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The Future Of Fair Fashion (Fashion Revolution Sustainability Panel)

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On 24 April 2013, the Rana Plaza garment factory building in Bangladesh collapsed. 1,138 people died and another 2,500 were injured, making it the fourth largest industrial disaster in history.

For many people, this was the first time their eyes were opened to the brutal realities of how our clothes are made and the injustices that surround the people who make them.

6 years on and what has changed?

We believe a revolution has begun. A wave of change prompting people to ask the fashion industry to provide them with more than just the latest trends but instead to give promises of a fair and sustainable industry.

The Future Of Fair Fashion panel will mark the anniversary of the Rana Plaza collapse by focussing on the hopeful future of ethical and sustainable garment production and discussing the practical changes necessary to make fair fashion an expected norm. Boasting an impressively diverse panel whose experience and expertise span everything from sourcing sustainable supply chains for major brands, campaigning in parliament for greater environmental accountability and working with companies to gain ethical and sustainable certifications, this event is guaranteed to inform, educate and inspire.

Panelists will include: Keeley Stocker - editor of Drapers, Christopher Stopes - UK representative of the Global Organic of Textile Standards (GOTS), Sarah Ditty - Policy Director for Fashion Revolution, Jenny Hulme - Head of Buying at People Tree and Shope Delano - Marketing and Communications Manager at Common Objective.

Please note: There will be no toilet on site and no disabled access to the lower floor of the events space.

Refreshments provided by Karma Cola, Luscombe Drinks and One Water.

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Drapers

Drapers is the primary source for authoritative business intelligence for the fashion industry in the UK and Irish Republic. Its unique position embraces all elements of this complex sector, from womenswear to menswear to kidswear, from textiles to clothing to footwear, from retailing to wholesaling to manufacturing, and from independents boutiques to national multiples to fast-growing etailers.

Since it first appeared as The Drapers’ Record on 6 August 1887, the weekly title has been the number one provider of news, views, information and analysis for the sector. Today the magazine is augmented by a stylish and content-rich website, drapersonline.com, which provides the industry with breaking new stories, up-to-the- minute reactions, exclusive video coverage and specially-commissioned in-depth reports.

Whether it is discussing people, product, places, performance, propositions or prices, Drapers’ astonishing heritage and credibility lend it an enviable authority and a unique role within the fashion business.

Keeley Stocker joined Drapers more than 13 years ago and now leads the magazine, website and all events.

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GOTS

The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is recognised as the world's leading processing standard for textiles made from organic fibres. It defines high-level environmental criteria along the entire organic textiles supply chain and requires compliance with social criteria as well.

GOTS has appointed several Representatives who operate in a global network to promote GOTS in their respective regions and around the world. Christopher Stopes is the regional representative for the United Kingdom

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Fashion Revolution

Fashion Revolution is a global movement that runs all year long.

We celebrate fashion as a positive influence while also scrutinising industry practices and raising awareness of the fashion industry’s most pressing issues. We aim to show that change is possible and encourage those who are on a journey to create a more ethical and sustainable future for fashion.

Fashion Revolution strives to be action-oriented and solution focused. Rather than making people feel guilty, we help them recognise that they have the power to do something to make a positive change.

We often call ourselves “pro-fashion protesters” because we love fashion and want to see it become a force for good.

We try to always be bold, provocative, inquisitive, accessible and inclusive. We tend to avoid negative protesting, victimising and naming and shaming. We do not target specific individual companies because we believe that the industry’s problems are bigger than any one company’s actions. We do not advocate boycotting simply because we don’t see it as an effective way to achieve systemic change.[1]

Sarah Ditty is the Head of Policy for Fash Revs Global Coordination Team

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People Tree

A pioneer in sustainable, Fair Trade fashion. Our story started in 1991 and the core mission has stayed the same over the past three decades since award-winning social entrepreneur Safia Minney founded the company. People Tree actively supports farmers, producers and artisans through 14 producer groups, in 6 countries. We are a part of the WFTO community and a representative of Fair Trade, this means far more than paying a fair price, we provide technical assistance for producers, so they can improve their skills, strengthen their businesses and have a positive social impact.

Every product is made to the highest ethical and environmental standards from start to finish. Contemporary, versatile designs and playful, exclusive prints inspired by the V&A archives create stylish, innovative and affordable fashion while respecting people and the planet.

For more information visit: https:// www.peopletree.co.uk

Jenny Hulme joined People Tree in 2008 and has been Head of Buying since 2015. Prior to People Tree she was part of the buying team for Topshop. She has over 15 years’ experience in fashion buying, supply chain management and ethical sourcing.

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Shope Delano

Shope Delano is the Marketing and Communications Manager at Common Objective, a tech platform that enables fashion professionals to succeed in fashion business, sustainably. Previously working at ASOS, Depop and other venture-backed tech companies, Shope approaches the challenge of taking sustainability to scale through the lens of brand differentiation, consumer behaviour and data-driven strategy.

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