Think Tank and sustainable innovation
A workshop for the luxury fashion industry
The 5th edition of the International Workshop on Luxury Retail Operations and Supply Chain Management hosted the Think Tank event in Milan. Organised by the Politecnico di Milano University, and a panel of scientists represented by Professor Hakan Karaosman, it brought together the most influential figures in the luxury fashion sector. In the course of the three round tables, attended by companies and students from the Business School of the Politecnico di Milano, issues related to sustainability, innovation and e-commerce were debated. Alfonso Saibene Canepa, Supply Chain and Sustainability Director, discussed Canepa’s almost decade-long experience striving to achieve a transparent supply chain free of toxic substances which, thanks to its innovative patents, guarantees significant savings of water, energy and CO2 in all of the various production stages. Think Tank gave a voice to a new generation of designers, managers and researchers: 27 students presented new ideas and innovative solutions for the protection of the environment in order to tackle the upcoming challenges in the industry.