Fashion Roundtable host a series of on-going talks and events, including those of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Textiles and Fashion at the Houses of Parliament.

The APPG for Textile and Fashion is bringing together leading manufacturers and policy makers to discuss the challenges and opportunities faced by the UK garment manufacturing industry, focusing on skills and labour. The aim of the meeting is to advocate for a more inclusive Visa system, that recognises the specific needs of the industry in qualification requirements to address the shortage of qualified workers, and to ensure that growth is not limited by the lack of a skilled and qualified workforce.

If you are a British manufacturer, designer or work directly with British production please email rafaella.defreitas@fashionroundtable.co.uk if you would like to attend. Please note places are limited.

Upcoming EVENTS

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#AREYOUREPRESENTED

Fashion Roundtable pose the question: #areyourepresented. Ethnic diversity in the fashion industry currently at 9%, with London now at 33% BAME residents and the rest of the UK at 13%, non-binary is not legally recognised and wheelchair accessibility is still an issue in the fashion workplace. It is clearly a timely conversation.

November 21st, 2019.

Bistrotheque, E2 9DR

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APPG For Textiles And Fashion

05/11 12 - 2pm

Houses of Parliament

Meeting to discuss positive sustainable solutions in light of the Extinction Rebellion campaign to shut down London Fashion Week, working with brands, creatives and policy.

Email rafaella.defreitas@fashionroundtable.co.uk for details.

Limited capacity.

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KAREN BINNS ON BASQUIAT, WARHOL & THE NYC CLUB AND CULTURAL SCENE

Our Fashion Director Karen Binns on her NYC life, from Basquiat's muse to club scene innovator: an encyclopaedic evening of insider cool.

October 17th 2019.

The Curtain Hotel, Shoreditch

PAST EVENTS

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DEMOCRATISING FASHION SUSTAINABILITY

Q&A and Workshop with Clare Press, Sustainability Editor at Vogue Australia and workshops led by Clare, Sara Ali and Tamara Cincik on what policy and democratising fashion sustainability means for its long-term future as an inclusive sector.

24/09/2019, The Curtain Hotel, Shoreditch

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APPG FOR TEXTILES & FASHION MEETING WITH EXTINCTION REBELLION

Bringing London Fashion Week designers, Extinction Rebellion and parliamentarians together to discuss their proposed plans to shutdown London Fashion Week.

10/09/2019

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Tamara Cincik Speaking at PURE London

JULY 2019, Kensington Olympia with the United Nations

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Fashion, Politics and Empowerment Q&A and Workshop

July 2019, Central Working

A Q&A with award winning new generation designer Tolu Coker and workshop led by the Fashion Roundtable Team on fashion, policy, politics and empowerment

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APPG FOR TEXTILES AND FASHION: GLOBAL BRITAIN, LOCAL STORIES

July 2019, Victoria and Albert Museum

Dr Tristram Hunt, Director of the V&A,Dame Eleanor Laing MP, Deputy Speaker, Tolu Coker, Designer, Teleica Kirkland Creative Director, Costume Institute of the African Diaspora, Rahemur Rahman, Designer, Salma Tuqan, Deputy Director of Delfina Foundation, Vicky Ngari-Wilson, Creative Social Entrepreneur Good Ambition, Moses Quiquine, Royal Needlework School BA Graduates

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APPG FOR TEXTILES AND FASHION: VISAS AND EMPLOYMENT IN THE UK GARMENT MANUFACTURING SECTOR

JULY 2019

Speakers: Minister for Immigration, Caroline Nokes; Lord Young of Norwood Green; Jenny Holloway, CEO Fashion Capital; Professor Jonathan Porters, Senior Fellow, The UK in a Changing Europe; Peter Gambrill, Economist for the Migration Advisory Committee; Kate Hills, Founder, Make it British; Jack Tindale, Design & Innovation Policy Manager, Policy Connect.

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PANEL: WHY TRUE CONNECTIVITY SHOULD BE AT THE HEART OF ALL TECHNOLOGY

JUNE 2019

Speakers: Reema Patel, Co-founder of the Women Leading in AI and programme manager at the Ada Lovelace Foundation, Steve Lidbury, Executive Principal at Eight Inc., Tamara Cincik, CEO and Founder Fashion Roundtable, Tracey Suen, Co Founder 50m, Leanne Elliot Young, Co Founder CommuneEAST, Zakee Shariff, Artist and Designer Zakee Shariff, Moderated by Jodi Muter-Hamilton, Founder & CEO Black Neon Digital

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DEMOCRATISING FASHION SUSTAINABILITY: WORKSHOP & Q&A WITH CLARE PRESS

MAY 2019

Q&A with Clare Press, Sustainability Editor at Vogue Australia & workshops led by Clare Press, Tamara Cincik and Sara Ali

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Q&A & WORKSHOP WITH JEWELLERY ICON VICKI SARGE

MAY 2019

Fashion Roundtable Community Event
VICKISARGE

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APPG FOR TEXTILES AND FASHION MEETING, RETAIL: THE FUTURE OF HIGH STREETS AND ONLINE SHOPPING

MAY 2019

Speakers: Dr Will Jennings, Centre for Towns; Bev Malik, Fashion Roundtable’s Fashion Buying and Retail Director; Frances Card, former COO at matchesfashion.com; Anne Alexandre, RSM Manager at the British Retail Consortium; Charlotte Taylor-Philip, Senior Public Affairs Adviser at the Federation of Small Businesses. Chaired by Dr Lisa Cameron MP

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FASHION AND BREXIT QUESTION TIME

APRIL 2019

Speakers: Dr Lisa Cameron MP, Professor Swati Dhingra from the LSE, Dr. Simon Usherwood Deputy Director at The UK in a Changing Europe, Alison Cole from UDL Intellectual Property, Hari Prabu from The Creative Industries Federation. Chaired by Tamara Cincik CEO and Founder of Fashion Roundtable.

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FASHION, POLITICS AND EMPOWERMENT WORKSHOP

MARCH 2019

Speakers: Eunice Omide MBE, Navjyot Lehl FR’s UK Politics Expert, Rafaella de Freitas FR’s Policy and Research Assistant, Tamara Cincik FR’s Founder and CEO and Sara Ali FR’s Luxury Business Expert

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FASH-TECH, DISRUPTING EXISTING BUSINESS MODELS, AI AND FASHION FUTURES

FEBRUARY 2019

Speakers: Brooke-Roberts Islam Co-Director of innovation companyt BRIA, Craig Crawford former VP IT Strategy and Relationships Director at Burberry, Jodi Muter-Hamilton Founder of Black Neon Digital, Ivana Bartoletti Head of Privacy & Data protection practice at Gemserv and Jo Hunter and Adam Thorpe from Vexed Generation

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APPG FOR TEXTILES AND FASHION: FASHION AND SUSTAINABILITY ROUNDTABLE

DECEMBER 2018

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1ST ANNIVERSARY: FASHION & BREXIT

NOVEMBER 2018

Speakers: Rushanara Ali MP, Zowie Broach Head of Fashion RCA, Cozette McGreery, Professor Swati Dhingra Associate Professor of Economics LSE, Lucy Harris Leavers of Britain, Darren Grimes Institute of Economic Affairs, Katharine Hamnett CBE

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APPG FOR TEXTILES AND FASHION & APPG FOR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: FASHION IN THE GLOBAL MARKETPLACE

NOVEMBER 2018

Speakers: Dids MacDonald – CEO Anti-Copying in Design, Ahlya Fateh – Managing Director AMANDA WAKELEY, John Greager – Commercial Litigator and IP Lawyer, Samuel Young – Creative Industries Federation

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FASHION ROUNDTABLE X THE HOX: BODY IMAGE & IDENTITY POLITICS WORKSHOP

LED BY CARYN FRANKLIN

SEPTEMBER 2018

Speakers: Jacob Mallinson Bird, Chidera Eggerue, Grace Woodward, Jules Von Hep, Farrah Storr

Curated shop with Paradise Row, Birdsong London, Milk Tooth London and Gather and See.

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TRANSPARENCY PURE LONDON

JULY 2018

Speakers: Eszter Kantor Fashion Roundtable Jodi Muter-Hamilton CEO and Founder Black Neon Digital, Sophie Slater Birdsong London, Tamsin Lejeune CEO The Common Objective

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FASHION AND BREXIT PURE LONDON

JULY 2018

Speakers: Alistair Knox ASBCI, Eszter Kantor Fashion Roundtable, Samuel Nicholls Fashion Roundtable, Frances Card Luxury Fashion Consultant.

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THE POWER OF INFLUENCE @ THE SHOP AT BLUEBIRD

JULY 2018

Speakers: Katharine Hamnett CBE Designer and Activist, Dr. Lisa Cameron MP Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Textiles and Fashion, Christine Megson Integrated Public Services Consultant and Coordinator for the Fabian Women's Network Mentoring Scheme, Karen Binns Fashion Roundtable, Carson McColl Chief Whip at Gareth Pugh and Co-Founder of Rawpowermovement, Anna Murray Co-Founder and Creative Director at Patternity, Jessie Brinton Writer and Former Features Editor at Sunday Times Style.

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#AREYOUREPRESENTED CITADEL FESTIVAL

JULY 2018

Speakers: Karen Binns Fashion Roundtable, Karen Williams TV Presenter and Stylist, Rahemur Rahman Designer, Frederica Boateng Fashion Academic

Brexit and Fashion December 2017 Speakers: Nick Vinson Vinson and Co, Jack Karet Head of Fashion DCMS, Derin Adebiyi ISM, Jack Tindale Policy Connect, Kate Wicklow Senior Policy Advisor GuildHE

Brexit and Fashion January 2018 Speakers: Jack Powell Creative Industries Federation, Sophie Leach Assistant General Secretary NSEAD, Paula Gazzard CHEAD, Bev Malik Fashion Roundtable, Eszter Kantor Fashion Roundtable, Dan Farraway Assay Corporate Finance, Sam White Head of Retail BEIS

APPG Event: Fashion Trade with China March 2018 Speakers: Jack Porteous CBBC, Huishan Zhang Designer, Alice McInerey JD Fashion, Paul Tyce VIP.com, Martyn Roberts GFW, David Lloyd Alibaba.

#areyourepresented Ethnic Representation in the Fashion Industry April 2018 Speakers: Kenya Hunt Deputy Editor ELLE UK, Karen Binns Fashion Roundtable, Natasha Sivanandan Former Barrister and Race Equalities Officer, Karen Alexander Curator and Researcher at CSM, ICA, BFI, Rahemur Rahman Designer and Lecturer, Eszter Kantor Fashion Roundtable, Saiqa Majeed CEO and Founder of Saiqa London, Frederica Boateng Fashion Lecturer and Strategist.

APPG event: Commonwealth Fashion May 2018 Speakers: Daniel Hatton Founder of The Commonwealth Fashion Council, Ozwald Boateng OBE Designer, Lakshmi Kaul CII, Safia Iman Global Conscious Movement, Erzumah Ackerson CEO and Founder of Bestow Elan, Sophie Charbonneau CEO of Varana World, Tamsin Lejeune CEO The Common Objective, Paige Earlam Plexus Cotton.

Sustainability and Geopolitics May 2018 Speakers: Anna Fitzpatrick Fashion Roundtable Orsola De Castro Creative Director and Co-Founder Fashion Revolution, Richard Malone Designer, Bethany Williams Designer, Daniel Hatton Founder of the Commonwealth Fashion Council, Christina Tiran The Sustainable Angle.

Body Image and Identity Politics June 2018 Speakers: Caryn Franklin MBE Academic and Multi-Platform Broadcaster, Rebecca Weef Smith Editor of Goldie Magazine, Grace Victory Vlogger and Author, Grace Woodward Presenter and Stylist, Kelly Knox Model and Diversity Advocate, Jacob Mallinson Bird Academic, Model and Drag Artist.

#areyourepresented GFW June 2018 Speakers: Karen Binns Fashion Roundtable, Bev Malik Fashion Roundtable, Karen Williams TV Presenter and Stylist, Frederica Boateng Fashion Academic

#areyourepresented Wilderness Festival August 2018 Speakers: Dr Royce Mahawatte Senior Lecturer in Cultural Studies CSM, Bev Malik Fashion Roundtable, Rahemur Rahman Designer, Isabella Silvers Digital Commercial writer Hearst and Hearst BAME.

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