Sustainable Consumption – Post COP26 Talk on sustainable waste from textiles

    The way we make, use and dispose of our clothes has become unsustainable. Textile production contributes more to climate change than international aviation and shipping combined, consuming lake-sized volumes of fresh water and creating chemical and plastic pollution.
    Fashion, beign one of the UK’s key sectors, contributes a large part to UK;s GDP and remains a major UK employer with 890,000 jobs supported across the industry. 
    Because of its importance, clothing and textiles are identified as one of five key sectors where improved material efficiency and circularity has the potential to reduce the global carbon footprint of the UK, and also other countries across the world.
    Decarbonising the fashion sector is challenging. The UK fashion is working hard to transform from ‘linear’ to ‘circular’, to reduce CO2 emissions, reduce water consumption and its overall environmental impact.

    The virtual conference brings together leading institutions, academic & research centres, universities and companies from both UK and Spain to showcase their expertise in sustainable fashion in practice. 

    Thursday, 25 November 2021

    10:45 am – 10:50 am Welcome
    10:50 am – 11:05 amWRAP UK – Textile 2030 Strategy 
    Sarah Gray
    11:05 am – 12:30 pmIndustry Roundtable: The Future of Textiles 
    Institute of Positive Fashion – Shailja Dubé
    ECOALF – Carolina Alvarez Osorio
    Worn Again Technologies – Nick Ryan

    Elvis & Kresse – Kresse Wesling
    Finisterre – Debbie Luffman
    12:30 pm – 1:00 pmCentre for Sustainable Fashion 
    Dr. Mila Burcikova
    1:00 pm – 1:50 pmUAL Fashion, Textiles and Technology Institute (FTTI) – FTT ecosystem and industry challenges and opportunities. 
    Prof. Kate Goldsworthy
    Prof. Jane Harris
      1:50 pm – 2:00 pm  Closure