We have been honoured to be asked to speak at events and share our approach to ethical fabric production and the experiences gained from meeting people from across the textile industry - from farmers and mill owners, to designers and retailers. Our principles lie at the heart of what we do and the people we meet continue to impact how we understand and react to the challenges presented to us as we continue to strive towards a sustainable future.
Graduate Fashion Week
To mark the occasion of the Graduate Fashion Week’s Dame Vivienne Westwood Sustainable and Ethical Award, the Sustainable Angle - who supported the award - organised a panel discussion ‘Designing for Sustainability in fashion’. The discussion centred around examples of more sustainable and responsible materials for fashion both man-made and natural fibres which have a lower environmental impact, highlighting the variety of choices available and the necessity to move away from conventional, unsustainable polyester and cotton currently dominating the market.
London Fashion Week
As part of London Fashion Week’s Positive Fashion Initiative, The Sustainable Angle held the talk Future of Fashion: sustainable innovation at its core on the 18th September 2017. This was the first time sustainability in fashion was discussed in such a format at LFW, focusing on innovations that lower the environmental impact of fashion. A panel of industry insiders and experts discussed the future of fashion and how sustainable innovations can improve the industry and lessen the impact on the environment. One of our main concerns is increasing access to sustainable methods and materials for designers.
On the 24th of November 2017, London’s Fashion and Textile Museum was host to Khadi Initiative’s event – A Way Ahead: Ethical Khadi. A group of activists and business owners explored the feasibility of adopting Khadi principals universally. Bysshe Partnership was invited to speak on the relevance of Khadi in the UK.