The conference will see 90 of Asos’ top-selling brands discuss  
 ethical trade and sustainability issues

The conference will see 90 of Asos’ top-selling brands discuss ethical trade and sustainability issues

Senior representatives from Asos third-party brands including Levis, Adidas, Nike, and PVH are set to attend a conference hosted by the UK online fashion retailer today (26 September), to discuss key issues facing the fashion industry including worker rights, purchasing practices, and transparency.

The London-based event, which will also welcome representatives from Puma, Miss Selfridge, G-Star, Boohoo, Missguided, and Fred Perry, as well as industry colleagues and organisations such as Baroness Lola Young, Fashion Revolution, WGSN, Futerra and the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, will also discuss the changing consumer, circularity and sustainable materials to establish best practice and build common commitments for collaboration in these areas.

Speakers at the multi-session event include Asos CEO Nick Beighton, Levi's Michael Kobori, Forum for the Future's Charlene Collison, IndustriAll's Jenny Holdcroft, ACT's Frank Hoffer and Global Fashion Agenda's Morten Lehmann.

"We believe the future of fashion is ever-changing, unpredictable but most of all incredibly exciting," says Beighton. "By working together, we believe we can deliver a systemic shift in the way our industry addresses key ethical trade and sustainability challenges and proactively design a future we all believe in."

The Future of Fashion: Transformation through Collaboration event is a key element of Asos' Fashion with Integrity corporate responsibility strategy, which focuses on the impact the company makes on people and the planet.

In recent months, Asos has released its second Modern Slavery Statement and co-hosted a Modern Slavery event at the House of Lords to identify and address shared risks in the apparel sector. The company has also begun piloting a training programme for its designers with the London College of Fashion, as part of its 2020 Circular Fashion Commitments.