‘Fast fashion’ is a term used to describe the fashion industry at its worst including as an environmentally unsustainable industry. The majority of the industry’s products end up in landfills or incinerators and the production process of clothes is a huge emitter of carbon, an intensive drain on water supply and a source of pollution. However, since the outbreak of COVID-19 there has been a significant shift from brands and consumers to focus on sustainable fashion.
Panellists discuss how consumers are increasingly factoring in sustainability into their purchasing choices and how this in turn is impacting the fashion industry:
Are the largest fashion brands responding and how are they incorporating sustainability into their products?
Are the current metrics used to measure sustainability broad enough or should other metrics, such as impact on biodiversity, be incorporated?
And what is the future of the fashion industry for consumers, employees and employers?
As with all member events, questions from the audience drive the conversation.