Creative Links: Redefining Luxury Talk


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6pm – 8.30pm, £15 (including a glass wine)

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What does it mean to be a responsible luxury brand in the 21st century? Where can we buy ethical design and how is buyer interest set to change in the coming years? As part of the London Design Festival (LDF), the Goldsmiths’ Centre is offering a platform for top profile industry experts to explore how sustainability and social responsibility are no longer optional for luxury brands – they are essential.

Simon Rainer, former Chief Executive of the British Jewellers’ Association and Director of the Responsible Jewellery Council, will facilitate a lively panel discussion on how brands can demonstrate greater transparency. Speakers, who are all leading the way on this debate, include:

  • Kate Lewis, Head of Supply Chain, for the Fairtrade Foundation 
  • Pippa Small, Director and Founder, Pippa Small Designs
  • Orsola de Castro, Creative Director and Founder, Fashion Revolution
  • Tamsin Blanchard, Journalist and author on ethical fashion

Complimentary drinks will be served from 6pm and the talk starts at 6.30pm. 

The evening will also present an opportunity to view Fair Luxury Presents, a selling exhibition of jewellery with ethical provenance, bringing together exceptionally skilled craftspeople who are key champions of responsible sourcing and sustainability. A selection of photographs taken by Magnum Photos photographer Ian Berry will also be on show, tracing the journey of gold from Fairtrade mine sites visited in 2016 to the London based jewellery workshops. 

Be inspired and develop new relationships and forge links with others passionate about sustainability and social responsibility in the jewellery, fashion and creative industries.

A 3.5% booking fee applies on all bookings and credit card transactions. Please note that we cannot provide refunds or exchanges. 

You can also book via phone or at the reception desk at the Goldsmiths' Centre (EC1M 5AD). Please call 020 7566 7650 or email to book or for more information.

Cancellations: The Goldsmiths' Centre's events and short courses are constantly updated and, while we endeavour to deliver our programme as advertised, there may inevitably be occasions where we have to change content without prior notice or, in exceptional circumstances, to cancel an event. In the case of a course cancellation delegates will be offered a full refund.