GREAT FASHION FOR CLIMATE ACTION
The UK has always been a catalyst for creativity and innovation, a place which encourages fresh perspectives and inspires progress.
Fashion, as a beacon of cultural interest and relevance, has a critical role to play in encouraging climate action beyond the fashion industry itself; inspiring a broad audience to engage with this crucial global issue. Meanwhile, innovation in fashion has never been more important as the industry works to reverse a non-sustainable culture and future-proof against climate change.
Held in partnership with the British Fashion Council, the Great Fashion for Climate Action event will demonstrate how the best of UK innovation and creativity is contributing to global climate action and inspire our global audience to see things differently.
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15:00 - 16:00: Presentation - Great Fashion for Climate Action
Introduction by Caroline Rush CBE - CEO, British Fashion Council
Video address from HRH The Prince of Wales
Speech by Arizona Muse - Model & Activist
Speech by Patrick Grant - Director of Norton & Sons, E. Tautz, Hammond & Co, Cookson & Clegg and Community Clothing
Video address from Rt. Hon Boris Johnson MP, Prime Minister
Spoken word by James Massiah, Poet
16:00 - 17:00: Networking & Canapé Reception
Caroline Rush CBE
British Fashion Council
Caroline Rush CBE is the Chief Executive of the British Fashion Council. In 2020, Rush spearheaded the launch of The Institute of Positive Fashion, galvanising the industry to address how it can more positively impact the environment, people and communities. She is also is chair of the UK’s Creative Industry Trade Board.
Arizona Muse is one of the world’s most recognisable models, an environmental activist and the founder of DIRT, a charity that supports and promotes biodynamic farming as a solution to the climate crisis. She also sits on the board of non-profit The Sustainable Angle, a leading resource for sourcing sustainable materials.
Designer and social entrepreneur Patrick Grant is the Director of Savile Row bespoke tailor Norton & Sons, historic menswear brands E. Tautz and Hammond & Co, Lancashire-based clothing manufacturer Cookson & Clegg, and social enterprise Community Clothing. He is also known for his role in the hit BBC1 series The Great British Sewing Bee.
Brands, Designers & Innovators
Away to Mars
Mother of Pearl
Post Carbon Lab
The GREAT campaign showcases all four corners of our nation to inspire the world and encourage people to visit, do business, invest and study in the UK. GREAT unites the efforts of the public and private sector to generate jobs and growth for Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
About British Fashion Council
The British Fashion Council strengthens British fashion in the global economy as a leader in responsible, creative business. It does this through championing diversity, building and inviting the industry to actively participate in a network, to accelerate a successful circular fashion economy.
About Institute of Positive Fashion
The British Fashion Council's Institute of Positive Fashion celebrates industry best practice and encourages future business decisions to create positive change in the fashion industry, through events such as the IPF Forum, bringing together business leaders, and groundbreaking reports such as the Circular Fashion Ecosystem report, a blueprint for the future.