Fashion Talks

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- Prof. Rebecca Earley: a designer and researcher whose printed textiles have been widely published and exhibited over the last 20 years. She has been a lead researcher at Textiles Environment Design (TED) since 2000 and Director of the Textile Futures Research Centre (TFRC) since 2010. She researches sustainable design strategy; curates exhibitions; creates materials, models and prototypes; and mentors other designers and researchers to explore TED’s vision of a more sustainable industry and culture. Becky works with organisations to embed sustainable design research within the corporate culture. Clients include H&M, VF Corporation, Puma, DAFI, Sustainable Fashion Academy and Zero Waste Scotland.

- Francesca Shepherd: Associate solicitor in the Fashion and Brands Group at Sheridans. Francesca is a commercial intellectual property specialist with particular expertise within the fashion industry. She advises both creative individuals and‎ companies on the use exploitation and protection of intellectual property including infringement issues. Such issues include the infringement of designs, trade marks and the passing off of goods. She advises a broad range of clients including fashion and luxury brands, designers, photographers and modelling agencies. Francesca is a regular lecturer at the University of Arts including London College of Fashion.

- Zeenat Mahomed: strategic marketing consultant (Audi, Intel...), fashion blogger, journalist (Marie Claire) and very opinionated lady. She worked at Burberry and has a MA in Strategic Fashion Marketing from London College of Fashion.  

Fashion Talks

Fashion is consumed so quickly that there is no space to think about the people behind it: models, stylists, designers, manufacturers... Some topics are avoided because they are sensitive. Fashion Talks puts those topics on people's lips and in doing so empowers the industry itself. At the first edition, in London, we talked about: 'New models (XL, older and gender fluid)', 'Sustainable fashion now' and 'Brexit: the potential impact on the fashion industry'. Featuring a textile recycling point, participants were invited to bring unwanted clothes to be recycled. Fashion Talks London 2016 was produced by Cum Grano Salis Ltd and hosted by KCC (Kensington and Chelsea College).  
Press Release Oct 2016

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