Live from the British Library’s Business & IP Centre: Inspiring Entrepreneurs: Forward-thinking Fashion

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The British Library’s Business & IP Centre and NYPL’s Science, Industry and Business Library are partnering once again to present a live webcast of Inspiring Entrepreneurs: Forward-thinking Fashion

Are you a designer or setting up a fashion business? Hear from our panel who are shaking-up the sector with their fresh approach to ethical, environmentally-friendly and sustainable fashion. Rather than seeing ethical fashion as an add-on, they are taking advantage of new technology and practical innovative business models to make them more creative and also sustainable in the long-term.

This event is run in partnership with the British Library, London College of Fashion’s Centre for Fashion Enterprise (CFE) and Designer-Manufacturer Innovation Support Centre (DISC).

Note that this event is a broadcast and not a live discussion.


Mark Bloomfield, Founder of Electrobloom
With experience of designing wearable accessories for brand such as Vivienne Westwood, Matthew Williamson and Asprey, Mark now runs his own jewellery business, Electrobloom. Inspired by how the worlds of nature, art, technology and science collide, he produces unique jewellery designs using 3D printing. 

Christian Smith, ASOS
Christian is Corporate Responsibility Manager at ASOS and has an MSc in Environment and Sustainable Development from UCL. His work at ASOS includes measurement of greenhouse gas emissions, helping the company to understand where its impacts are and where there is room for improvement.

Chair: Melanie Frame, London College of Fashion (DISC)
In her role as ‘Sustainability Manufacturing Developer’, Melanie is part of the DISC project to support fashion manufacturers and designers to innovate their production process. Melanie has been involved in various sustainability projects helping small businesses to set up sustainable and ethical practices.