Grow – A Transparent Future for Fashion
Friday, September 24th 5.30 – 6.30pm
Over the past few years, conversations around transparency in fashion have become more prominent, fostering debates and discussions about ethical and sustainable supply chains, materials and buying habits. This panel will build on these notions, bringing together leading experts in sustainability to present disruptive ideas on how we can create a more transparent future for fashion.
Abbie Morris, Compare Ethics
Abbie Morris, Co-Founder and CEO at Compare Ethics – the leading product verification technology for ethics and sustainability. Formerly a sustainability policy and communications consultant, Abbie worked with business, NGO’s and governments to build responsible policies and communicate them globally. Previously securing relationships with the United Nations, World Economic Forum and other international organisations, accurate communication to drive sustainability are at the heart of her approach to business. Recognised in Forbes 30 under 30, 2020, Retail and eCommerce, for her work in building Compare Ethics’ patent-pending sustainability ranking algorithm. Compare Ethics also secured a place on the inaugural Female Founder Google For Start-up Accelerator.
Liv Simpliciano, Fashion Revolution
Early in her career, Liv worked with one of the world’s leading organisations to illuminate and remedy labour violations in supply chains, helping corporations, brands and governments to understand the risks of forced labour and human trafficking across their supply chains. More recently, she has worked in the intersection between technology and information tools and how to use them to leverage best practice around ESG. Liv holds an MSc from SOAS, University of London in Labour, Social Movements and Development and an MSc in Corporate Social Responsibility from London Metropolitan University, where she studied the relationship between labour, capitalism and development.
Liv is inspired by collective agency and workers’ power to advocate for change and passionate about decolonising fashion, women’s empowerment in global value chains, understanding the social and environmental impact of our choices and how to lessen our shared footprint.
Jodi Muter-Hamilton, Lab 2030
Jodi is an advocate of innovation for sustainability and human-centric experience for the fashion industry. With experience weaving through fashion’s value chain, brand management, marketing and communications, Jodi helps founders and businesses to build brands with integrity through her sustainability and communications consultancy, Other day.
Jodi founded Lab 2030 to explore fashion’s most-timely questions in order to accelerate our actions towards the UN SDGs. The not-for-profit research lab focuses on creating primary data across brand and consumer behaviour. Our first experiment poses the question; would a garment traffic light system make it easier for brands and consumers to understand what they make and buy?
In the belief that knowledge is power, and power can be influenced by advocacy, Jodi is partner and strategy and communications director at Fashion Roundtable, the only think tank dedicated to reimagining a creative and responsible fashion industry.
Jodi works holistically within the fashion industry to make the future more innovative, responsible, and kind to people and the planet.
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