*Original review written by Zhenzhen (Elaine) Chen, (MSc Fashion Business Creation) of British School of Fashion. Full review can be read here

In line with our Common Good mission, GCU London students attended the ‘Sustainability in the Fashion Industry’ event organised by The Fashion Law Chronicles and Cassady’s Solicitors.

The session, held at Condé Nast College of Fashion on 27th September focused on how to flourish in the fashion industry whilst being ethical and sustainable, with the opportunity to network with industry experts.

Guest speakers included; Chinasa Chukuwu (Founder of Weruzo; a luxury womenswear brand), Olivia Pinnock (Journalist, Copywriter, Lecturer in Fashion Branding & Journalism and Founder of The Fashion Debates), Tamsin Lejeune (Founder and Managing Director of the Ethical Fashion Forum) and Bruno Rodrigues (Solicitor at Cassady’s Solicitors Law Firm).

Zhenzhen (Elaine) Chen (MSc Fashion Business Creation) discusses what she learnt from the event:

“In the seminar, experts and specialists discussed sustainable fashion from a multi-angle perspective. They involved the audience in conversation and asked challenging questions aimed at fashion entrepreneurs to bring out possible solutions to the current issues.

With consumerism being a focus in the fashion industry, one of the biggest challenge is the huge amount of waste created. As the awareness of the negative impact increases, sustainability in fashion is moving from niche to norm, and many experts and designers are now engaged in this innovative and thoughtful road to sustainability. 

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