This conference examines the way forward for sustainability in fashion, focusing on industry responsibilities, and practices - and options for policy and regulatory reform.
Areas for discussion include:
- The policy focus on sustainability in fashion;
- Reducing waste and environmental impact;
- Ensuring supply chain traceability and transparency; and
- Improving working conditions.
It takes place with the issues assuming an increasing priority for consumers and policymakers - and with a range of developments that are likely to have a significant impact on the fashion industry, its partners, and customers.
- Far-reaching recommendations from the Environmental Audit Committee following their inquiry into the sustainability of the fashion industry;
- New funding from government and private investment for development of more sustainable clothing;
- Companies such as Nike, H&M Group and Adidas signing the UN Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action;
- Organisations such as the Ellen MacArthur Foundation calling for a move towards circular fashion; and
- The fashion industry being listed in the Global Slavery Index as one of the five key industries implicated in modern slavery.
- Lucy Shea, Group CEO, Futerra;
- Tamara Cincik, Founder & CEO, Fashion Roundtable; and
- Professor Dilys Williams, Director, Centre for Sustainable Fashion - on embedding sustainability into fashion education, business and research.
- Embedding sustainability into fashion education, business and research;
- How to ensure the future growth of UK fashion alongside increased sustainability;
- Minimising the impact of fashion on the environment - reducing waste and micro-plastics, and moving towards a circular economy;
- Improving ethical practices in the fashion industry - supply chain transparency and traceability, working conditions, and combating modern slavery; and
- The UK fashion industry - improving social and environmental impact, and priorities for the sector moving forward.
- Moves that H&M are taking to become more ‘climate positive’ and reduce waste - from Giorgina Waltier, Sustainability Manager, UK & Ireland, H&M.
Price: £95 PLUS VAT
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