Mary Creagh MP and Chair of the Environment Audit Committee (EAC) will be in conversation with Lucy Siegle at the leading festival of fashion, Pure London, on the 11th of February. Pure London is the UK’s leading trade fashion buying event, representing conscious fashion. The show presents a multitude of avenues for various retailers to discover and explore collections for upcoming seasons. Additionally, there are valuable lessons to be learned from the seminars led by industry experts.
Although a wide range of topics will be addressed, Mary Creagh and Lucy Siegle will be looking at risk and sustainability across the sector. The event is also an opportunity to gain insight into the EAC’s recent report which highlighted a number of concerning issues. Some of these included unfair pay for workers and the lack of action, the unsustainability of the current UK Fashion business model, and the way in which retailers can influence change through their labour market.
As the Labour MP for Wakefield and Chair of the Environment Audit Committee, Mary Creagh provides a leading voice for the direction of the UK’s environmental policy. Lucy Siegle is a broadcaster and writer who specialises in environmental issues. Julie Driscoll, UK Regional Director of ITE Group, said, “We are really looking forward to Mary and Lucy in conversation. As part of our Power of One campaign to drive change in the fashion industry from the supply chain to the consumer alongside our onsite series of talks and seminars, Pure London continues to highlight the issues that matter, help disrupt the status quo, and to educate on best practice.”