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“Blink” Events: LCF x Kering

On Wednesday evening I was invited to a very exciting event at LCF. This was the inaugural talk to announce, explain and celebrate the groundbreaking partnership between Kering (previously known as PPR) and the London College of Fashion/ Centre for Sustainable Fashion. This is a game-changer, and one that we have been waiting for within the fashion industry. It also has the potential to reach far beyond the fashion industry and influence global business, lifestyles, consumer behaviours and the way we integrate sustainable practices into our daily lives. That is how exciting this is.

As Kering Chairman and CEO, François-Henri Pinault put it at the event, this is a “social and economic imperative” and “we have no choice but to act”.

I learnt a huge amount about the great work that Kering is undertaking across every facet of its business, and here’s the video that we saw on Wednesday night for you to gain an insight into their very thorough and innovative approach too.

I will share more with you about this event and the partnership over the next week so keep an eye out for the upcoming posts. In the meantime, huge congratulations to Professor Frances Corner, Head of LCF and to Professor Dilys Williams, Director of Centre for Sustainable Fashion. This is the result of their hard work and dedication to starting a necessary revolution that requires every single one of us to participate. I’m in. Are you?

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