Programme topics at a glance

Keynote and Panel discussion topics include

• Beyond compliance : international best practice • The Australian ethical sourcing & sustainability landscape : what’s next on the horizon • Developing a best practice responsible sourcing strategy: driving change from within • Responsible material sourcing : how to transition to sustainable fibres • Circular innovation • Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals : a practical insight for the apparel industry • More than a capsule collection: genuine artisan partnerships driving long term impact • Climate change : bold commitment required • Modern Slavery Act : how to prepare • The rise of rental and re-commerce : is this the next business opportunity for traditional retail • On-shoring and the revival of Australian made : moving beyond the rhetoric • Traceability : tech to the rescue • Taking the leap : one brand’s journey to action

Breakout sessions include

• Sustainability storytelling : communicating value • Circular design principles and where to start : regenerative & cradle to cradle design • Women’s empowerment : a pathway to worker voice • Water stewardship : addressing environmental impact including an update on China • Sedex and SMETA : The what and the how • Interpreting social audits • Public private partnerships : how to achieve shared outcomes between brands and NGOs • Plastics and packaging : legislation under the lens & sustainable options • Textile waste : product stewardship • Navigating certifications: determining credible standards • Decarbonising supply chains : how to start • Transparency: how to take the leap • Chemical management : Oeko-Tex & ZDHC

* Session topics are subject to change until programme finalised