Hybrid Talks 2016 – “Unlikely bedfellows: When opposites morph into spectacular sustainability.”


Next week Professor Rebecca Earley will speak about ‘Why we should make fast fashion even faster’ at Hybrid Talks at Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden. The global set of speakers will present micro talks followed by Q&A.

Date: Monday 8 Feb, 2016
 16.30 (sharp) – 18.00
Place: Stockholm School of Economics, Sveavägen 65 (Entrance: Bertil Ohlins gata 5), room: KAW

Partners: Wicked Communications, Stockholm School of Economics/MISUM, MISTRA Future Fashion, Swedish Fashion Council

The event is currently sold out but keep checking the website for last minute cancelations.



 Welcome by MISUM, Mistra Future Fashion and Wicked Communications


Hybrid Talk No. 1:
“Why we should make fast fashion even faster” Professor Rebecca Earley, University of the Arts, London.
Professor Rebecca Earley is a Professor in Sustainable Textile and Fashion Design and Director of the University of London’s prestigious Textile Futures Research Centre (TFRC). She is part of Mistra Future Fashion and is a Global Change Award judge, Conscious Foundation, H&M and has worked with PUMA and VF Corporation in the UK and US.


Hybrid Talk No. 2:
“The role of luxury in sustainable fashion”
Eduardo Escobedo, RESP, Geneva.

Eduardo Escobedo is Executive Director and Founder of RESP (Responsible Ecosystem Sourcing Platform). RESP founding members include Chanel, Armani, Burberry, Mulberry, Bulgari, LVMH. Prior to founding RESP, Eduardo has worked with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD), the Mexican Ministry of the Economy, and General Electric.

Hybrid Talk No. 3:
“Creating change in production with monks” Martin Johnson, Rajda, Kolkata/Stockholm.
Martin Johnson is the Global Key Account Director for the Rajda Group, an Indian leather accessories producer based in Kolkata. Rajda works with many of the top Swedish and international fashion brands.


Hybrid Talk No. 4:
“More than just pretty pictures – Textiles and the conservation of endangered species” Dr. Susanna Paisley-Day, University of Kent, Canterbury.
Dr Susanna Paisley is an Honorary Research Fellow at the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (DICE) of the University of Kent in Canterbury and a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society.


Hybrid Talk No. 5:
“Spider Silk: Nature’s strongest fibre’s extraordinary uses” (Professor My Hedhammar, KTH, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm)
Professor Hedhammar is an Associate Professor in Biochemistry at Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and Swedish University of SLU, the founder of Spiber Technologies AB and is a Wallenberg Academy Fellow.