The Fashion/Supply Chain Learning Circle
Fair fashion, sustainable shirts and organic underpants – that is what we want. But what changes need to be pushed on in order to achieve a more sustainable product? What steps within the fashion supply chain are concerned? And in what ways can oikos impact on this transformation towards more sustainability?
Through a co-operation of oikos Maastricht and oikos Reutlingen this Learning Circle was brought to life, to answer those questions. We started of with a research for current models of the fashion supply chain in order to be able to identify the most important stakeholders and/or multipliers. Additionally traditional and new challenges of the fashion industry were defined. To this theoretical basis sustainable fashion expert Enrico Rima added years of experience in the business how changes can effectively be brought forward.
Within the Fashion Learning Cirlce we aim at creating an action kit for each of our participants’ chapters to reach stakeholders and accelerate change. Whether or not there have been projects in your chapter before, we will look for new ways and get inspired.
The FutureLab 2014
The oikos FutureLab is the biggest event in the annual oikos calendar which gathers representatives from the entire oikos community. It provides a 2-day platform for 120 participants to inspire, discover and develop joint perspectives on the future of sustainability in management and economics. It leverages our global network of student members, alumni, advisors, faculty and partners for action. It offers a “laboratory” to design initiatives, engage the oikos community in pursuing them and fuel our journey towards higher impact.
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What are Learning Circles?
A Learning Circle is a highly interactive, participatory structure for organizing group work within a subject area. The goal is to build, share and express knowledge through a process of open dialogue and deep reflection. Within each Learning Circle people with a common interest gain experience, knowledge and establish networks in their chosen subject area. The Learning Circle structure gives the oikos community the opportunity to map the landscape of a specific topic, get in touch with external inspirational experts and systematically spread the knowledge in our network. In 2014, seven Learning Circles were initiated: Leadership, Finance, Entrepreneurship, Energy, Economics, Fashion/Supply Chain and Management.
Learn about other Learning Circles here.