Ep 114: Bridging Chinese suppliers, brands and consumers to make sustainability core product feature


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Matthieu David interviews Hong Zheng Founder of Adventi Communication and GREENEXT. Founded in 2004 Adventi Communication was engaged in communications for luxury fashion brands, helping international labels develop marketing strategies in China. Throughout the company’s years of activity, the theme of sustainable fashion has become a center of focus and that’s why the GREEBEXT project was created - to help fashion brands with their sustainability agenda in China. But how health-conscious are the Chinese consumers and how big is their need for natural products? Is sustainable fashion in demand on the Chinese market? Find out the answer to these questions and more in this new China Paradigm podcast. 0:00 Guest introduction 2:13 Adventi Communication - a company introduction 7:27 How did the need for a service like Adventi come about? 13:52 Is having a Ph.D. in PR advantage for starting a PR agency? 18:26 The SARS outbreak vs the coronavirus outbreak - how have these epidemics impacted the PR business sector? 27:27 Why are Chinese companies not pushing for sustainability? 33:48 Is the market the deciding factor for sustainability? – the reason GREENEXT was launched 38:48 Are there any companies in China that are making a name for themselves in terms of sustainability? 41:37 What other industries will be impacted by the need for sustainability? 45:40 What social values do brands communicate in China compared to the West and what needs to change? 48:42 Do Chinese consumers buy natural products for their own health benefits or for society's health benefits? 49:43 What books have inspired Hong Zheng in her entrepreneurial journey? 51:17 What does Hong Zheng read to stay up to date with China? 53:23 What means of communication should people employ in order to get a good understanding of China? 56:48 What unexpected business failure and success has Hong Zheng witnessed in China? 1:02:00 Outro Learn more about Adventi Communication: http://www.adventigroup.com/ Listen & Subscribe: Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/china-paradigms-daxue Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/china-paradigms/id1450916630 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/78qDpsYgQXWrkPpJyZJLtx YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2y6ixpQB1WIs6GMdUeoq4g?view_as=subscriber Website: https://chinaparadigm.com/ Thanks for listening! If you like what you hear, do us a favor and write a review on iTunes. What is China Paradigms Podcast? China Paradigms is the China Business Podcast for entrepreneurs and China watchers. Learn from business professionals in China on our China Paradigms. #ChinaParadigm #Fashion #sustainability

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