Press Release for the APPG for Textiles and Fashion Meeting on Commonwealth Fashion 16/05 at the Houses of Parliament.
Fashion Roundtable as secretariat for the All Party Parliamentary Group for Textiles and Fashion have curated the agenda for the upcoming meeting at the Houses of Parliament with the Commonwealth Fashion Council on 16/05, chaired by Dr Lisa Cameron MP.
Speakers include Daniel Hatton, Founder of the Commonwealth Fashion Council with an overview of the fashion trade in the Commonwealth and opportunities for growth for a more sustainable and ethics based system which is inclusive and democratic ) across the 53 Commonwealth nations/1bn consumers. As well as Ozwald Boateng OBE, http://ozwaldboateng.co.uk on his career as a leading menswear designer: the first to take tailoring the Paris shows, plus and overview of how his Ghanaian heritage has been intrinsic to his work, as well as his advocacy work, such as Made In Africa to expose African enterprises to international investments and capital markets.
Other speakers include Lakshmi Kaul, UK Representative of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) on the work the CII are doing to support and generate fashion trade between India and the UK and India and the rest of the Commonwealth. Elizabeth Peyton-Jones Founder of the http://www.modelstrust.org/ on how the 53 Commonwealth nations can bring model agencies and those employed within modelling 'closer' to tackle global issues such as modern slavery, human trafficking within the Commonwealth and with educating future roles models within modelling. As well as Tamsin Lejeune Managing Director and Founder of the Ethical Fashion Forum and CEO of the Common Objective will discuss sustainability, supply chains and brand image. How Common Objective has assisted brands with this and this contributes to higher income for brands.
Tamara Cincik CEO and Founder of Fashion Roundtable said: "The work we do as the secretariat of the APPG for Textiles and Fashion goes to the heart of the work that Fashion Roundtable set out to achieve when we launched last November. It brings the worlds of fashion and politics into the Houses of Parliament, to better understand and work together. The meeting on the 16th May will be a fantastic opportunity for us to highlight the opportunities for the UK to trade across the Commonwealth, where growth and consumer demand for Made in Britain fashion has never been greater."