pioneers

A monthly series of talks featuring the world's brightest minds dissecting the future of fashion. 

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Launched in 2018, the Pioneers speaker series aims to both inspire the FashMash community and nurture the next generation of industry talent. They were previously held each month in central London - during the COVID-19 pandemic, they have moved to a virtual format allowing us to bring a broader spectrum of international voices to the stage.

 

Interviews to date have included Matthew Woolsey, then MD of NET-A-PORTER, talking about the customer experience; Livia Firth, co-founder of Eco-Age, discussing fashion's impact on the climate crisis; Jess Christie, CBO of MatchesFashion.com, exploring the role of experience in retail; Bandana Tewari, former editor-at-large of Vogue India redefining sustainable leadership, and Nick Knight OBE on the future of fashion imagery. See below for more, as well as who's coming up next. 

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NEXT UP: Regenerative capitalism with john elkington

We are also currently running a new virtual series called FashMash Focus for our founding members, and hosting frequent recap conversations via Instagram Live.

previous speakers

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"We only have one planet, and the toll the fashion industry has on resources today is simply unsustainable.”

Anna Gedda, head of sustainability, H&M Group

"The store of the future is about solving the problems of today in an innovative and meaningful way for the customer."

Sandrine Deveaux, MD Farfetch Store of the Future

"The vision of voice technology for retail is a superhuman sales assistant that you can have a conversation with."

William Tunstall-Pedoe, founder of Amazon Alexa

Join us for an evening with author and serial entrepreneur John Elkington, who was once named 4th in an international survey of Top 100 CSR leaders, after Al Gore, Barack Obama and Anita Roddick.

 

A true pioneer from the world of sustainability, Elkington will share what he believes is needed for the fashion sector - as one of the strongest examples of consumerism today - to drive true change in the context of the climate crisis. His view is about a new form of capitalism - regenerative in nature - and about the 'Green Swans' and collective actions required along that journey. 

 

We'll explore how we enable systems thinking to reach the level of transformation required, and what sort of leadership we need to help get us there.