On the day we had 120 participants, with representatives from over 45 countries;
Africa: Nigeria, Senegal, Botswana, South Africa, Ghana, Kenya, Burkina Faso, Malawi, Burundi, Ethiopia, Eswatini, Algeria
Asia: India, Bangladesh, Singapore, China, Sri Lanka, Japan, Indonesia, Pakistan, Taiwan, Philippines, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, UAE, Syria, Turkey, Russia
Europe: France, Switzerland, UK, Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Finland, Spain, Romania, Hungary, Luxembourg, Scotland, Ireland
North and South America: USA, Canada, Brazil
This was a truly global event, conducted in two separate sessions to accommodate participants in various time zones. The hackathon had 30 working groups and teams were carefully curated in advance to ensure a range of nationalities, ages and areas of expertise.
Participants from across the fashion industry took part, including representatives from;
VOGUE/Condé Nast, Vivienne Westwood, Arab fashion council, FITNYC, International Folk Art Market, Fashion4Development, EcoAge, Goodee, Flash Art, UNEP, UNECE, Fair Labour Association, IOU Project, Looking for the Masters, Calzedonia, Fashion Foresight, Primark, NHS, Bluesign Technologies, InstitutoE, Oracle, Rutgers Law School, Network for Certification and conservation of forests, ArtYnsight, Future Laboratory, Extinction Rebellion, Forbes.