Expert roundtable on the future of the textile industry

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27.10.2023 (Friday)

The 5th day of Circular Week 2023 dedicated to the textile industry

Venue: Embassy of the Netherlands in Poland

Expert roundtable on the future of the textile industry


"The future of the textile industry" expert roundtable will focus on reshaping the textile sector with circular economy and sustainability in mind. The conversation will explore the risks associated with the industry's current linear approach, which depletes resources and harms the environment, underlining the vital importance of adopting circular practices. Topics up for discussion include innovative strategies like recycling, upcycling, and eco-friendly materials, all aimed at reducing waste and the industry's carbon footprint. This dialogue will be instrumental in steering the textile industry towards a more sustainable future, emphasizing the urgent need for transformation and industry-wide collaboration.



10:00 am - 10:15 am  | Introductory speeches

10:15 am - 11:30 am | Expert roundtable "The future of the textile industry" - discussion among representants of the whole value chain of textile industry. 


  • Agnieszka Oleksyn-Wajda - Head of the Academy of Business and Law in the Fashion Sector
  • Michael Kuhndt - Founder and Executive Director of the CSCP
  • Zuzanna Krzątała - Sustainability Manager at Vogue Poland
  • Antony Buchan - Head of Programme – LA Support, ReLondon
  • Ilona Zawistowska, Head of Central Guide Editorial Office, Bauer Publishing House
  • Ewa Jańczukowicz-Cichosz - LPP
  • Magda Krukowska - Forbes
  • Przemek Feliga - 4F
  • Kasia Sowa - 4F
  • Dr hab. Małgorzata Koszewska - Politechnika Łódzka
  • Maria Clara Jimenez - Makers Unite
  • Santa Simule Makers - Makers Unite
  • Cathrine Barth - Nordic Circular Hotspot
  • Martin Hagen - Nordic Circular Hotspot
  • Katarzyna Mikołajczyk - General Director, Polski Czerwony Krzyż
  • Weronika Kendra - Złote Tarasy
  • Dominika Łukawska - ViaModa
  • Agnieszka Wąsowska-Telęga - Member of the Board, Fashion Revolution Polska,
  • Ewa Polkowska - Co-Founder, Sustainable Fashion Institute
  • Sylwia Wiszowata-Łazarz - representative of Złote Tarasy
  • Zofia Piwowarek - Santander
  • Katarzyna Mikołajczyk - General Director, Polski Czerwony Krzyż
  • Anna Rączkowska, journalist at Twój Styl magazine
  • Vive Textile Recycling

11:30 am - 12:00 pm  | Discussion with questions from the audience


1:30 pm - 4:00 pm | Happening at the shopping mall "Złote Tarasy" 

Expert roundtable on the future of the textile industry

  • Datum 27 oktober 2023
  • Tijd 10:00 - 12:00