Taking place against the backdrop of the UK Government’s enquiry into fast fashion, the conference will examine how brands can continue to meet spiralling consumer demand while operating in a sustainable and ethical manner. And, on a practical note, a line-up of industry experts will look at how brands and retailers can make sustainability pay, so that doing the right thing benefits their bottom line as well as people and planet.
The problem of modern slavery will be tackled by Daphne Guelker from UL Consumer Retail Services (Gold Sponsors). She will explain the changing legal landscape around migrant labour and human trafficking and present case studies addressing modern slavery in the fashion supply chain.
Phil Townsend from Marks & Spencer will share the retailer’s experiences on its journey to source only sustainable cotton, while Peter Hughes, sustainability lead at Eurofins / BLC Leather Technology, will touch on the emerging trend for vegan alternatives to leather.
Garry Knox, sustainability director for GreenEarth Cleaning, will look at what happens to garments after purchase and how to make them last longer with sustainable aftercare while the Recyclatex Group of textile recycling companies will address issues around clothing reuse and efforts to reduce the amount of clothing and textiles that ends up in landfill in the UK.
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