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Pure Origin announces speakers for seminar programme

Feb '19
Courtesy: Pure Origin
Courtesy: Pure Origin
Pure Origin has announced the speakers who will discuss about Brexit, sustainability, personalisation, the Amazon impact, digitalisation of the textile and apparel industry, innovations in athleisure, and garment costing, along with the newly launched Pure Origin AW21/SS22 trend catwalk shows. The expo will be held from February 10-12, 2019, in London.

Kicking off on the dedicated Pure Origin stage and highlighting the growing consumer demand for personalisation is Jovit Balseviciene, Solution Consultant from Lectra UK and Northern Europe, and Jean-Patrice Gros, UK & NE managing director, Lectra SA. Discussing the need to find a sustainable model of business, one that saves time, fabric and cuts costs, the session will explore how a new automated personalisation process can make this a reality and bring about new business opportunities, according to a press release on the show.

Christopher Stopes, representative of GOTS in the UK, Global Organic Textile Standard, will talk through why organic fibre production on farm and organic processing in factories is good for people and planet; how to get started, the steps towards certification and the business case.

Join fashion consultant and former COO of Matches Fashion Frances Card, Ian Maclean, managing director at John Smedley and the UKFT for Beyond Brexit: The way ahead. Whether it will be a hard, soft or no Brexit, the fashion industry will go on preparing for the next collection. This panel will look beyond the political rhetoric to more practical considerations including WTO rules, supply chain management, importing and exporting and talent recruitment and retention post-EU membership.

The experts from World Textile Information Network’s leading publications Industry Digitalisation and Technical Textiles will also be part of the programme. Tansy Fall will give an insight into the changing shape of the textile and apparel manufacturing supply chain and the impact on sourcing decisions. Maddi Cornforth will be looking at Amazon’s investments and patents in the textile, apparel, and fashion sector and the impact this will have on the industry as it assesses this new competitor.

Anna Borkowicz, market intelligence analyst on technical textiles will provide an insight into industry and market challenges associated with development and commercialisation of smart clothing sport and fitness, with examples of companies who have successfully capitalised on the market opportunities.

Fiona Haran, editor of WTiN’s Future Textile, on the innovations in athleisure, and the type of functionalities adopted in the products with commercial examples. Alistair Knox, chairman of ASBCI follows, outlining what everyone in the clothing industry needs to know about garment costing as fashion supply chains become more complex, and increasingly offshore.

Debbie Luffmann, product director at Finisterre will provide advice on transitioning to a sustainable circular economy. By incorporating recycled materials into their products, offering a repairs service, creating new products out of dead stock and left-over fabric and through careful sourcing Finisterre is transitioning to a circular design model. During this seminar, Debbie will discuss their journey and what they’ve learned along the way.

Mark Powell, senior consultant, at EFI Optitex will close the show with a talk on using 3D digital transformation to support sustainability. (GK)

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