Circular Fashion

About the CO Brand Leaders Summit 2022: circular fashion

CO Brand Leaders Summit 2022 on circular fashion will give you the insights and tools needed to make circular fashion a reality for your brand.

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CO Brand Leaders Summit 2022 took place on the 2nd November 2022. Experience the whole event through recordings, summaries, and supporting resources.

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What is CO Brand Leaders Summit?

Our Brand Leaders Summit on circular fashion brings together fashion professionals, entrepreneurs, pioneers and leaders committed to circularity best practice. We hear from leading fashion brands about how they have successfully implemented circular design and systems thinking into their businesses. Learn what they did, how they overcame the challenges and how you can do the same.



Why attend?

Let’s move beyond ‘circular’ as a buzzword and discover how we, as an industry, can co-create transformative, authentic and practical solutions. Together. This isn’t just another talking shop. This is an opportunity for brands to gain invaluable insights from those who are pioneering circular systems and product design and connect with solution providers.



Who is this event for? 

  - Designers, buyers, product developers & sourcing managers

 - Business leaders and CSR professionals

 - Anyone wanting to hear about the latest circular fashion innovations - Circular fashion solutions providers


The Programme

Taking place online, all times are in GMT. All registered PRO members will be sent a personal link to join the Summit on the morning of the 2nd November. 

Meet the speakers

1. Setting the Scene

Summit opening with CO's CEO and Founder, Tamsin Lejeune, in conversation with Rebecca Earley, Professor of Circular Design Futures at the University of the Arts London. Circular Fashion Survey Trends Snapshot and scene setting by CO's director of content and training, Melanie Plank.

2. Product Design for Circularity 

  • 2.1: How to get circular design right. With Laura Balmond, fashion initiative lead at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.
  • 2.2: Developing fabrics and products using waste materials for the luxury market. With Natalia Culebras Cruz, head of sustainable design at Dior Homme.
  • 2.3: Circular products that change lives. With Chiara Tufano, product and raw materials developer for accessories at Vivienne Westwood and Christine Gent, fair trade expert for the WFTO working on the UNHCR initiative MADE51.
  • 2.4: How to re-design for emotional and physical endurance. With Alexa Papavasileiou, creative director and founder of DesignBlender.

3. Circular Materials 

  • 3.1: The circular material innovations you need to know about. With Charlie Bradley Ross, founder of Offset Warehouse and Sustainable Fashion Collective.
  • 3.2: How to create circular accessories from next generation plastic-free, plant based leather. With Luke Haverhals, founder of New Fiber Welding and Joey Pringle, co-founder of Veshin Factory.
  • 3.3: How to integrate circular materials into your supply chain. With Alessia Gotti, textile consultant and co-founder of RoundRack

4. Circular Business Models 

  • 4.1: Circular business models: revealing the commercial and sustainable opportunities for brands. With Gemma Metheringham, former creative director of Label/mix at next.co.uk and Karen Millen, and Common Objective contributor.
  • 4.2: Resale done right: discover the 360 degree resale solution, offering take back, re-commerce and end-of-life recycling. With Matt Hanrahan, co-founder of Reskinned and Adele Gingell, senior positive impact manager at Finisterre.
  • 4.3: Greening rental: why getting garment aftercare right is crucial. With Dr Kyle Grant, founder and CEO of Oxwash and Jack Zuliani, co-founder of Garmst
  • 4.4: Mending matters: building product longevity and customer loyalty. With Madeleine Michell, social conscience communications officer at Toast


Meet the Speakers

Click here to discover our incredible line-up of speakers

You can look forward to hearing from: Dior Homme, Vivienne Westwood, Toast, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Natural Fiber Welding and many more




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Re-live Brand Leaders 22



Who attends CO events?

Professionals from leading brands register to attend Common Objective events throughout the year,  looking for sustainable fashion solutions and insights.


PRO membership: Access all of CO 

Become a PRO member for full access to the CO Brand Leaders Summit and all event recordings, along with:


Access CO Training Credits - bite sized email training  courses on sustainable fashion including our soon to be launched CO Training Credit on Circular Fashion

Access all CO PRO events and masterclasses throughout the year, including the CO Brand Leaders Summit

Access all CO PRO content, reports and toolkits


With business upgrades - access CO Create, post CO Notices and if you're a supplier, exhibit at CO Expo 



Visit the CO Brand Leaders Summit Hub to discover circular solution providers


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