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Techstyle Futures: Innovations for Global Change (UK Edition)

Techstyle Futures: Innovations for Global Change (UK Edition)

19 Jun 2019 (Wed) 8:30 AM - 19 Jun 2019 (Wed) 3:00 PM

Organized by The Mills Fabrica


The Mills Fabrica is hosting its first ever event outside of Hong Kong, in none other than the fashion capital and
innovation hub of the world: London.

This symposium will deliver to guests insights from global techstyle industry pioneers including Design Council, WGSN, Stella McCartney, Kering, H&M Foundation, The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA), Crystal Group, Far Eastern New Century (FENC) and the latest techstyle innovations transforming the fashion industry including Reflaunt, Unspun, MOTIF, Algalife, Resortecs, Re:newcell and Petit Pli. Attendees will also be able to experience the startups’ innovations at our pop-up.

Following its success in Hong Kong (held in Nov 2018), we are excited to share this symposium with the UK

audience and engage them in the conversation about creating a more sustainable fashion industry for the planet.

*See our video highlights and blog post from the Hong Kong edition held last year*






Announcing the Launch of The Mills HK in the UK

Michael Charlton

Director of Investment - Department for International Trade

Introducing The Mills: From Textile to Techstyle

Vanessa Cheung

Managing Director - Nan Fung Development Ltd

Founder - TheMills

Hong Kong & Great Britain: A Partnership to Celebrate Great Designs

Sarah Weir

CEO - Design Council

Sustainability: Now & Next

Helen Palmer

Director of Materials, Textiles & Knitwear - WGSN

Stella McCartney

Claire Bergkamp

Worldwide Sustainability & Innovation Director - Stella McCartney

Sharing Sustainability Practices

Christine Goulay

Sustainable Innovation Senior Manager - Kering

Futureproofing Fashion

Erik Bang

Innovation Lead - H&M Foundation

A Successful Case Study: Hong Kong Sustainability Breakthrough

Edwin Keh

CEO - The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA)

Sustainability Journey in Crystal

Catherine Chiu

General Manager of Corporate Quality & Sustainability - Crystal Group

Far Eastern New Century: Empowering Possibilities

Jeffrey F-Hsu,

Manager - R&D Center, Innovations, Marketing & Partnerships Office - Far Eastern New Century (FENC)





Supporting the Future of Techstyle

Alexander Chan

Co-Director - The Mills Fabrica

Reflaunt: Bringing Fashion Full Circle

Felix Winkler

Co-Founder & CCO - Reflaunt


Walden Lam

Co-Founder - Unspun

MOTIF: Skills for Sustainable Business

Jackie Lewis

Chief Content Curator - MOTIF


Renana Krebs

Co-Founder & CEO - Algalife

Resortecs Stitching Thread - A Key Solution To Make Fashion Circular

Cédric Vanhoeck

Founder - Resortecs

Re:newcell: Recycling Clothes Finally Works

Jenny Fredricsdotter

Circular Business Manager - Re:newcell

Petit Pli

Ryan Mario Yasin

Founder & CEO - Petit Pli



The Mills Fabrica
The Mills Fabrica is an open platform for techstyle innovation. Our mission is to create techstyle startup success stories and to build a global techstyle community. We define “techstyle”, as the intersection of technology and style. This includes materials and supply chain innovation, wearables and products merging technology, style and new retail experiences.