Expo 2020 Dubai (United Arab Emirates) is the first World Expo to take place in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia region and the first to be hosted by an Arab country. The theme ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’ is about the power of collaboration and partnership to create a better world. Expo 2020 Dubai aspires to create a meaningful legacy that will benefit generations to come, both locally and globally.
WHAT WILL WE WEAR?
The most influential minds from all corners of the fashion and retail world will come together to explore how an industry that relies on consumption and novelty can become sustainable whilst remaining commercial.
A growing body of research has shown the social and environmental impact posed by the clothing industry. Some of the most influential minds from all corners of the fashion and retail world will come together to explore how an industry that relies on consumption and novelty can become sustainable whilst remaining commercial. They will consider how technology is transforming the way clothes are designed and sourced and how consumer habits need to change to safeguard our future.
Topics that will be covered are:
Climate change, sustainability and waste
The impact of technology on the sourcing, design, manufacture and supply of clothes
The retail experience of the future
Social responsibility and ethical fashion
Consumer trends and brands of the future
Global questions our programme will explore include:
Do we really care about who makes our clothes?
Can we deliver a circular business model for fashion?
How do we ensure that the clothes of the future are ethically sourced and created?
What will the consumer want from their clothing in the future?
What impact will technology have on the future of fashion?