Drapers Sustainable Fashion
It was so great to showcase Leaf Sustainability at the
Drapers Sustainable Fashion Conference 2020 last week, 11 March. We learnt so much about the next decade of action in the fashion industry. It’s time for companies to embrace sustainability!
There were many excellent speakers sharing their sustainability journeys with inspiring case studies and industry insights. It was interesting to learn from one industry insider that the first stage of a climate neutral journey is always the material assessment. But this is a huge challenge that can take months to accomplish – capturing, organising, and analysing data is no easy task! Luckily software solutions like Leaf can make this daunting task much easier. Once you know your environmental impacts, you can then work on reducing your products’ footprints.
Lots of talks at Drapers 2020 also had a supply chain focus. We learnt how supply chain optimisation is the best way to make sustainable products with a fashion sensation while reducing carbon emissions, waste, and consumption. We were exposed to facilitators, non-profit companies, and public sector organisations committed to working with brands to accomplish their sustainability goals.
One final takeaway from the conference: the future is technology and circularity. The old linear model of production, consumption, disposal, and pollution is outdated and not in keeping with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, or
Moving towards a
circular economy requires supply chain traceability; verifiable visibility and transparency at all stages of a product’s manufacture.
So, is your company aligned with the UN’s SDGs?