The crucial issue of sustainability will be the theme for the ASBCI's Annual Industry Conference and Dinner 2007 next month, with speakers exploring the impact, costs and alternatives to clothing miles and fast 'throwaway' fashion.

The conference, entitled 'Fast, Affordable and Sustainable Fashion - Can we really have it all?' will platform ten speakers from Asda, Marks & Spencer, Unilever UK, AT Kearney Consulting Group, ColourMart internet trading, the RSPCA, The Sunday Times' Style Magazine and acclaimed sustainable design consultant Dr Kate Fletcher. 

Speakers will discuss the sustainability of footfall in the high street against the finger-fall of internet shopping, the greenest way to care for clothes and the ethical use of animal products.

Representatives from DEFRA and Cambridge University will also reveal the results from two significant projects conducted on sustainability within the UK clothing industry.
 
The ASBCI Annual Industry Conference and Dinner takes place at the Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club in Meriden, Warwickshire on Thursday 17th May.