tue10nov3:30 pm4:30 pmOnline EventRace to Zero in the Fashion industry: a UK-Italy Talk on Sustainability ahead of COP26Sustainable Fashion webinar organised by The Department for International Trade Italy (DIT)
How leading fashion organisations have committed to setting a decarbonisation pathway for the whole industry, preventing future threats, creating decent jobs and unlocking inclusive and clean growth. In 2021 the UK
How leading fashion organisations have committed to setting a decarbonisation pathway for the whole industry, preventing future threats, creating decent jobs and unlocking inclusive and clean growth.
In 2021 the UK will host the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP26, in partnership with Italy.
During COP24 in 2018 a group of fashion stakeholders worked to find ways in which the broader textile and fashion industry could move towards a holistic commitment to climate action and signed the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action.
Within a series of talks organised under the DIT Europe Clean Growth campaign, the Department for International Trade Italy has invited key representatives of the UK and Italy fashion industry to talk about their commitment to sustainable and ethical practices, encourage more companies to sign the Charter and embrace the Race to Zero campaign.
Institutional keynote speakers
Department for International Trade:
Richard Burn, Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for Europe
United Nations Climate Change:
Lindita Xhaferi-Salihu, Sectors Engagement Lead
British Fashion Council:
Caroline Rush, CEO
Italian Ministry for the Environment:
a Climate Change representative, name TBC
Corporate keynote speakers
Department for International Trade Italy:
Marina Iremonger, Head of Consumer & Luxury Trade Team
Thomas Berry, Director of Sustainable Business
John Smedley Limited:
Ian Maclean, Managing Director
Oliver Wayman, Founder
Giovanni Rosson, Product Manager
The webinar will be in English and will last 1 hour.
(Tuesday) 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
CISCO WEBEX platform