CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT

SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION 2021

Accelerating Sustainability in Fashion, Clothing, Sportswear & Accessories

23rd International Conference
Online Conference: 15th-16th March 2021
Business School
University for the Creative Arts
Epsom
Surrey
KT18 5BE
UK

CONCEPT

Whilst sustainability is high on the global agenda for policy makers, business and citizens, the speed and scale of change is far from adequate. This is particularly true in the global fashion and clothing system that faces growing market, government, industry and technological drivers for change. Sustainable, structural and systemic change in global fashion and clothing sectors is now paramount and presents both challenges and opportunities for innovation. Sustainable Innovation 2021 will provide an insightful and critical platform to discuss issues associated with accelerating sustainability in the fashion and clothing system. Pioneers, innovators, thought-leaders and change-makers from academia, brands, businesses and industries across fashion, clothing, textiles, sportswear, accessories, retail, and technology sectors are invited to explore policy changes, new business models, circular processes, product-service design, supply chain traceability, technological solutions and consumer behaviour shifts focused on radical change that advances sustainability in the global fashion and clothing system. Sustainable Innovation 2021 will include invited and refereed papers from academics, business leaders, policy makers, entrepreneurs, innovators, designers, scientists and technologists. The international conference will create a unique space for learning, thinking and networking. Delegates will come globally from international brands and corporations, SMEs and start-ups, as well as academia, government and NGOs. The conference is supported by an international Advisory Board.

CONTEXT

Market

Government

Industry

Technology

TIME FOR ACCELERATION

To accelerate sustainability in Fashion, Clothing, Sportswear & Accessories sectors there is a growing need for:

CONFERENCE TOPICS

Sustainable Innovation 2021 welcomes conceptual and research-based papers from academics, business leaders, policy makers, entrepreneurs, innovators, designers, scientists and technologists in the Fashion, Clothing, Sportswear & Accessories sectors. Papers should cover sustainability, business models, products, services and/or technology design and development, and commercialisation in the Fashion, Clothing, Sportswear & Accessories sectors, and focus on one or more of the following topics:

BENEFITS TO SPEAKERS AND DELEGATES

Sustainable Innovation 2021 will provide a range of benefits to speakers and delegates:

Forum for new thinking, ideas, concepts and pilots.
Presentations from key international researchers, practitioners and policy makers.
New research, results, methodology and strategies.
Opportunities to meet leaders from business, industry, government and academia.
Over 2700 delegates from over 50 countries have attended previous events.

SUBMISSION DETAILS

Email abstracts (up to 500 words) to rcarruthers@uca.ac.uk describing your proposed paper by 3rd August 2020. The abstract will then be sent to the Advisory Board for evaluation and authors will be given feedback. The highest ranked papers will be invited to present at the conference. All accepted papers will published in the conference proceedings that will have an ISBN. Please only submit abstracts if you have budgets to attend the conference.

Contact

For more information on Sustainable Innovation 2021   please contact:

Professor Martin Charter
Director
The Centre for Sustainable Design ®
University for the Creative Arts
UK
Tel: + 44 (0) 1252 892772
Fax: + 44 (0) 1252 892747
Email: mcharter@ucreative.ac.uk
Website: cfsd.org.uk

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