Canopy Planet & The Sustainable Angle present: A private view of the Future Fabrics Expo & Evening Panel
24th January 2019
The Fabric of Life series – A journey to unravel how the fashion industry impacts life on our planet.
Explore new textiles and innovative fabrics that are changing the way fashion impacts the natural world. Then, hear from experts curated by Canopy Planet and The Sustainable Angle, covering the entire fashion supply chain and its impact on biodiversity.
Nicole Rycroft is Founder and Executive Director at Canopy Planet, where she works to protect the world’s forests, species and climate by collaborating with business leaders, scientists and decision-makers to help create sustainable supply chains and foster innovative solutions to environmental challenges. Nicole has drive and passion for harnessing corporate power in conservation.
Nina Marenzi is Founder and Director at The Sustainable Angle, where she curates sustainable textile showcases and initiates and supports projects aimed at reducing the environmental impact of the fashion industry.
Christina Dean is Founder and Board Chair at Redress, a pioneering NGO working to reduce textile waste in the fashion industry through promotion of innovative new models and circular economy principles, who uses the organisation to steer the fashion industry towards a more sustainable future with less waste.
Cameron Saul is Co-Founder of Bottletop, a fashion company using only sustainably sourced and upcycled materials.
These inspiring people will discuss the fashion-biodiversity relationship, including:
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Clarify the unasked question of why are these innovations important in the context of biodiversity loss and preservation, not just water, energy, toxins, and human impact.
How do we bring about change for the future of ecosystems?
What exactly is the negative consequence with throw-away culture and specifically, the environmental impact when landfilled/incinerated.
The Future Fabrics Expo aims to provide the fashion industry with a one stop shop for accessing a broad range of material solutions, and the strategic tools needed to respond to the critical imperative to change current practices presented by the wasteful and polluting impacts of the fashion and textile industries. Since its inception in 2011, the Expo has facilitated and supported sustainable sourcing practices, enabling fashion brands to begin diversifying their fabrics and materials and lowering environmental impacts. fabrics-expo/
This is an open event. Tickets can be purchased for _______ at _______. There will be a cash bar to follow.
7:30 – Close & drinks reception
Future Fabrics Expo
Victoria House Basement
37 Southampton Row