DATE: Friday 13th July 2012, 3-6 PM
LOCATION: Board room, Joelson Wilson, 30 Portland Place, London W1
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Despite the recession, for businesses that have built the right model, fashion and textile manufacture in the UK is thriving. The brands and suppliers that are leading the sector are combining innovation with sustainability from fibre to finished product. Already the UK is an acknowledged global leader in relation to fashion and sustainability, from its thousands of small business pioneers to serious commitment by the largest players and industry bodies. What role can sustainability play in putting the UK back on the map when it comes to garment and textiles production?
For the first time, SOURCE in partnership with GOTS, the Global Organic Textiles Standard, bring together some of the foremost sector leaders and experts for a fascinating debate on the future of garment and textile manufacture in the UK.
Including presentations by:
Roland Mouret: Daliah Simble, Head of Sourcing and Production for Roland Mouret shares expertise on the opportunities for producing luxury and high fashion in the UK, as well as a broader outlook for the sector.
Toumazi and Co: Sital Punja, Commercial Director for London based garment manufacturer Toumazi and Co, introduces the company and their dedication to sustainability. Toumazi and Co have been producing clothing in the UK for over 150 years for a broad range of clients from High St leaders to smaller brands. Prior to joining Toumazi and Co Sital founded and ran award winning sustainable brand Sari-Couture.
Soil Association/ GOTS: Textiles and standards specialists Georgina Thomas and Lee Holdstock present the opportunities for sustainable textiles sourcing from the UK, and outline the Global Organic Textiles Standard and how to become GOTS certified.
The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibres, including ecological and social criteria, backed up by independent certification of the entire textile supply chain.
SOURCE: Ethical Fashion Forum and SOURCE Founder Tamsin Lejeune presents the SOURCE: The Global Platform for Sustainable Fashion. Including current Made in the UK theme featuring latest business intelligence on the make up, opportunities and future for Manufacture in the UK.
With special thanks to Joelson Wilson for hosting this event. Joelson Wilson is a specialist business orientated law firm which has been based in the heart of London’s West End for more than 50 years.