UCL Institute for Global Prosperity


The Future of Sustainable Fashion

17 September 2019, 7:00 pm–9:30 pm

Sustainable Fashion

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​.

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Evie Calder – Institute for Global Prosperity


Sustainable Workspaces
25 Lavington Street
United Kingdom

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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.

    Mart Drake-Knight - Co-founder, Rapanui
    Rapanui gives people a choice to vote with their wallet for ethical fashion, and want to use the power of fashion to make eco cool, and design traceable, transparent products that let customers shop quickly with a conscience.

    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.

    With Guest Speaker, Dr Carmen Hijosa, Founder of Piñatex and CEO of Ananas Anam


    Panel Chair: UCL's Dr Teresa Domenech

    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

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