30th JUNE 2022
In Person



Communication change must be a driving force in the fashion sector’s climate response if it is to contribute to the goals of the Paris Agreement, according to a consultation led by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). This session will explore the future of storytelling to engage audiences, leading with science based information to change behaviours and taking action to encourage sustainable values and aspirations.


Restocking returned clothing is costly for retailers, and companies have limited infrastructure to manage the logistics surrounding these returns. In addition to this, transportation, dry-cleaning and re-packaging of returned or rented clothing inflicts a substantial footprint on our environment. As companies scale up, how can they tackle their returns-inflicted environmental footprint and in turn, create a process and experience that is better for their consumers?


Garment longevity can play a useful role in achieving the Paris Agreement goals. Material efficiency is a key contributor to energy efficiency, as well as product care information being readily available to citizens. Different approaches to sharing product care information may be needed over time in response to both market and technological evolutions, setting the task for industry experts to work together to enable and help promote garment longevity, as well as fostering the production of more sustainable products and achieving supply chain transparency for citizens.


There is a fundamental need to establish innovative and scalable solutions for next generation materials, and factor circular principles and fibres into the fashion form of the future. Participants will discuss how this demand can feed into design and product development practices to achieve circular ambitions, including the application of realistic and actionable challenges.


Tackling Scope 3 emissions will be crucial to companies meeting the aims of the Paris Agreement and to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius*. The measurement of these emissions is one of the most challenging and significant parts to understanding one’s true impact. We need to gain a consensus on how to manage Scope 3 emissions – this session will explore the top carbon management strategies.   



As the industry moves wholesale to circularity, the role of investment is crucial to unlocking innovation and scaled solutions to enable climate solutions for our industry and on the pathway to 1.5 degrees. What are the keys to unlocking financial flows and investment in order to scale up circularity in the UK? Discover and unpack the reasons behind certain startups attracting investment over others, as well as discussing some of the key obstacles preventing businesses from building momentum and taking action on sustainability, such as securing green finance and forging partnerships with government. 


Management of the waste from the fashion industry continues to be a significant challenge. Moving toward a more circular and regenerative system will take years for the industry. Within this session, participants will look at how the industry can responsibly deal with the excess products to avoid products going into landfill, as well as the role brands will play to implement actionable strategies. 

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The second annual Institute of Positive Fashion Forum will take place on Thursday 30th June 2022 at 180 Studios at 180 The Strand, London. 

The British Fashion Council (BFC) has a critical role in accelerating a transition to a circular fashion economy in the UK and beyond, acting as the convenor for change across actors in the ecosystem. It is uniquely placed to shape policy and industry regulations, particularly through dialogue with government and industry, as well as all other stakeholders in fashion’s ecosystem. 

The Institute of Positive Fashion (IPF) sits at the heart of the BFC. Focused on creating pathways in response to the climate change agenda, the IPF is helping the British Fashion Industry meet its goal to be more resilient and circular through global collaboration and local action. Our strategic ambition is to help build the foundations of a circular fashion ecosystem in the UK by 2030 through our flagship programme, the Circular Fashion Ecosystem (CFE) Project. The CFE framework offers a holistic blueprint for change for UK fashion.  

The Institute of Positive Fashion Forum will use the BFC’s convening power to bring together actors across the ecosystem to address the largest climate-related issues facing the industry today. Global experts will share their knowledge to fast-track collective positive change. 

Through a series of short hacks led by thought provoking panel discussions from industry leaders, visionary keynotes, and a glimpse of the future of fashion through an Innovation Showcase, the day will be an inspiring and actions-oriented event where peers across industry will collaborate.  





180 Studios at 180 The Strand, London



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