Fashion Sustainability Practices: Large-scale Companies vs. Fast-growing Startups

1 hour

Sustainability: Different challenges for different companies

Not all fashion companies are created equal, so sustainability will seem like a totally different challenge - or opportunity! - to each of us. 

To answer the question "Can sustainability go hand in hand with profitability?", we need to establish that sustainability strategies can and will vary enormously.

That's why Lectra invited customers, experts and partners from the industry to discuss the topic of sustainability from different and even opposing points of view. All related to Product, Process and People.

Join our session and watch fashion industry executives share their unique journey towards sustainability across entirely different organizations...

...and finally agree there may be only one way to do it:

Start small, aim big. Set out concrete, measurable milestones but involve all departments and stages from planning to storefront, and beyond.


  • Jasmien Wynants - Freelance sustainability expert, Jasmien has experience at Flanders DC and is the co-author of the "Close the Loop" circular fashion initiative. She is also Sustainability Coordinator at Xandres, the Belgian women's fashion brand. 
  • Jeroen Deweer - Account manager at Lectra, Jeroen enables fashion companies across the Benelux to transform, digitalize and become future-proof.
  • Lieve Vermeire - Sustainability and CSR manager at Van de Velde, the Belgian lingerie and swimwear giant that's been shaping women's bodies and minds for over a century.
  • Eva Engelen - Sustainability and product manager at HNST, the up-and-coming jeans brand that challenges the industry's current practices by being fully transparent, recyclable and sourced in Europe.


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Fashion Sustainability Practices: Large-scale Companies vs. Fast-growing Startups