Top-notch professionals are taking the stage at Textile & Fashion Forum 2023! Get to know the speakers here.
Maria Intscher-Owrang, CEO, Simplifyber
Maria Intscher-Owrang is the cofounder and CEO of Simplifyber; an American fashion tech startup transforming fashion’s supply chain into plant-based 3D manufacturing. Before starting Simplifyber, she was a luxury fashion designer for 24 years, working for well-known brands such as Vera Wang, Calvin Klein, Edun and Alexander McQueen.
Tiina Alahuhta-Kasko, President & CEO, Marimekko Corporation
Tiina Alahuhta-Kasko started as the President of Marimekko Corpotation, the leading Finnish design house renowed for its bold prints and colors in April 2015. A year later she also became the company's CEO. Prior to her current role at Marimekko, Tiina acted as the Chief Operating Officer since 2014. Since 2011 Tiina also led the company's Marketing Communications and Public Relations until her current role.
Kirsi Niinimäki, Associate Professor, Aalto University
Kirsi Niinimäki is a leading scholar in the field of sustainable fashion. She is an Associate Professor in Aalto university where she leads a research group Fashion/Textile FUTURES. The research done in this group integrate closed loop, bio-economy and circular economy approaches in fashion and textile systems and extends the understanding of strategic sustainable design.