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Announcing Seminar Programme 9th Future Fabrics Expo

Announcing Seminar Programme 9th Future Fabrics Expo

In addition to the thousands of sustainable textiles and materials on display at the Future Fabrics Expo, our popular Seminar Series in partnership with Parley will be running alongside the showcase throughout the two days.


Opening Remarks
Cyrill Gutsch, Parley for the Oceans


Transformative Twenties: Building on the Momentum of Change in 2019 for the Next Decade

Cyrill Gutsch, Parley for the Oceans
Mary Creagh, Former MP and Chair of the UK Environmental Audit Committee 
Orsola De Castro, Fashion Revolution
Moderated by Dana Thomas, Author of Fashionopolis



Decoding the Future of Materials: Addressing Waste, Exploring Circular Systems, and Designing with Nature 

Helene Steiner, Opencell
Carole Collett, Central Saint Martins
Debbie Shakespeare, Avery Dennison
Yan Chan, HKRITA
Moderated by Dana Thomas, Author of Fashionopolis 


Embedding Innovation in the Fashion Supply Chain  

Christine Goulay, Kering Group
Emma Scarf, Fashion for Good
Sophia Scott, Groundtruth 
Moderated by Clare Press, Wardrobe Crisis & VOGUE Australia 



Regenerate and Restore: How the Fashion Industry Can Have a Positive Impact with Nature-Based Solutions

Sheila Cooke, 3LM Savory Network 
Dr. Helen Crowley, Conservation International
Tommaso Rulli, MTI USA Inc.
Moderated by Clare Press, Wardrobe Crisis & VOGUE Australia 


Responding to Planetary Emergency: How New Business Models and Circular Economy Models Can Help Make the Shift 

Sandrine Dixson-Declève, Club of Rome
Jennie Rosén, Swedish Fashion Council
Martin Brambley, Doppelhaus
Sylvain Goupille, Mirova Natural Capital
Moderated by Tamara Cincik, Fashion Roundtable 


Proof of Trust in Fashion: increasing transparency and traceability with blockchain based solutions

Frank Michel, ZDHC Roadmap to Zero
Jerome Resoulette, Blockchain Advisor
Maria Teresa UNCE Project Manager
Neliana Fuenmayor, A Transparent Company



Behind-the-Scenes: The Industry Technologies Delivering Unprecedented Sustainable Fashion Transformation

Lars Doema, GoBlu
Lena Blume, Browzwear
Dr. Amanda Parkes, Pangaia
Moderated by Brooke Roberts-Islam,BRIA Innovation Agency



Material Breakdown: The Role of Biodegradable & Compostable Materials in Designing a Circular System

Claudia Szerakowski, Eco-Intelligent Growth
Dr. Carmen Hijosa, Ananas Anam
Moderated by Amanda Johnston, The Sustainable Angle


How Fashion Can Have A Positive Impact: Save the Oceans, Restore Biodiversity & Soil Health

Phoebe English, Designer
Hanna Denes, Responsible Wool Standard
Sarah Compson, Soil Association
Moderated by Jessica Sweidan,Synchronicity Earth


Recycling for Circular Futures:  A New Systems Approach 

Lukas Fuchs, Ellen MacArthur Foundation
Mark Ix, Advance Denim
Steven Chueng, Recyctex
Besim Özek, Bossa
Moderated by Christina Dean, Redress


Why Materials Matter: Demystifying ‘Sustainable Materials’ and Making Better Choices 

Amanda Johnston, The Sustainable Angle


Tackling Our Behavioural Contradictions: Being a Responsible Citizen 

Arizona Muse, Model, Environmentalist
Jasmine Hemsley, Author of East by West 
Matthew Drinkwater, LCFs Fashion Innovation Agency
Gill Gledhill GGHQCELC I Love Linen



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