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This two-day business conference will address how brands must align and adapt practices to respond to incoming legislation and growing stakeholder expectations. We’ll equip delegates with the best practice and guidance to develop net-zero strategies, transform supply chains, engage consumers, scale circularity, and drive positive social impacts.

Responsible sourcing and ethical trade

How to tackle the challenges in ensuring a truly ethical supply chain and deliver a clear, positive impact for workers through responsible procurement

Climate action and nature positive production

The leading practices to drive regenerative agriculture, decarbonise supply chains to achieve net-zero goals, and boost biodiversity and nature positive production

Factory engagement and manufacturing

Brand and factory perspectives on how best to transform factories and the manufacturing process to ensure sustainable and ethical supply 

Circularity, sustainable design and material innovation

Best practices to implement circularity and scale closed-loop design and the use of low impact materials

Consumer trust and expectations

How to credibly communicate sustainability efforts and progress, empower consumers with better information, and build trust with supply chain transparency

2024 speakers

Pascal Brun


VP Sustainability and D&I

Anna Turrell


Chief Sustainability Officer

Negin Farhadi

H&M Group

Climate & Nature Engagement Lead

Thijs Maartens


Vice President Sustainability

Malgorzata Gołębiewska

European Commission

Team Leader - Environmental Footprint, DG Environment

Logan Duran


Vice President, ESG and Sustainability

Cari Atkinson


Product Traceability Lead

Rosie Wollacott Phillips


Head of Sustainability

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Agenda highlights

  • From alignment to action: Has the industry aligned on what 'sustainable fashion' means and where do we go from here?
  • Climate catch up: How are leading brands performing against net-zero targets?
  • Responsible procurement: How purchasing practices must evolve to improve social standards and deliver resilient apparel supply chains
  • Preferred materials: How to obtain credible data on the full impact of material decisions
  • Food, fuel, fibre: How to scale regeneration across sourcing landscapes 
  • Nature positive production: How business can integrate biodiversity and nature into climate action plans
  • Lower impact logistics: From efficient inventory management to green shipping, how can brands lower their environmental footprint?
  • Will the EU end fast fashion? How the policy landscape is evolving and how business can react to ensure a positive impact on the ground
  • Politics, trade, and red lines on human rights: How to navigate the politics and economics of truly ethical supply 
  • Meaningful due diligence: How evolving legislation will impact business practices and ensure better outcomes for workers
  • Circular by design: How can designers prioritise style AND sustainability?
  • Rental, resale, repair: How can we assess the sustainability impact of alternative business models? 
  • Conscious choices: How can brands effectively engage consumers in circularity and sustainable fashion? 
  • Demonstrating progress: How to verify green claims to ensure credibility, authenticity and sustainability 
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Why attend?

Discover best practices from industry leaders and get in-depth guidance on how to effectively implement policies

Meet & network with an influential audience of key stakeholders, including NGOs, business, government and supply chain actors

Benchmark company performance amongst a room of your peers and discover where you should be focusing efforts

What's new this year:

The 5th room
We’re adding an additional space for discussion on some of the more controversial topics in sustainability. These are sessions where we’ll have a really honest conversation about the status quo, and what needs to change to drive real progress. In The 5th Room there are no speakers - instead we’ll ask everyone in the room to participate and to contribute their thoughts, their experiences, and their mistakes. 

Practical, focused problem solving
We’re taking a number of breakout sessions and revamping the format to utilise the full extent of the expertise in the room. We'll deliver real problem solving that tackles the critical business challenges and provides clear and practical outputs 
Tech in the spotlight
Technology takes the spotlight in a number of quick-fire sessions where we highlight the solutions and services available to tackle the big challenges in overproduction, circularity, and consumer engagement.

More networking, more connections
With increased schmoosing time, more side events and better networking options, we’re ensuring there’s the opportunity to make the connections that matter and build the partnerships that can really make a difference. 
The collective intellect, experience and dedication to frank discussion about authentic change has inspired me enormously.
For those researching and practicing ESG, CSR and sustainability, this conference is a must.
It was a great opportunity to connect and network with industry peers, trying to make a difference in the Sustainable Fashion Industry.
Innovation Forum's Sustainable Apparel and Textiles Conference was terrific - great topics, panellists, and connections!

What’s different about this forum?

Innovation Forum is:
  • Candid: Entirely off-the-record discussion that enables open and honest disclosure from speakers and genuine participation from the audience.
  • Practical: A clear focus on the practical and actionable guidance that can drive change throughout industries and supply chains.
  • Focused: We provide enough time, resources and expertise to the issues that really matter. We don’t skate the surface, but get to the crux of the issues to provide in-depth, constructive discussion.
Innovation Forum is NOT:
  • A PR platform: Enthusiastic speakers are NOT given free rein to fill a session presenting their companies, allowing no time to actually get to the crux of the issues.
  • A talking shop: This is NOT an opportunity for a group people in a room to simply agree with everything said, regardless of outcomes.
  • All promise, no delivery: We will NOT promise what we can’t deliver. The issues covered are complex. They won’t be solved at a two-day conference. But we will help deliver progress through in-depth, constructive and practical advice around specific issues.

Who attends

Marks & Spencer
VF Corporation
Stella McCartney
Filippa K
Worn Again Technologies
Mistra Future Fashion
Forest Stewardship Council
The Forest Trust
Tom Tailor
Otto Group
Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute
Asia Pulp and Paper
PUMA Group
Humanity United
Eileen Fisher
G-Star Raw
Fashion For Good
International Labour Organization
Urban Outfitters
Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)
de Bijenkorf
Canada Goose
Lands' End
U.S. Department of Labor
Baillie Gifford
Hugo Boss
PEFC International
BNP Paribas
CARE International
Circle Economy
Textile Exchange
New Look
Avery Dennison
Shahi Exports
Ted Baker
Better Buying Institute
Guess Europe
Midas Safety
Soorty Enterprises
Ethical Trading Initiative
Tommy Hilfiger

The venue

Hotel Casa Amsterdam

Eerste Ringdijkstraat 4


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Get in touch

For any questions on the conference, please contact:

Hanna Halmari
Head of Conferences
[email protected]

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Registration for the sustainable apparel conference is currently open. To sign up, you can do so online here.


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Anita Thomson
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