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First jury of the IFM-Kering Sustainability Certificate.

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First jury of the IFM-Kering Sustainability Certificate

On 31 May 2021, the 35 students of the IFM-Kering Fashion Sustainability Certificate presented 15 projects that contribute to the evolution of the fashion industry and on which they have been working since November. Carried out in groups or individually, these projects are intended to propose a product or a solution that is part of a sustainable approach from an environmental, social or economic angle. The aim of this program is to bring together students currently studying at IFM at Bachelor, Master or Executive MBA level, in either fashion management or fashion design.

The jury that evaluated them was composed of Xavier Romatet, IFM Dean, Sylvie Ebel, IFM Deputy Dean, Marie-Claire Daveu, Kering Chief Sustainability and Institutional Affairs Officer, Pascal Morand, Executive President of the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode, Riccardo Bellini, CEO of Chloé, Nicolas Houzé, General Manager of Galeries Lafayette and Andrew Morley, CEO of the Ellen McArthur Foundation.

The projects addressed one or several aspects of sustainable development: eco-responsible product lines, material innovations, new business models, social impact, scientific contributions, new mobility, etc.

Here are the reactions of the jury members to the different projects:

« The students proposed wide range and insightful projects, all of which integrated a 360° approach to sustainable development, with environmental, social and financial dimensions. It is only by tackling these three dimensions that we can really have an impact. »
Riccardo Bellini, CEO of Chloé

« These students, whether designers or managers, have demonstrated that they are true change makers by showing great creativity while remaining anchored in the economic reality of our sector. Sustainable development is not an abstract concept. It is the beginning of a new era in which concrete solutions must be implemented. »
Marie-Claire Daveu, Chief Sustainability and Institutional Affairs Officer of Kering

« It is very refreshing to listen to this new generation of students who are looking to make a change in our industry and who demonstrate that fashion and sustainability, far from being incompatible, are closely linked. »
Nicolas Houzé, General Manager of Galeries Lafayette

« Innovation stems from diversity. Through very different projects, the students worked together to sketch out a new society in which imagination will be a factor of progress. »
Pascal Morand, Executive President of the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode

« I was inspired by the energy and input of all these projects. Many of the ideas presented were new and challenging. Fashion, as a creative industry, can really move towards more sustainability. »
Andrew Morley, CEO of the Ellen McArthur Foundation

« This first class of the IFM-Kering sustainability certificate has kept all its promises and even exceeded our expectations. By bringing together students from very different backgrounds and countries, we have fostered initiatives that will directly contribute to the sustainable transformation of the fashion industry. »
Xavier Romatet, Directeur Général de l’Institut Français de la Mode

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The jury members on stage
The jury members: Xavier Romatet, IFM Dean, Sylvie Ebel, IFM Deputy Dean, Marie-Claire Daveu, Kering Chief Sustainability and Institutional Affairs Officer, Pascal Morand, Executive President of the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode, Riccardo Bellini, CEO of Chloé, Nicolas Houzé, General Manager of Galeries Lafayette and Andrew Morley, CEO of the Ellen McArthur Foundation.

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The jury members on stage
The jury members: Xavier Romatet, IFM Dean, Sylvie Ebel, IFM Deputy Dean, Marie-Claire Daveu, Kering Chief Sustainability and Institutional Affairs Officer, Pascal Morand, Executive President of the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode, Riccardo Bellini, CEO of Chloé, Nicolas Houzé, General Manager of Galeries Lafayette and Andrew Morley, CEO of the Ellen McArthur Foundation.