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About this event
This event will bring together social impact individuals and organisations working in the ethical fashion and beauty sector, or looking to develop new products or services to enable environmental or social change.
We will look at how Oxfordshire organisations are tackling environmental and social issues within the fashion and beauty industries, discuss key opportunities and challenges, and give attendees the chance to share news from their own organisations, exchange ideas and explore potential collaborations.
The session will start with an introduction and scene setting, followed by a panel discussion, before opening up to the room for discussion and questions.
The discussion will be led by the group and could cover a range of topics such as:
- What does sustainable fashion and beauty mean
- Opportunities including the circular economy model
- As businesses, how can we help tackle the climate crisis
- How can ethical fashion and beauty businesses scale without losing their impact
- Supply chain influence: how can businesses make positive changes
- The hurdles to making the fashion and beauty industries more sustainable
- Green washing: how to spot it
This session will be limited in numbers to facilitate good discussion and strong connections to help build relationships and collaboration going forwards.
Who is it for?
This session is aimed at SMEs that include Social Enterprises, social entrepreneurs, enterprising charities and other purposeful businesses committed to enabling positive social and/or environmental impact, either through the work that they do or in the way they run their organisation.
You might have an ethical fashion shop, clothing brand, skincare or beauty business, that you are keen to grow and meet others who are on a similar journey.
Kyle Grant – CEO, Oxwash
Oxwash is re-engineering the laundry process from the ground up; their award-winning laundry and dry cleaning service has customers at the core. By using cutting edge technology they guarantee a world-class clean and service direct to your door.
Sarah Jordan – Founder, YOU Underwear
Y.O.U underwear makes super-soft, stylish, organic cotton underwear for men and women that lets you look good, feel good and do good. Y.O.U underwear have a buy-one-give-two promise in partnership with Smalls for All, a Scottish charity that collects and distributes underwear to vulnerable women and children in Africa and the UK. Their underwear is Fairtrade, PETA-Approved Vegan and made from 100% GOTS Certified Organic Cotton.
Julie Macken – Co-Founder, Neve’s Bees
Julie and her daughter, Neve, are beekeepers and the owners of Neve’s Bees. They make 100% natural skincare (using ingredients you can actually read!) with a little help from their bees. Their brand is designed to look, feel and smell as good as the market leading brands – their bright, cheerful and sustainable packaging reflects the beautiful flowers and trees from which their bees gather the nectar to make the honey and wax they use in their products.
For more information about the eScalate programme , visit www.oxfordshirelep.com/escalate
Please note that this evetn is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and is delivered as part of the eScalate programme to help SMEs. By engaging in this programme you are being offered assistance under the De Minimis regulation which allows a company to receive up to but not exceeding €200,000 of public funding (at the applicable exchange rate) of De Minimis aid over a rolling three-tax year fiscal period. This de minimis declaration does not cover undertakings engaged in: the primary production of agricultural goods and fisheries/aquaculture, road freight, services of general economic interest and export related activities and activities favouring domestic over imported goods. Please note, support cannot be given to undertakings (businesses) in difficulty. In order to receive support from this programme, you will be required to complete an application form and other relevant documentation.