John Cheh, vice chairman and chief executive officer of Esquel Group, opened his presentation by explaining the difficulty of the task presented to him: how a company like Esquel combats the rising costs of energy and raw materials.
"I tried to convince the organizers to let me use a different topic called 'Passing on Cost Increases,'" joked Cheh. "Somehow they wouldn't let me."
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"