Drapers is delighted to announce a ground-breaking new partnership with the Conscious Fashion Campaign, which was set up in December to promote the Sustainable Development Goals within the fashion industry.

Representatives from the Conscious Fashion Campaign and the United Nations Office for Partnerships will speak at Drapers Sustainable Fashion 2020 – the market-leading event for businesses driving positive change in fashion, which will be held in London on 11 March.

They will outline the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, which United Nations Member States adopted in 2015. The goals identify specific targets related to poverty, inequality, climate, responsible consumption and production, the environment, prosperity, peace and justice, to be achieved by 2030.

Drapers Sustainable Fashion, which launched last year to help fashion business leaders put sustainability at the heart of their operations, is the first conference of its kind to collaborate with the Conscious Fashion Campaign.

This year’s event will hear from a wide range of companies – from Primark, Asos and Marks & Spencer to Ninety Percent and designers Vin + Omi – as they become sustainable businesses and collaborate for change.

United Nations Office for Partnerships executive director Robert Skinner said: “We recognise the global impact of the fashion industry and have seen that key actors in the sector are taking positive steps towards sustainable practices. However, because we also know that the industry needs to do better in this area, we will work with Drapers Sustainable Fashion and the Conscious Fashion Campaign to motivate others to take on sustainable practices for people and planet.”

Kerry Bannigan, founder of the Conscious Fashion Campaign, added: “As a leading source at the forefront of the ever-changing fashion industry, Drapers provides an instrumental platform to activate and implement the Sustainable Development Goals. Our partnership will explore incorporating circular production solutions, highlighting key innovations and facilitating knowledge share across the Drapers Sustainable Fashion conference and media to inform and support the sector.”

Drapers editor Kirsty McGregor said: “Drapers Sustainable Fashion was launched in response to overwhelming demand for fashion to become a circular, responsible business. Working with the United Nations Office for Partnerships and Conscious Fashion Campaign will enable Drapers to reach even more businesses, and help them to align with and collaborate to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.”

Join the Conscious Fashion Campaign, the United Nations Office for Partnerships and the businesses and experts leading the way in sustainability at Drapers Sustainable Fashion on 11 March.

To learn more about the Drapers Sustainable Fashion visit https://sustainablefashion.drapersonline.com/


About the Conscious Fashion Campaign: 
The Conscious Fashion Campaign, in collaboration with the United Nations Office for Partnerships, seeks to inspire worldwide prominent fashion industry tradeshows, fashion weeks, conferences and speaker series to implement responsible marketing, operations and logistics that are mindful of social, economic and environmental impact. To achieve the 2030 agenda the Conscious Fashion Campaign, founded by Kerry Bannigan, urges industry event leaders to integrate the Sustainable Development Goals into their business models, incorporate circular production solutions, highlight key innovations and facilitate knowledge share. The Conscious Fashion Campaign commits to actively support the Decade of Action and Delivery for Sustainable Development by bridging the gap between the United Nations and global major fashion events to enable the Sustainable Development Goals to scale and create multi-stakeholder partnerships with concrete strategies for action. www.consciousfashioncampaign.com 
About the United Nations Office for Partnerships:
The United Nations Office for Partnerships serves as a global gateway for catalyzing and building multi-stakeholder partnerships to advance the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). UNOP provides a platform for effective partner engagement and works to leverage the assets and expertise of a broad range of partners in furtherance of the SDGs. As a member of the UN Fashion Alliance and the advisor to the Conscious Fashion Campaign, UNOP facilitates awareness, advocacy and engagement to achieve the SDGs within the fashion and textile industry. https://www.un.org/partnerships/