2019 Sustainable Fashion Seminar Week held in DHU

Publisher:钱玲丽Release time:2019-07-10Browse the number:25

Supported by the Department of Foreign Expert Services of the Ministry of Science and Technology and organized by the Shanghai International College of Fashion and Innovation (SCF), the 2019 Sustainable Fashion Seminar Week of China Fashion Industry Chain was held on the Yan’an Road Campus of Donghua University (DHU) from June 24 to 28. Presided over by Dr. Juliette MacDonald, the International Dean of SCF, the event gathered scholars from the Edinburgh College of Art, the Amsterdam Fashion Institute in the Netherlands, and the LASALLE College of the Arts in Singapore, representatives of renowned social organizations and enterprises including Redress, Ellen MacArthur Foundation, JNBY Group, Loop Swim and Eastman, as well as students from 14 overseas universities and nearly 100 DHU teachers and students.

Li Jun, Executive Vice Dean of SCF, delivered a speech at the opening ceremony. He first extended a warm welcome to scholars from four famous universities in Asia and Europe and congratulations to the holding of the Sustainable Fashion Seminar Week. Then he briefed the concept of sustainable fashion development, and expressed the hope that the seminar will play an active role in promoting deeper exchanges and cooperation between Asian and European experts and scholars, and the fashion & creative design and fashion materials will be incorporated with technological innovation, thus leading the development of the sustainable fashion industry in the future.


 (During the Seminar)

 The topics concerned include how to make the design without waste and pollution possible, how to promote sustainable development through inheritance and innovation of traditional crafts, and how to classify, recycle, remake and resell old clothes.

On 25 June, some experts of the seminar visited Zhejiang Jiaren New Materials Co., Ltd. in Shaoxing, learning about the technology of chemical-cycle regenerative polyester unique to the company. As one of the most advanced technologies in the world, this technology makes it possible to recycle and regenerate waste polyester textiles that could not be degraded, making the vision of circular economy in the chemical fiber industry a reality.

(Visit Zhejiang Jiaren New Materials Co., Ltd.)

The sustainable fashion seminar serves as a bridge for research in sustainable fashion between East and West. It aims to establish a systematic, comprehensive and open theory system of sustainable fashion, create an international characteristic education system in China’s fashion and creative fields, and build a teaching and research platform for sustainable fashion development to promote the education and research of sustainable design in China.