Following our previous Clothing Sector Business Leaders’ workshop for senior industry executives, which Circular Ecology and consortium partners delivered in October 2014, we held a successful follow-up event in May 2015. 

This session, which was kindly hosted by M&S at their London offices, was attended by ten of the UK’s leading clothing brands and retailers and 
cast a spotlight on some of the current sustainability risks and opportunities in the clothing sector.


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The format combined short presentations by Susan Harris from SRS Sustainable Business (on transparency in the supply chain) and Pete Scholes from Anthesis-LRS (on the Detox campaign). These were followed by an interactive session that explored some key sustainability risks and opportunities in the clothing sector.  Dr Stephen Allen of Circular Ecology was a facilitator in the interactive session, which focused on identifying the most significant risks and emerging issues for leaders in the sector.  The group will continue to meet to support sustainable development in the clothing sector, with the next workshop to be held in October 2015 and chaired by Circular Ecology. New members are welcome, please just get in touch.

What are our Business Leaders’ Workshops?

Circular Ecology is working with the School of Design at the University of Leeds, Anthesis-LRS, SRS Sustainable Business and Wellington Green as part of a consortium that supports the UK clothing sector.  Our Business Leaders’ workshops have been created to provide an opportunity for senior industry people to benefit from meeting peers to discuss sustainability issues. We aim to create a relaxed but professional environment in which key stakeholders come to learn and can have an interesting and balanced debate. Our main objective is to move beyond conversation into delivery of change and we are keen to identify areas where interested parties can work collaboratively for mutual gain.  If you would like to discuss our work please get in touch or sign up to our Circular Ecology newsletter.

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