MC’D BY CLARE PRESS AND PATRICK DUFFY
FEATURING KIT WILLOW, BIANCA SPENDER, FASHION REVOLUTION, SPELL, FANNY MOIZANT, MIMCO, CLIMATE COUNCIL, OUTLAND DENIM & MORE
The global fashion industry is critical to economies and populations the world over. Valued at close to three trillion dollars, it supports multiple sectors and inspires generation after generation to enter its doors.
Yet as we face the challenges of addressing its environmental impact and support of worker empowerment, the industry is under pressure and facing a clear call to action: adapt to the new normal of circularity, system redesign and accountability or risk its very future.
In this era of transparency, the call is getting louder. Remaining relevant in a post growth world means radically reinventing value, purpose and profits. In so doing, we can recognise the vast ecosystem within which the fashion industry lies, unlocking numerous opportunities for creating a new legacy. One that is regenerative, restorative and empathic in nature. So what exactly are the opportunities for innovation and reinvention in this rapidly shifting landscape? Where do the solutions lie and how can we collaborate effectively to realise these changes? What does best practice look like and how can we encourage a race to the top?
Some of the most hopeful technologies, business models and initiatives are being developed and adopted by leading players in the sector. From waste-free design and fibre tracing to worker empowerment collaborations and mapping projects, these tools and programmes are here now.
LEGACY will explore these and more, including the circular economy, sustainable fibres, worker empowerment, legislation and new business models. Through a series of keynote presentations, expert panel conversations and interactive breakout sessions, attendees will learn the drivers revolutionizing the future of the industry and how they too can commit to the biggest opportunity of our time.