Jun 29, 2022
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BFC reveals schedule for second annual IPF Forum

Jun 29, 2022

The British Fashion Council (BFC) is to stage its second annual Institute of Positive Fashion (IPF) Forum with an extensive day-long programme on 30 June.

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It will take place at 180 Studios, 180 The Strand, London, coinciding with London Climate Action Week 2022, which runs from 25 June-3 July. 

The event will focus on “accelerating a circular fashion ecosystem – creating the roadmap for change through innovation and best practice”. 

The BFC said it will bring together “actors across the ecosystem to address the largest climate-related issues facing the industry today”. It promises an “inspiring and actions-oriented event that fosters collaboration across the industry and encourages global experts to share their knowledge to fast-track collective positive change”. 

A series of “visionary keynotes”, will include the 2022 Innovation Showcase, a closed-door roundtable, and ‘hack’ sessions to “help address the fashion industry’s largest themes on circularity and the net zero agenda”. 

A packed day of events include keynote speakers Simon Platts, Responsible Sourcing Director, ASOS; Sinead Conway, Senior Responsibility Programme Manager, Burberry; Juliet Russell, Head of Sustainability, Stella McCartney; Robert Triefus, Executive Vice President, Brand & Customer Engagement, Gucci; and Rachel Arthur, Sustainability Consultant.

Keynotes subjects include: Doughnut Economics meets the Future of Fashion; Sustainability Futures; Holding up a Mirror: Diversity and Inclusion in the Fashion Industry; Industry Transformation Through Innovation; Gucci's New-era Luxury: Leading through Creativity and Innovation; and The Transition: From Eco-Fatigue To Hope.

And Hacks include: Solving Fashion Returns - Keeping Value in a Closed Loop System; The Role of Sustainable Communications in Fashion's Climate Action; Empowering Citizens to Enable Garment Longevity; Future Fashion Forms: Developing Solutions for Next Generation Circular Design and Product Development; How to Unlock Financial Flows and Investment to Scale Up. 

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