The Role of Circular Business Models During COVID-19 and Beyond

The Role of Circular Business Models During COVID-19 and Beyond

EncounterJune 9 20202 p.m. - 3 p.m.

COVID-19 has had an immense impact on the fashion supply chain, putting everything on hold and highlighting the problems that require immediate actions.

This session will focus on some of the challenges the COVID-19 pandemic has created in the fashion industry and how this catalyzing moment can be an opportunity for brands to seriously explore new business models. It will be addressede both the short term actions in utilising innovative solutions to deal with excess inventory and the longer term objectives towards disrupting the status quo around consumption patterns.

Two of Fashion for Good innovator alumni, Reflaunt and Lizee, will be offering their insights on the topic and sharing how their innovative solutions can accelerate digital transformation and help with excess stock.

Harry Morison from Accenture Strategy and Georgia Parker from Fashion for Good, who worked on the ‘Future of Circular Fashion’ report which was published in 2019, will also join the session.


Felix Winckler – Co-Founder, Reflaunt

Felix is the co-founder and CCO of Reflaunt, a circular technology which bridges first-hand and second-hand markets, enabling high-end brands to give customers the option to re-sell, donate or recycle their wardrobes. An ex-New York State lawyer, Felix has co-founded several startups including Voicepolls and Votebox. Felix has an extensive expertise in growth, sales and online marketing.

Tanguy Frécon – Co-Founder, Lizee

Tanguy is the co-founder & CEO of Lizee, the leading eCommerce and Logistics Solution dedicated to rental. Before becoming an entrepreneur, he worked for various retail-tech solution providers such as Cegid, Microsoft or Wynd in NY, London and Paris. Aware of the impact of retail on the environment, he is determined to help brands in their ecological transition from a linear to a circular model.

Harry Morrison – Managing Director, Accenture Strategy

Harry is the UK lead for Accenture’s Sustainability Strategy Practice with 20 years of experience in consulting and industry. He advises global clients on how to create competitive advantage in a world of increasing environmental and social risk, changing customer & stakeholder expectations and regulatory change. Harry has a strong focus on supporting clients to build sustainable & traceable supply chains, harnessing the power of new digital technologies.


Georgia Parker – Innovation Manager, Fashion for Good

Georgia Parker is responsible for scouting, screening and scaling innovators in the areas of raw materials, wet processing and circular business models. She also looks after impact reporting, tracking both FFG’s and the innovators progress across key KPIs. Georgia joined Fashion for Good from adidas, where she worked in the Brand Sustainability team.