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14 March 2019 Studio Spaces, London

 

Join us at Drapers Sustainable Fashion on 14 March 2019.

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 our unmissable new event that will bring together the most sustainable brands and retailers, trailblazers and unicorns, disruptors, progressive thinkers and pioneers to discuss what we can do and why change is not optional.

Brought to you by Drapers, the event is for fashion brands and retailers, clothes manufacturers, supply chain experts, innovators and anybody for whom sustainability matters. We are creating the programme of hard-hitting talks, projects showcasing sustainability in action, and start-up innovation that is pushing the boundaries of the possible.

Join us at Drapers Sustainable Fashion to learn, exchange and network throughout the day, with exciting features including:

Keynote talks, interviews, panels, workshops

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Why attend
Be part of a conversation that that looks at what it takes to transition to a cleaner, greener future – and unlock the business potential of sustainable fashion. Hear from some of the most progressive fashion brands and retailers, leading not-for-profit bodies and sustainability champions from around the world.

  • Meet with more than 200 like-minded professionals from leading brands and retailers, supply chain specialists, and materials and technology innovators who are pushing sustainability to the top of the agenda
  • Find out why sustainability in fashion matters and why doing nothing is no longer an option
  • Learn how to start making changes in your business
  • Take part in our InAction! workshops to get new ideas
  • Sign the Drapers sustainability pledge and make a lasting commitment to ethical, environmentally friendly fashion
  • Stay ahead of the curve – learn who is disrupting the status quo and how to make the most of early innovation
  • Visit our speakers’ corner and ask your burning questions in a one-to-one setting
  • For start-ups, take part in our dedicated programme that can catapult your business to the next level
 
 

£82m
The amount it costs the UK economy a year for sending clothing and household textiles to landfill

2050
The year that the fashion industry will have used up 25% of the world’s carbon budget

500,000
The number of tonnes of microfibres that are released into the oceans every year during clothes washing

3%
The drop in EBIT margin companies can expect by 2030 if they do not invest in sustainability
 

 

 

Agenda
We have created a cutting-edge programme that will go to the heart of what it takes to change the image of fashion for good – whilst making a difference 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. There will be two sets of showcases running concurrently on two specially configured stages with interactive elements and audience engagement. Six 15-minute showcases will take place on each stage.

STAGE 1 will be about responsible innovation, where we will showcase the best sustainable materials – often made of the unexpected – and best re-engineering, recycling and processing techniques.

STAGE 2 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.

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Book to attend

Super early bird
£199 + VAT
**SOLD OUT**

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Early bird
£249 + VAT
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Standard
£299 + VAT
 

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Learn more

 

If you cannot wait until Drapers Sustainable Fashion, then read our special issue of Drapers with features focusing on eco-friendly fashion, or our sustainable fashion report, which was produced in association with reGain/Yellow Octopus.

View Sustainability issue

Download Sustainability report

 
 

 

 

“Don’t be afraid of change. Be afraid of not doing it.”
Martino Scabbia Guerrini, group president EMEA at brand house VF Corporation

 

 

Sponsorship opportunities
Partnering with Drapers Sustainabile Fashion gives you a unique opportunity to get your business in front of fashion retailers and brands that are interested in becoming more sustainable.

Contact Martin Arnold on 020 3953 2096 or martin.arnold@emap.com for more information.

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