Thursday 31 January 2019

The ASBCI's 2019 Spring Conference - "TIME FOR CHANGE - Facing up to fashion's sustainability and ethics challenges" - will take place at the Renaissance Manchester City Centre Hotel on Wednesday 8th May 2019.

Public interest in sustainability issues has never been higher yet consumers’ demand for newness in fashion continues to fuel a cycle of more styles, more often, and available through an increasing array of channels that is predicted to see clothing consumption rise by up to 60% in a little more than 10 years. As the UK Government conducts its first ever full-scale enquiry into the environmental and social impact of fast fashion, what can the fashion industry do to resolve the contradiction inherent in catering to its customers’ insatiable desire for new clothes while producing these in an eco-friendly and socially responsible manner? And, more importantly, how can brands and retailers make sustainability pay and ensure that doing the right thing benefits their bottom line as well as people and planet? The ASBCI’s latest conference will examine sustainability and ethics in the fashion supply chain with the aim of finding practical solutions to difficult problems. From carbon footprints to modern slavery, and from wasteful retail practices to landfill, the conference will address the big issues and ask: is it up to the industry to change the way consumers shop, or up to consumers to change the industry?   

At this time, it is estimated that registration will be from 8.30am, with the conference drawing to a close at around 4pm.

The ASBCI prides itself on the range of subjects and quality of speakers at its industry conferences and this will be no different.  Further information on the speakers will be released shortly, so please keep an eye on our social media channels for updates.

If you would like to take advantage of the special Early Bird discount, please complete the booking form and return to [email protected].

If you would like further information, please call us on 01422 354666

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