Monday 10 June 2019


'Techstyle Futures: Innovations for Global Change (UK Edition)'

Speakers to include Alvanon’s MOTIF, Crystal Group, Design Council, H&M Foundation,

The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles & Apparel and WGSN

LONDON 28 MAY 2019: Leading global fashion technology company Alvanon, has announced its support for a new London symposium dedicated to bringing revolutionary new sustainability technologies and practices to the fashion industry.  Organised by The Mills Fabrica, a Hong Kong based technology and style company, ‘Techstyle Futures: Innovations for Global Change (UK Edition)' will be held on Wednesday 19th June 2019 at Cottam House, 36-40 York Way, Regent Quarter, Kings Cross, London, N1 9AB from 08:30 to 15:00. Registration is free.

As an innovations speaker Jackie Lewis, senior consultant Alvanon and chief content curator of MOTIF, the apparel knowledge hub, will present on ‘Skills for sustainable business’. She will show how sustainability imperatives and the rapidly changing technology dynamics of the global fashion industry are driving a step change in skills development. Jackie will reveal the latest and most effective ways for companies to upskill and equip fashion professionals, teams and suppliers with the skills and technologies they need to succeed while sustaining the planet.

It is the first time The Mills Fabrica has hosted a symposium event in the UK and it follows the success of its recent launch event in Hong Kong. The symposium will also feature advice, insights and innovations from global fashion industry pioneers including Design Council, WGSN, Kering, H&M Foundation, The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) and Crystal Group.  In addition Reflaunt, Unspun, Algalife and Resortecs will share their revolutionary techstyle innovations that are creating a more sustainable fashion industry for the planet.

Techstyle Futures: Innovations for Global Change (UK Edition)

(View the agenda here)

*Limited seats available. Please RSVP here.

 *For video highlights and blog post from the Hong Kong event*

For more information, please contact:

Amy Tsang

The Mills Fabrica

+44 (0)7856 433681

About The Mills Fabrica

The Mills Fabrica is an open platform for techstyle innovation. Our mission is to create techstyle startup success stories and to build a global techstyle community. We define “techstyle”, as the intersection of technology and style. This includes materials and supply chain innovation, wearables and products merging technology, style and new retail experiences.


MOTIF is the apparel knowledge hub that connects professionals around the world with the skills and industry expertise they need to transform their businesses, lives and careers. Launched in 2018 by parent company Alvanon, MOTIF tackles the industry need for evolving skill sets and continuous professional development.

Motif.org provides a unique online learning experience with education on important industry topics across the supply chain and training on fundamental, technical, business and creative skills. MOTIF is working with top industry practitioners from around the world to develop world class courses, for apparel professionals and corporates, that can be accessed from anywhere, at anytime. www.motif.org

About Alvanon

Alvanon is a global technology company, focused on the body and its application and implications in the apparel industry. We don’t make clothes, we help brands make clothes fit better, have efficient and sustainable processes, and train their people better. We are the science behind the art of fit.

Since 2001, we have dedicated ourselves to body data research and have gathered more than 1.5 million body scans in over 30 countries. Combined with our deep apparel knowledge, this has allowed us to develop thousands of fit standards for hundreds of brands globally. www.alvanon.com


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