April 8, 2009 by amucklow
There is a one-day conference being held in Bristol to explore cotton and the best way to move forward sustainably. The conference will be held on 9th May – so not long now.
The conference is open to everyone with an interest, from fashion students to ethical consumers, from textile manufacturers to campaigners, from clothing retailers to certifiers and from development students to designers.
Speakers include Lucy Siegle, ethical living and environmental journalist, Observer; Robin Maynard, Campaigns Director, Soil Association; Claire Durkin, BERR / DfID; Abigail Petit, Director, Gossypium; Barbara Crowther, Communications Director, Fairtrade Foundation.
Talks and workshops will include first-hand accounts from Fairtrade and organic clothing pioneers, ethical fashion leaders, trade justice campaigners, big business and government. The day will finish with a vibrant debate from key speakers – and pledges for future action! Come along to meet and network with representatives from some of the leading organisations involved in the many stages of cotton’s journey from field to fashion emporium!
£12 full / £8 concessions, including lunch
Tickets are sold as a product on the Bishopston Trading