Source Fashion's seminar programme includes Alice Temperley, Boohoo, F&F
Source Fashion, the UK-based international sourcing show, has announced its line-up of international speakers, designers, industry professionals, experts and brands for the 12-14 February event at Olympia London.
Headlining will be Alice Temperley, Safia Minney, Boohoo, F&F Clothing, and The Woolmark Company, all discussing and exploring trends, next-generation textiles and alternative fibres, recycling and the circular economy, “plus all the latest topics relevant to responsible and sustainable fashion sourcing”.
With demand “pushing companies to a more flexible, demand-driven sourcing model”, Richard Lim, Chief Executive of Retail Economics, opens on Sunday looking at how to safeguard a business in the face of economic recession in his seminar, ‘Trade 2.0: Apparel sourcing in a time of fragile global trade recovery’.
James George, Strategic Adviser at Pyrexa Global, will be moderating a panel conversation answering the question, ‘Circular Economy: What is it and why should you care?’ He also moderates a panel discussion on ‘Biosynthetics: Fast tracking next-gen textile fibres’, inviting visitors to discover the biomaterial revolution.
Ethical supply chains will be explored with Angela Gaskell from N Brown Group in her session ‘Ethical supply chain: Go green with fashion’s favourite colour’;
Kate Hills, founder and Chief Executive of Make It British, delivers ‘Micro factories: Fashion's reshoring rush’ looking at why companies are moving back home and what the drivers of location choice are in the UK apparel industry.
On Monday, James George from Pyrexa Global addresses ‘Circular economy: What is it and why should you care?; Jane Mossman, Project Manager for Better Futures+ Programme, West London Business and Annika Bosanquet, Co-Founder and Director of Sustainability at Wrapology follow with ‘Eco apparel: Earth friendly packaging’.
In the afternoon, British designer Alice Temperley is on stage for a keynote interview about the conscious consumer, and Safia Minney, founder and Executive Director of Fashion Declares and Founder of People Tree, discusses ‘Sourcing at scale – possibility or distant dream?’
On Tuesday a team from Boohoo Group will present ‘Fashion’s new ‘must have’: Ethical clothing starts with industry collaboration’. They include: Lianne Pemberton, Head of Sustainability; Hannah Williamson, Head of Quality and Product Compliance; Samuel Cliff, Group Head of Ethical Trading; Sophie Rycroft, Group Head of Sourcing; and Laura Callcut, Head of Wholesale.
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