After years of being a niche market ethical and sustainable fashion, beauty and lifestyle products are now BIG business as consumers of all ages become ever more conscious about their purchasing choices. We will be looking into the reasons why at our next “The Industry meets…” panel discussion at W London – Leicester Square on Monday 24 September.
We have assembled three experts and pioneers in the field to offer their views on why sustainable living has become such a hot topic among consumers over the past 12-24 months, and to tell the stories of their fasinating careers as pioneers in the field of ethical fashion & beauty.
We will examine the roles of influencers and celebrities in raising awareness of the issues around sustainable living and look at just what it is consumers are demanding of brands today. Is it a case of the consumer wanting sustainable fabrics, fair wages for staff or cruelty free products, or is it so much more than that?
Our events are designed to enable professionals in the sectors of fashion & beauty to learn about a burning business issue in an informal, yet five-star, central London setting along with their peers. They offer plenty of opportunity for guests to network and chat over complimentary drinks, as well as the chance to put their questions to the panel at the end of the talk.
Format, speakers & timings
Monday, 24 September, W London – Leicester Square, Wardour Street
5pm Arrivals & Drinks in the Perception Bar
5.30pm Panel Discusssion, the Screening Room
6.15pm Audience Q&A
6.30pm Networking & Drinks in the Perception Bar
7.00pm Event close
Moderator: Lauretta Roberts, Editor in Chief, TheIndustry.fashion. A seasoned journalist, editor and public speaker, Lauretta has been writing about business for more than 20 years and about the fashion industry for more than a decade. Her CV includes stints as editor of Drapers and a director of global trend forecaster WGSN.
Agatha Lintott, founder Antibad: Agatha Lintott is leading a conscious movement of models, editor friends and musicians to a place of cool Antibad fashion. All helped by her activist friends and treasured edgy sustainable brand and label owners stretched across the globe. Agatha founded Antibad store from her kitchen table initially in 2017, using a full year to meet with brand owners and pull together her tribe. The one stop digital space for shopping the very coolest of sustainable fashion with no compromise, hard launched in London in April 2018.
Amanda Grossman, ethical celebrity make-up artist and entrepreneur: Amanda is a London based makeup artist. Her clients include A-list names such as Emma Watson, Tom Hiddleston, Aaron Taylor Johnson, Lesley Manville, Rosamund Pike, Cat Deeley and Arizona Muse. Amanda is an advocate of ethical makeup and skincare, and has a fully ethical and cruelty-free kit. She has also created her own perfume oil which she is working on developing and launching in the near future.
Jennifer Georgeson, founder and CEO, So Just Shop: Jennifer lived and worked for a number of years in Zambia, working on prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV programmes with University College London, whilst simultaneously completing a part time PhD. She went on to start a small not-for-profit providing project planning and pilot grant support for small not-for-profits based in India and Pakistan – working with women led organisations on prevention of early childhood malnutrition and training of traditional midwives.
Becoming a Programme Director for the Clinton Founda8on, Jennifer then moved out to Delhi, India for three years, working on public-private partnerships between the India Ministry of Health, Clinton Foundation, Yale University and private investors. Returning to the UK, with the nascent idea of starting an impact business focusing on women’s economic empowerment, Jennifer then went on to become the Operations Director of a UK-based mobile-led tech start up giving her time and experience to develop the vision of So Just Shop.
Tickets for the event cost £45+VAT for standard entry, which includes complimentary drinks and access to the talk. They can be purchased here.
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