Accelerating Sustainability in Fashion, Clothing and Textiles
Workshop & Book Launch
6th March 2024
13:30 – 18:30 GMT
Artworkers Guild

Webinar Video Recording


The issue of sustainability is now ‘front and centre’ in fashion, clothing and textiles. Tackling climate change, waste and social issues are now important agenda items for policymakers, consumers, business and academia in the sector. How to accelerate sustainability is an evolving conversation amongst thought leaders and practitioners. This workshop has been organised to present, highlight and discuss the ‘state of the art’ and future issues related to sustainability in the sector and will include presentations from the editors and contributors from a new book Accelerating Sustainability in Fashion, Clothing and Textiles. In addition, the event will include roundtable discussions covering key topics highlighted in the book and provide excellent networking opportunities.

Accelerating Sustainability in Fashion, Clothing and Textiles

‘One-stop Shop’

Accelerating Sustainability in Fashion, Clothing and Textiles is a thirty-four chapter book that collates leading-edge research and industry best practice to provide a ‘one-stop shop’ exploring the complex and interconnected issues surrounding sustainability in fashion, clothing and textiles. The practical and digestible chapters include innovative examples and perspectives from different regions of the globe, addressing topics from policies to supply chain issues and materials innovation. Five unique case studies of sustainable businesses provide detailed examples of pioneering practice. The book’s holistic approach brings together both academic and industry perspectives on the critical areas that require immediate action to move towards a more sustainable fashion, clothing and textile sector.

Invaluable Resource

This is an invaluable resource for those working in the industry, policymakers and for those in business or academia with an interest in sustainability in fashion, clothing, textiles and related sectors worldwide. It is also relevant to professionals and students in the areas of sustainability, innovation, supply chains, design and development, consultancy, education and training.

The Editors

Accelerating Sustainability in Fashion, Clothing and Textiles is edited by three professionals with long-standing knowledge and expertise, the book takes a global perspective with examples that illustrate the scale and breadth of topics and regions in the scope of sustainability. Professor Martin CharterDr Bernice Pan, and Professor Sandy Black will present and discuss the ground-breaking book with feedback and discussion encouraged.


13.30 Registration

13.45 Welcome

13.50 Presentations



15.00 Discussion

15.30 Networking

16.15 Roundtable Discussions

17.15 Report-backs

17.30 Discussion

17.50 Final Comments

18.00 Networking

18.30 Close

* Programme may be open to change


The event is free of charge, but you need to register via by sending your name, job title, and organisation. On receipt, you will be sent instructions to join the webinar.

Further information

Ros Carruthers
The Centre for Sustainable Design ® 
Business School for the Creative Industries
University for the Creative Arts