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Liverpool Fashion Summit 2021: Newsletter

By 30th March 2021 No Comments

LFS2021 Consumer: Puppet or Puppeteer

We are back for the second Liverpool Fashion Summit, and this year we plan to bring you more interviews, initiatives, and knowledge than last year!

Our focus this year is on Conscious Consumption. Key questions include:

  • How can we change our consumption habits to become more sustainable?
  • What are the limits to ethical consumption?
  • What role can swaps and upcycling play?
  • Are we ready to consume more ethically, or is it merely a pipedream?

Roundtables

From 21st until 23rd April we will host three roundtables with the brightest minds and ask them the toughest questions that have no clear answers. You can sign up on our Digital Events Page. Speaker bios will follow soon.

Interviews

We are once again blessed to bring you the sharpest minds in both academia and industry to share their knowledge, experience, and expertise on the issues of ethical consumption. Notable guests include Vera Hoelscher from Royal Holloway, Andreas Chatzidakis from Royal Holloway, Katia Balabanova from the University of Liverpool, Rob Harrison from Ethical Consumer, and many more to come!

Sustainable Pack Challenge

We are working in collaboration with Fashion students at Liverpool John Moores University to prove sustainable living can be a reality! Our carefully selected students will receive a pack of second-hand materials that they will upcycle into a unique one-off piece. Be sure to check out our socials to follow their journey! More to follow…

Sustainable Fund

We are once again inviting submissions to our Sustainable Fund. This fund will award two projects that promote sustainability in their communities. It will be open to small businesses and students of the universities of the funding partnerships. Each of the awards will be £500 to cover the expenses. The initiative must take place by the 30th of June 2021. Click to find out more about our business fund and student fund.

Fundraiser for The People’s Vaccine

Olly, LFS co-founder, is running 288km between 23rd March and 23rd April to raise £3,000 for Oxfam on behalf of The People’s Vaccine. We need all your help, so if you can, please donate, but if you can’t, share

You can follow his journey on our Instagram and on MyVirtualMission

International Women’s Day

Finally, for those of you who couldn’t make it, we hosted a special one-off roundtable for International Women’s Day in early March. You can watch the video here.