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10 July 2011

EFF Event archive

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An outline of past events held by EFF, in chronological order.


AUGUST 2012

19th-21st August: PURE LONDON: Sustainable Fashion Seminars and Surgeries by EFF at Pure

LOCATION: London Olympia

The Ethical Fashion Forum will be delivering a series of free seminars and expert surgeries on fashion and sustainability as part of our partnership with Pure London, “The UK’s Favourite Fashion Buying Destination”

25th July 2012: SOURCE SUMMIT: Sustainable Fashion: The Tipping point

LOCATION: Hub Westminster, London SW1

The inaugural SOURCE Summit took place on the 25th July 2012, bringing together leading pioneers in fashion and sustainability from all over the world and across the entire supply chain to network, share ideas, learn from best practice, and collaborate. The event was built on 4 key themes and will focus on taking sustainability in the fashion industry to tipping point- the point at which best practice becomes the rule rather than the exception to it.

RESCHEDULED 25th July 2012 – College Summit

LOCATION: Hub Westminster, London SW1

Rescheduled from 18th July. We are merging this event with our SOURCE Summit. We will bring together representatives from colleges and universities across the world to share current research, to discuss the latest debates surrounding sustainability and education, and to highlight best practice. It will be an unprecedented opportunity to bring together pioneers from all corners of the world to discuss and shape the future of sustainable fashion education.

13th July 2012, 3-6PM GMT: Round table: Made in UK. In partnership with GOTS: The Global Organic Textiles Standard

LOCATION: Joelson Wilson, 30 Portland Place, London W1

We brought together pioneers in sustainable production in the UK to debate ideas and strategy towards a sustainable future for fashion made in the UK. Includes presentations from GOTS experts on sustainable fibre options sourced from the UK.

CLICK HERE for further details

MARCH 2012

Tuesday 20th March, 6-8PM GMT

EVENT: Round table : Bridging the Gap

LOCATION: GLOBAL, Online

For the first time, the Ethical Fashion Forum creates a virtual round table online to bring together suppliers, designers, brands and retailers from all over the world, to debate the opportunities to “Bridge the Gap” between the market and the source for fashion products.

This exciting inaugural event will involve some of the foremost pioneers in fashion and sustainability from different parts of the supply chain, and offer a space to share ideas, connect and better understand the challenges and opportunities for best practice.

Please note that as this is the first time we are trialling our online virtual meeting platform, participants will need to set up systems in advance to ensure high quality access and there may be some teething problems to resolve.

By popular request and to accommodate other industry events this event has been moved from the 13th March to the 20th.

This is a Fellowship 500 event. Read more about Fellowship or apply to become a Fellow to take part

WEBINAR: College Fellowship: Inspiring a generation of students with sustainability, 19th June 2012, 3-5PM GMT

Introducing the EFF’s College Fellowship Programme and offering the opportunity for you to connect with other tutors and students around the UK- and the world- on fashion and sustainability in fashion education.

A RECORDING OF THIS EVENT IS AVAILABLE ONLINE: CLICK HERE TO VIEW

We have created a group on the SOURCE Network for fashion tutors, course leaders, students and other interested people to connect in relation to College Fellowship. You can join the network and the group in minutes, free of charge here: http://ethicalfashionforum.ning.com/group/college-fellowship
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VIRTUAL ROUND TABLE: College Fellowship, Wednesday 16th May 2012, 3-4PM GMT

AN EDITED RECORDING OF THIS EVENT IS AVAILABLE ONLINE: CLICK HERE TO VIEW

This event introduced College Fellowship and connected representatives from fashion colleges around the world, on the subject of sustainability. The event was attended by college representatives from Nottingham Trent, Northumbria, Edinburgh College, Winchester College, the National College of Art and Design, the British Institute of Technology and E-Commerce in the UK, and ESMOD Berlin.
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SOURCE MASTERCLASS: ACCELERATE YOUR SALES, 12th December 2011, London W1

Delivered by the Ethical Fashion SOURCE Consultancy, this event included two intensive training sessions covering:

  • How to increase your sales success, broaden your sales base, and build long term sales relationships for your brand
  • Designing your retail strategy to take into account latest retail developments, opportunities and challenges
  • Securing the press coverage your brand needs to grow your profile and sales. Writing press releases so that every word counts – and telling the story behind your product in a way that grabs media attention

CLICK HERE for full video coverage of the training, available to SOURCE Subscribers.

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HOUSE OF LORDS ROUND TABLE: FASHION AFRICA, 8th December 2011

Chaired by Baroness Lola Young, the SOURCE brought the cause of African fashion to the heart of British politics with our inaugural House of Lords round table. The event brought together over 50 fashion professionals to hear presentations from sector leaders and to debate opportunities and challenges for African Fashion.

Click here to read the event review
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22nd NOVEMBER 2011

SOURCE Q&A – FELLOWSHIP 500

Venue: EFF HQ, Rich Mix, Unit C02 (second floor), 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd
Time: 6-8pm with brief presentation at 6pm

An opportunity to drop into the EFF’s offices, meet our team and ask questions about ethical fashion, your business, and how EFF can help you with your goals.

This session will introduce FELLOWSHIP 500, EFF’s fellowship programme to unite 500 pioneering innovators in fashion and sustainability. Come along to find out how to apply to become a fellow and the benefits of becoming a fellow. CLICK HERE to read more about Fellowship.

The session will include reference to some of the inspirational content on SOURCE Intelligence this week.

SOURCE Q&A sessions are free but we can only accommodate a small number of participants. Email us to register to attend.

Not in London? Join SOURCE Q&A via Twitter. Follow @EthicalFashionF and #effevents to be kept updated, as it happens.

25th OCTOBER 2011

SOURCE Q&A – SOURCE article spotlight

Venue: EFF HQ, Rich Mix, Unit C02 (second floor), 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd
Time: 6-8pm with brief presentation at 6pm

An opportunity to drop into the EFF’s offices, meet our team and ask questions about ethical fashion, your business, and how EFF can help you with your goals.

This session will include an introduction to inspirational content on SOURCE Intelligence this week.

SOURCE Q&A sessions are free but we can only accommodate a small number of participants. Email us to register to attend.

Not in London? Join SOURCE Q&A via Twitter. Follow @EthicalFashionF and #effevents to be kept updated, as it happens.

17th-18th OCTOBER 2011

SOURCE Expo

The annual Ethical Fashion SOURCE Expo brings together international manufacturers, suppliers and cooperatives working to high ethical standards.

Location: Sadler’s Wells, London EC1

FIND OUT MORE

CLICK HERE to read the review of the event and see the photo gallery.

24th SEPTEMBER

SNAPSHOTS. PART 3.

Venue: Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA

Rich Mix continues Snapshots – a bite-sized festival in 13 parts celebrating East London in its Olympic year – with its third installment, Fashion: Rag Trade/Trading Rags.

Snapshots continues in September 2011 with a timely event to coincide with London Fashion Week. Teaming up with the National Maritime Museum, the Ethical Fashion Forum, Swish & Pout, Vintage Cabaraoke and St Margaret’s House Settlement amongst others, Snapshots Part 3 includes live music, debate, film, food, exhibitions, workshops, a special evening performance by dANTE or dIE, and will offer a “Snapshot” of the history, and the future, of the East End Garment Trade.

Along with the EFF stand The Dress Doctor will kindly be giving us 2 live demos (1pm and 3.30pm) on how to up-cycle and change your wardrobe by hand. With her snipping and pinning skills she will be showing you how to turn an old charity shop find into the latest trend for your wardrobe.

Rich Mix are also commandeering people’s crafty hands to help them make 21 metres of bunting using old scraps of fabric and old clothes in their first ever Bunting Challenge. If you would like to donate your spare fabrics, just let [email protected] know.

27th SEPTEMBER

SOURCE Q&A – Online success

Venue: EFF HQ, Rich Mix, Unit C02 (second floor), 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd
Time: 6-8pm with brief presentation at 6pm

An opportunity to drop into the EFF’s offices, meet our team and ask questions about ethical fashion, your business, and how EFF can help you with your goals.

This session will include an introduction to the opportunities and challenges of selling fashion online, including a review of successful online sales sites and why they work, the options for small businesses and start ups, opportunities for sustainable brands, and helpful tips and recommendations- drawing from extensive EFF research for the SOURCE and Excellence training.

SOURCE Q&A sessions are free but we can only accommodate a small number of participants. Email us to register to attend.

Not in London? Join SOURCE Q&A via Twitter. Follow @EthicalFashionF and #effevents to be kept updated, as it happens.

13th SEPTEMBER

SOURCE Q&A- Which trade show?

Venue: EFF HQ, Rich Mix, Unit C02 (second floor), 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd
Time: 6-8pm with brief presentation at 6pm

An opportunity to drop into the EFF’s offices, meet our team and ask questions about ethical fashion, your business, and how EFF can help you with your goals.

This session will include an introduction to leading range of trade shows, including those with a focus on sustainable fashion and those without. We will brief you on which brands show where, which types of designer and label have succeeded at different trade shows, how well they are attended by press and buyers and the costs of taking part. Draws from our ongoing research for the SOURCE and our Excellence training.

SOURCE Q&A sessions are free but we can only accommodate a small number of participants. Email us to register to attend.

Not in London? Join SOURCE Q&A via Twitter. Follow @EthicalFashionF and #effevents to be kept updated, as it happens.

20th SEPTEMBER

EFF FASHION WEEK PARTY AND INNOVATION AWARDS

EFF’s annual fashion party is held at an exclusive London venue during fashion week.

THIS EVENT IS INVITATION ONLY

Press and buyer passes are available for this event. Please email us at [email protected]

6th SEPTEMBER

SOURCE Q&A – Drop in appointments with the SOURCE team

Venue: EFF HQ, Rich Mix, Unit C02 (second floor), 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd
Time: 6-8pm with brief presentation at 6pm

An opportunity to drop into the EFF’s offices, meet our team and ask questions about ethical fashion, your business, and how EFF can help you with your goals.

SOURCE Q&A sessions are free but we can only accommodate a small number of participants. Email us to register to attend.

30TH AUGUST

SOURCE Q&A: Connect with buyers

Venue: EFF HQ, Rich Mix, Unit C02 (second floor), 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd
Time: 6-8pm with brief presentation at 6pm

An opportunity to drop into the EFF’s offices, meet our team and ask questions about ethical fashion, your business, and how EFF can help you with your goals.

This week we introduce our Buyer Database and draw from research collated for the EFF’s intensive Excellence leadership training resources to give you recommendations on:

  • How to approach and build relationships with buyers.
  • Advice and tips from buyers across the fashion sector on how to increase stockists and sales.
  • Common mistakes to avoid when liaising with buyers.
  • Retail opportunities for ethical fashion brands.

Alex Smith, founder of Considered Style and a buyer with over 10 years experience in the mainstream fashion sector, including the sustainable brand range planning for a leading chain of High St boutiques, will be presenting at this session.

Alex is a highly experienced retail buying professional with extensive knowledge of fashion and business development. Don’t miss this chance to pose your questions to Alex.

THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL: SOURCE Q&A sessions are free but we can only accommodate a small number of participants.

Bring your laptop: All SOURCE Q&A participants benefit from a temporary log in to browse members only pages on SOURCE Intelligence and Database. All sessions offer the opportunity to view screenings of Excellence in Ethical Fashion training in business, market, and supply.

Not in London? Join SOURCE Q&A via Twitter. Follow @EthicalFashionF and #effevents to be kept updated, as it happens.

23rd August

SOURCE Q&A: Profile your skills

Venue: EFF HQ, Rich Mix, Unit C02 (second floor), 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd
Time: 6-8pm with brief presentation at 6pm

An opportunity to drop into the EFF’s offices, meet our team and ask questions about ethical fashion, your business, and how EFF can help you with your goals.

This weeks Q&A includes an introduction to the SOURCE professional directory, and how you can promote your professional skills to the EFFs global network.

SOURCE Q&A sessions are free but we can only accommodate a small number of participants. Email us to register to attend.

Bring your laptop: All SOURCE Q&A participants benefit from a temporary log in to browse members only pages on the SOURCE magazine and directory. All sessions offer the opportunity to view screenings of Excellence in Ethical Fashion training in business, market, and supply.

Tell us what you need: Every week we invite different experts from our board and network, so that we can offer one to one advice where possible.

Not based in London? Join SOURCE Q&A via Twitter. Follow @EthicalFashionF and #effevents to be kept updated, as it happens.

TUESDAY 16th AUGUST

Sustainable Fashion Goes Global

Venue: Cinnamon Kitchen
9 Devonshire Square, London EC2M 4YL

Time: Doors 6:30pm, Talk 7:00pm, Networking 8:00pm

An introduction to the latest global market and supply trends for sustainable fashion, including an exclusive preview of the EFF’s SOURCE: The global platform for sustainable fashion, and a review of applicants and winners of EFF’s global INNOVATION awards.

Come along to find out more on:

  • Latest global market developments and opportunities
  • The designers at the cutting edge of the sustainable design movement
  • Global sustainable supply innovation

Speakers include:

  • Tamsin Lejeune, Managing Director of the EFF, presenting an overview of trends and developments, a preview of the EFF’s SOURCE: The Global Platform for Sustainable Fashion, and introducing some of the most exciting applicants and winners of EFF’s global INNOVATION in sustainable fashion awards
  • Magdalena Kondej, Head of Apparel Research, Euromonitor International, offering an introduction to latest global fashion market developments
  • Clare Lissaman, Leading ethical sourcing expert, offering an insight into global sustainable supply chain developments

MEMBERS ANNOUNCE: Doing something related to sustainable fashion that you want to share with a professional audience through this event? Email us

BRING YOUR LAPTOP:

Benefit from free access to the SOURCE online platform – business intelligence, resources, and database, for the duration of the event.

Preview videos of EFF’s globally recognised Excellence in Ethical Fashion training in business, market, and supply. Designed to support entrepreneurs and businesses with social and environmental goals to excel financially, achieve successful sales, and increase their profile – while maximising their social and environmental benefits.

FREE ENTRY FOR EFF MEMBERS (excluding network members) Places are limited: RSVP to [email protected]

NOT A MEMBER YET? Benefit from an exclusive discount – join by 16th Aug from £5 per month EMAIL US FOR DETAILS

NON MEMBERS: £20 +VAT – NON MEMBERS TICKETS ARE STRICTLY LIMITED- BOOK ONLINE NOW TO SECURE YOUR PLACE

7th-9th AUGUST

Pure London

Venue: Olympia and Earl’s Court 2

Pure is a leading fashion buying event in the UK. EFF will have a stand and will be running seminars throughout the event.

Sunday 12 noon (Contemporary stage)
Monday 10.30am (Inspiration stage)
Monday 3.00pm (Spirit stage)

Come meet our team, listen to our seminars and ask questions about ethical fashion, your business, and how EFF can help you with your goals.

2nd AUGUST

SOURCE Q&A: Find the right supplier

Venue: EFF HQ, Rich Mix, Unit C02 (second floor), 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd
Time: 6-8pm with brief presentation at 6pm

An opportunity to drop into the EFF’s offices, meet our team and ask questions about ethical fashion, your business, and how EFF can help you with your goals.

This weeks Q&A includes an introduction to the SOURCE Supplier Directory and Expo, and presents innovative suppliers who are pioneering in ethics and sustainability.

SOURCE Q&A sessions are free but we can only accommodate a small number of participants. Email us to register to attend.

26th JULY

SOURCE Q&A: Finance and Funding for sustainable fashion initiatives

Venue: EFF HQ, Rich Mix, Unit C02 (second floor), 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd
Time: 6-8pm with brief presentation at 6pm

An opportunity to drop into the EFF’s offices, meet our team and ask questions about ethical fashion, your business, and how EFF can help you with your goals.

This weeks Q&A includes an introduction to the Finance and Funding content on the Source Magazine- including review of crowd funding and other social investment options, the current situation with grant funding and other types of funding for fashion initiatives, and case studies of successful fundraising by fashion businesses with sustainability goals.

SOURCE Q&A sessions are free but we can only accommodate a small number of participants. Email us to register to attend.

17th July SOURCE Q&A: Know your market

12th July SOURCE Q&A: Promote your business


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