Organised by Fashion District
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Join us at Fashion Circle, an event series presented by the Fashion District and The Trampery for fashion businesses to learn and develop their network. We are delighted to host the second in the series, during ReLondon's Circular Economy Week, to shine a spotlight on some critical issues for sustainable manufacturing.
Flora Davidson, Founder of SupplyCompass, will join us to provide insights into sustainable production practices, and ways in which technology can play a key role in enabling better, more collaborative and more sustainable relationships between brands and their supply chain partners. Diana Kakkar, of MAES London, will then share her expertise as the founder of a luxury manufacturing studio that focuses on ethical manufacturing and creates closer links between designers and manufacturers.
Finally, from the designer's perspective, Esther Knight, Founder of Fanfare, and Sophie Dunster, Founder of Gung Ho, will discuss their experiences of setting up a sustainable fashion label - including the importance of having responsible supply chain activities from day one. They will address the challenges of navigating a competitive environment where sustainability messaging can be confusing, and will consider the fundamental values that should drive any sustainable fashion brand.
Welcome – Helen Lax, Fashion District & Patrick Scally, The Trampery (5 mins)
Sustainable Production Practices - Flora Davidson, Supply Compass (15 mins with Q&A)
Ethical Manufacturing - Diana Kakkar, Maes London (15 mins with Q&A)
Starting Up Sustainably - Fanfare and Gung Ho in Conversation (15 mins with Q&A)
Full Panel Discussion and Q&A - All Speakers (15 mins)
Speed Networking - Enjoy some digital match-making as you get connected with other event attendees at five minute intervals. (25 mins)