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Organic and Sustainable Textile Seminar for Brands and Retailers

This is programmed to co-ordinate with the Ethical Fashion Forum’s Global Sourcing Marketplace on the 20th and 21st, bringing together ethical suppliers to the fashion industry  from around the world. http://www.ethicalfashionforum.com/global-sourcing-marketplace

Come to London between the 19th and 21st November for the opportunity to attend both events.

The seminar aims to inform brand and retail professionals working in fashion and textiles, of the changes and trends in the sustainable fashion movement, thereby aiding them in further development and integration of sustainability into the business of fashion.
The seminar will highlight the latest innovations, how to address challenges and best practice in sustainable fashion production.  It is open to those involved in supply chain management, buying, designing, fabric sourcing, marketing, CSR and management of clothing brands and retailers.
The seminar will be held over two days and will be a combination of lectures, case studies, interactive clinics and panel discussions - this platform brings together experts and industry practitioners and it provides an open and neutral ground to discuss the most burning issues, latest developments, challenges and best practice on developing sustainable clothing.  Economic, social and environmental aspects will be equally addressed. Speakers will include senior figures from MADE-BY, the Organic Exchange, the Ethical Fashion Forum, TNS Worldpanel and Historic Futures, as well as talks and case studies from EDUN, Continental Clothing UK and the Carbon Trust.
Attendees will be encouraged to participate and get involved in the debates.

Some of the topics to be covered include:
•    The business case for CSR – brands’ perspective
•    Eco-friendly fabrics - understand its definition, sourcing and production issues
•    Fashion and consumer trends towards sustainability in Europe
•    A discussion on recycled polyester and carbon footprint of clothing products
•    Product integrity - learn the importance of organic labelling, certification, and transparency
•    Responsible processing - understand the good the bad and the ugly of the dyeing industry
•    Social improvement program - learn examples of social compliance work done
•    Setting sustainability strategy that fits to your business - understand how a long term vision, goals, and clear framework are needed
 
The Case for Sustainable Fashion will be held at the Pentland Group’s headquarters in London.
For more information, please visit the seminar website:
http://www.made-by.nl/OE-MB-seminars/upcoming_london.html
 
For any questions please contact Nany Trivita Kusuma

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