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Sign up today: The Circular Economy Roundtable Discussions

Green Business Network: The Circular Economy
2nd November 2022 | 6pm-9pm
Orford House 73 Orford Road, London, E17 9QR

The Fashion District is delighted to announce that we have teamed up with the London Borough of Waltham Forest’s Green Business Network and Waltham Forest Fashion to host a free evening event on November 2nd, exploring conversations around the circular economy. 

If you’re a business owner or entrepreneur, join us to learn more about circularity and how it can benefit your business while also helping to tackle global challenges like climate change, biodiversity loss, waste, and pollution. 

Arranged in partnership with The Green Business Network – who provide opportunities for businesses to learn how they can improve their environmental performance – the evening will feature a series of presentations from guest speakers, roundtable discussions, and a drinks reception.

Check out our keynote speaker, Connor Hill, chatting through the details:

Guest speaker Connor Hill, founder of Inspire Circular, will present a keynote speech on the night. Connor has spent over ten years developing and delivering circular strategies at Adidas, John Lewis, and M&S. His pioneering projects include FUTURECRAFT.LOOP, the first fully circular trainer, and John Lewis BuyBack which helped inspire thousands of customers to combat clothing waste. Today, he advises brands and individuals on how they can accelerate their journeys toward circularity. Connor is currently the Programme Lead at the University of Cambridge for the Circular and Sustainability Strategies Executive Leadership Course. 

Additionally, Carrie Davies, founder of One Essentials, will give a presentation about how she implements circularity in her business. One Essentials has become renowned for producing classic basics using only premium recycled, organic and non-toxic fabric and biodegradable elastic, all manufactured in ethical factories. Every item is designed with the end of life in mind with 1% of each sale donated to the Or Foundation.

The full agenda for the evening is as follows:

6.00pm: Arrival & drinks/nibbles available
6.30pm: Introduction and welcome
6.35pm: Keynote speech by Connor Hill from Inspire Circular
6.50pm: Presentation by Carrie Davies from One Essentials 
7.00pm: Q&A
7.15pm: Introduce provocations and kick-off roundtable discussion 
7.20pm: Roundtable Discussion 
8.00pm: Summarise and Wrap Up 
Drinks and networking

EXCLUSIVE CONTENT: Key takeaways and actions from the evening will be summarised in a one-page digital resource that will be sent to all attendees after the event. Don’t miss out!

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