Our virtual event celebrated sustainable living, ethical fashion, eco-friendly beauty and more.
On Saturday 27th March, Marie Claire hosted our first ever sustainability festival with guest speakers including Lily Cole, Jasmine Hemsley and many, many more.
A whole host of you joined us on the day for panel talks, workshops and mini events and heard from to leading voices and brands within the global sustainability movement.
Vanish, Garnier and Gumtree sponsored the event. Vanish have just announced a partnership with the British Fashion Council to challenge our throw-away clothing culture, while Garnier have launched a complete end to end approach to sustainability with their Green Beauty initiative. Gumtree have always championed re-commerce and the spirit of sustainable and local living. As a home for second-hand, their whole ethos encourages people to pass-on, reuse and recycle, and ensuring everything finds a new purpose.
We had a whole host of amazing experts who provided insight and advice on how to live all aspects of our lives more sustainably. The bitesize sessions taught us why being sustainable is important, shared handy tips on how to be more sustainable with small tweaks to your day-to-day routine, and educated the audience on how to reduce your carbon footprint, too.
Not only that, but our audience heard from leading voices and brands at the forefront of the sustainability movement. Headline speakers, panel members and breakout sessions uncovered what living a sustainable life really means; how to shop ethical clothing, avoid greenwashing, upcycle your wardrobe and be a local change maker.
The event was eco-friendly by nature, designed for you to enjoy from the comfort of your own home, cup of tea (or something stronger, at the later sessions) in hand – no travel required.
Interested in catching up on any of the sessions? Watching is simple – all you’ve got to do is head to the event hub, where you can catch all the speakers from the day.
Marie Claire sustainability festival 2021 – the need to know details:
- When was it? Saturday 27 March. Catch up on any of the talks on demand now.
- How much were tickets? The event was free.
- What did audience members enjoy at the virtual festival? In short, everything you’d get at an IRL festival – just from the comfort of your own home, instead.
Catching up on demand: How to watch the talks now
All the information you could possibly need is on our Marie Claire Sustainability festival page.
See our full list of speakers and scout out our jam-packed agenda for all the catch up sessions from the day, Let us help you #startsomewhere to create long lasting behavioural change that will positively impact our planet.