The need for the world to shift from a linear, take-make-waste economy to a circular economy is becoming more compelling every day, and nowhere is this transition more urgent than in the fashion industry. But how will the fashion industry, and fast fashion in particular, make this transition?
Over the last decade, the fashion industry has been under increasing scrutiny for its environmental impact. In 2018 alone it produced 2.1 billion tonnes of CO2 – 4% of global carbon emissions, a share larger than that of France, Germany and the UK combined – whilst over 85% of the items produced ended up in landfill.
Yet the very nature of fashion designers is one of creativity, innovation and problem solving and for the new generation of designer it has become essential to think about the entire lifecycle of a product, generating radical change with circular practices and design. The circular economy and circular design present the fashion industry with a critical new path forward. It is no longer a trend, but a system in itself and the concept of what is “new” has been entirely redefined as we look to a more sustainable future.
Join this special panel discussion of circular fashion pioneers exploring the key elements and drivers of fashion’s circular transformation and how we, as consumers, can play a role.
Presented in collaboration with the FT
John Atcheson is Co-Founder/CEO of Sellalong, a social enterprise dedicated to ending consumer waste by making circularity a part of every retail purchase. Prior to Sellalong and its predecessor company, Stuffstr, John helped to launch Getaround, the world’s leading peer-to-peer car sharing company, and served as Founder/CEO of several media-related startups, including MusicNet, the first interactive music service. Additionally, John has served as board chair of Sightline Institute, a leading sustainability think-tank based in Seattle.
Laura Balmond joined the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in 2015 following two years as a Management consultant at Deloitte, and completing her Masters in Environmental Engineering. Laura’s first few years at the Foundation saw her work on a co-funded EU project, ResCoM (Resource Conservative Manufacturing) and research and co-author the report ‘Circular Economy in India’. Now, as Project Manager in the Make Fashion Circular team at the Foundation, Laura coordinates key projects including #WearNext – a collaborative campaign between leading industry players and the City of New York to keep clothing in use, and the Jeans Redesign – a project which sets minimum criteria for jeans to ensure they are made from safe materials, can be kept in use and turned into new jeans once they can no longer be worn.
Leslie Hook serves as the environment and clean energy correspondent at the Financial Times. Her previous roles at the FT include San Francisco correspondent, Lex writer and Beijing correspondent. Before her time at the FT Leslie was at The Wall Street Journal, working on their Asia editorial page. Prior to this she was a Princeton in Asia fellow at the Far Eastern Economic Review in Hong Kong.
Join Afghan politician, journalist and a prominent Muslim feminist Shukria Barakzai as she reflects on the future of Afghanistan, 5 months since she fled the nation following the dramatic takeover by the Taliban.
We all want our 2022s to be better than our 2021s. And we can make sure we can, if we think hard about what "Success" means for us both professionally and personally.
The pandemic has made us think deeply about what really matters to us. Just copying other people's versions of Success no longer feels enough, but it's often what we end up doing because of the "Comparison Culture" that surrounds us. And also because we aren't clear enough about our own goals.
In this engaging, interactive workshop, bestselling author and leading motivation expert Sharath Jeevan will help us rethink what a successful 2022 could look like, helping us be clearer in defining and achieving our success goals - and being happier, more fulfilled and more successful in the process. Sharath's previous workshop at the Conduit drew rave reviews.
The need for the world to shift from a linear, take-make-waste economy to a circular economy is becoming more compelling every day, and nowhere is this transition more urgent than in the fashion industry. But how will the fashion industry, and fast fashion in particular, make this transition?”
Join us for our inaugural Winemakers Dinner! An intimate evening exploring the wines from Austrian winemaker, Nittnaus. Paired with a bespoke three-course menu and hosted by Friarwood Wines, this a chance for members to come together in an informal setting, to discover, taste and enjoy.
More than 200 million girls and women across the globe have undergone FGM, that’s over 1 in 20 girls and women in the world. Yet this is an issue that is entirely solvable. So what can we do? Join our expert panel, alongside FGM activists tuning in from across Africa, to discuss how we can harness the power of media to bring an end to FGM by 2030.
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Join us for an evening of discovery, as our friends at Small Beer introduce you to their range of five classic beer styles, all below 2.8%. Each beer will be expertly paired with a bespoke selection of Neal’s Yard Cheeses.
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