GREEN CYCLES 2016 // 7. Symposium Corporate Social Responsibility im Textilen Kreislauf

Bangkok Art and Culture Center // Multifunctional Hall, 939 Rama 1 Road, Wangmai, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330 // 11. Mai 2016 – 12. Mai 2016 

Creative Industries East & West Go Sustainable Business

The Bangkok symposium focuses on the interrelationships between creative industries and sustainable business options. It will explore the connectivity of creative design, textile ecology, applied sustainability and business.

Company concepts, college projects in cooperation with industry, community projects, as well as local wisdom of particular hill-tribes and other indigenous groups of Southeast Asia across national borders will partake in highlighting the complexities in achieving wider sustainability in textiles, clothing and fashion between crafts and industry. Ecological aspects and the requirements for ethically correct working conditions will be expanded with the more overriding issues of visionary approaches in developing strategies to connect design and production with economical prospects. 

In its first section, the symposium will deal with aspects of technology and management in the area of materials and clothing. The second section will look at local business options for community crafts. In the third section, four case studies from Thailand, Germany and Vietnam will present their solutions as sustainable CSR business models. Experts, professionals and representatives of the textile business community from Germany and Southeast Asia meet in Bangkok to share their concepts, experiences and visions of creativity and sustainability in the textile cycles.