Several designers will demonstrate the UK’s commitment to tackling climate change through their collections. These brands are weaving their message of climate action into their products to encourage behaviour change in consumers.
· British-American model, Arizona Muse, who will be speaking at the show, will be wearing clothing by Mother of Pearl.
· Burberry has committed to become Climate Positive by 2040. To achieve this, it will accelerate the reduction of emissions across its extended supply chain (scope 3) by 46% by 2030 and become net zero by 2040, 10 years ahead of the 1.5°C pathway set out in the Paris Agreement.
· Mother of Pearl launched their first fully sustainable line, ‘No Frills’, in 2018. Natural fibres such as organic cotton, wool and Tencel™ make up the vast majority of their collections and since then has infiltrated all its learnings into the entire Mother of Pearl world.
· Mulberry’s UK Somerset factories, which produce more than 50% of the products, have been carbon neutral since 2019. Mulberry is committed to achieving net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2035, 15 years before the Paris agreement. This commitment encompasses both the GHGs we emit directly and those associated with our business activities, referred to as Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions. This was communicated publicly during the Made to Last Manifesto launch in April 2021.
· Phoebe English has developed less extractive fashion methods using only non-virgin resources, reducing fibre miles, manufacturing in London.
· Priya Ahluwalia transforms recycled materials like deadstock and vintage clothing into upcycled work.
· Stella McCartney, the pioneer of sustainable fashion, is working with a US company to develop a new plant-based material, Mylo, an “un-leather” grown from mycelium, the vegetative part of a fungus.
Chaired by British Fashion Council CEO, Caroline Rush, the showcase at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum will feature thought leadership and highlight innovations which drive towards a circular fashion economy in the UK.