Following the cancellation of Jacket Required's July edition, moving forwards the menswear portfolio will be curated by Karen Radley, Founder and MD of Scoop. This new edit of menswear collections will mirror the premium line-up of Scoop's women's fashion labels and will be part of the show's exciting September 2021 edition.

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15 January 2019

Sustainability events at the core of Jacket Required AW19

This season’s Jacket Required brings exciting events to address one of the most pressing issues facing the fashion industry today – sustainability.

With a growing awareness among brands, buyers and consumers of the fashion industry’s environmental impact, Jacket Required is committed to upholding and promoting sustainable practices.

The AW19 edition of Jacket Required will offer three unmissable events that will put a spotlight on issues surrounding the move towards slow fashion.

Crafted to Last - the movement towards slow fashion

This season’s In Talks With session, titled ‘Crafted to Last – the movement towards slow fashion’, will offer a debate on sustainability and responsibility to our environment, as industry leaders share knowledge with retailers, press, and consumers about best practice and encourage us to introduce this crucial way of thinking into our lives.

Moderated by British fashion commentator and Professor of Diversity Caryn Franklin M.B.E. MSc (Psych) MBPsS, the discussion will feature a panel of industry experts all putting sustainability at the heart of what they do.

Taking part in the discussion will be:

- British fashion designer Christopher Raeburn, who is known for his re-appropriation of military fabrics

- Stacey Wood, founder of King & Tuckfield, a men’s and women’s collection where premium material, provenance and a sustainable approach are key to the brand

- Hans Ates from Blackhorse Lane Ateliers, makers of ready-to-wear selvedge and organic raw denim with a focus on sustainability, community and unmatched quality

Lindsay Hoyes, Event Director of Jacket Required says, “The concept of fashion for life, the move away from fast fashion and how the retailer and end consumers can embrace this movement is going to be a fascinating discussion.” 

Blackhorse Lane Ateliers’ denim repair workshop

Also adding to the line-up of exciting events for this season’s show is Blackhorse Lane Ateliers’ denim repair workshop.

Renowned for producing slow, sustainable denim in London, Blackhorse Lane Ateliers will be holding a workshop on both days of the exhibition giving new life to old denim.

Bring your washed denim for hemming or repairs of light blow-outs such as crotch, knees, and back pockets, and get a denim care consultation.

Lindsay Hoyes says, “The dedicated team behind Blackhorse Lane Ateliers epitomises the movement towards conscious fashion rather than the fashion conscious and it, together with the growing number of ethical and sustainable brands showing at Jacket Required, is a heartening indication that the industry is waking up and reimagining what the future of fashion could be.”

G-Star RAW For The Planet: Our Journey Towards Positive Impact

On Wednesday 23 January, we’ll be hearing from Sofie Schop, who has over 12 years’ experience in sustainability in the apparel industry and currently manages the global Sustainability Team at G-Star Raw.

Sofie will be sharing insights into how the brand’s Sustainability Team works towards positive impact on the environment and the people involved in G-Star’s production processes. The team set and implement G-Star’s sustainability agenda, engage and connect internal and external partners and communities and drive transformation through innovation, transparency and collaboration.

Learn more about how this major apparel brand is embracing sustainable practices at the event G-Star RAW For The Planet: Our Journey Towards Positive Impact.

Make sure you’re at this unmissable edition of Jacket Required from 23-24 January 2019 at the Old Truman Brewery.

Register now for your free ticket.