|Type of Research:||Conference, Symposium or Workshop Item|
|Group or Collective Creators:||Centre for Sustainable Fashion|
The first meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Ethics and Sustainability in Fashion, convened by Baroness Lola Young.
The meeting explored the contribution that forward thinking UK fashion and textile businesses make to local economies, communities and the environment.
Baroness Lola Young, Dr Frances Corner OBE (Head of the London College of Fashion) and Martin Buttle (Supply Chain Manager at MADE-BY) started the meeting with opening remarks and introductions. Dr Kate Fletcher (Reader at the Centre for Sustainable Fashion) expanded on the Close to Home/Made in the UK theme.
Five shirt presentations followed from UK manufacturers/brands involved in fashion, textiles and footwear: Christopher Raeburn, Dashing Tweeds, Tender Denim, Ardalanish Isle of Mull Weavers and John Smedley.
Ruth Potts (New Economics Foundation) then talked about sustaining local economies and economic well-being. A discussion followed with questions and commentary from the audience, who represented a wide cross section of the industry including high street retailers, press, fashion designers and international organisations.
Through the sharing of experiences, personal journeys, discoveries, traditions, technologies and crafts, many of the joys, pains, challenges and opportunities for UK fashion manufacturing where explored. A momentum to keep building. A feeling of positivity and urgency. A debate to be continued. Actions for now and the future we create.
There was also a Local Wisdom project underway, to record and celebrate the clothes we wear and the ways in which we wear them. Participants shared the story of their clothing and had their portraits taken wearing it in the Westminster Great Hall.
|Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed:||Sustainable Fashion, APPG|
|Your affiliations with UAL:||Colleges > London College of Fashion
Research Centres/Networks > Centre for Sustainable Fashion
|Date:||16 March 2011|
|Copyright Holders:||Centre for Sustainable Fashion|
|Funders:||All Party Parliamentary Group|
|Related Websites:||http://www.sustainable-fashion.com/tag/all-party-parliamentary-group/, http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm/cmallparty/register/ethics-and-sustainability-in-fashion.htm|
|Event Location:||House of Parliament|
|Projects or Series:||Research Outputs Review (April 2010 - April 2011)|
|Date Deposited:||26 Jan 2012 15:53|
|Last Modified:||04 Sep 2015 20:51|
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