SFSFWI Founder, Sandra Hanns, speaking engagement at Material-Tokyo, Japan.

    Our special thanks go to the MTRL & FabCafe-Tokyo, for hosting this event.

    Kei Okasawara, for envisioning this event and connecting SFSFWI with organizer at Material.
    Kelsie Stuart, Organizer at MTRL. Thank you for inviting speakers and managing this event bringing the
fashion & sustainability conversation to Material in Tokyo.
    Miyuki Ida, thank you for welcoming all of us to this valuable events at Material.
And to the many speakers who attended, thank you for the valuable information you presented
to the audience. Our thank you goes to the translator and the entire Team at Material!
Most importantly, we were all present to the urgency for Climate Change solutions and our critical actions to transform
the fashion industry by becoming a Conscious World Citizen.
SFSFWI is looking forward to future collaborations to support sustainability and inform the public.

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Material Meetup TOKYO vol.7「Fashion and Sustainability」

Did you know that the fashion industry is one of the topmost polluting industries after oil?
In response to this surprising fact, a lot of fashion designers, fashion material manufacturers, and fashionistas are stepping up taking action!

2019/11/13 (Wed) / 19:00 – 21:00
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For Sign up, please visit the MTRL event page.

Material Meetup TOKYO

Material Meetup TOKYO is a meetup where manufacturers, craftsmen, and creators gather under the theme of materials. The Material Meetup platform is ideal for..

・ Material developers who are looking for new possibilities for their materials in diverse fields

・ People who process materials with one-of-a-kind processing technology

・ People who research materials with an aim for creating a sustainable society

・ People who start their design process with materials at the core and are seeking unique materials for complex design purposes

The opportunity for such people to interact openly across the boundaries of diverse industries from the viewpoint of “design and technology” and “society and materials” sparks new projects never considered before.

Know the characteristics and attractiveness of materials that cannot be understood from catalog specs alone, and think about new scenes where the materials can be used. A place where cross-disciplinary collaboration and project seeds occur simultaneously with “materials” at the core. This is Material Meetup TOKYO.


Theme「Sustainable materials in fashion」

Did you know that the fashion industry is the second most polluting industry after oil?
In response to this surprising fact, a lot of fashion designers, fashion material manufacturers and fashionistas are stepping up taking action! Are you one of them? Come and learn about the high potential of sustainable materials in fashion!

Join us to expand the sustainability in fashion movement, be inspired by others and connect your passion to a network of fashion and materials professionals in the industry.



※This event will be in both Japanese and English.


Sandra Hanns, Founder the San Francisco Sustainable Fashion Week International (SFSFWI)

Sandra Hanns is the Founder and CEO of iGreen Media Group since 2011 and the Founder and Organizer of San Francisco Sustainable Fashion Week International since 2014. She also is the Co-Founder of Earth Day San Francisco Festival since 2010.


Walden Lam, Co-founder of unspun

unspun is a venture-backed robotics and apparel company, building custom jeans for each consumer, on demand. Our mission is to reduce global carbon emissions by at least 1% through automated, localized, and intentional manufacturing. We’re a fast-moving company powered by technology, the National Science Foundation, SOSV, the Mills Fabrica and the H&M Foundation.


Yukinobu Danjo, Textile expert at Onomichi Denim Project

The Onomichi Denim Project is a challenge for people who work in Onomichi, Japan to first make denim made in Hiroshima and then continue to wear that for a year or longer. In this way, the Onomichi Denim Project challenges fashion using a unique approach to “nurturing” used denim. Danjo served as the project leader from the beginning to its launch, which at the time, had more than 700 participants. Currently, he is responsible for the direction and product management of group companies at Discover Link Setouchi Textile Company, which operates the Onomichi Denim Project.

Onomichi Denim produces vintage denim worn by local workers as fisherman, farmer, chefs, etc. The company activates local industry and communicates the value of long-life products.


Recommended for

・Fashion designers, students, professionals working in or interested in sustainable fashion
・Sustainable textile and other material suppliers
・People interested in international sustainable fashion trends
・Fashion designers, models, and material suppliers interested in attending/participating in SFSFWI 2020
・Laypeople interested in fashion and sustainability



Kelsie Stewart

FabCafe Tokyo, FabCafe Global Communication Coordinator, Barista

Born in Florida, USA. Studied physiological psychology at the University of Florida with a focus on taste and smell, then went on to study the relationship between religion and society in modern Japan at postgraduate level at the University of Florida. Joined FabCafe in 2017. Participated in Global Goals Jam Tokyo in 2017. Finding it interesting, became the organizer of the Tokyo event in 2018.

Miyuki Ida

Loftwork, Inc. MTRL Producer

Graduated from Keio University, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies. After working in the mail-order industry, she became independent and worked on a wide range of planning and editing projects. She joined recruiting in order to retrain herself in the organization of sales and management. She joined Loftwork in 2017 to return to the theme of “how to distribute good creatives that are not particular about shape” which she had focused on since she was a University student. As a producer, she creates opportunities for clients in a wide range of projects centered on MTRL.


MTRL is a creative platform based on the theme of “materials”. MTRL is deployed in three locations around the world: Tokyo, Kyoto and Hong Kong. Through daily events and projects, we aim to create a place where new creative works can be born by inspiring creators to touch and interact with materials. https://mtrl.com/

Please note…

If you wish to participate, please apply from the event page of the MTRL site.
The program is subject to change without notice.
The photos of the participants on the day will be published in reports that will be released later.


18:30 – 19:00 Doors open
19:00 – 19:20 Opening talk
MTRL introduction / Miyuki Ida, Loftwork
Fashion and Sustainability theme / Kelsie Stewart, FabCafe Tokyo
19:20 – 19:40 Session 1:San Francisco Sustainable Fashion Week International / SFSFWI Sandra Hanns
19:40 – 20:00 Session 2:Sustainable fashion & material in Japan / Onomichi Denim Project
20:00 – 20:20 Session 3:Additive manufacturing for Sustainable fashion / UNSPUN
20:20 – 20:40 Panel discussion
20:40 – 21:00 Networking

2019/11/13 (Wed)19:00 – 21:00

Detail Doors open at 18:30.
Price Free
Place FabCafe Tokyo MAP

FabCafe Tokyo

Dogenzaka Pia 2F, 1-22-7 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
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Access by train
5 minute walk from the Avenue exit of Shibuya Station on the Inokashira Line.
10 minute walk from the Tamagawa exit of Shibuya Station on the JR Line.
4 minute walk from Shinsen Station on the Keio Inokashira Line.