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British Fashion Council announces schedule for second annual IPF forum

Jeremy Lim
30 June 2022

The British Fashion Council (BFC) has announced the programme of events taking place throughout the day for its second annual Institute of Positive Fashion (IPF) Forum.

The event, which takes place during London Climate Action Week 2022, will be held at 180 Studios, 180 The Strand, London on 30 June 2022.

The forum will focus on "accelerating a circular fashion ecosystem – creating the roadmap for change through innovation and best practice" to address the largest climate-related issues facing the industry today and encourage global experts to share their knowledge to fast-track collective positive change.

This will be achieved through a series of "visionary keynotes", the launch of the 2022 Innovation Showcase, closed-door roundtable and 'hack' sessions which will help address the fashion industry’s largest themes on circularity and the net zero agenda.

The event's keynote speakers include Simon Platts, Responsible Sourcing Director at ASOS, Sinead Conway, Senior Responsibility Programme Manager at Burberry, Juliet Russell, Head of Sustainability at Stella McCartney, Robert Triefus, Executive VP of Brand & Customer Engagement at Gucci and Rachel Arthur, a Sustainability Consultant.

The programme's keynotes subjects include Doughnut Economics meets the Future of Fashion, Sustainability Futures, Holding up a Mirror: Diversity and Inclusion in the Fashion Industry, Industry Transformation Through Innovation, Gucci's New-era Luxury: Leading through Creativity and Innovation and The Transition: From Eco-Fatigue To Hope.

Topics for 'Hack' sessions include Solving Fashion Returns - Keeping Value in a Closed Loop System, The Role of Sustainable Communications in Fashion's Climate Action, Empowering Citizens to Enable Garment Longevity; Future Fashion Forms, Developing Solutions for Next Generation Circular Design and Product Development and How to Unlock Financial Flows and Investment to Scale Up.

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