202030-The Berlin Fashion Summit – September 7- 9 – free registration – all will be digital and in English

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The 202030 Berlin Fashion Summit will take place online September 7-9. Registration is free and all talks will be in english. The second edition of 202030 – The Berlin Fashion Summit is dedicated to the topic of ecosystems and explores how circular systems can be integrated into fashion with positive impact.

202030 — The Berlin Fashion Summit is a cross-disciplinary platform, where avant-garde creatives meet industry stakeholders for constructive critical debates on the future of fashion. The aim is to bridge the gap between existing sustainability innovations and solutions with the industry’s need for pragmatic transformation guidelines and to envision tangible new alliances for new value chains for a sustainability-trendsetting future of fashion.

The 202030 Summit consists of two parts:

The Pop Up Think Tank is not public and serves as an open space for constructively-critical debates between experts in order to prepare the public summit’s quality content and clear messages.

The Summit serves as the main professional public part of the 202030 Summit and aims to open up the dialogue to a broader industry audience by offering compact and clear constructive input. The first edition was during Berlin Fashion Week in January of this year.

The three main topics:

#1 Circular Systems – How to think and design positive impact?

#2 Local Ecosystems – How to organise and foster positive impact?

#3 Valuation Systems – How to define quality and measure impact?

“The future of fashion is being negotiated in Berlin. The 202030 – The Berlin Fashion Summit offers the perfect platform for this. It is where sustainability trends are highlighted, value creation and products are rethought and the bridge between innovation, sustainability and creative culture is built. Especially in times of global crises, we need spaces for constructive, critical but also creative and culturally open dialogue.” Ramona Pop, Senator for Economics, Energy and Business Berlin.

The aim is to design eco- and circular systems with positive social, cultural and ecological impact. In addition, questions around the collection and processing of scientific data as a basis for the measurability of positive impact will be discussed. The definition of (new) quality standards that integrate sustainability factors will be the topic on the third day of the 202030 – The Berlin Fashion Summit. Speakers at the 202030 – The Berlin Fashion Summit will include Prof. Dr. Michael Braungart, founder and scientific director of EPEA as well as representatives from Sympatex, Armedangels, Circular.Fashion and Orsola de Castro, founder of the international Fashion Revolution campaign.

For an in-depth discourse, the 202030 – The Berlin Fashion Summit is designed in two parts The Pop Up Think Tank is not open to the public and takes place in the run-up to the 202030 – The Berlin Fashion Summit. During the workshops of the Pop Up Think Tank, experts discuss current issues and topics in a trusting and constructive manner. The results will be presented during the 3 days of the public 202030 – The Berlin Fashion Summit.

“As a leading digital-only fashion house, The Fabricant is aligned with the focus of the 202030 – The Berlin Fashion Summit. We’re known as advocates of a post-waste fashion industry that transitions its activities from physical to digital, so it’s great to see the 202030 Summit’s dedication to creating conversations around how fashion can transform to create a positive impact on our world.” Amber Slooten, Co-Founder/Creative Director, The Fabricant

ECOSYSTEMS – How to implement positive impact?

This edition will be highlighting ecosystems as a livelihood, base and inspiration to foster life quality and holistic, agile and anti-fragile future warded solutions for fashion. The focus will be on relationships and interactions for successful transformation with positive impact.

The three-day programme will comprise the topic of how to think and design positive impact in circular systems. A further spotlight will be on local ecosystems and the questions of how to organize and foster positive impact.
The definition and measurement of quality and impact through standard-, data- and valuation systems will also be discussed.

The topic of each summit edition is examined methodically via a triad of systemic perspectives: Fashion Culture, Fashion Economy, and Fashion Product. This methodology will be used during both parts of the 202030 Summit.


The 2020’s are destined to become the decade of glocal changemaking — now the need to transform outdated systems could meet a historic opportunity to combine recovery from the disturbing pandemic with all the benefits of sustainable development. Berlin is thriving itself to refocus on its roots as the European capital of cultural and creative industries and continues to focus on a sustainable future with a more than ever cross-disciplinary and cultural approach to celebrate fashion and the people involved.

Organizers ++

Studio MM04 is a Berlin-based creative strategy consultancy with an international network that supports companies and organisations in shaping their future with a radical passion for fashionable aesthetics and profound sustainability expertise. Known as pioneers and experts in their field for more than 10 years, studio MM04 creates new solutions for the fashion and textile industry.

Sqetch is an innovation agency and IT company that connects fashion brands with producers and suppliers worldwide on their B2B online sourcing platform sqetch.co and helps them establish transparent supply chains. With complementary R&D programmes and innovation formats such as hackathons and showcases, they support the digital and sustainable transformation of the fashion industry. Sqetch is based in Berlin and Amsterdam.

The Beneficial Design Institute is a design research and development institute for holistic innovations in fashion and textiles. It stands for a positive cultural change that combines quality, innovation and beauty with sustainability in a global context.

Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.