LONDON — October 14, 2016 — Fashion SVP organizer IDEX has teamed up with Fashion Enter and the Ethical Fashion Forum to present an innovative new feature at the show to be held at Olympia London, November 15-16, 2016, “Fashion Made Better”, demonstrating the life cycle of fashion production, from design to the finished garment, and offering up to the minute advice on best practice in ethical and sustainable fashion sourcing.
Fashion Enter, the social enterprise organization which encompasses a state of the art production facility in North London, making for leading fashion brands, and an acclaimed academy offering design, sourcing and production training, will be collaborating in presenting the multi-dimensional feature. This will comprise high-end designers and designs, production machinery with operatives demonstrating fabrication and stitching, pattern cutting and fabric selection, and an advice clinic on training and development paths available.
The Ethical Fashion Forum, the global industry body for sustainable fashion, will also be providing the very latest information, advice and tips on sourcing ethically and sustainably through drop-in consultancy on-site.
Buzz Carter, Event Director of Fashion SVP, said: “As the UK’s unique fashion sourcing and production event, at Fashion SVP we’re delighted to be working with the enthusiastic and innovative teams from Fashion Enter and Ethical Fashion Forum. Show visitors will benefit from learning and seeing fashion ideas and designs brought to life in the live environment of the show, and can also find out how how they can develop and maintain high ethical sourcing standards.”
Jenny Holloway, CEO of Fashion Enter, said, “Credit to Fashion SVP for taking yet another innovative approach to sourcing. We shall be setting up a live stand where we can showcase the highly skilled talents of our machinists and host interactive workshops where you can ask those burning questions regarding what exactly is quality of make and ethical production. With the advent of Article 50 being triggered in March 2017 every brand should now be forging closer links with UK manufacturers now; for quality fast track and transparent production the only way forward is Made in the UK.”
Tamsin Lejeune, Managing Director and founder of Ethical Fashion Forum, added: “Ethical and sustainable production is becoming a license to operate, and the key to success, in today’s fashion industry. We’ve seen a burgeoning interest from fashion professionals across the supply chain in how to build businesses that are sustainable across three dimensions – commercial, social, and environmental. It’s the future.”
Posted October 14, 2016
Source: Fashion SVP