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This event is run by the Business of Fashion, Textiles and Technology Partnership, a 5-year project led by University of the Arts London

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09:30-11:00 Fashion Futures 2030 workshop by Gabrielle Miller (CSF)

11:00-11:30 – Coffee break/ Networking

11:30-12:30What investors look for in your business plan (including sustainability) by Shaun Beaney (ICAEW)

12:30-13:30Opportunities provided by Circularity in Fashion: a materials focus by Dr Kate Goldsworthy

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09:30-11:00, Fashion Futures 2030 workshop - Gabrielle Miller - Centre for Sustainable Fashion (CSF)

An interactive workshop session that aims to inspire new thinking in fashion through the exploration of four possible future scenarios that speculate on the fashion products, services and systems (PSS) that we might be designing in 2030. By engaging with these future scenarios SMEs will be able to develop sustainability-driven visions and commitments to -in turn- guide their strategies for design, business and communication. Scenarios provide a way to explore the role and habits of fashion in the future and to identify the power that fashion has to enact change in societies.

Gabrielle Miller, Education Team, CSF: Gabrielle works as part of CSF’s education team, where she assists on curriculum development and contributes to research projects and student experience at UAL, exploring and delivering nuanced teaching and co-created learning experiences across BA and MA level, for both online and offline education. Educated in fashion and textiles at LCF, she brings expertise drawn from her design experience in top fashion houses Alexander McQueen, Givenchy and Burberry. Gabrielle is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). https://sustainable-fashion.com/about/meet-the-team/

To learn more about CSF, please visit: https://sustainable-fashion.com

11:30-12:30, What investors look for in your business plan (including sustainability) - Shaun Beaney - Institute for Chartered Accountants England and Wales (ICAEW)

This session will explore key elements of a viable and attractive business plan from the perspective of investors, including Environmental, Social & Governance Criteria (ESG) which are becoming increasingly important for de-risking investment decisions.

Shaun Beaney, Corporate Finance Faculty, ICAEW: Shaun works on ICAEW’s public policy initiatives and corporate advisory projects, particularly for innovation investment, access to finance, scale-up businesses and venture capital. He devised, researched and co-authored: Creative Industries - Routes to Finance; Boosting Finance for Engineering & Technology; UK Television in Focus; Boosting Finance for the UK's Industrial Strategy; and AI in Corporate Advisory. Shaun chairs Immerse UK’s Access to Finance & Investment Working Group and is a member of the ‘Financing Growth’ group of the UK government-sponsored Creative Industries Council.

To learn more about ICAW, please visit: www.icaew.com/cff

12:30-13:30, Opportunities provided by Circularity in Fashion: a materials focus - Dr Kate Goldsworthy - Centre for Circular Design

This session will introduce some of the opportunities and challenges of circular design within the fashion sector with a focus on materials. Dr. Goldsworthy will also share some the work she and her colleagues at CCD have recently undertaken with industry.

Dr Kate Goldsworthy, Reader in Circular Textile Design and Co-Director of the Centre for Circular Design (CCD) at Chelsea College of Arts: Kate’s expertise lies in bridging creative and scientific disciplines, within commercial contexts, translating scientific insight into tangible tools for design. She completed the first practice-based doctorate focused on ‘designing for the circular textiles economy’ in 2012 and continues to explore the latest textile production and recovery technologies through strategic design and materials development. Her industry clients include Worn Again, Filippa K and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and her design work has been exhibited internationally, most recently at the Museum of Fine Art (Boston) in ‘#techstyle’ and the V&A’s ‘Fashioned from Nature’ (London & Copenhagen). She is listed in the 2019 ‘Top 100 Women in Fashion Tech’ and is currently leading industry-focussed research on the future of synthetic materials as part of the BFTT Partnership project. https://www.arts.ac.uk/research/ual-staff-researchers/kate-goldsworthy

To learn more about CCD, please visit: https://www.circulardesign.org.uk

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