From fibre to fabrics: Sustainable sourcing practices | event + interview

A few weeks ago The Sustainable Angle took part in the first “Threads: Rethinking Fashion” event hosted by Impact Hub Kings Cross and Ashoka Changemakers. The talks were designed as an exploratory series to support innovations for a fair and sustainable supply chain, covering a range of topics throughout the series.

ImpactHubTalkFeb16

Coinciding with London Fashion Week, the first in the series “From fibre to fabrics: Sustainable sourcing practices to procure raw materials” explored current sustainable practices, showcasing live case studies and Q&As. The featured speakers were TSA’s researcher and project manager Charlotte Turner, and Christopher Stopes of Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS).

The event gave industry professionals, students, and those simply interested in finding out more the opportunity to learn about and discuss challenging issues and positive solutions currently facing the fashion and textiles industries, as well as discover some of the beautiful sustainable materials currently available on the international market. It was great to see the audience ranging from professionals from high-end luxury fashion brands and start-ups, to fashion students and general consumers.

To follow up this event, one of those behind “Threads”, the new sustainable fashion and lifestyle website The Lissome, interviewed Charlotte to find out more about sustainable fashion and materials, sustainable sourcing and how we assess sustainability, plus emerging brands and tips for living more sustainably.

Charlotte Turner The Lissome 2016

You can read the interview in full here.

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