On April 21-22, because the nation pauses to acknowledge Earth Day, Fairchild Media Group will carry collectively executives and thought leaders from throughout the style, footwear, magnificence and sourcing industries for its first Sustainability Summit, titled “Sustainability Now: The Stress Grows.”
The digital occasion is a collaborative effort between the 4 Fairchild properties: WWD, Footwear Information, Magnificence Inc and Sourcing Journal. Through the two-day summit, editors from every of the publications will lead in-depth conversations about why sustainability continues to be a harbinger of hope for shopper manufacturers wanting to pivot and rebuild after a turbulent 12 months.
Additionally they will delve into the rampant mistrust that continues to persist in the case of sustainability claims, and the way corporations can and may inject better transparency and collaboration into their operations. Different matters will cowl ESG, social affect, new supplies, environmental coverage and extra.
Audio system will embrace high executives from main style & footwear gamers together with Goal, Walmart, Farfetch, Tommy Hilfiger and Levi Strauss & Co., in addition to magnificence mainstays Estee Lauder and L’Oreal. Footwear powerhouses Adidas and Allbirds will share the methods they’re encouraging collaboration as a solution to uncover groundbreaking manufacturing strategies, and New Stability will open up its sustainability playbook for the following decade.
The summit additionally will characteristic a number of progressive designers serving to to reimagine the way in which that attire and sneakers are made. Amongst them are Maria Cornejo of Zero + Maria Cornejo, Alfredo Piferi, Christopher Raeburn from Timberland, Nicole McLaughlin and Joshua Katcher from Courageous GentleMan.
And Gabriela Hearst — the CFDA winner who has pushed Chloe into a ravishing and extra sustainable path — will conclude the occasion as the ultimate keynote speaker.
Because the stakes are too excessive for stagnation, Fairchild Media Group invitations leaders from all ranges of trade organizations to buy tickets right here for this historic occasion, and be part of collectively to confront the complexities of sustainability whereas co-engineering a roadmap for change.
The Sustainability Summit kicks off on April 21 at 9 a.m. ET.