Gwen Cunningham

Gwen Cunningham

Lead Textiles Program, Circle Economy

Biography

Gwen Cunningham leads the Circle Textiles Program at Circle Economy and is Coordinator of Sustainability at Amsterdam Fashion Institute. Having graduated from the National College of Art and Design as a fashion designer, Gwen moved to the Netherlands to pursue her interest in alternative fashion systems. Today, Gwen leads the Textiles Program at Circle Economy, an Amsterdam-based social enterprise focussed on the practical and scalable implementation of the circular economy.

The textiles industry is arguably the most lucrative, creative, consumer facing industry on earth, and therefore, Gwen believes it has the power to change the world. By collaborating to create a truly circular supply chain, Circle Economy’s textiles program aims to reclaim the human, economic, and natural value lost in today’s linear system. The Circle Textiles Program is focussed on developing the systems innovation necessary for this transition. Together with brands, collectors, sorters and recyclers, the Circle Textiles Program is producing the critical data, tools, technologies and business models that are needed to build a new foundation for a circular textiles industry.

All Fashion Sessions

Creative Make-up Masterclass

by Alex Box

Venue: Hawks Well Theatre

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11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Driving Initiative

With John Reilly-Sligo LEO,Enterprise Ireland, Lorraine Bowen-Entrepreneurs Academy, Rebecca Harrison – Network Ireland

Venue: IT Sligo

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11:15 AM - 12:45 PM

The Magic of Lighting in Stills Photography

By: Andrew Howe

Venue:Clayton Hotel

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11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

How To Grow Your Business Using Social Media

By: Noel Davidson

Venue: Clayton Hotel

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02:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Ecommerce: The Future of Selling

With Yvonne Kiely – Ernst & Young Key note speaker

Venue: IT Sligo

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02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

When Fashion & Art Joins Forces

By Carol Bellamy

Venue: IT Sligo

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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

A Life in Luxury

By Aimee McWilliams

Venue: IT Sligo

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12:30 PM - 01:30 PM

Five Elements of Purposeful Leadership – How to Create a Small Giant out of any Business

by Sir Steven Wilkinson

Venue: IT Sligo

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02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Ethical & Sustainable Practice in Fashion – from small change come growth

By Gwen Cunningham (Circle Economy), Ashleigh Smith – Atlantic  Equipment Project)

Venue: IT Sligo

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03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
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