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Drapers hosts a series of bespoke events and awards throughout the year, debating the industry’s hottest topics and celebrating the biggest achievements across the different sectors. Find out more about each of the different events here, and how you can get involved.
14 March 2019
Studio Spaces, London
Drapers Sustainable Fashion is our unmissable new event that will bring together the most sustainable brands and retailers, trailblazers and unicorns, disruptors, progressive thinkers and pioneers to discuss what we can do and why change is not optional.
15 May 2019
The Brewery, London
The Drapers Digital Festival 2018 was yet again the world’s largest gathering of fashion ecommerce and digital professionals. Over 600 attendees meet at the festival to learn, celebrate, innovate and shape the future.
This year the festival consisted of a day packed with talks, debates, unique live judging sessions, exclusive fringe events and an awards gala. For the first time, the event hosted the Experiential Lounge, a creative space where participants can network and collaborate.
26 June 2019
Grosvenor House, London
As the only footwear-focused fashion retail event, the Drapers Footwear Awards recognise and celebrate the very best in the industry.
The 2018 awards were not only a fantastic platform to showcase your achievements but also attracted an audience of more than 400 industry heavyweights resulting in the perfect networking opportunity for your business.
11 September 2019
In order to recognise the exceptional customer service, innovation, grit and community spirit shown throughout the independents fashion community we have introduced several new categories including Bridal Retailer and Bridal Brand of the Year alongside core categories such as the Menswear and Womenswear Independent of the Year.
10 October 2019
County Hall, London
The UK fashion retail sector has faced several years of upheaval – the continued rise of ecommerce, momentous store closures, and declining profits – and the industry has had to adapt at a much faster rate than ever before to remain relevant and weather the storm.
21 November 2019
Covering the breadth of the industry, the awards celebrate the best of the best in the fashion sector across the UK and Ireland. Categories include Best Fashion Marketing Campaign, Best Store Design, Best Place to Work and the Sustainability award.
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Drapers is hosting an online careers fair in January to help industry professionals to discover new employment opportunities from the comfort of their own homes, or while on the move.
Fashion is one of the world’s most polluting industries. While it is starting to turn up the dial on its sustainability efforts, there is still a long way to go.