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The Future of Sustainable Fashion

  • Sustainable Workspaces 25 Lavington Street London, England, SE1 0NZ United Kingdom (map)
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On September 17th, to mark the last day of London Fashion Week, Fast Forward 2030 will bring together innovative entrepreneurs working to shake up the fashion industry for The Future of Sustainable Fashion. This event will explore what the fashion industry needs to look like in 2030 if we are to achieve the UN SDGs, and will ask 'How can sustainable fashion help us achieve the SDGs?'

This event will pay particular attention to SDG1: Eradicating poverty, SDG5: Gender equality, SDG8: Decent work and economic growth and SDG12: Responsible consumption and production.


Our speakers:

Kresse Wesling - Co-founder & Director, Elvis & Kresse
Since 2005 Elvis & Kresse have been rescuing raw materials, transforming them into luxury lifestyle accessories and donating 50% of profits back to charities.

Aisling Byrne - Founder and CEO, The Nu Wardrobe
The Nu Wardrobe is a community-centred online platform to share clothes with friends and other Nu members.

More speakers TBA

Your ticket includes

  • Talks from our guests speakers, a panel discussion and a Q&A session

  • Networking and chatting with speakers, and the board members of Fast Forward 2030

  • Free ethical & sustainably sourced drinks and canapés from Elsyia Catering & Toast Ale

*DOORS OPEN AT 6.30PM*

Do you have a question for our speakers? Visit the event page on sli.do to submit your questions or vote for your favourite. 

More info:
What does the fashion industry look like in a sustainable, ethical, and equitable world?

Every year, the fashion industry grows by 4-5%, and by 2030, global apparel consumption could rise to 102 million tons, equivalent to more than 500 billion additional t-shirts. This has huge consequences for the environment and for millions of garment workers around the world. 

Currently, the fashion industry is responsible for 10% of the global carbon footprint, with textile production contributing more to climate change than international aviation and shipping combined. Furthermore, less than 1% of the material used to produce clothing is recycled into new clothing at the end of its life.

Sustainability has slowly started to weave its way into the fabric of the fashion industry, and in recent years, new and innovative materials, products and brands that value and centre around people and the planet have started to emerge in the mainstream. These new brands are tackling a range of issues, from the use of materials and the conditions of workers around the world, to shaping consumption patterns and behaviour here in the UK. 

Join us on September 17th to hear from those leading the way. 

Why the UN SDGs?

The SDGs are the first comprehensive plan for the whole of humanity to flourish within the means of the planet. This makes them a good framework for people who want to have an impact. They also set a direct challenge to the private sector by insisting that the environmental and social impact of the way we do business can no longer be an afterthought. They need to be at the very heart of how, and why our economies and businesses function. Fast Forward 2030 exists to encourage and inspire businesses that embody this.

A better world depends upon our ability to generate new ideas and build new systems that can better channel human, social and financial efforts towards the SDGs. Entrepreneurs are essential to this. They are key to creating the innovations that will enable us to go beyond and reach the SDGs with the resources we have.