SlideBOOK YOUR EXPERT To help you accelerate or start your sustainability journey, CIFF has teamed up with five of Denmark’s leading expert. If you are exhibiting or visiting Elevated Order Days by CIFF (9-12 August) you can book one of the experts for a 30 minutes meeting free of charge. keyboard_arrow_down CIFF

SlideELSE SKJOLD Book Else if you like to know more about strategic design, communication, wardrobe studies, fur, and/or ethnic entrepreneurship. LONE HAUMANN Book Lone if you like to know more about how you can get funding to implement circularity into your business. MARIE BUSCK Book Marie if you like to know more about human rights, eco-labels, due diligence, supply chain management and/or transparency. SUZI CHRISTOFFERSEN Book Suzi if you like to know more about sustainable and innovative materials, material strategy, and/or business development. THOMAS NISSEN Book Thomas if you like to know more about strategy, sales, business planning and development, and/or team development.

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ELSE SKJOLD

Else Skjold is Associate Professor, PhD in Design and Sustainability at the Danish Royal Academy of Fine Arts, The Design School, Denmark. She holds an MA in Culture and Communication from the University of Copenhagen (2003) and a PhD from Copenhagen Business School and Design School Kolding (2014).

Since her PhD, she has conducted research in collaboration with a line of DK based SME’s within the fashion- and textiles sector, with a particular focus on strategic design development and communication based on organizational thinking and deep user studies (wardrobe studies). Within the latter years, she has worked with debated and wicked areas such as fur and ethnic entrepreneurship and currently works with a cross-sectional project on circularity within the framework of DK innovation network Lifestyle & Design Cluster. In her daily work, she teaches on the MA Strategic Design and Entrepreneurship (KADK+CBS) and is newly appointed Head of the MA Fashion, Clothing and Textiles: New Landscapes for Change, at the KADK.

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MARIE BUSCK

Marie Busck, Head of CSR & Sustainability at Dansk Fashion & Textile (DM&T), has worked with CSR & sustainability for more than 15 years in leading human rights institutions, civil society and international businesses. Her business experience covers LEGO and Flying Tiger Copenhagen where she headed the CSR work for a number of years. She has deep knowledge on international standards on sustainability and responsible business conduct as well as extensive experience from applying in practice. In her current role she focuses on advising DM&T member companies on a broad range of CSR & sustainability issues, such as developing and employing sustainability strategies, environment and human rights due diligence, responsible supply chain management, and transparency. Her area of expertise also covers the vast amount of product eco-labels, such as GOTS, GRS and Oekotex etc., as well as the many certification schemes, such as BSCI, SA 8000 and Sedex that exist within the textile industry.

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SUZI CHRISTOFFERSEN

Suzi Christoffersen is an expert in sustainable and innovative materials in the fashion and textile industry. She has worked closely with many Scandinavian brands and textile companies as a consultant on incorporating sustainability into their existing businesses.

Through several years in the industry, Suzi has built a vast knowledge of the environmental challenges in the industry. This combination has given her a unique insight into the environmental innovations and business opportunities that lie within sustainability.

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THOMAS NISSEN

Thomas Nissen was raised in scenic surroundings in north Funen in Denmark and today lives in Copenhagen with his life partner and their two boys. He is an internationally experienced leader in branded and premium fashion apparel with over 20 years’ commercial experience in wholesale strategy, sales, business planning, management, and team development. Driven by values, helping, and serving companies to succeed and reach their full growth potential, by balancing purpose and profits to create positive change for the future.

He is the founder of Save agency, a value and network-based fashion consultancy working in the intersection between sustainability and strategy. Its mission is to help fashion clients become fit to write their future, by aligning strategy processes, sustainability knowledge and innovation to help them create new visions and achieve a more sustainable business. He is a volunteer and member of Plastic Change a Danish environmental organization working hard to break the exponential growth of plastic pollution on a global scale.

He is the former CEO and partner of Tight holding ApS (Fiveunits, 2nd One, Plain units) a designer pants holding company, consisting of three individual brands headquartered in Denmark with international distribution in 15 markets.

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LONE HAUMANN

Lone Haumann is a project manager at Lifestyle & Design Cluster working with guidance and practical implementation of Circular Economy in the fashion and textile industry. Lone has been working in the fashion industry for three decades and her business experience covers the entire supply chain from design, production, purchasing, sales and retail. Lone has been with both national and international companies – Levi Strauss & co, Day Birger et Mikkelsen, IC Companys, Magasin du Nord and BabySam. Lone knows the industry from within and is strongly committed to help fashion and lifestyle brands turn truly sustainable, exploiting all the creativeness, dynamism and business skills that the sector has.

Lifestyle & Design Cluster works to promote innovation and sustainable growth within the lifestyle industry. An Innovation Network under the Ministry of Higher Education and Science, Lifestyle & Design Cluster identifies, communicates and anchor new knowledge and serves as a bridge between enterprises and research and knowledge institutions with the aim of strengthening corporate innovation and competitiveness. Read more here.

LDC is a partner in the national project Grøn Cirkulær Omstilling (GCO), Green Circular Conversion, that develops and implements green and circular business models across industries in Danish small and medium-sized companies. When participating in the project you and your company will get help and counselling to switch your business from linear to circular. Read more here.

You should book Lone Haumann if you like to know more about Circular Economy in the Fashion Industry and what funding options LDC has in this regard.