This virtual three-day sustainability conference will address how brands can adapt practices to move towards regenerative apparel and deliver on 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.

Social impact

How to tackle the challenges in ensuring a truly ethical supply chain and delivering a clear, positive impact for workers

Environmental performance

The leading practices to implement circularity, drive regenerative agriculture, and take effective action on climate to achieve net-zero targets

Factory engagement and manufacturing

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

Consumer trust and expectations

How to genuinely engage consumers in sustainable fashion and translate current and emerging trends into effective corporate strategy

2022 speakers

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Wendy Savage


Director, Social Responsibility & Traceability

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Lauren Bartley


Head of Sustainability & CSR

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Logan Duran


Senior Director, ESG Strategy & Sustainability

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Ariane Biemond


Senior Director Circular Business

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Liz Hershfield

J.Crew Group

Senior Vice President of Supply Chain & Sustainability

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Stefan Seidel

PUMA Group

Head of Corporate Sustainability

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Liz Lipton-McCombie


Director, Sustainability - Materials and Circular Economy

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Jade Buddenberg


Lead Sustainability & Business Development Recommerce

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Agenda highlights

  • Transformational change: If fast fashion only has 10 years left, what's next?
  • Revised ambition on climate: How procurement must evolve to deliver on the renewed Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action 
  • Circular economy in fashion: How to integrate and scale a circular approach throughout your business 
  • Pre-loved is in fashion: How the resale market is changing the retail landscape 
  • Benchmarking biodiversity: What does a credible biodiversity strategy look like? 
  • Policy and politics: How apparel brands can navigate legislation, expectation and political deadlock to deliver truly ethical supply
  • Green or greenwash: How brands can credibly justify claims to better inform consumers and tackle misinformation
  • Regenerative apparel: What does a regenerative apparel brand look like in practice?
  • Material dilemmas: How to measure and understand the complete impact of material choices, and balance the trade-offs 
  • Traceability and transparency: How brands can use better data to drive sustainable transformation in the supply chain 
  • Market insights: How do factory owners and directors view sustainable transformation?
  • Living wage: What can the apparel sector learn on living income programs from other industries?
  • Style vs sustainability: What happens when consumer trends aren't sustainable?
  • Marketing sustainability: Will marketing departments ever embrace ‘slow fashion’?  
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Why attend an IF virtual conference?

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Discover best practices from industry leaders and get detailed, practical guidance on how to effectively implement policies

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Meet & network with an influential audience of key stakeholders through speed networking sessions and pre-planned 1:1 meetings

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In-depth problem solving around the key issues within hands-on deep dive workshops and face to face discussion

Making connections at The Sustainable Apparel and Textiles Conference

How can attendees network virtually?

Speed networking

No need to hang around the coffee cart to begin making connections - join our virtual speed networking for a series of quick-fire 1:1 meetings. Often the highlight of our virtual events, you will have the opportunity to meet a range of attendees engaged in the sustainable apparel space within a short amount of time. Then, follow up with new connections and schedule longer, private meetings to continue the discussion.

Group networking

During group networking sessions, attendees are placed in small groups for more relaxed, informal networking. Groups are rotated so you have the chance to meet a variety of people and leave with fresh connections and potential partners. The dynamic format and range of networking options make this top textile sustainability conference a must attend event.

Schedule meetings

Often at our online events, discussions begin in the chat boxes during sessions and continue behind closed doors for more in-depth conversation between interested parties. Our platform enables you to reach out to other attendees and arrange 1:1 and group meetings. Maximise your impact at the event, and effectively manage your day. 

Working groups

During working group sessions all attendees join intimate, face-to-face calls to enable a genuine dialogue and ensure engagement. These sessions are a great opportunity to connect with other attendees who share a common interest and kick-start the conversation. 

Climate ambition: Navigating the bumpy ride to net-zero emissions in the apparel industry

Pre-conference workshop: 10th March, 2022

The Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action laid out ambitious decarbonization commitments at COP26, calling for companies to set Science Based Targets (SBTs). But where do you start your decarbonization journey, what should your roadmap look like, and what are the key opportunities and challenges?
On Thursday, 10th March 2022, Innovation Forum hosted a half-day, pre-conference workshop in which our expert speakers helped bring clarity to apparel’s route to net-zero. Included in your ticket to the full Sustainable Apparel and Textiles Conference, we'll send you a link to the recordings of this workshop.

See the full agenda here.
"Absolutely brilliant event. Innovation Forum were able to put together a very well run event, which is not easy when it is entirely virtual. Everything was very engaging and extremely informative, and the speed networking was great"
"Really enjoying the sessions so far – the set-up is extremely professional – definitely the best virtual conference I’ve attended"
"I thoroughly enjoyed the conference and Innovation Forum managed to make the technology work flawlessly. The speed networking sessions were also a great way to loosen-up the typical strict structures of such events"
"Hats off to Innovation Forum for once again hosting a timely, topical virtual conference that prioritizes connections between attendees. Their interactive workshops are a fantastic way to meet others in your field and share learnings – the same as you would in physical roundtable events"
"The team did a fantastic job and I was blown away by how engaging and effective the virtual format was...the virtual speed networking was wildly effective and should be used at all events moving forward. Virtual or in person"

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
Mammut Sports 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
Sustainability Agents (SUSA)
Urban Outfitters
Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)
de Bijenkorf
Canada Goose
Lands' End
Christian Brothers Investment Services
U.S. Department of Labor
Baillie Gifford
Hugo Boss
PEFC International
BNP Paribas
CARE International
C&A Foundation
Circle Economy
Textile Exchange
New Look
Avery Dennison

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Get in touch

For any questions on the conference, please contact:

Hanna Halmari
Project Director
[email protected]

Sign up

Registration for the sustainable apparel conference is currently open. To sign up, you can do so online here, or get in touch directly for details of group discounts. 


For more information and to inquire, please contact:

Matt Archer
Business Development Manager

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