Fashion for Positive Impact: Regenerative Transformation (RECAP)

Fashion for Positive Impact: Regenerative Transformation (RECAP)

The 4th edition of the 202030 - Berlin Fashion Summit has successfully come to an end. Sqetch is proud to support and take part in the international sustainable fashion community. For this insightful experience, the participants gathered at the Colosseum Theater in Berlin - September 2022. The panels, presentations, and interviews that took place cut to the core of how industry change-makers can build a regenerative future for fashion. 

The slogan for this edition was "connecting progressive minds," and this vision came to life in unprecedented ways. Between conference sessions, in the 'co-working lounge,' the exhibition spaces, and the networking events, fashion and sustainability experts, students, designers, community organizers, scholars, and executives continued the conversations on fashion for positive impact, laying the groundwork for future collaborations and bridge-building. This is where the magic lies: in growing a diverse, multi-talented community.

Summit Team

Sqetch CEO Marte Hentschel with team members of the Summit (Image Credits: 202030 - The Berlin Fashion Summit)

The Summit addressed six themes of fashion's most cutting edge sustainability movement: regenerative transformation. The program tackled how fashion can create a positive impact in the biosphere, focusing on our planet and our communities. 

Topics such as regenerative materials, restoring biodiversity and ecosystems were highlighted, creating a new culture of inclusion and equity, and reimagining workspaces as ecosystems to grow healthy creative economies. It also pointed out the transformation of the technosphere and metasphere, looking at tech innovations and digitization as areas to apply regenerative transformation. 

The discussions included trust, traceability, and transparency in fashion as well as the technologies, infrastructures, and systems that are rewriting the definition of sustainability. Finally, the world of virtual fashion, DAOs, NFTs, digital design, and co-creation processes wrapped up the program. 

By exploring these themes, the summit participants and speakers created a new, holistic perspective that traveled far beyond current ideas of sustainable fashion.

In addition to the conference, the Summit included a rich assortment of parallel events and exhibits, including:

  • Exhibit: All Good(s): Dutch Perspectives on Circular & Regenerative Material Design
  • Exhibit & Guided Tour: Estethica: What Lies Ahead
  • Exhibit: Staiy Magazine
  • Pop Up Think Tank: Future Talents
  • Networking Evening: VORN – The Berlin Fashion Hub: Manifestation
  • Opening Press Event with Introductory Panel
  • Community Space and Café


About the Summit:

Germany’s most progressive platform for cross-disciplinary discourse and matchmaking between avant-garde creatives, pragmatic researchers, and smart industry stakeholders.

The organizers of this unique conference, studio MM04’s Magdalena Schaffrin and Max Gilgenmann, guide us through some of the summit’s most inspiring keynotes, giving their expert input and reflection along the way. Tackling topics from circular materials to cultural inclusivity, these speakers will inspire and make you think about fashion – and sustainability – in ways you didn’t expect. called 202030 – The Berlin Fashion Summit the most important fashion conference, and this podcast lets our listeners join the conversation. Whether you’re an SME, a designer, or just someone who wants work towards a sustainable future, we’ll keep you in the loop on how fashion can change the world – for good.

Listen to the podcast here

Stay Tuned - Next Edition (January 2023) :

The next edition will take place on January 16–19, approaching “Active Alliances for Positive Fashion.” Visit the 202030—The Berlin Fashion Summit website to have access to all the news and media resources about the latest edition. Subscribe to the Summit newsletter here to be informed of all the upcoming events and registration info. 

Follow the Event:

202030 – The Berlin Fashion Summit is organized by studio MM04 in cooperation with Sqetch and the Beneficial Design Institute. Press MÜLLER PR & CONSULTING. Funded by the Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises Berlin. Partner with Berlin Fashion Week

Sponsored by Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz, nukleare Sicherheit und Verbraucherschutz, Blauer Engel, Government of the Netherlands, Kornit Digital, Zalando & Klarna


* This article is an adaptation of the content provided by the official event organizer.