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GROW – Redefining Fashion’s Future Through Circular Business Models

Friday, September 24th 1.00 – 2.30pm
Westfield

Founder of Fanfare Label, Esther Knight, along with Co-Founder and CEO of RETURE, Nina Van Volkinburg, PhD, were joined by an exciting line-up of fashion sustainability experts to discuss the current landscape of sustainable and circular fashion business practices.

Throughout this talk, the panel explored contemporary circular business models and sustainable innovation that are defining the future of the fashion industry. Our expert line-up also illustrated different ways that individuals and organisations can get involved with circularity principles, and advised on how to learn and thrive within the fashion sustainability sector.

Esther has worked in the fashion industry as a buyer for over 10 years, working for many high street labels and designer labels including Vivienne Westwood. Next to lecturing at London College of Fashion, Nina is the co-founder of sustainable fashion marketplace RETURE.

Speakers included:
Bonnie Carr – COO, The Seam
Esther Knight – Founder, Fanfare Label
Nina Van Volkinburg – Founder, Reture Ltd
Genia Mineeva – Founder, Been London
Sarah Thompson – Founder, TOM-O

RETURE is a sustainable fashion marketplace and the world’s first fashion upcycling platform, encouraging users to co-create with designers to transform their old clothes into new treasures.

Fanfare Label is a new breed of fashion house, where timeless style is combined with sustainable practice. With circularity, longevity and recycling at its core, Fanfare Label offers customers classic, seasonless pieces that are made to be cherished. 

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