Fashion Futures is designed to help companies throughout the global fashion industry take the actions that will safeguard their future, protect our environment and improve the lives of their customers, workers and suppliers around the world.
The scenarios are designed as a tool to help organisations road-test their existing ideas, identify new opportunities and plan for the future. By picturing how their organisation would respond to the world of each scenario, they can develop resilient strategies, products and services which can adapt to whatever the future may bring.
"Fashion Futures makes an important contribution to the longer-term sustainability of clothing production. By providing four provocative scenarios of future worlds in 2025, Fashion Futures can help companies develop responses to key social and environmental challenges." - Mike Barry, Head of Sustainable Business, Marks & Spencer
We want to make it easy for organisations worldwide to make use of the Fashion Futures scenarios and we have created a range of workshop materials which are freely available.
We have also produced a series of four downloadable posters. Each poster compromises a high level summary and the highlights from one scenario. There is a seperate poster which details how to use fashion futures.
The posters are designed to be printed in A1 or A2 size and work as good visual aid to support the other workshop materials.
Using scenarios effectively takes time, but it’s time well spent. We’ve outlined six suggestions on page 55 of our report for how the scenarios could be used.
The ideal way to apply each suggestion is in a workshop, and you should set aside at least a half-day and ideally a full day. Workshops will work for both small and large organisations and it’s useful to invite a wide range of representatives from different internal divisions as well as external stakeholders such as suppliers, designers and retailers, to run through the process. Multi-disciplinary workshops are very effective at tackling sustainability challenges as the broad range of perspectives and expertise help to shape more innovative and holistic outputs.
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Contact us if you would like us to help you run a Fashion Futures workshop session. We’ve over 14 years of experience in helping organsiations get the results they need.