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If you are interested in sustainable and ethical cotton, then read this

This post is to alert you our new March 2105 event, all about ethical and sustainable cotton sourcing, production, manufacturing, transportation and retail.

The event, called “Sustainable and ethical cotton sourcing – How to get it right, and make it pay for your business“, will be on 16th-17th March, 2015 in London.

The Sustainable Cotton Forum will bring together highly experienced practitioners and key NGOs around a focused agenda, in order to get to the core of the key issues surrounding the cotton supply chain.

The agenda is designed to be highly interactive (NO PPT!) and engaging so the issues discussed are those that really matter to you and your peers.

  • Cotton sustainability: what does it all mean anyhow? Outside organic and fairtrade, what do we mean by sustainable or ethical cotton?
  • Hear from 12 major brands how they made the business case for serious cotton action on sustainability – and how they measure and report progress
  • Meet leading experts in the field who have spent decades working on sustainable cotton – and learn from their experiences
  • Engage key stakeholders. Learn about the farmer, ginner and trader perspective on sustainable cotton

Speakers include:

  1. Alison Ward, CEO, CottonConnect
  2. Marcus Bergman, Head of sustainability, Gina Tricot
  3. Stephen Cawley, Head of sustainability, John Lewis
  4. Henrik Lindholm, CSR manager, Nudie Jeans
  5. Eileen Mockus, CEO, Coyuchi
  6. Iain Summers, General manager of industrial wear and product innovation, Mark’s Work Warehouse
  7. Anna Karin Dahlberg, Production support manager, Lindex
  8. Pramod Singh, Project manager India, Better Cotton Project, IKEA
  9. Libby Annat, Controller of ethical trade & sustainability, Primark
  10. Rachel Singh, Business manager, Shell Foundation
  11. Phil Townsend, Sustainable raw materials specialist, Marks & Spencer
  12. Liesel Truscott, European and farm engagement director, Textile Exchange
  13. Klara Shrivankova, European programme and advocacy coordinator, Anti-Slavery
  14. Janet Mensink, International cotton programme coordinator, Solidaridad
  15. Lena Staafgar, Business director, Better Cotton Initiative

And lots of other key experts more details, full details here: and here’s the full agenda. Hope you can come along.

If you register before the end of this week, you get some money off too.