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Curated Networking

Locally Made?


How to start sourcing more locally and contribute to (re-)building local supply chains.

Wherever in the world we are, most of us love seeing locally made products. Consumers feel they are supporting local craftspeople and retailers proudly highlight the origins in their marketing. Yet, with our globalized supply chains, few products in the fashion industry can claim being entirely locally made. From raw materials and through the various steps of production, most companies need to outsource certain steps. Your ‘Made in the UK‘ or ‘Made in France‘ dress might be made by a local designer, but likely with a fabric spun in another country, include parts from a third country and raw materials sourced in another. 

In an age where people are increasingly seeking to support local craftspeople and are conscious of the impact of globalized supply chains, there seems to be a market for building true local supply chains. But what needs to be done to rebuild the supply chains? And how local must local be? How to steer away and stand out from local-washing? Who are the key people, companies and organisations that should be involved? 

Join our December networking event, where we will bring together designers, growers, makers, buyers and brand owners, from all around the world, but each eager to learn more about the opportunities and challenges to (re)build local supply chains.

We will welcome a select group of like minded entrepreneurs and professionals, all working on solutions related to local sourcing and regenerative supply chains. During different break-out sessions, you will be introduced to (other) sustainability experts, impact entrepreneurs and change leaders. You do not need to prepare anything in advance.

The event will be held via Zoom and will include 2-3 break-out sessions.
Through these facilitated networking sessions, you will have the opportunity to share thoughts, gain valuable insights, have inspiring conversations and make connections for potential future collaboration.
To ensure each participant can be connected with relevant counterparts, registered participants will receive a short form to complete a few days ahead of time.
Register today so we can secure your seat and start working on identifying potential valuable connections for you within our network.

Regular tickets: 65CHF




Availability: Only 1 tickets left!

After four years of hosting more than 50 knowledge sharing and networking events, connecting sustainability and fashion professionals with each other, we have decided to stop the activities we were doing under Good Brand Guru from 2023 onwards.

With equal passion and perseverance, we are continuing to strive for a better textile and clothing industry.

We are doing this through different projects, including helping companies to become BCorp and working with Fibershed at both a Dutch and European level. The Fibershed movement seeks to develop regional fiber systems that build soil and protect the health of our biosphere. Working with a soil-to-soil vision, we are rebuilding local, collaborative supply networks that are inherently fair, circular and regenerative.

If you would like to learn how you can join us in this new chapter, please get in touch through: info@fibershed.nl

We look forward to staying in touch,

Warm regards,

Bryony & Martine