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Forward-thinking Fashion: A Fresh Approach To Sustainable Fashion!

Do you want to find out how to make fashion products more environmentally friendly? Then here is an event not to be missed. On Monday 11 June, the British Library will host the event “Forward-thinking Fashion”. The event aims to investigate easily achievable measures which any and all fashion businesses and designers can take, no matter how big or small, to be greener while also making good business sense and using sustainability itself as a marketing tool.

“We are committed to supporting the creative industries, including fashion, and recognise the invaluable role they have to play in the success of the UK’s economy“, says Frances Taylor, Marketing Manager for the Creative Industries, British Library. “‘Forward-thinking Fashion’ will bring to light new and interesting ways of making fashion go further.”

The event is run in partnership with London College of Fashion’s Centre for Fashion Enterprise (CFE) and Designer-Manufacturer Innovation Support Centre (DISC).

The panel of experts include: Mark Bloomfield, founder of Electrobloom and former designer for the likes of Vivienne Westwood and Matthew Williamson; Christian Smith, Corporate Responsibility Manager at ASOS and researcher into environmentally-friendly design; Annegret Affolderbach, founder of Choolips, bringing together ancient textile traditions and new technology; Eleanor Dorrien-Smith, founder of Partimi, who has worked for Mary Katrantzou and John Galliano; and Chair Melanie Frame, Sustainability Manufacturing Developer for London College of Fashion (DISC)

The event will be streamed live over the web. Check the details on this website.

Who should attend? Fashion designers, retailers and businesses

Place: British Library Conference Centre

Cost: £10.00 (concessions £7.50)

How to BookBook via Box Office

Event dates: 11 June 2012, 6.30pm – 9pm

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