Minimising the environmental impact of Drapers Future of Fashion is important to us.

As part of our commitment to a more sustainable future, we are taking practical steps to reduce and offset our carbon emissions, and we encourage our event partners to do the same.

Below are some of the measures we are implementing to reduce waste and energy consumption, and to minimise the carbon footprint of the event:


SWAG Is it valuable to the attendee? We ask to keep this to a minimum with the aim of using sustainable, recyclable or compostable materials.

NO SINGLE-USE BOTTLES We provide water stations and encourage attendees to bring their own reusable drinking bottles.

GETTING TO OUR EVENTS Directions for public transport only are detailed on the event website.


The event will be held at 155 Bishopsgate, London. Click here to read its sustainability policy.


Drapers chooses its suppliers with a bias towards those partners who take sustainability seriously.

EVENT COLLATERAL, SIGNAGE AND EXHIBITION STANDS Our event guide programmes and tickets are electronic instead of printed. The signage we use is from Insite Graphics, which holds ISO14001 certification. Event signage is all either recyclable, reusable or used to provide community power at end of life – none will go to landfill. All the ink is water based and much of our signage is moving to carboard-based alternatives, recyclable in generic paper waste collections. For more information click here.

AV SUPPLIER We have chosen our AV supplier based on its positive sustainability policy, which you can read here.

COURIERS We request electric vehicles for our preferred courier, Santis Global. For more information click here.

TRANSPORT Employees are encouraged to take public transport to event or to travel using our Uber Green company account. For more information click here.

TROPHY SUPPLIER Gaudio, our trophy supplier, plants a tree for every order made.

LANYARDS Where possible, we source lanyards that are made from sustainable materials such as bamboo, and we aim for these to be returned, disinfected and reused.


This section of the website is not just dedicated to shouting about how great we are for doing what we should have been doing all along. We need to do better. We would love to hear from you on how you think we could improve. Please email any suggestions to or take a few moments to complete the post-event survey that will be emailed to you after the conference.