Program

Monday, September 16th, 2019

9 am

Registration

9.30 am

Opening speech

9.50 am

Keynote speech

10.10 am

1st session
Actors in the fashion and luxury markets moving towards CSR

11.15 am

2nd session
CSR, from farming to finished leathers

1 pm

Buffet lunch

2 pm

3rd session
Manufacturing, sourcing, distribution and CSR in footwear

4.05 pm

4th session
The sustainable approach in the leather goods sector

5.50 pm

Closing speech

6 pm

Cocktail

Sessions

For each session, 3 speakers and 1 round table.

1st session - Actors in the fashion and luxury markets moving towards CSR

As a result of recent studies, the image of fashion as being a polluting industry has started to stick in the mind of customers.

How was this conclusion reached? What are the expectations of new consumers? Can fashion improve its image, reduce its use of resources, its impact on pollution and create new development opportunities?

2nd session - CSR, from farming to finished leathers

Leather and its production have an important, even a major role to play in certain markets for the footwear, leather goods and glove sectors. This is a very complex industrial activity that draws on a number of traditional skills as well as technological expertise.

How can we improve leather’s environmental performance, and its impact on society as a whole, from farming to tanning and finished leathers, taking into account the technical, ecological and economic challenges?

3rd session - Manufacturing, sourcing, distribution and CSR in footwear

The various markets for footwear, from fashion items to sports shoes via personal protection equipment are experiencing a number of major challenges, with the distribution sector undergoing a revolution, production tending to become more automated and international sourcing that fluctuates according to the economic development of producer countries.

In this complex and difficult context, are footwear labels are on the frontline of the Corporate Social Responsibility revolution?

4th session - The sustainable approach in the leather goods sector

Leather goods are the flagship fashion item and attract much attention, not all of it positive.

This is a paradoxical situation, because leather goods production is generally perfectly compatible with a responsible approach: sophisticated expertise, noble materials, respect for intellectual property, long-lasting products. Indeed, we could ask ourselves whether the DNA of luxury leather goods is, by definition, “sustainable”?