13 December 2018

Leading fashion manufacturing and sourcing event, Fashion SVP is excited to announce its partnership with Common Objective, the pioneering tech solution to sustainable fashion sourcing and business, at its January show (15-16 January).

This new digital platform by the Ethical Fashion Group is equipping fashion businesses with the tools they need to achieve commercial success in the most sustainable way.

Prior to the show, all Fashion SVP suppliers are able to set up an online profile, and showcase their sustainability credentials. Buyers visiting the show then have a free tool to help them quickly identify suitable manufacturers and understand more about their sustainability efforts. Buyers can also subsequently create a free profile for themselves so that CO can deliver personalised sustainability solutions through matching them with content, and other fashion professionals.

“Being able to integrate Common Objective’s technology with Fashion SVP to more efficiently match manufacturers with buyers is incredibly exciting. Collaboration is key to transforming the industry.” said Tamsin Lejeune, founder and CEO of Common Objective.

“Having worked with them for years, we recognise Fashion SVP’s ability to bring together excellent quality manufacturers that deliver for some of the UK’s biggest brands and retailers. We’re honoured to deepen this partnership.”

Fashion SVP will be supporting the sustainability agenda through a dedicated Sourcing Briefing seminar programme and the Common Objective team will be on hand at the show to support buyers with any sustainability questions as well as delivering seminars and workshops.

With a common goal to further better practices in the industry, Fashion SVP and Common Objective have partnered on many projects. In 2018 Fashion SVP became an official partner of the CO Leadership Awards. These awards reward fashion businesses from across the supply chain that maximise benefits to people and planet. Exhibitors at Fashion SVP who demonstrate their sustainability credentials are eligible to win an award, and get the spotlight on their work.

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Notes to editors – re: Fashion SVP

Fashion SVP was launched in 2012 by Idex Exhibitions, and since then has been the fastest growing trade show in the apparel sector in the UK. The exhibition features over 120 global suppliers and covers all aspects of apparel buying and production. Fashion SVP takes place at London’s iconic venue Olympia and features a range of features and conference sessions for buyers, sourcing professionals, designers, product developers and merchandisers. The event’s successful development is due in part to a specially invited Advisory Group comprised of senior professionals from retail and fashion brands. This expert group guides the concept development, helping the organisers to ensure the event meets ever changing market requirements.