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Drapers Sustainable Fashion Conference 2021


Overhauling Boohoo’s Supply Chain – one of the retail industry’s darkest secrets resurfaced in the summer after poor working conditions were identified in factories used by fast fashion giants in Leicester.

Hear from Andrew Reaney, director of responsible sourcing and group product operations at Boohoo Group, as Drapers unpick the problems in Leicester and look at how the company has responded – including the launch of its new “model” factory in the city.

Sustainability is no longer a “side show”, but a mainstream and fundamental foundation from which forward-thinking fashion brands and retailers will be able to attract investment – and customers, who now demand more ethical and environmentally friendly product.

The two-day Drapers Sustainable Fashion Conference takes place from 10am on Wednesday 10th & Thursday 11th March will also include the likes of: Lydia Hopton, ethical trading manager at Marks & Spencer, Edzard van der Wyck, co-founder and CEO of Sheep Inc and our very own CEO of Fashion-Enter, Jenny Holloway (pictured right).

Others also speaking at the event:

Paul Smith, head of sourcing and product technology, Missguided

Pascal Brun, head of sustainability, H&M

Esther Pan Sloane, Partnerships, Policy, and Communications Unit, United Nations Capital Development Fund

Kate Heiny, director of sustainability, Zalando

Justin Laney, general manager – fleet, John Lewis Partnership

Clément Mésange, director of merchandising and planning EMEA, Patagonia

Baroness Lola Young of Hornsey, co-chair, All-Party Parliamentary Groups on Ethic and Sustainability in Fashion

To find out more about this event and book your place tap here.

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