Updated: Feb 15, 2021


Did you know that it takes 2,700 litres of water to produce the cotton needed to make a single t-shirt? That's 10,800 glasses of water!

So, How can we make luxury sustainable? And what makes luxury sustainable?

This year at the Luxury Think Tank, the main focus was sustainability.

The event took place on June 13th at the Spring Studios London and explored the latest innovations in sustainability that are driving the future of luxury.

The French Chamber of Great Britain and Walpole, in partnership with Spring Studios and the United Nations, launched the second edition of the London Luxury Think Tank.

The one day event featured visionary talks held by high profile speakers, in-depth panels & debates and inspirational personal stories from pioneers, including a panel discussion focused on ‘The 3 Rs’: Rebuild, Recycle, Reuse: Is ownership still relevant in an ethical world?’

Think Tank has assembled leaders, pioneers and experts from across the fields of Luxury, Fashion, Technology, Research & Innovation, CSR, Ethics and Sustainability who shared ideas, expertise and insights.

2018 was the year of the influential sustainability consumer

Actual studies say that:

  • Nearly half of consumers say they would change their habits to reduce their impact on the environment

  • 83% increase in editorial mentions of the term "sustainable fashion brands" ( from 2017 to 2018)

  • 48% of Millennials say they have chosen - or stopped using - a product because of the environmental reputation of its manufacturer.

  • 38% of Millennials (a person reaching young adulthood in the early 21st century) have bought at least half of the clothes they own, within the past year

  • Amount of clothing bought has doubled in the last 15 years while the number of times an item is worn has declined by 20%

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