Values in the metaverse: Q&A with H&M’s menswear department
This is the third part of our new podcast series Values in the Metaverse. In this series, we will interview designers, experts, and entrepreneurs working with digital fashion, metaverse, and NFTs. When we’re creating a new digital universe, what kind of values do we want in it? This is the Nordic perspective.
In this episode, our editor-in-chief Konrad Olsson shares a Q&A session he held with the menswear departement at the H&M headquarters in Stockholm.
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