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· Main Stage
Welcome and opening remarks
Professor Stephen Russell introduces the Future Fashion Factory Showcase
Stephen  Russell
2021-04-15T11:00:00Z 2021-04-15T11:10:00Z Europe/London Welcome and opening remarks Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Main Stage
Digital Platforms for Fashion
How digital platforms are transforming product innovation, enhancing customer experience and building fashion brands' communities.
Laura Culligan
2021-04-15T11:15:00Z 2021-04-15T12:00:00Z Europe/London Digital Platforms for Fashion Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Spaces
Materials Innovation
How can innovation solve some of the materials challenges facing the fashion industry?
Jun Kamei Aurélie Fontan
2021-04-15T11:30:00Z 2021-04-15T12:15:00Z Europe/London Materials Innovation Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Main Stage
How fashion and textile businesses can move toward traceable and transparent supply chains for the benefit of people, planet and profit.
Jenny Holloway Mark Sumner
2021-04-15T12:15:00Z 2021-04-15T13:00:00Z Europe/London Traceability Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Spaces
Digital Fabrics and Fashion
From digitising historic fabric designs to showcasing new products in the cloud, the fashion industry is increasingly virtual.
Parikshit Goswami
2021-04-15T12:30:00Z 2021-04-15T13:15:00Z Europe/London Digital Fabrics and Fashion Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Spaces
Regenerative Materials
What does 'regenerative agriculture' really mean, and how can it deliver genuine impact for brands, manufacturers and the environment?
Alice Robinson
2021-04-15T13:30:00Z 2021-04-15T14:15:00Z Europe/London Regenerative Materials Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Main Stage
Local Manufacturing
How can local manufacturing contribute to a brand's story - and how can startup design brands access and work with UK manufacturers?
Patrick grant julie roberts
2021-04-15T14:00:00Z 2021-04-15T14:45:00Z Europe/London Local Manufacturing Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Spaces
Innovating for Skills and Creativity
The creativity of individuals is at the heart of the fashion industry. These projects focus on supporting and empowering people.
Kevin Almond
2021-04-15T14:30:00Z 2021-04-15T15:15:00Z Europe/London Innovating for Skills and Creativity Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Main Stage
Startup Designers: Skills and Support
What skills do emerging fashion designers need to succeed, both now and in the future?
Yvonne Lim SHAONAN XU Holly  Fulton
2021-04-15T15:00:00Z 2021-04-15T15:45:00Z Europe/London Startup Designers: Skills and Support Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Spaces
Connecting Designers and Manufacturers
Future Fashion Factory is bringing together emerging fashion designers with UK fabric and garment manufacturing. Hear more about this collaborative approach.
2021-04-15T15:30:00Z 2021-04-15T16:15:00Z Europe/London Connecting Designers and Manufacturers Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Main Stage
Circular Economic Models
How can companies transition to circular business models - and how can they demonstrate impact?
Danielle Elsener Sarah Gray
2021-04-15T16:00:00Z 2021-04-15T16:45:00Z Europe/London Circular Economic Models Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Main Stage
Closing Remarks
Closing remarks with Andrew Chitty
2021-04-15T16:45:00Z 2021-04-15T17:00:00Z Europe/London Closing Remarks Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)


Mark Sumner


Jenny Holloway

CEO Fashion Enter

Holly Fulton



Co-Founder The Array

Simon Whitmarsh-Knight

Managing Director HD(r) Wool Apparel Insulation

Alice Robinson

Fashion Designer/ Researcher

Aurélie Fontan

CEO Aurelie Fontan Studio

Jun Kamei

CEO Amphibio

julie roberts

Marketing Manager AW Hainsworth & Sons

Patrick grant

Founder Community Clothing

Stephen Russell

Director, Future Fashion Factory

Kevin Almond


Laura Culligan

Director, Global Strategy

Parikshit Goswami

Director- Technical Textiles Research Centre; Head of Department- Fashion and Textiles

Sarah Gray

Senior Analyst

Danielle Elsener

Zero Waste Fashion Designer

Yvonne Lim

Co-Founder The Array

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