Better Lives Lecture 2017: POWER - Modern Slavery Act

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24 May 2017

6pm to 8pm

POWER - Modern Slavery Act - fashion buying as a lever for change

Centre for Sustainable Fashion (CSF) is a UAL Research Centre based at London College of Fashion. CSF’s work explores vital elements of Better Lives, London College of Fashion’s commitment to using fashion to drive change, build a sustainable future and improve the way we live. As part of this initiative CSF will host the 2017 Better Lives Lecture Series, focusing on 3 interrelated themes; Society, Nature and Power. These elements are explored through our research, education and industry related practices. By engaging human and nature centred design thinking, positive feedback loops can be formed between these essential elements.

Can modern slavery ever be eliminated from the fashion industry?

Centre for Sustainable Fashion provides the co-secretariat to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Ethics and Sustainability in Fashion. Most recently, the APPG has been supporting Baroness Lola Young, the chair of the group, who has been taking a Private Members Bill, which proposes amendments to the Modern Slavery Act, through the House of Lords. This event explores the influence of The Modern Slavery Act on Better Lives in the fashion industry through a focus on the role of fashion buying.

Led by Professor Dilys Williams, Baroness Lola Young, and facilitated by Liz Parker with an exciting panel representing NGOs and industry, this event will bring together fashion buyers, parliamentarians, educators, graduates, students and others for a guided discussion exploring the role of fashion buying in eliminating modern slavery from the fashion industry. Together we will inform a better understanding of the contribution of the Modern Slavery Act and other elements influencing change towards a socially sustainable fashion industry.

​Booking is essential - please reserve your place here