Responsible sourcing will be the theme of this month’s Fashion SVP event in London, which will host over 100 global manufacturers.
Taking place from 29-30 January, the event will have a continued focus on sustainability and ethical consciousness within the fashion industry. But more specifically, this year Fashion SVP will be taking a wider look at the practicalities of implementing a fully sustainable strategy throughout the entire sourcing, manufacturing and retail process.
While always keeping a focus on profitability, Fashion SVP examines the ‘end-to-end’ ethical and behavioural process across all aspects of the fashion industry.
The key show features include dedicated sections for high-end luxury and small run production, high volume production, denim and a core of middle/upper middle manufacturing.
“Fashion SVP has always been focused on offering visitors the widest range of manufacturers offering everything from outerwear to underwear garment production, vertically integrated fabric design and manufacturing, in-house design services, printing and other capabilities, alongside all the standard technical brand requirements,” organisers say.
Fashion SVP will welcome over 100 global manufacturers from countries including Turkey, Portugal, India, Romania, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Macedonia. And with UK buyers increasingly looking for manufacturers outside of Europe, but with the quality levels, volume flexibility and delivery times of their traditional manufacturing sources, the January edition of Fashion SVP is presenting a spotlight on China.
Fashion SVP has also expanded its matching service – for those wanting to find the best options in any sector of production – and now operates the service all year round.
Visitors can expect two days of talks and seminars on current key topics in the industry, as well as drop-in discussions, practical advice and guidance, and networking opportunities.