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How Fashion Meets Impact
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101 How Fashion Meets Impact

How Fashion Meets Impact

A Blue Ocean Investment Strategy for the Textile & Garment Industry

A Breakfast Event in Amsterdam
Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 09:15-11:00
Breakfast: 09:15-09:45, Presentation & Dialogue: 09:45-11:00
Location: Denim City | Amsterdam, Hannie Dankbaarpassage 47, 1052 RT Amsterdam
Denim City is based in De Hallen in Amsterdam-West.
Free entrance. An invitation only event.

A collaboration between
Impact Economy and the Club of Amsterdam
The conference language is English.


How Fashion Meets Impact - A Blue Ocean Investment Strategy for the Textile & Garment Industry

The combined effect of Greenpeace's "Detox" campaign to combat the use of harmful chemicals in the textile and garment industry (launched in 2011), and the Rana Plaza industrial accident in Dhaka, Bangladesh (2013) - where over 1,100 workers died when a factory building collapsed - has been much greater pressure to sort out the precarious working conditions in fashion brand's supply chains.

Making real progress is hard. A sustainable solution requires investment in factory modernization, going beyond compliance. To reconcile fast fashion with dignity and sustainability, the textile and garments industry urgently needs a blue ocean strategy.

Club of Amsterdam has partnered with Impact Economy for a breakfast event in Amsterdam, focusing on the potential of impact investing in solving the issues.

For the occasion, we are excited to introduce the
work of the Apparel Innovation Consortium (AIC). The AIC is a factory-upgrading project that is currently being piloted in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Bringing best available technologies, modern management practices, and financing to the factories, the AIC looks to cut water consumption at the manufacturing stage by half, slash energy use by one third, chemicals by one fifth, and embed world class manufacturing principles so that (women's) work can be highly productive, safe, and appropriately compensated. All of this in ways that are investible.

The strategy is derived from the study
"Creating Sustainable Apparel Value Chains", which was hailed by leading voices in the industry as "groundbreaking". We will share our vision and experience on the challenges in building a blueprint to take fashion supply chains into the twenty-first century, everywhere, and for all workers.

09:15 - 09:45


09:45 - 11:00

Introduction by our Moderator Eva Olde Monnikhof, Director, AVL-Mundo

Presentation & Dialogue

An invitation only event.
free entrance.

Interested to join - please contact us:

Impact Economy
We are an independent and privately held impact investing and strategy firm headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland committed to “Making Impact Investible”.
“Making Impact Investible” means identifying or designing solutions for companies and professional investors that have substantial financial upside while making a positive impact on society and the environment.
Working at UBS, McKinsey and specialized consultancies and investment firms, the Impact Economy team has conducted numerous advisory mandates and investment transactions.
Our experience, vast networks, broad sectorial expertise, and proven processes enable us to create customized solutions for our clients.

The Club of Amsterdam is an independent, international, future-oriented think tank involved in channeling preferred futures. It involves those who dare to think out of the box and those who don't just talk about the future but actively participate in shaping outcomes.
We organize events, seminars and summits on relevant issues and publish findings & proceedings through various off-line and online media channels. Our goal is to become a global player and catalyst for innovation in industries, science and society.
We currently have more than 4,500 Members globally.


Eva Olde Monnikhof
Director, AVL-Mundo

Eva Olde Monnikhof is the former fashion coordinator of the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area and the current director of the Foundation AVL-Mundo (, a foundation that makes art accessible to the regular public in Rotterdam and beyond.

During her fashion days she was actively involved in attracting new fashion companies to the Amsterdam region and supported whole heartedly the initiatives regarding talent development and sustainability in this particular sector, such as Fashion Fasterclass, MINT and last but not least Denim City.

She has a background in international relations, strategy development and project management. Next to her regular job, Eva is a regular speaker at conferences and teaches at universities.

Nice to know: In her closet you will find approximately 30 pair of jeans.

Denim City | Amsterdam
Denim City is based in
De Hallen in Amsterdam-West.
Hannie Dankbaarpassage 47
1052 RT Amsterdam
The Netherlands

De Hallen Amsterdam is located in West, nearby the centre, between the Kinkerstraat, Bellamyplein , Tollensstraat and the Ten Katemarkt.

By public transport
Tram 7 from Leidseplein; Tram 17 from Central Station. Trams will stop at Bilderdijkstraat, Kinkerstraat, Ten Katemarkt.

Bike parking
Under the library is a free bicycle-parking for about 600 bikes. You can park for bike for max. 72 hr.
The storage is managed during the day and in the evening there is camera surveillance. The TROM is not responsible for damages and theft of property.
Soon in the bike-parking a little bike-shop will open where your bike can be repaired.

Parking garage
The parking garage under De Hallen is open. The entrance of the garage is located on Bellamyplein. Parking costs 3 euro per hour or 27 euro for a whole day.

Opening of the Passage and bike parking:
07.00-23.00 hr (weekends till 03.00 hr)

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