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5 years of Fashion Revolution: An industry panel discussion

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The fashion industry has changed.

With the future firmly set on responsible sourcing and sustainability, traceable and transparent supply chains, sustainably sourced textiles, worker empowerment and environmental stewardship are now a vital component of today’s sourcing strategies for brands and retailers, both large and small.

How do we identify best practice and encourage a race to the top?

Discover the initiatives being undertaken by leaders in the field, the progress made since 2013 and the challenges that lie ahead for an industry adapting to rapid transformation.

Join Melinda Tually, Fashion Revolution Australia in conversation with panelists Rick Lambrell, Wesfarmers Department Stores (Kmart/Target Australia), Jaana Quaintance-James, The Iconic and Dean Jones, CoFounder of GlamCorner as we discuss the business of fashion and reflect on five years of Fashion Revolution.

This event will take place in The Theatrette at the Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences (Powerhouse Museum).

Please arrive by no later than 5.30pm to be seated by 6pm.

Panelists include:

Rick Lambrell

Sustainable Development Manager, Wesfarmers Department Stores (Kmart and Target Australia)

Rick has over a decade experience working with organisations to create value from sustainability and enhance social performance. He is currently leading the development and implementation of Wesfarmers Department Stores' (Kmart and Target Australia) sustainable development program, with a focus on policy and strategy in relation to living wage, worker empowerment, ethical sourcing, materials, waste and factory environment performance. Rick's career spans research, teaching, management consulting and corporate sustainability roles.

Jaana Quaintance-James

Head of Sustainability and Ethical Sourcing, The Iconic

Jaana Quaintance-James is the head of Sustainability & Ethical Sourcing at the ICONIC. In the business since December 2017 she is responsible for delivering the whole of business sustainability strategy. In her role she draws on 13 years’ experience in multi-category retail developing and implementing change programs that deliver sustainability and ethical sourcing objectives. With a strong expertise in internal and external stakeholder engagement, Jaana has deep knowledge of both the issues on the ground and how to drive form long lasting change.

Jaana has a Master of Arts in Organisations and Social Change from the City University of London specialising in Corporate Social Responsibility and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations & Social Policy from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

Dean Jones

Co-Founder, GlamCorner

Dean is the Co-Founder and CEO of GlamCorner - Australia's largest online designer fashion rental business. After completing a Bachelor of Commerce with Honours in Finance at the University of Sydney, Dean spent the first four years of his career as an investment banker - working in Sydney, London and New York. Dean and his wife Audrey founded GlamCorner in 2012 when they saw an opportunity to introduce the benefits of the Sharing Economy to the wardrobes of Australian women. The company now has over 55 employees and diverts over 15 tonnes of clothing from landfill every month. GlamCorner became a certified B-Corp in February 2018 and holds itself accountable to the highest standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. In 2017, GlamCorner was Terracycle's largest business collector and recycler nationwide.

Faciltated by:

Melinda Tually

Fashion Revolution Australia Co-ordinator and Director, Ndless: The New Normal

Melinda is a trusted responsible fashion and retail specialist advising brands on ethical sourcing, sustainability, supply chain risk, communications and partnerships.

She is passionate about the circular economy, responsible innovation and assisting businesses to develop best practice strategies tailored to their market that deliver strong impact. Melinda has consulted to David Jones, Cotton On, Jeanswest as well as numerous independent and emerging fashion labels.

In 2013 she established Fashion Revolution in Australia and New Zealand and sits on it’s Global Advisory Committee. Fashion Revolution is a global non-profit movement calling for greater transparency in the fashion industry.

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