COMMUNITY SESSIONS

Welcome to the NO-kledingfabriek
The New Optimists community is growing rapidly, and together, we are becoming stronger and more influential in changing the industry. These events are designed to bring community members together, facilitate discussions, spark conversations, and build connections. In every session, we invite experts and professionals to speak about specific topics, identify issues, or propose solutions.

HOW TO JOIN US

You can sign up by reserving a spot through our Eventbrite page. Spots are limited so be quick!

MARCH 6 / 19:00h

TRUE COLORS

How sustainable textile dyeing can move from niche to norm

In this community session, we delve into the significance of color and paint in the clothing industry, exploring how sustainable alternatives can become standard practices, driving positive change across the fashion industry.
Join the discussion as we explore pathways towards a more colorful, vibrant,
and sustainable future for fashion.Time to look ahead.

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Hosted by Haiko Huvenaars (candour.digital)
With Roua AlHalabi - Natural Dye Expert

PREVIOUS COMMUNITY SESSIONS

DEC 12 / 19:00h

POST GROWTH

How can fashion move beyond growth?

Join us to get an insight into: What post growth business could look like?  How issues of economic and social sustainability can be solved with a post growth future and

how can we leverage the fashion industry to start a degrowth transition?

Hosted by Nynke Eggen (the sustainability club).
With Xander Slager, co-founder of New Optimist and others

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NOV 22 / 19:00h

STATIEGELD, DEPOSIT REFUND SYSTEM IN CLOTHING

How to build reliable take-back systems for circular textiles?

It is clear that the success of take-back systems lies in the hands of the consumers. However, in order to participate in these systems, we’ll have to be able to trust them, so how do we build a system that is seamless, transparent and reliable?


Hosted by Haiko Huvenaars (candour.digital)
With Xander Slager, co-founder of New Optimist and others

SEPT 27 / 19:30h

NO SUSTAINABILITY. NO DESIGN.

Behind the scenes of sustainable design.
Four experts discuss: can design be a driver for more sustainable consumption?
Hosted by Nynke Eggen (the sustainability club).
With: Giulia Verona - Bas Timmer - Pak Chiu - Pepijn smit

MAY 9 / 19:30h

DYEING WITH ROUA ALHALABI

Roua will introduce you to the making of natural ink and the dyeing process. The workshop puts our second design principle into action “Make products that don’t create waste or pollution.”

MAY 16 / 19:30h

SUSTAINABILITY IN THE FASHION INDUSTRY

This is the theoretical focused workshop of this series. We will start this workshop by talking about the current situation of the fashion industry which is tainted by social & environmental issues. In the second part of this workshop we like to focus on the future. Which is from our perspective a sharp contrast with the existing paradigm.

MAY 23 / 19:30h

THE JOY OF MAKING

In this workshop we invite you to bring back the joy of making. Together we design and make a simple care bag. However, understanding the process, means you understand the work and effort it takes, contesting the ideal of fast and replacable fashion.