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Véronique Saunier established her reputation as a journalist soon after moving to Hong Kong in 1988. As a freelance writer, she has been covering the fashion, leather and fine fibre industries for various magazines including the industry’s leading trend setter WGSN. Her background as a former science and technology writer enables her to interpret in a highly readable manner the way new technologies affect various industries and our lives. She understands and is concerned about the impact the fashion industry has on the livelihood and traditions of animal breeders across the world. A dedicated environmentalist, she tirelessly promotes corporate responsibility and sustainable development as a means of preserving cultural diversity. At the same time she defends the rightful access of local populations to education, healthcare, technological advancements, prosperity and wealth creation. She has played an active part in developing and coordinating the programme of the Cashmere World Forum and of the Global Footwear Retail Conference. A tireless traveler with an extensive experience of living in China, Véronique commutes regularly between Asia and Europe.
Coinciding with the beginning of the cashmere harvest season in China, this year Cashmere World was held concurrently with APLF 2019 in Hong Kong from 13th to 15th of March. Similarly to other events held during APLF, sustainability was an essential component of the Cashmere World exhibition.
The first edition of the Sustainable Fashion Conference, which was held on March 14, 2019, was well attended. The event is part of APLF’s aim to establish itself as the main Sustainable Sourcing Platform of the Asia Pacific Region.
The first edition of the Sustainable Fashion Conference was held today, on March 14, 2019. The event is part of APLF’s aim at establishing itself as the Sustainable Sourcing Platform in the Asia Pacific Region.
As part of APLF’s extensive programme about sustainability, Assomac’s Technological Advisor, Roberto Vago talked about the contribution of technologies into sustainable leather treatment processes and about the various steps taken by machines manufacturers towards sustainable leather production and circular economy.
From making a Mars boot out of mycelium cells to using wood fibers to produce uppers, plant based-materials are a hot trend in both the fashion and footwear industries. The idea is not exactly new but it might be considered revolutionary now that concepts such as circular economy and sustainability are increasingly dictating market trends.
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