Reusable Fashion to Save Our Planet
30 Oct 2019 06:30pm - 08:30pm
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Reusable Fashion to Save Our Planet

30 Oct 2019 06:30pm - 08:30pm

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Sharing is caring. Renting used clothing isn’t boring, it’s the new trend! That’s right, whether you’re in need of an affordable outfit for that special date or a one-off elegant dress for a corporate event, we will offer tips on where to rent convenient and luxury designer pieces to match all seasonal occasions.  
If you are interested in fashion, design, minimalism or just interested in saving the planet, this event is for you!  
We have some of Hong Kong’s top speakers featuring Dr Gloria Yao from Project Development of HKRITA, Nastasia Malatesta from Redress, Choco Tang from YEECHOO and Yaron Jacobs from LKF Xcite to come speak and provide inspirational insights for you to learn about reusable clothing. Our Moderator will be Pauline Cheung, a passionate female entrepreneur/sustainability enthusiast. Through these key takeaways you can do your part in helping us save our planet. #AchieveMore  
Join us on the 30th of October at 6:30pm as we outline positive effects on reusable clothing and how this can help with potential costs savings, an unlimited selection of clothing, the environment and more.  
Short bio of HKRITE Dr Gloria Yao  
“Dr Yao has considerable research experience of textile and clothing. She played a key role in a number of research projects on the textiles and clothing area. Her research specialises in textile/clothing-human body interactions with focus areas on textiles material and skin, textiles functions and its health impaction, sportswear design and human physiology evaluation.  
Dr Yao has published over a dozen papers in refereed journal and 30 papers in refereed conference proceedings. She has written several books/chapters on Technology Roadmap of Textile and Clothing Industry and Denim Industry of Mainland China and Hong Kong. She is a reviewer to Textile Research Journal, Journal of American Academy of Dermatology, International Journal of Dermatology and editor to Journal of Fiber Bioengineering and Informatics. She held post-doctoral fellowship of the New Zealand Wool Research Institute in the University of Otago. She is the director of Textile Bioengineering Informatics Society.”  
Short bio of Redress Nastasia Malatesta:  
Responsible for our Circular Fashion Programme initiatives and pop-up shops, Nastasia plays a key role in driving the adoption of circular models of consumption with the general public. Nastasia's background is in marketing and broadcast production, and her prior career includes a production role at UK charity, Comic Relief. A self-confessed charity-shop junkie (searching for 'funky' outfits at her local Heart Foundation shop in Coventry on Saturdays as a teen), she is always on the lookout for affordable second-hand treasures. Since moving to Hong Kong four years ago, Nastasia has experienced a heightened awareness of the issue of waste in our society, and she is committed to making changes in her lifestyle to lessen her impact on the environment.  
Short bio of YEECHOO:  
YEECHOO, based in Hong Kong, is one of Asia's biggest online designer fashion sharing platform. It is founded by two entrepreneurs, Abby and Shanshan. It was successfully funded by Alibaba. After achieving success in Hong Kong, YEECHOO is expanding in Shanghai and Shenzhen at the moment, with 2 showrooms opening in October 2018.  
Being part of the sharing economy, YEECHOO is redefining the fashion industry by making high quality fashion accessible to the mass market. YEECHOO has brought a new lifestyle to Hong Kong, that is fashionable, smart, convenient and environmentally friendly.  
Attending glamorous events but lack of fancy dresses? With YEECHOO, the first luxury fashion rental platform in Hong Kong, you can access to 1000 + designer pieces! From now on you can save your money and spaces in the closet!  
Short bio of YEECHOO Choco Tang  
YEECHOO creates sustainable fashion possibilities & trend, styled and lead by Choco Tang. She has worked as a fashion buyer, manage retail operation, and customer experienced. Passionate to explore infinite possibilities in various field.  
Short bio of Lan Kwai Fong Group Yaron Jacobs  
Yaron is the Chief Commercial Officer of the Lan Kwai Fong Group, where he previously co-founded and leaded the online media publisher LKFTV. Yaron has 18 years of experience in the media and marketing industry and has worked in Asia for over 13 years. He previously introduced the leading global television network FashionTV to China and the rest of Asia, he was also the CEO at FashionTV and this lifestyle channel was listed on the Frankfurt stock exchange. Yaron also served as Executive Director of Retail Marketing for Sands China Ltd.  
He acted as a growth advisor to several leading ad-tech companies and founded a CRM and an E-Commerce start-up. 
Yaron holds an EMBA from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, a MSc from the London School of Economics, a Diploma in Technology Management from UC Berkeley and a BA in Business from the University of Westminster. 
Short bio of Pauline Cheung 
Pauline Cheung is a freelance marketing strategist who is passionate about sustainable living. You can catch her mentoring, moderating, and sometimes just quietly attending industry events. Often busy finding new ways to think about old things, and using old ways to think about new things - she is a multi-disciplinary maven of mixing ideas to assess whether our solutions are really solving the problems we intended. According to her, the germination of ideas is the only way to break out of tired cycles and make change for the future. 

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