The series of events ‘Threads - Rethinking Fashion’ explores the topic of sustainability in the apparel industry and how to support innovations for a fair and sustainable supply chain. The series has been created by a partnership between Impact Hub King’s Cross, Ashoka Changemakers and The Lissome.
The series will guide the audience through the 3 main steps of the supply chain - sourcing of raw materials, manufacturing, consumption - to expose the issues related to each of them, explore possible solutions and highlight best practices. Each event focuses on a different stage of the supply chain process:
Event No.1 - 23 February 2016
From fibre to fabrics: Sustainable sourcing practices to procure raw materials
This event explored how to empower farming communities by enforcing sustainable agricultural practices in the sourcing of raw materials.
Event No.2 - 14 June 2016
Mindful manufacturing: Understanding the manufacturing and production stage
It focuses on how we can enable manufacturing communities to foster sustainability practices in production.
Event No.3 - 25 October 2016
Conscious consumerism: Using our consumer purchasing power to create good
It explores how to generate a sustainable demand and empower consumers to shift toward a more conscious consumption model.
Topics will include recycling and upcycling, the circular economy and in general practices that enable consumers to reduce their consumption impact.