How to Build a Responsible Fashion Business
17 June, 2020

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Join us at the BoF Professional Summit on 17 June 2020.

It's time for fashion to build a more responsible business model. As the world grapples with a once-in-a-lifetime economic and public health crisis, mass demonstrations against racial injustice erupt across America, and a climate emergency looms in the background, there is an urgent imperative to re-imagine how our industry can better respect people and the planet. 

On 17 June 2020, The Business of Fashion will gather leading global experts, entrepreneurs and activists in sustainability, ethical supply chains and workers rights for a half-day programme of interactive conversations, panel discussions and workshops, led by BoF's expert editors and correspondents. 

Space is limited. As a BoF Professional member, register now to reserve your spot. If you are not a member, you can take advantage of our 30-day trial to experience all of the benefits of a BoF Professional membership, including the Summit. 

ACCESS THE SUMMIT HERE

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact our team here.

Speakers


The BoF Professional Summit will showcase diverse speakers and moderators from across the industry, from C-suite executives and entrepreneurs, to sustainability experts, thought leaders and government officials. 

New speakers will be announced on a weekly basis. In the meantime, read our latest Special Edition:
Can Fashion Clean Up Its Act?

Eileen Fisher

Founder & Co-Chief Executive, Eileen Fisher Inc.

Kalpona Akter

Founder & Executive Director, Bangladesh Centre for Worker Solidarity

Sarah Ditty

Global Policy Director, Fashion Revolution

Nicole McLaughlin

Designer, Nicole McLaughlin

Schedule

The BoF Professional Summit is divided into three sessions, designed to widen your knowledge and allow you to make connections with other professionals from around the world. 


Session 01
16:00 BST / 11:00 EDT / 08:00 PDT 

Leading With Purpose: Upholding Your Values When They are Put to the Ultimate Test
Chip Bergh, Chief Executive, Levi Strauss & Co
Imran Amed, Founder and CEO, The Business of Fashion

16:35 BST / 11:35 EDT / 08:35 PDT

Reimagining Racial Equity from The Ground Up
Aniyia Williams, Founder & Director, Black & Brown Founders & Zebras Unite

17:05 BST / 12:05 EDT / 09:05 PDT

From Crisis to Progress: The Future of Labour Rights in Fashion’s Supply Chain
Kalpona Akter, Founder & Executive Director, Bangladesh Centre for Worker Solidarity
Sarah Ditty, Global Policy Director, Fashion Revolution
Sarah Kent, Sustainability Correspondent, The Business of Fashion

17:45 BST / 12:45 EDT / 09:45 PDT

Has 'Sustainability' Become a Dirty Word?
Eileen Fisher, Founder & Co-Chief Executive, Eileen Fisher Inc.
Gabriela Hearst, Designer, Gabriela Hearst
August Bard-Bringéus, Co-Founder, Asket
Lauren Sherman, Chief Correspondent, New York, The Business of Fashion


Session 02
18:20 BST / 13:20 EDT / 10:20 PDT 

Workshop 1:
Measuring Your Progress: How to Reduce Environmental Impact and Increase Social Justice
Amina Razvi, Executive Director, Sustainable Apparel Coalition

19:10 BST / 14:00 EDT / 11:00 PDT 

The Rise of DTC: How To Scale Responsibly
Shimona Mehta, Head of EMEA, Shopify Plus

19:25 BST / 14:25 EDT / 11:25 PDT

Workshop 2:
A Fashion Upcycling Workshop: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Nicole Mclaughlin, Designer, Nicole McLaughlin
Chantal Fernandez, Senior Correspondent, The Business of Fashion


Session 03
20:00 BST / 15:00 EDT / 12:00 PDT

Global Networking Session

Make connections and take the conversation further with your industry peers in an interactive breakout session facilitated by BoF. Space is limited on a first-come-first-serve basis – enter via the links on the Summit page after the event.

Schedule

The BoF Professional Summit is divided into three sessions, designed to widen your knowledge and allow you to make connections with other professionals from around the world. 


Session 1

15:05 — 16:30 BST
10:05 — 11:30 EST
07:05 — 08:30 PST


Opening Remarks

15:00 — 15:05

Talk 1

15:05 — 15:15

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Talk 2

15:15 — 15:35

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Talk 3

15:35 — 16:05

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Talk 4

16:05 — 16:30

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Session 2

16:30 — 17:30 BST
11:30 — 12:30 EST
08:30 — 09:30 PST


Workshop 1

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Workshop 2

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Workshop 3

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Debate Club 1

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Debate Club 2

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Session 3

17:30 — 19:00 BST
12:30 — 13:00 EST
09:30 — 10:00 PST


Talk 5

17:30 — 17:50

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Closing Remarks

17:50 — 18:00

Peer Sessions

18:00 — 19:00 BST
13:00 — 14:00 EST
10:00 — 11:00 PST


Peer to Peer 1

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Peer to Peer 2

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Peer to Peer 3

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Peer to Peer 3

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