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May 30, 2018 - May 31, 2018


Textile Exchange is pleased to be collaborating with State of Fashion and Control Union on “Towards Circular Fashion”: an exciting program of events taking place in Arnhem, The Netherlands, this May.

Control Union and Textile Exchange will be co-hosting a program of events on 30th May, the day before the launch of the first edition of State of Fashion: Searching for the New Luxury. A detailed agenda for TE’s workshop will be released soon. In the meantime, you can find the basic program outlined below.


Wednesday 30th May 2018
Morning: TE Workshop: Closing the Loop on Textiles
The morning will see Textile Exchange host a workshop on Integrating Circularity Into Preferred Fiber and Material Strategies. We are honoured to have Jeffrey Hogue, Chief Sustainability Officer at C&A Global, join us as Keynote, alongside representatives from Fashion For Good, Lenzing, Skunkfunk, and other industry leaders.

Afternoon: Control Union Circular Fashion Symposium
In the afternoon, Control Union will host a symposium on circular fashion, with speakers including Traci Kinden (Circle Economy), Catarina Midby (H&M), Prof. José Teunissen (London College of Fashion), moderated by Tracy Metz.

Evening: Network dinner

Location: All events on 30th will take place at Rozet Cultural Center, Kortestraat 16, Arnhem, the Netherlands

Thursday 31st May 2018
Daytime: Fashion Colloquium
International conference of ArtEZ University of the Arts, in collaboration with State of Fashion
Location: Musis, Velperbuitensingel 25, Arnhem, the Netherlands

Evening: Official Opening of State of Fashion 2018 | searching for the new luxury
Location: Melkfabriek, Westervoortseweg 124,  Arnhem, the Netherlands

During the meetings, experts will dive into recent developments in the fashion and textile industry, fiber and material innovations, circular fashion and Life Cycle Analysis. You will meet senior representatives of like-minded companies from the textile industry and related sectors in an intimate, pre-competitive setting. Meetings will be of an interactive nature, so it will be possible to discuss directly with both experts and other participants.

A group arrangement is available at the Holiday Inn Express® Arnhem, a stylish city-centre hotel located next to the event location (Rozet Cultural Centre) and a five-minute walk from Arnhem Central Station. You can book a Standard Room for €95/night here using the following process:

– Enter the right date, for example: 29.05.2018 – 01.06.2018
– Enter the Group Code: CO1
– Click further in the booking screen and please enter your credit card details
– The link will be active until 17 April 2018 only!

Other recommended hotels in Arnhem are NH Arnhem Rijnhotel and Best Western Plus Hotel Haarhuis. If you would like to book one of these hotels or an accommodation in Amsterdam, Utrecht or any other city in the Netherlands, please use Bookdifferent.com. The hotel booking website where you can easily book green hotels and find green destinations. Winner of the Sustainable Travel Awards 2018.

Textile Exchange Workshop: Contact Lisa Emberson, Materials@TextileExchange.org
Control Union Meeting: Contact Jantine Schrijver, jschrijver@controlunion.com
State of Fashion Launch: Contact Hester Swaving hswaving@stateoffashion.org



May 30, 2018
May 31, 2018


Control Union, Textile Exchange, State of Fashion


Rozet Cultural Center
Kortestraat 16
Arnhem, 6811 EP Netherlands
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