By Haley Jiamin LU, Junior Project Manager PR & Events, and Rahel Gruber, Operations Manager
The Swiss brand FREITAG has found its way to China and become a must-have for many designers and artists as well as for students majoring in art and design. On September 24, the FREITAG Brothers held a successful Campus Talk co-organized by swissnex China at the College of Design and Innovation at Tongji University NoCC. Even though the event took place during an important public holiday in China, the Mid-Autumn Festival, more than 200 students and young professionals attentively followed the talk on the spot, and the live-stream counted more than 800 views.
In his keynote speech, Daniel Freitag explained why the brand FREITAG is ‘More than Bags’: He talked not only about the production of their bags and their design but gave valuable insight into the innovative business model of how to build a connected company and how to create a strong coherent message behind a product. By sharing his and his brother’s experience and journey from designer to entrepreneur, he provided useful advice for the striving students and innovators. During the panel discussion and Q&A session, the Brothers went deeper into the topic and openly answered numerous questions from a very inquisitive audience.
At the end of the event, the FREITAG Brothers took the time to give autographs to all their fans and enjoyed seasonal mooncakes provided by swissnex China.
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The first official FREITAG store in China opened its doors to the public on September 26 on 758 Julu Road in Shanghai’s Jing’an district.