Update October 15th
The project team is set to start further development of the plans from the 1st of November onwards. Our main focus will be to substantiate a business plan, get input on 'how much it would cost' and exactly who & what is needed to 'do it'.
In the meantime, we've been talking to some very interesting and influential people, ranging from Sustainable Banks (Triodos) to Education Management People (Amsterdam's ROC education board and HvA/UvA university boards) and Real Estate Development companies (project developers at Ymere, Holland's biggest corporation).
Whether or not they will be on board when we actually 'Do It' remains to be seen, but we were very inspired and encouraged by their enthusiasm.
For now, here's a tentative update of our next steps:
- October 26th : brief presentation at BrandBoxx Almere (contact Sabine Strijbos from the City of Almere : email@example.com)
- November 2nd : project team resumes work on business plans, partnerships & scenarios
- November 19th : formal 'project launch', venue t.b.a.
- January 2010 : Concept Presentation & Co-creation Workshop @ Amsterdam International Fashion Week (date, time & venue t.b.d.)
We will be posting regular updates on this blog, but also on Linked-In groups for Denim Professionals, like Denim Sourcing Pro, Premium Denim Group etcetera.
In the meantime, ff you have any comments, questions or contributions, please feel free to contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org