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Sustainable Alternative and Bio-Based Materials Summit

Key decision makers and material start-up innovators, bio-based innovators, fashion & apparel industry, sustainability advocates discuss innovation in consumer goods.

27th January 2022

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Online

Clothing/​Footwear, Sustainable

The Sustainable Alternative and Bio-Based Materials Digital Summit, which is being held on March 30-31 2022, will bring together start-ups, the fashion and apparel industry, bio-based innovators and cross-industry sustainable advocates, to explore key challenges and opportunities in the successful commercialisation of plant-based, lab-grown and circular materials at scale.

Across two days, this industry-led digital meeting is a forum to discuss the latest advancements in material science and sustainable product growth that are powering the new wave of alternative materials and shaping a more sustainable consumer goods industry.

“I was struck by the myriad of truly exciting sustainable approaches to do and make things better as well as the potential for networking with people who can provide the capital to commercialize this work,” said Thomasine Dolan, Fashion Designer, MII, of last year’s inaugural meeting.

2022 Agenda Highlights

The second edition of the Summit has refocused on sustainability as a major theme, as a growing number of mainstream brands commit to integrating sustainable materials into their product lines.

Access the full event guide to learn all about the 25+ expert speaker faculty and the topics they are discussing, including:

-How to successfully align your company’s strategy with changing consumer trends and requirements to understand purchasing patterns for market gain and growth

-How to build strategic partnerships between innovators and brands for the successful integration of sustainable alternatives, for sustainability commitments and product expansion.

-The potential of alternative materials to push boundaries of material innovation, in order to create design driven materials and meet consumer standards.

-The opportunities for increasing scalability and building economies of scale, bringing alternative and bio-based materials to the global market ensuring price point reduction.

-The concept of circularity and circular based systems within production, offering opportunities for removing negative outputs and utilization of feedstocks.

Further information

Exclusive online event

“Sustainable Alternative and Bio-Based Materials Summit”

30 – 31 March 2022

View the full speaker list

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Early bird and team discounts available.

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