Fashion is one of the world’s most polluting industries. While it is starting to turn up the dial on its sustainability efforts, there is still a long way to go.
Drapers Sustainable Fashion is unmissable new event that will bring together the most sustainable brands and retailers, trailblazers and disruptors, progressive thinkers and pioneers to discuss what we can do and why change is not optional.
Sponsored by Isko, the event is for fashion brands and retailers, clothes manufacturers, supply chain experts, innovators and anybody for whom sustainability matters. The programme will combine hard-hitting talks, projects showcasing sustainability in action, and start-up innovation that is pushing the boundaries in this area.
Topics will investigate how sustainability can make a difference to the world we live in – and to your bottom line. The first half of the day will be dedicated to a series of keynotes – a combination of standalone talks, interviews and debates, which will be presented by world-leading retailers, brands and experts, who are pushing the sustainability agenda in fashion retail. They will focus on how to turn the fashion business into an ethical, environmentally friendly and profitable industry.
The afternoon will be all about turning ideas into practice. From clothes made out of recycled bottles and mobile repair stations, to the next generation of laser and 3D technologies, we will showcase the projects and initiatives that are pushing the boundaries of sustainability.
Stage one will be about responsible innovation, where we will showcase the best sustainable materials and the best re-engineering, recycling and processing techniques.
Stage two will be about responsible business and will showcase business models, supply chains, re-use and end-of-life, and new tools and initiatives – technological or otherwise – that are centred around sustainability.