This programme is organised by our rental partner.
During VONK we give the stage to a sustainable start-up. Together with the audience we brainstorm about a concrete challenge this start-up is facing. This way students, young-professionals and experts meet at VONK and can create valuable input for the start-up together.
This VONK edition we will discuss a challenge that start-up ReBlend is currently facing. ReBlend is a social enterprise with a mission to raise awareness about the ecological impact of the textile industry and to inspire the use of renewable raw materials. To offer a solution ReBlend develops and sells a range of textiles and textile products made from end-of-life textiles that otherwise end up in incineration. The textiles made from recycled fibres are a positive alternative for the conscious consumer, to replace the regular products that people are used to.
Together with waste collectors, producers, designers, makers and visionaries ReBlend organizes the full supply chain from start to finish to guarantee their textiles don’t harm people and planet and accelerate a new ecosystem for circular textiles. Nevertheless, ReBlend noticed that the consumer perceives the value of products made from bio-cotton differently than the value of products made from ‘circular’ or ‘recycled’ textile. While both methods are important for creating a more sustainable textile industry. This leads to the question: How can ReBlend position themselves best pertaining to the bio-cotton industry?
We would love to hear your input concerning this matter. So, if you have any thoughts on this that you would like to share or in case you are just interested in ReBlend as a start-up, please join this edition of VONK!
This edition of VONK will take place on 11 December at De Balie on Leidseplein in Amsterdam. The event will start at 19:15 till approximately 21:00. Please feel welcome to join us afterwards for a drink at the bar. Entrance is free, however if you would like to attend please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to see you there!