Are you a fashion designer or entrepreneur planning to launch a fashion business?
The British Library, London College of Fashion’s Centre for Fashion Enterprise (CFE) and Designer-Manufacturer Innovation Support Centre (DISC) have partnered up to present a live webcast with an inspiring panel to examine and discuss ethical fashion and the sustainable, long-term opportunities in the industry.
Panel members include:
With experience designing wearable accessories for brands such as Vivienne Westwood, Matthew Williamson and Asprey, Mark now runs his own jewelry business, Electrobloom. Inspired by how the worlds of nature, art, technology and science collide, he produces unique jewelry designs using 3-dimensional printing.
Christian is the Corporate Responsibility Manager at ASOS and has an MSc in Environment and Sustainable Development from UCL. His work at ASOS includes measurement of greenhouse gas emissions, helping the company to understand where its impacts are and analyzing where there is room for improvement.
Designer and founder of CHOOLIPS, Annegret revamps ancient textiles traditions creating alluring textiles and dresses which are on-trend, playful and pretty. She is passionate about the journey of eco and sustainable fashion, and the exciting and potent future it presents for global fashion. Her range is now sold through the ASOS greenroom.
Founder of PARTIMI, Eleanor graduated from Central Saint Martins with a BA in Fashion and Print in June 2008 and she worked for Mary Katrantzou, Tata Naka, John Galliano and Eley Kishimoto before setting up PARTIMI. After creating a capsule collection for US retailer Anthropologie, the PARTIMI ready-to-wear collection was launched in 2010. The PARTIMI collections are defined by striking prints, a distinctive personal narrative and an environmental edge.
Event Chair: Melanie Frame
London College of Fashion (DISC)
In her role as ‘Sustainability Manufacturing Developer’, Melanie is part of the DISC project to support fashion manufacturers and designers to innovate their production process. Melanie has been involved in various sustainability projects helping small businesses to set up sustainable and ethical practices.
Who should attend? Fashion designers, retailers and businesses
When: Monday June 11, 2012, 6.30pm – 9pm GMT
Where: Live webcast by British Library Conference Centre
Cost: £10.00 (concessions £7.50)
To RSVP, follow this link.