drapers sustainable fashion 2020

march 11, 2020 | london









Drapers, the UK’s number one fashion resource providing the latest news, trends and analysis for fashion multiples, independents and brands, hosted Drapers Sustainable Fashion 2020. Bringing together the most sustainable trailblazers and unicorns, disruptors, progressive thinkers and pioneers, the conference was an unmissable opportunity to connect and discuss what can be done to tackle the issues facing the industry through innovation and creativity.

The event was held for fashion brands and retailers, clothes manufacturers, supply chain experts, and innovators. Drapers offered a programme of hard-hitting talks, projects showcased sustainability in action, and start-up innovation that is pushing the boundaries of the possible with representatives from Copenhagen Fashion Week, Primark, Asos, Marks & Spencer, Ninety Percent, Hurr, John Lewis, and Vin + Omi. 

As a supporting partner the Conscious Fashion Campaign hosted the opening discussion In Conversation With: ‘The Decade Of Action’ – What’s Next For Fashion?’. The panel explored the progress of sustainability in the fashion industry and how brands can prepare for the future with Kerry Bannigan, Founder of the Conscious Fashion Campaign, Steve Kenzie, Executive Director of UN Global Compact Network UK and Kirsty McGregor, Editor, Drapers.

Aligned with the Conscious Fashion Campaign’s mission for events to implement responsible operations and logistics, Drapers Sustainable Fashion 2020 took place at Kings Place – a BREEAM certified building with strong environmental principals at its heart. The chosen venue generates half the CO2 emissions of a similar size building – a reduction equivalent to 1,000 tonnes of CO2 a year. The team of Kings Place are resolutely committed to actively minimising their impact on the environment and responding to the climate emergency; continually looking at how they can further reduce carbon footprint, energy consumption, waste production and consumption of one-use plastic.