50 Emerging Designer to exhibit at Origin Passion & Beliefs 2016 in Milan.
In 2018 Seven Australian fashion designers (Sarah Joseph Couture, A.BCH, EWOL, Keegan, Leah Da Gloria, Vincent Li, and LunarSand) came together in Australia’s first ever film-fashion industry collaboration for the runway seen in Australia, with each design exhibited elements of Jurassic World iconography – known so well from the big screen – reimagined as designer couture for the runway
and the retail racks.
The 2018 “Mirrigang” collection was presented at Hong Kong Design Week and Melbourne, it is the first collaboration of the brand with Australian Government Aboriginal fashion.
In 2019, VINCENT LI collaborated with Hong Kong Ballet on the Wear-Dance Project with the Choregrapher – Helen Lai.
In 2021, VINCENT LI was selected by Fashion Scout and Fashion Scout China, and presents AW21 Collection “Voice Without Trace” for London Fashion Week China Trip 2021.
Contact VINCENT LI
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Writer, speaker and sustainable fashion advocate Tanja Wessels is the Co-founder and Head of Communications at Revive Consulting. Curating sustainable solutions for businesses through strategy, communication and education, Revive works across multiple industries. Tanja Wessels is a Tedx speaker, a 2019 Green is the New Black Green Warrior and has appeared in, and written for, a number of publications including SCMP, Ariana, Macao News and Echelon.
Head of Customer Engagement & strategic projects at TextileGenesis™ – The pioneering Block Chain based traceability platform. TextileGenesis™ won the Global change award from the H&M foundation in 2020, they were also recognized as the most promising traceability innovators by Fashion For Good- South Asia innovation program. They were also a part of the cohort 8 of the reputed Target Accelerator program.
Akanksha completed her Masters in Business Administration Cum Laude (with merit) from The Hague, Netherlands and worked with KPMG consulting in Amsterdam. She has worked in the fashion retail & sustainability for over 10 years in India and Europe with reputed brands and has been associated with TextileGenesis™ since its inception in 2018.
Karin Malmstrom joined Cotton Council International (CCI) as its Director for China and Hong Kong in April 2006 and in January 2015 added Northeast Asia to her responsibilities. She heads up CCI’s trade servicing programs, supply chain marketing activities, consumer promotions and government affairs in the region, as well as manages CCI’s offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Osaka, Seoul and Taipei.
Karin, an accomplished Sinologist with over 30 years of China-related experience joined CCI from Malmstrom Associates Orient, a business and marketing and communication consultancy. Fluent and literate in Mandarin Chinese, Karin has worked in a variety of fields in China including the auto, steel and travel industries, metals and minerals trading, technology transfers, education, journalism and communications. Immediately prior to establishing Malmstrom Associates Orient, she was Director of Corporate Communications for DaimlerChrysler China, based in Beijing.
Karin graduated cum laude in Asian Studies and Geography from Middlebury College, USA. She continued in executive education at the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) and at St. Gallens Management Center, both located in Switzerland.
Morgane oversees the education facet of Redress’ flagship programme, the Redress Design Award. Trained as a chemist and holding an MSc from the French Textile Engineering School ENSAIT, she has a deep understanding of materials in general and a strong knowledge in textiles. She has over 8 years of experience in the apparel industry with companies such as Adidas and PVH, holding positions in sourcing, product development and more recently product & digital innovation. A certified Design Thinking practitioner with IDEO U and a firm believer that sustainable practices are the only future possible, Morgane is driven by creating human-centric innovative solutions that generate positive impact. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge and pushing the sustainability agenda.
Harvard Graduate School of Design – Dean’s Leadership Council
Urban Land Institute (APAC) – Executive Committee Member
Our Hong Kong Foundation – Advisor
Antiquities Advisory Boards & Committee – Member
Intangible Cultural Heritage Advisory Committee – Member
Hong Kong Tourism Board – Member, Audit Committee & P & E Committee
Hong Kong Life Sciences Society – Advisor
Laboratory for Artificial Intelligence in Design (AiDLab) – Advisory Board
Vanessa is the Group Managing Director of Nan Fung Development Ltd., managing the Group’s real estate development portfolio.
She is also the Founder of The Mills – a revitalization project of transforming the Nan Fung Textile Mills into a global innovation techstyle destination comprising of art, start-up incubator and experiential retail. The Mills project piloted many of the Group’s current social innovation and environmental sustainability works. Along with her experience in working for AECOM as a Landscape Designer as well as a part-time lecturer at HKU on City Branding, she hopes to inspire the younger generation and push Hong Kong’s leadership potential beyond the status quo.
She is a convener of NarrativeHK, an initiative promoting positive attitude among her generation in envisioning the future of HK. She co-founded Quo Kefir Believers, a natural probiotic health food company, and the co-owner of HK’s first CrossFit gym, CrossFit Asphodel.
Vanessa obtained her Master in Landscape Architecture at Harvard University and Bachelors in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of California, Berkeley.
Janice Wang, a member of Alvanon’s founding family, joined Alvanon in 2002 as its CEO. Under her leadership Alvanon has attracted and nurtured top-tier data analysts, 3D modelers and apparel experts. The Group now operates in 89 countries and has evolved into an innovations company reinventing the way fashion works.
At Alvanon she has successfully combined her apparel business knowledge and management skills with her industry vision to empower companies with data and intelligence. Improving standards in fashion – by providing the best insight, consulting services, training and technology for apparel professionals. The Financial Times has described her as: “The shaper of change for (the) fashion world”.
Janice is the third generation of a family rooted in the apparel industry. She spent her formative years in the family childrenswear manufacturing business in Hong Kong, Sterling Products Limited, where she learned the value of technical excellence, relentless innovation, consumer focus and mentoring talent. She has worked in every aspect of product development and the supply chain. After leaving university with a double degree in Economics and East Asian studies, she went on to hone her business management skills with such high-profile organizations as Texwatch Inc. and industry giant Li and Fung Limited. She has recently been admitted to the exclusive Young Presidents Organization and has been previously shortlisted in the UK for both the Businesswoman of the Year Award and the Woman of the Future Award.
Mr. Cheng serves as a Non-Executive Director of Wing Tai Holdings Limited; the Managing Director and General Manager of Wing Tai Corporation Limited.
Mr. Cheng is a Director of the Federation of Hong Kong Garment Manufacturers, the Chairman of the Clothing Industry Training Authority since September 2019, the Chairman of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries – Group 24, a member of the Employees Retraining Board – Wearing Apparel and Textile Industry Consultative Network, a member of Hong Kong Trade Development Council – Garment Advisory, an external member of City University of Hong Kong – Department of Marketing Departmental Advisory Committee, a Vice President of the Chamber of Commerce of Guangzhou Foreign Investment Enterprises, a Vice President of Friends of The Community Chest Wan Chai District, a member of the 12th National Committee of Yunnan Province, a Honorary President of Yunnan Provincial Federation of Industry and Commerce of Macau Yunnan Friendship and Fraternity Association of Macau and a Honorary President of Hong Kong Asia Youth Association.
Mr. Cheng graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Science degree and holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Pepperdine University, USA.
Klee Klee 品牌经理
Klee Klee 品牌经理
Zhang Qing is the Brand Manager at klee klee, a sustainable fashion label based in Shanghai. Taken from spoken Tibetan, the name klee klee stands for “slow down”, as the brand aspires to explore a rhythm in the fashion industry that is closer to how nature works.
Prior to joining the klee klee team, she worked as a culture curator at ZUCZUG, the parent company of klee klee.
Tove & Libra 创办人及创意总监
Tove & Libra 创办人及创意总监
Having always been drawn to the creative fields, Christine majored in Visual Arts at Brown University in the US, then went on to work in trend forecasting in New York City. Diving deep into the consumer trends and insights that drive effective design, she has consulted with companies ranging from Patagonia to Colgate on product trends, been a featured speaker at national tradeshows, and written lifestyle articles for The New York Times.
In 2009, Christine returned to Hong Kong to take the reins of her family’s apparel production business, taking on the challenge of how to turn design concepts into reality. In this position, she set up a Fabric Development team, spearheaded social compliance certification, and also developed a growing awareness of the social and environmental responsibility issues surrounding the world of fashion.
In 2018. Christine decided to combine her personal advocacy with her wide-ranging experiences, and get back to her creative roots through a new enterprise – Tove & Libra. Co-founding the Hong Kong fashion brand with Ivan Tang (also a third-generation apparel manufacturer), the duo felt the brand could be a voice for advocating sustainable fashion concepts in the local market. As an early leader among the growing wave of local, sustainable brands, Tove & Libra has been featured in numerous Hong Kong and Singapore publications and was recently awarded “Hong Kong’s Most Outstanding Eco Fashion Brand of the Year” by Corphub; Christine has also participated as a panelist during FashRev and Rethink conferences.
As Creative Director of Tove & Libra, Christine’s unique eye combines eco-friendly fabrics with flattering and multi-functional fits, creating thoughtful modern designs that are better for both the closet and the planet.
Peter is the CEO & Co-Founder of Circ, a company pioneering the recycling of polyester and cotton blends. Peter travelled the world in the US Navy, and what he saw was a planet in environmental peril. Now he’s dedicated to creating circular fashion and in reducing the harmful effects of over consumption. When not working on the circular economy, Peter serves on the Alumni Advisory Council for the Fuqua School of Business, mentors for Big Brothers Big Sisters, and finds opportunities to be on the water with his family.
阿姆斯特丹时装学院(AMFI) Dirty Laundry
阿姆斯特丹时装学院(AMFI) Dirty Laundry
Miruna Vlad is a Romanian fashion design student at the Amsterdam Fashion Institute. She is now interning for Berlin-based sustainable luxury brand #DAMUR. For Fashion Revolution Week 2021, Miruna has organized ‘Truth or Trash’, an event which challenges people to reimagine their interaction with objects and tackles popular perception of waste, with the message that something becomes trash when it is ready to move on to the next stage of use. Currently she is searching for her own definition of fashion, and her goal is to open an ‘anti-fashion shop’, whose meaning and purpose will reveal itself along the way.
Fiona Tang, Business Development Executive, for Hawke Media, and is currently in charge of APAC operation. Hawke Media is the fastest growing marketing consultancy in the United States. Launched in 2014, and has been valued at over $75 million and has grown from seven to around 200 employees. The company has serviced over 2000 brands of all sizes, ranging from startups like Tamara Mellon, Sio Beauty and Bottlekeeper to household names like Red Bull, Verizon Wireless, and Alibaba. Fiona’s role has been multifold, since joining the company at 2017, she has first hand seeing the differences between western and eastern modes of marketing, being the bridge to educate both ends on cross-cultural difference when comes to marketing has certainly grant her a breadth of experience from strategy to hands on execution.
As a cross-cultural marketing expert, Fiona manages multiple teams for different APAC projects, to not only educate her clients on cross-cultural consumer behaviors, but also to set the right expectation to ensure the future success of her clients’ international expansion. With the goal to connect the world together, she is a trusted partner and a leader who enjoys building brands and developing marketing solutions for companies. She got her MBA from Pepperdine Graziadio School of Business and Management in Global Business, and has been known for finding creative solutions to drive results for her clients.
她在国际化商业管理及市场营销方面拥有丰富经验。加入WWF之前，何美娟曾出任多间美国财富500强企业的亚太地区业务发展及市场营销总监。她拥有英国萨里大学 (University of Surrey) 工商管理硕士学位，并获英国特许市场学公会 (Chartered Institute of Marketing) 颁授自2001年起生效的专业行销师资格。
Sara Stefanski is the Senior Director for Sustainability and Responsibility Strategy at VF Corporation. In her current role, she works across the organization to develop and implement VF’s global sustainability strategies, goals, and activities across corporate and supply chain operations, ranging from product stewardship, traceability, responsible sourcing, environmental sustainability, and human rights.
Prior to VF, Sara worked in Tokyo as a consultant with EY, and in the U.S. as the Sustainability Manager for Safeway, both roles focusing on supply chain environmental and social sustainability.
She is passionate about embedding sustainability into the core of business operations, transforming the concept of corporate sustainability as a stand-alone function into business as usual for companies.