10:00 - 11:00

Session 1A

‘Lead By Example’ & Harnessing Innovation

- Success Stories from the Carbon Neutral Fashion & Textile Industry

The fashion industry is responsible for 10% of annual global carbon emissions, more than all international flights and maritime shipping combined. Life cycle assessments have proven that there is a need for attention throughout the entire supply chain, in order to reduce the sector’s environmental footprint. This involves everyone, from manufacturers to designers and consumers, collaborating towards a carbon-neutral industry. This session will address the need for initiatives, bringing together key stakeholders such as businesses, governments, citizens and especially innovators. With a question in focus: How can we stimulate innovation and collaboration for the development of a new fashion industry, aligned with the principles of a carbon neutral society?

Speakers:

 

Brittany Burns (moderator)

Director Strategy & Corporate Development, Fashion 4 Good

Lotta Lyrå (keynote and speaker)

President and CEO, Sodra

Jonathan Frankel

Senior Vice President, ALDO Group

Rajiv Sharma

Group Chief Executive, Coats Group

Sophie Wilson

Sector lead for fashion, retail, fast-moving consumer goods and health, COP26 Champions