About the Webinar

In the 21st century, nearly one-sixth of the population in the world work in fashion industry. The market value of fashion industry is approximately US$3.3 trillion, accounting for 2% of the global GDP. The explosive growth of consumer demand has also brought irreversible resources waste and energy depletion. Underutilization and lack of recycling cause a staggering economic loss of $500 billion a year. Sustainable design has become an inevitable trend in the future fashion industry. Whether independent designers or fashion companies are changing the past production models and design methods actively, and achieving sustainable fashion in terms of materials, technology, and design. The consumption concept changed subsequently, abandoning complicated styles and shifting from paying for design to paying for emotional value.

This virtual academic seminar invites experts and scholars in the fields of education, enterprise and design to share sustainable issues related to clothing and textiles and have further discussion with graduate students. Participants will share the current situation, development trends, related materials and technology of fashion sustainability, as well as traditional techniques and design innovations to provide references of sustainability in academic research and industry development, which is of great significant to promote the research and practice of sustainability globally.


Joint Organizer


Donghua University (DHU)

Donghua University (DHU), formerly China Textile University, was founded in 1951 in Shanghai. Its feature disciplines, such as Fashion Design, Textile Engineering, International Trade, Material Science, and Information Technology have received high reputation both domestically and abroad. DHU is a multi-disciplinary university with a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs across a vast field of disciplines including engineering, economics, management, literature and art, laws, science, and education. It has 13 colleges and schools, offering 54 undergraduate programs, 59 master’s degree programs, 30 doctoral degree programs, and 5 postdoctoral research programs.

College of Fashion and Design, Donghua University

College of Fashion and Design, Donghua University is located at Donghua University’s Yan An Campus, which is right in the downtown of Shanghai city. The predecessor of the college is traced back to Textile Design Program firstly opened in 1982. Gradually, with the setting up of Fashion Design and Engineering Program and Industrial Arts program, the college is founded in 1993 named “College of Fashion”, becoming the earliest secondary college in national comprehensive Universities, and it changed its name into “College of Fashion and Design, Donghua University” in 2015. Currently, with a total number of 3000 faculty and students, College of Fashion and Design is a key construction school in Donghua University.

The University of Novi Sad (UNS)

The University of Novi Sad (UNS), founded in 1960, is the second largest state university in Serbia. It consists of 14 faculties located in the four major cities of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina: Novi Sad, Subotica, Zrenjanin and Sombor. The University of Novi Sad has over forty thousand students on bachelor level and over six thousand students on master and doctoral level of studies. It offers around 350 study programmes in all science disciplines (humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, technical sciences and medical sciences), as well as arts (fine, performance, music and applied arts).

The Global Sustainable Fashion Week (GSFW)

The Global Sustainable Fashion Week (GSFW) is a unique  event combining internationalconferences, workshops, displays and fashion shows in sustainable, ethicalfashion at the same time.  The participants, lecturers,  eco designers,  different institutions and supporters represent all the continents stating their serious endeavour to work together for a better eco-conscious fashion/world.

Transylvania Textile & Fashion Council

Transylvania Textile & Fashion is a regional cluster in the field of textile and fashion located in the center region in Romania and was founded in 2013 and currently has 44 members, 32 of which are small and medium enterprises. Besides the SME’s, members include universities, research institutions, consulting companies, city councils.


Óbuda University

Óbuda University one of the largest universities in Hungary. Serving the science by providing practice-oriented education and transferring the knowledge at high standards by research and innovation is the fundamental mission of the Óbuda University consisted of 7 faculties, an educational center, and three doctoral schools, located in 2 campuses in Budapest and one in Székesfehérvár. The University's academic spectrum is incredibly diverse; students can choose from numerous engineering programs in various fields of the creative industry. The institution offers over twenty B.Sc. and more than ten M.Sc., diverse vocational training programs in Hungarian, and several English-language study programs.


Welcome to Join us
All times listed above are in Beijing time (UTC+8)

Before joining the webinar, you must install VooV Meeting via the link as follows:

Session 1:

What is sustainability in fashion and textile?


Date: 2020/12/9

Time: 18:00-21:30

VooV Meeting link: https://meeting.tencent.com/s/QWN7JnqO7sd9

VooV Meeting Conference ID: 171 940 767

PW: 1209

Session 2:

How could sustainable material and technique affect our life?


Date: 2020/12/10

Time: 18:00-21:30

VooV Meeting link: https://meeting.tencent.com/s/cA91b7aeIi2B

VooV Meeting Conference ID: 356 758 135

​PW: 1210

Session 3:

Evolution of design and business for sustainability


Date: 2020/12/11

Time: 18:00-21:30

VooV Meeting link: https://meeting.tencent.com/s/nFTMxBZ5My5R

VooV Meeting Conference ID: 363 684 799

PW: 1211


Greeting to Participants

Webinar Coordinator

Guoxiang Yuan, Ph.D, Associate Professor, College of Fashion and Design, Donghua University

Prof. Jianyong Yu

President of Donghua University 

Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering

Dr. Bojan Lalić

Adviser of Minister of Innovation and Technological Development, Government of Republic of Serbia

Associate Professor of University of Novi Sad

Prof. Mingwei Zhao

Director of International Cooperation Office, Donghua University

Prof. Jun Li

Dean of College of Fashion and Design, Donghua Unviersity

Prof. Vasilije Petrović

Professor of Technical faculty "Mihajlo Pupin" Zrenjanin, Novi Sad University

Dr. Gabriella Mányi Walek

President at National Fashion League Hungary

Éva Gászpor

President of Transylvania Textile & Fashion Cluster

Dr. Edit Csanák

Vice Dean, Head of Product Design Institute of Rejtő Sándor Faculty of Light Industry and Environmental Engineering, Óbuda University



What is sustainability in fashion and textile?

Time: 18:00-21:30
Date: 9 Dec 2020


Dr. John Wilson

Textiles and Sustainability

Professor, Vice-Director Centre for Creative Industries, Academic Director Centre of International Programme, Donghua University

MSc Anita Milosavljević

Sustainable Fashion as An Ecological Necessity, Future and Trend

Technical faculty "Mihajlo Pupin" Zrenjanin, Novi Sad University

Davide Righi

How to Drive Fashion Sustainability Within Textile and Apparel Industry

KTA China General Manager, Garmon Chemicals, Kemin Group

Cornelia Kangur

Sustainable Fashion: Ethical Issues, We Can't Overlook

CEO and Founder of For Future's Sake, Finest Fashion Site and CEO and Co-Founder of Sustainable Finest Fashion

Dr. Jia Yu

Tripartite Cooperation for Sustainable Fashion Development

Senior Operations Officer and Director of International Development Cooperation Department, Institute of New Structural Economics, Peking University

Cinzia Gremmo

Sustainability in Fashion Trends

CEO of Italtex

William Wong

Praticing Sustainability through Daily Fashion Behavior

Founder and Chairman of Goddess International Limited
Founder and Chairman of Federation of Hong Kong Brands
Vice President of Hong Kong Footwear Association

Simon Collins

What’s Wrong with Sustainability

Designer, writer, advisor, educator, director, board member, speaker, creator, founder. Former designer and design director of Zegna, Polo, Fila, Creative Director Nike ’04-‘07. Dean of School of Fashion at Parsons ‘08-’15. Visiting Professor Tsinghua, Board member Parsons and NYU Stern. Founder WeDesign.org and FashionCultureDesign.com

Muhammad Fawad Noori

Importance of Collaborative Digital Activities to Upgrade Sustainability in Fashion

Creative Design Head of GSFW, Global Sustainable Fashion week by NDL national Fashion league of Hungarian association
Assistant Professor at SFADA School of Fine Arts, Design and Architecture at GIFT University

Dóra Balogh

What’s in One Year

Slow fashion designer, educational coordinator of National Fashion League Hungary Association

Elita Lam

To Preserve, To Sustain: Cultural Heritage in the Fashion Archive

Director, HKDI Fashion Archive
Head, Department of Fashion & Image Design, Hong Kong Design Institute

Martin Bonney

The Missing Factors in Modern Fashion

Researcher and lecturer at LASALLE College of the Arts

Nenad Bojović

Sustainability in Textile and Fashion Industry

Technical faculty "Mihajlo Pupin" Zrenjanin, Novi Sad University

​Jun Wang

Identity of Sustainable Fashion

Associate Professor, College of Fashion and Design, Donghua University

An Liu

Slow Fashion: A Broader Approach of Sustainable Design for Textile and Garment Industry in the Future

Lecture, Beijing Normal University (Zhuhai)


How could sustainable material and technique affect our life?

Time: 18:00-21:30
Date: 10 Dec 2020


Prof. Vasilije Petrović

Innovative Closed-loop Recycling Technologies

Technical faculty "Mihajlo Pupin" Zrenjanin, Novi Sad University

Ebru Özküçük Güler, Vuslat Soykök

ISKO Responsible Innovation for Denim Industry

Ebru Özküçük Güler, Senior Sustainability & CSR Executive, SANKO TEKSTIL SAN.TIC.A.S ISKO SB.
Vuslat Soykök, CSR Specialist, SANKO TEKSTIL SAN.TIC.A.S ISKO SB.

Tamas Krain

OEKO-TEX® - The Best Solution For Transparent And Sustainable Fashion


Charles Ross

Saga Furs – The visionary leader and sustainable choice

General Manager, Saga Furs North America

Prof. Thomas C.C. Wong

Sustainability of Animal Fibres

Director, Asia Fur Co. Ltd
President of Institute of International Sustainable Development

Mr. Benjamin Itter

Digital Printing on Textile - A Driver Towards Sustainability

CEO and Co-Founder of Lebenskleidung, Berlin

Nathalie Solomatine (is made with Alexandra Schüssler)

FEODORA Zero Waste Fashion Cut – The Tradition and the Innovation

Creative director on FEODORA

Dr. Zidan Gong

Flexible and Soft Biosensors in Wearable Devices

Assistant Professor, Shenzhen Technology University

Dr. Wen Qi

Sustainable Wearable Product Design: Advances and Opportunities

Associate Professor, College of Fashion and Design, Donghua University

Dr. Jing Song

Application of Leftover Accessories in Slothing Sustainable Development Design

Associate Professor, College of Fashion and Design, Donghua University

Qinwen Wei

The Boundaries of the Tradition: Possibilities for Future Innovative Applications of Smocking Machines

Lecturer, School of Fashion Accessory & Engineering, Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology

Dr. Qian Zhang

Sustainable Design of Smart Garment

Lecturer, College of Fashion and Design, Donghua University

Arooj Shahid

Sustainable Approach: Eco-printing Using Kitchen Left-over Organic Matter

Senior Lecturer, IQRA University Islamabad Campus


Evolution of design and business for sustainability

Time: 18:00-21:30
Date: 11 Dec 2020


Fodor Klára

Transylvania Textile & Fashion Cluster for Sustainability

Public Relations Representative, Transylvania Textile & Fashion Cluster

Marija Pesic

The Research of Consumer Awareness of Sustainable Fashion in Serbia

Technical faculty "Mihajlo Pupin", University of Novi Sad

Dr. Edit Csanak DLA

Eco Design – Applications and Challenges for Fashion and Textile Industry

Vice Dean of the Rejtő Sándor Faculty of Light Industry and Environmental Protection Engineering, and Head of the Institute of Product Design, Óbuda University

Dr. Imre L. Biczó

Circular Economy in the Industrial Waste Management

Assistant professor, Institute of Environmental Engineering and Natural Sciences, Rejtő Sándor Faculty of Light Industry and Environmental Engineering, Óbuda University

Edric Ong

Innovative Textiles of Malaysia

President of Society Atelier Sarawak, the Arts and Crafts Society of Sarawak in East Malaysia. President of the ASEAN Handicraft Promotion and Development Association (AHPADA).
Advisor of the World Crafts Council Asia Pacific; and Honorary Member of World Crafts Council.

Jelena Djukic

Redesign as a Phase of the Second Life Cycle of Clothing

Technical Faculty "Mihajlo Pupin", University of Novi Sad

Analia Pastran

Sustainable Entrepreneurship, A New Way of Doing Businesses

Founder & Executive Director of Smartly Social Enterprise on the SDGs

Hongkun Wu

Apply and Promote New Technologies of Sustainable Fashion from a Fashion Brand Perspective

General Manager, Shanghai Shangxin Brand Management Co., Ltd.

Gaszpor Edina

Re-Text Studio

Founder and Owner,  Re-Text Studio

Dr. Dan Shao

The Study of Relationships between User Experience, Perceived Value and Purchase Intention of Sportswear Online Customer

Lecture, College of Fashion and Design, Donghua University

Lucie Ketelsen

Sustainabiltiy: Staying with the Trouble

Artist in Residence, Symbiotica, University of Western Australia

Dr. Guoxiang Yuan

Sustainable Clothing Surface Design by using Laser Engraving Technology

Associate Professor, College of Fashion and Design, Donghua University

Dr. Intira Phrompan

Designing the Sustainable Costume Design Activities for Undergraduate Students in Thailand

Assistant Professor, Head of Division of Art Education, Faculty of Education,Chulalongkorn University

Dr. Soamshine Boonyananta

Thai Eco Fabric Dying Activities to Promote Cultural Tourism

Assistant Professor, Art Education, Chulalongkorn University

Yishu Yan

Digital-knitted Transitional Fashion towards a Sustainable Future

Ph.D candidate, The Hong Kong Polytechnic Unviersity

Academic Supporters

China Education Association for International Exchange (CEAIE)

Founded in 1981, China Education Association for International Exchange (CEAIE) is China’s nationwide not-for-profit organization conducting international educational exchanges and cooperation. Its headquarters is located in Beijing. CEAIE has established a wide network with partner associations and institutions at home and long-term working relationship with over 170 educational organizations in more than 50 countries and regions.

National Fashion League Hungary Association (NFLH)

The establishment of the National Fashion League Hungary Association (NFLH, Hungarian abbreviation: NDL) was timed at the date of Hungary’s joining to the EU in 2004. The majority of the founder members were well-known Hungarian producers, designers, professionals of the clothing and fashion industry. NFLH has the aim to strengthen the cooperation with foreign organisations, Chambers of Fashion, Fashion Weeks, cultural institutes in order to exchange designers, artists, professionals in their fashion and art related programs, at different fashion weeks, fashion shows, exhibitions and workshop.

Institute of New Structural Economics, Peking University

The Institute of New Structural Economics at Peking University (INSE) is a pilot academic institute in China that aims at achieving the independent theoretical innovation of social sciences. Its predecessor, the Center for New Structural Economics (hereinafter referred to as the CNSE), was founded by Prof. Justin Yifu Lin, former World Bank Chief Economist and Senior Vice President, in December 2015, as one of China Top Think Tanks.

Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI)

A leading design education institution in Hong Kong under the VTC group committed to nurturing design talents.

Institute of International Sustainable Development

A Hong Kong registered Not-for-profit entity. The objective of the organization is to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all by harmonizing three core elements: economic growth, social inclusion and environment protection.

China Fashion

China Fashion is a professional fashion magazine in China, it is a powerhouse for creating and leading new trends and styles, shaping the landscape of China’s fashion world and industry.


Serbian company that has been a leading manufacturer of knitwear and fabrics for a wide range of applications from technical to fashion materials for more than 30 years. The company owns production plants for dyeing and finishing of textiles. With its products, the company managed to conquer the domestic and regional market.

Garmon Chemicals

Garmon Chemicals, a brand owned by Kemin Textile Auxiliaries, is a leader in the R&D and distribution of chemical solutions for the denim and fashion industries. The innovations created by Garmon Chemicals during the more than 30 years of activity, protected by multiple patents, helped the whole industry of garment finishing to evolve and improve, establishing a relationship based on trust and respect between the company and its customers. Today, Kemin Textile Auxiliaries operates in more than thirty countries, with production facilities in five countries. With distribution and technical assistance in strategic textile areas around the world, the company ensures an extensive distribution of chemical products, technical know-how and customer support.


ISKO is a textile manufacturer and distributor and the world's largest producer of denim, producing over 250 million meters of denim annually, which it distributes to more than 60 countries worldwide.

Saga Furs

Saga Furs is the full service auction house with the broadest selection of superior furs from strictly regulated European sources. Our efforts focus on supporting sustainable sources of European fur sold at 4 international auctions each year, and then marketing Saga® Mink, Fox and Finnraccoon on a global scale. Through our operations and activities across the value network, we’ve always put a high priority on sustainability. We have resolved to take a more systematic approach to managing our responsibilities. One of the first actions has been to prioritise those areas in which we have the most impact. These include farm certification, product traceability, animal welfare, and increased transparency.

INNOVATEXT Textile Engineering and Testing Institute

INNOVATEXT Textile Engineering and Testing Institute - founded in 1949 - is the central research, development and testing basis of the Hungarian textile and apparel industry. The Institute as a member of the rapidly growing international HOHENSTEIN Group provides a wide range of activities. Our success is based on the high quality of service, commitment to the environment and social responsibility with which we want to achieve our costumer’s satisfaction. We give quality advice to our clients (manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, etc.), for example: in the field of environment protection and recycling, and conduct on-site quality control tests.


Italtex has been the leading Italian studio publishing Fabric Trend Books since 1959. Based in Biella - the famous Italian capital of high-end menswear fabrics - the company is particularly skilled on both menswear and womenswear trends.

Shanghai Shangxin Brand Management Co., Ltd.

It focus on intellectual investment and incubation for young fashion designer’s brands. In fashion brand management we has a wealth of experience, cooperation with many industry senior consultants, we are a fashion industry think tank.


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