It’s already almost halfway through 2021! How different do our lives look compared to a year ago? While last year we were struggling to get our head around how to work from home, today, zoom meetings have become the norm. Next to challenges, we have also seen that these ’new’ online tools have given us new opportunities. Opportunities to connect with people from around the world, and oftentimes to have conversations that are even more authentic than live ones, with people opening their home environments to people whom they would normally only meet in public locations.
Through our events and online activities, we have been able to meet amazingly inspiring people from around the world, driving change in the fashion industry. In almost all our conversations, we repeatedly hear that what is most needed to bring about change is openness and collaboration. Indeed, to put in place new systems that are social, circular and regenerative, we have to share knowledge and work in partnership with others, breaking traditional category and value chain barriers.
Our goal, with Good Brand Guru, is to bring sustainability experts and fashion professionals together to enable knowledge sharing and build bridges for potential collaboration.
On the 29th of June, we will be holding another of our Leading the Change networking events. As with our previous networking events, this online gathering will bring together experts and pioneers with whom we have crossed paths this past year and who have particularly inspired us. Through our curated breakout rooms, we seek to allow each guest to meet relevant counterparts with whom they can exchange thoughts, perspectives and with whom they might be able to collaborate moving forward.
This is an invite-only curated event with a maximum of 30 guests. Next to our Share&Connect members, we include some of the people have taken part in our events or with whom we have crossed paths in other ways, and that have particularly inspired us.