Balancing the Pillars: Social, Environmental and Economic Sustainability in Practice

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This year, Helsinki Fashion Week is teaming up with Nordic Culture Point to bring this annual celebration of sustainable fashion to Suomenlinna!

Nordic Culture Point brings Nordic perspective to the event through a series of panel discussions and workshops, focusing on new initiatives happening in the Nordics.

See the FULL Helsinki Fashion Week programme here. / Find your ticket to Helsinki Fashion Week here.

The importance of the Three Pillars of Sustainability; social equity, environmental protection, and economic viability, is well-known. But how do we actually implement this principle in our decisions? The panel will give insight into sustainable business practices.


Kim Kaurala (FI) is the co-founder and artistic director of Fabri Platform, a marketing platform made for emerging designers & brands. He’s also working as the man on the ground for the Swedish fashion house Filippa K in Finland. With a wide experience within working with brands of high calibre, his career includes positions within retail, wholesale & PR.

Lisa Bergstrand (SWE) has worked for almost 20 years in fashion, from designing for luxury brands to helping ambitious startups with involvement at every supply chain step, from farm to finished product. In 2017 she started Bergstrand Consultancy, a sustainability consultancy for fashion, with the mission to make the industry more responsible without compromising on style. She is also the founder of A NEW SWEDEN, quality clothing made in Sweden from 100% Swedish wool.

Dr Anna Jöborn (SWE) is the CEO of the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research, Mistra. Mistra is financing research focusing on pathways to a sustainable future. Prior to this position, she was the director at the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management and before that the director at the Swedish Environmental Research Institute (IVL). She is a member of the committee for the Nordic Council Environment Prize.

This event is financed by Sustainable Cultural Experiences in the Nordic Region, a project led by The Nordic House in the Faroe Islands.


Nordic Culture Point has been granted the EcoCompass environmental certificate. We’re making every endeavour to reduce our carbon footprint, which is why all travel within the organisation is carefully planned. Use public transport when you visit us, and you’ll contribute to a greener cultural scene, too! 

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