SUPPLY COMPASS ANNOUNCES WEBINAR WITH GOOD ON YOU AND FARFETCH, EXPLORING ‘WHAT MAKES A SUSTAINABLE FASHION BRAND?’

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LONDON, 29 JUNE 2020: SupplyCompass, an end-to-end production software for fashion brands and manufacturers, has announced it will be hosting a webinar in collaboration with Good On You and Farfetch, exploring ‘What Makes a Sustainable Fashion Brand’.

The SupplyCompass webinar – which is being hosted at 11am BST on Thursday 16 July – will delve into the burgeoning and critical growth of sustainability in fashion, and how it is shaped by consumer choices and business innovation. The speakers include Sandra Capponi, Co-Founder of Good On You, and Tom Berry, Global Director Sustainable Business at Farfetch, alongside SupplyCompass Co-Founder, Flora Davidson.

Together the panellists will discuss the different dimensions of sustainability, from defining sustainable fashion and greenwashing to why sustainable fashion matters and the role for consumers. They will aim to cover huge ground, including the most important aspects for brands to consider, leading industry examples and standards, the interplay of retail and technology, and how honest, effective communications to inform customer purchases are integral to creating a positive future in fashion. Attendees will be able to submit their questions ahead of the webinar, some of which will be answered live by the panellists.

Flora Davidson, Co-Founder of SupplyCompass, says: “Consumers are demanding sustainability as a standard requirement from the brands they buy from, however it is a challenging and complex journey for fashion brands. It’s difficult to find new and compliant supply chains without visiting and going through set assessment processes, in order to achieve the necessary level of supply chain traceability and capture reliable product and supply chain information. Moreover, it’s even harder to accomplish this accurately and at speed. It’s why we’re so excited to be part of the technology that is starting to provide accessible, rigorous and scalable solutions to these challenges.”
Earlier this month, SupplyCompass launched its Certification Guide to help fashion SMEs navigate the sustainable production landscape. The guide includes a rounding up of the top industry supply chain certifications, standards and leading audits – with the aim of preventing greenwashing, allowing for greater transparency and raising awareness of sustainability and fair practices in the industry. Representing different parts of ethical, sustainable, and transparent fashion and homeware manufacturing, these certifications and standards cover fair labour practices, social concerns including animal welfare, and environmental impact.
About Flora Davidson, Co-Founder of SupplyCompass (supplycompass.com)
Flora started her career working for an innovation and strategy agency working with the likes of Adidas and L’Oréal. She spent two formative years living in Mumbai at the start of
SupplyCompass, visiting hundreds of factories and suppliers across the country. She
remains passionate about harnessing the power of technology to encourage better
collaboration, drive efficiency and make sustainable production accessible to fashion brands
and supply chains across the globe.
About Sandra Capponi, Co-Founder of Good On You (goodonyou.eco)
Sandra Capponi is the co-founder of Good On You, the #1 sustainability ratings and discovery platform for fashion. Since 2015, Good On You has rated over 2,500 brands for their impact and empowered millions of people to buy better. Good On You works closely with industry players—from emerging designers to global retailers like Farfetch—to help them assess, source and market sustainable brands.
About Tom Berry, Global Director Sustainable Business at Farfetch (farfetch.com)
Tom has been working with companies on strategy and sustainability for the past 20 years.
He now leads the Sustainable Business agenda at Farfetch. The work ranges from driving
innovation in new circular business models, inspiring and engaging our customers to buy
better products, and improving the carbon impacts in the supply chain. Before specialising in sustainability, Tom spent 3 years as a strategy consultant at Gemini Consulting.
The SupplyCompass ‘What Makes a Sustainable Fashion Brand’ webinar
will take place on Thursday 16 July, at 11am – 12pm BST. For free sign-up, visit Eventbrite
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About SupplyCompass
SupplyCompass is a product development and production management platform that
enables fashion brands and manufacturers to produce better, together. The cloud-based
software is transforming the fashion industry, by digitalising global supply chains and
making sustainable sourcing easy and cost effective for brands and every player in the
supply chain. The platform enables brands to manage the entire product development,
sourcing and production process from design right through to delivery, all in one place.
SupplyCompass has also built a network of over 200 supply chain partners, visiting, vetting
and handpicking only the best manufacturers, mills and suppliers to join. The majority of
their network is in India, with some strategically placed partners in Portugal, Nepal, China
and Spain. SupplyCompass is based in the UK (London) and India (Mumbai and Hyderabad).SUPPLY COMPASS NEWS