Our attendance at the SOURCE Summit 2013, one of the most important international events for fashion and sustainability, started on a high as delegates descended over the Thames by cable car, taking in breathtaking views of London as we arrived at one of the most sustainable buildings in the world, the Crystal.
The SOURCE Summit unites global leaders in fashion and sustainability, pioneers from brands and suppliers from across the globe representing every part of the fashion supply chain. It is an opportunity to come together to discuss and share challenges, best practice and innovation within the industry, partaking in masterclasses, networking platforms and focused forums.
Jayne and Brenda represented jacobs well and embraced the day by taking in a series of presentations from inspirational speakers including Brigitte Stepputis, Head of Couture at Vivienne Westwood. Particularly worthwhile was the afternoon’s Sourcing Forum where suppliers, manufacturing services, brands and retailers were able to connect and debate best sourcing and production practices, with a particular focus on how a repeat of the recent Bangladesh factory disaster can be avoided, from a supply sector perspective.
It was a whirlwind of a day and a pleasure to put some faces to familiar names, as well as meeting so many new people. We look forward to building on our new connections and feel inspired to be part of the ethical fashion movement at such a critical time in its growth!