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The Emperor’s New Clothes is an annual event which brings together the fashion and textiles community to discuss the multifaceted challenge of sustainability. It provides a space to discover forward-thinking ideas and initiatives, forge new connections, and have a frank debate about the scale and pace of change in the industry.


This 2016 conference will take place on Thursday 8 September at the Stage@Leeds, University of Leeds. We are delighted to announce that our keynote speaker is Kate Fletcher, Professor of Sustainability, Design, Fashion at London College of Fashion.

The theme for this year's event is Leverage Points, which builds on the insights of influential systems thinker Donella Meadows. We are inviting speakers and delegates to consider the ambition, scale and impact of their work: where are the opportunities for maximum leverage in transforming the fashion system?

As part of the conference, a PechaKucha session will provide a platform for researchers to present current work in the area of sustainable fashion and textiles.

The delegate pack can be downloaded here: Updated - ENC conference pack (website)



Questions? Email the conference organisers: