Mary Creagh the MP heading up Parliament’s Environmental Audit Committee, which is currently investigating the sustainability of the UK fashion industry, will be a headline speaker at Pure London next week.
Creagh will be interviewed at the London Olympia event by Lucy Siegle, journalist and sustainability expert, on Monday 11 February at 12.30pm.
The pair will discuss how the UK fashion industry must step up its game and feed into global targets on climate and sustainable development. Together they will present an overview of risk, potential and progress from across the sector and discuss the contribution of non-fashion stakeholders including the public and legislators.
Published in full later this month, the EAC’s report has concluded that the current business model for the UK fashion industry is unsustainable, and that retailers must lead change through labour market and environmental sustainability practices, and show leadership through engagement with industry initiatives.
An interim report was published last week showed which retailers and brands were most engaged on sustainability and labour market initiatives and which had more work to do. See table below.
Julie Driscoll, UK Regional Director of Pure London owner ITE Group said: “We are really looking forward to Mary and Lucy in conversation. As part of our Power of One campaign to drive change in the fashion industry from the supply chain to the consumer alongside our onsite series of talks and seminars, Pure London continues to highlight the issues that matter, help disrupt the status quo, and to educate on best practice.”
Pure London takes place at London Olympia from 10-12 February.