On Tuesday 17th January, the BFC Foundation Patrons came down to support an intimate screening of ‘Fashion Reimagined’; a film which follows fashion designer Amy Powney of cult label Mother of Pearl on her pioneering three-year journey to create a sustainable collection from field to finished garment and transform the way we engage with fashion.
The fashion industry is a major, underreported and ever-accelerating contributor to climate change, labour exploitation, ocean micro-plastic, animal abuse, deforestation and landfills. Whilst clever marketing would have us believe otherwise, the industry is not reforming at a pace that will meaningfully combat climate change by 2030. Amy, and Film Director, Becky Hutner’s exploration into fabric certifications, supply chain transparency and carbon emissions highlighted the extent of the problems the industry faces however, they strongly believe the fashion industry has the expertise and creative potential to reduce its environmental impact and drive radical change around the climate crisis.
A special thank you to Miquita Oliver for joining us and hosting the panel discussion with Amy and Becky.
For more information, please visit the Fashion Reimagined website.
To get involved in the British Fashion Council’s sustainability agenda, come join us at out Institute of Positive Fashion Forum, on 20th April 2023. The IPF Forum is an annual, actions-based conference which brings together designers, brands, investors, innovators, academia, economists, consultants and disruptors. It is focused on accelerating a Circular Fashion Ecosystem by 2030.
Through a series of short hacks led by thought provoking panel discussions from industry leaders, visionary keynotes, and a glimpse of the future of fashion through the Innovation Showcase and Student Fabric Initiative, the day will be an inspiring and actions-oriented event where peers across industry will collaborate for collective outcomes.