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The Slow, Sustainable Fashion Business

9th November

Mockup with organic cotton tote bag. Sustainable ethical consumption idea

A panel of three women entrepreneurs will talk honestly about the ups and downs of starting and sustaining a micro-business in the fashion industry. They all design and create their products with sustainability as the driving force. Marie Nancarrow upcycles cast off denim to design her own unique items of bright clothing for adults and children. Gaynor Thomasson has perfected the use of algae to create children’s shoes in a range of sunny colours. Angela Turkington’s current innovation is the use of non-toxic plant and flower pigments to dye silk in gentle abstract designs. The end results in all three cases are beautiful, practical, and eco-friendly items of clothing. Each micro business has been built up as a one-woman enterprise and the three panel members will share their stories of ‘getting there’.

Gibson Institute for Land, Food and Environment, QUB

Jude Stephens 

Marie Nancarrow, Titanic Denim 
Gaynor Marie Thomasson (Dragon’s Den Award Winner), Heelz and Toez Sustainable Children’s Shoes 
Angela Turington, Leopard and Lily Boutique 
Taylor May, Accomplished athlete, business woman, speaker and leader, Taylor May has a well rounded background spanning multiple industries.

The Slow, Sustainable Fashion Business

9th November

10am - 12pm | The Canada Room, QUB

Carol Lemmens - Arup

Carol is Arup’s Global Advisory Services Portfolio leader and interim Europe Property Business leader.

He was instrumental in developing Arup’s position paper to define the circular economy in the context of the built environment and developing Arup’s work as the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s (EMF) knowledge partner for the built environment. He continues to work to raise the awareness of the circular economy approach from general first principles to practice by identifying the many challenges, enablers and opportunities available to Arup and others in making the circular economy a reality. Carol regularly contributes to Circular Economy and thought pieces, presentations and interviews globally. Most notably, Carol was invited to give a key note address to the United Nations General Assembly at their Circular Economy event, in October 2018.