Sustainability in Luxury Fashion

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Farfetch HQ

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This is a series of collaborative events between Farfetch and #Fashhack. At these open events you will have the opportunity to engage with the Farfetch Community and the wider Fashion Tech ecosystem on a range of burning industry topics.

Fashion is one of the world’s most polluting industries. While luxury brands are increasingly becoming environmentally conscious, many are adopting more innovative business models and collaborating with startups, to implement sustainability strategies.

Join this event to hear from the leading industry experts about sustainability in luxury fashion and the importance of innovation.

We will discuss:

- How do luxury players approach sustainability?

- Who are the key innovators in this area at the moment?

- How have the biggest players in the industry succeeded with their sustainability strategies; and what can be learned from them?

Agenda:

18:30 – Meet and greet

19:00 – Welcome Note by Stephanie Phair, Chief Strategy Officer at Farfetch

19:15 – Panel discussion & Q&A

20:00 – Drinks & networking

Panellists:

Claire Bergkamp is the Worldwide Director of Sustainability and Innovation at Stella McCartney.

Claire joined Stella McCartney in 2012. During her tenure, she has helped establish the brand’s leadership and reputation in sustainability. She has developed its robust environmental and social improvement strategy and worked across the brand and its supply chain internationally to implement it. Claire has focused particularly on sustainable raw material development and procurement, as well as driving alternative materials and innovation. As such, she works closely with innovators, startups and universities to find new sustainable business models and solutions. A key element of her sustainability approach includes supplier engagement and the ongoing improvement in social welfare across the supply chain. Within this context, she also oversees Stella McCartney's ethical trade and community outreach programmes.

Tom Berry, Director of Sustainable Business at Farfetch.

Tom has been working with companies on strategy and sustainability for the past 20 years. He leads the Sustainable Business strategy at Farfetch - a cross-functional program of work that’s designed to help the company grow whilst also delivering tangible social and environmental impact. The work ranges from driving innovation in new circular business models, inspiring and engaging our consumers and partners to buy-better products, and improving the carbon and waste impacts in our supply chain. Before Farfetch, Tom held senior sustainability roles at Kimberly Clark, Innocent, and (prior to joining the corporate world), Forum for the Future (in the UK) and The Institute for Sustainable Futures (in Australia).

Dr Sally Uren, OBE Chief Executive, Forum for the Future

Sally oversees Forum's mission to accelerate a big shift towards a sustainable future by catalysing transformational change in global systems. This involves working with global organisations, to address complex challenges in systems such as food, energy, apparel and shipping. Sally is directly involved in a number of projects at Forum including Cotton 2040, a collaboration to accelerate the mainstreaming of sustainable cotton. As well as regularly speaking at conferences and writing for publications, Sally is also an independent advisor on Advisory Boards for several global businesses.

Vanessa Jacobs, Founder of The Restory

Vanessa Jacobs is the founder and CEO of The Restory, a company she founded 8 years after a high-street cobbler unapologetically destroyed her favourite shoes. A former financial analyst and management consultant, Vanessa is on a mission to make The Restory the aftercare solution for the entire global fashion industry. She is a native New Yorker turned Londoner, a swede by marriage and mom to two boys. She enjoys running and snowboarding and was named one of London’s most influential people in 2018 by The Evening Standard’s Progress 1000 list.

Moderator:

Ian Jindal, Founder and Editor in Chief InternetRetailing

Ian is a consultant, researcher and advisor in eCommerce and multichannel retail performance. He founded InternetRetailing.net and RetailX.net to serve Europe’s multichannel retailers with research, insight and analysis, including the Top500 performance rankings. Ian’s retail clients include Fiorucci, Selfridges, House of Fraser, Marks & Spencer, John Lewis, Waitrose, De Bijenkorf, Kering and Walgreens Boots Alliance. Ian was Group eCommerce Director at Littlewoods Shop Direct, and Head of Online Operations at the BBC. Ian founded the European eCommerce Forum, is an Advisor to eCommerce Europe and authored the UK’s first MSc in Internet Retailing.

* If you are a tech startup that can also drive environmental and/or social improvement in fashion and retail, our next Dream Assembly Accelerator program is now open for applications! Apply before 3rd March!

**Be advised that we will be taking photographs at the event, which we will be using in the future to promote 'FASHHACK' activities. By registering for the event you are giving us permission to take your picture and post them on our website and social media channels as well as use them in other promotional materials.

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4th Floor

211 Old St

London

EC1V 9NR

United Kingdom

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