LONDON – Fashion e-retailer ASOS is hosting an event in central London today which will bring together brands including Adidas, Boohoo, Missguided and Fred Perry on ethical trade and sustainability issues.
Representatives from Fashion Revolution, Futerra and the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre will also be in attendance, with discussions set to examine worker rights, purchasing practices, transparency and sustainable materials in a bid to establish best practice and build common commitments for collaboration.
The ‘Future of Fashion: Transformation through Collaboration’ conference is set to be attended by ASOS third-party brands including Levi Strauss, Adidas, Nike, Puma, PVH, Miss Selfridge, G-Star, Boohoo, Missguided and Fred Perry. Speakers will include ASOS CEO Nick Beighton, Forum for the Future’s Charlene Collison, IndustriALL’s Jenny Holdcroft and Global Fashion Agenda’s Morten Lehmann.
Beighton commented: “We believe the future of fashion is ever-changing, unpredictable but most of all incredibly exciting. By working together, we believe we can deliver a systemic shift in the way our industry addresses key ethical trade and sustainability challenges and proactively design a future we all believe in.”
ASOS recently co-hosted a modern slavery event at the House of Lords to identify and address shared risks in the apparel sector. The company has also begun piloting a training programme for its designers with the London College of Fashion, as part of its 2020 circular fashion commitments.