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LDC Accelerator: Creating Fashion Without Creating Waste, 16/04 @7pm GMT

LDC Accelerator: Creating Fashion Without Creating Waste, 16/04 @7pm GMT

Regular price £15.00 Sale


Thursday 16th April // @ 7 - 8.30PM GMT



Learning how to be a sustainable brand, this Fashion Revolution Week.


Is there room for more fashion brands? Do we as a nation need more fashion? Exploring the hot topic of the day: sustainable fashion and the circular economy.

Thinking more consciously about the role the business of fashion plays in climate change. Evaluating business goals and redefining what growth and success looks like in the future.


We will be exploring:

  • New business approaches to sustainability and waste reduction
  • Collaboration is the new competition
  • Creating sustainable communities
  • Future trends of the slow fashion movement


An opportunity for networking and to ask us your burning questions on how to take the next steps.

An evening of insight and knowledge building with first-hand experiences from the people in the know.


Hear from: 

Fran Sheldon – Fashion Trend Forecasting and Sustainability

Fran Sheldon is a Fashion Futurist and Educator, with professional experience as a researcher and analyst for the fashion retail industry specialising in fashion technology, trend analysis and sustainable fashion solutions.

Fran has taught globally and has provided research and analysis for successful Fashion Revolution campaigns. More recently as Head of Education at EDITED; designed and launched an online education platform for fashion retail professionals to encourage accurate retailing and data lead decision making with brands such as John Lewis, Shop Direct, Ted Baker and many more.

Fran heads up trend focused units on the BA Fashion Management and Marketing course at the University for the Creative Arts.


Toyin Laketu

Fashion Business Development Consultant

Onwards and Up

Toyin has worked in international business development for over 12 years.  Working with many of the UK’s leading and emerging fashion, retail, lifestyle and consumer brands.

Working with brands to develop business strategies and marketing campaigns, to enable them to successfully expand into new markets across Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the US.

Now consulting and training start-up to trading businesses to develop competitive and sustainable brands selling through wholesale and online.

Toyin loves working with brands on growing their business through different distribution routes and seeing their confidence grow. Anything is possible when broken down into chunks in a practical and realistic manner.

With the increasing challenges, young brands face Onwards and Up was founded to deliver to hands-on support.  Working  fashion business and SEO consultant  with brands across wholesale, exporting and online.


What to expect:

6:30pm: Arrival + drinks

7:00pm: Panel

8pm: Q&A

8.30pm: Drinks + networking

9pm: Close


COVID -19 NOTE: This event will be live streamed to ticket purchasers. Each purchaser will receive a private link to view in the safety of their homes.