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Change for Good: Social Enterprises from UAL Graduates

Business, profit, entrepreneur, sales…sometimes these seem like negative words that don’t have much to do with creativity. But there is a way that you can be creative, run a business AND do good. Come to this event, which is being run and sponsored by the UAL Alumni Enterprising Association, and hear from some incredible creative businesses who are selling and having a positive social impact. Find out what it takes to run a social enterprise, what you need to consider, and some of the support available. You’ll leave feeling inspired by our enterprising panel of speakers, meet other like-minded creatives, and learn how to launch or grow your own social enterprise.

Panelists:

Stephanie Mclaren Neckles – LCC Design School alumnus and co-founder and director of social enterprises Twenty% Extra + Lets Be Brief

Ella Ritchie – CSM Fine Art alumnus and co-founder and director of Intoart; an inclusive art and design studio and gallery.

Josie Tucker + Richard Ashton – LCC MA Graphics alumni and co-founders of Adapt Studio: design for the subject of climate crisis.

Shaneika Johnson-Simms – LCC Film Practice alumnus and co-founder of film production company Asare Simms Limited.

Event Partner: UAL Enterprising Alumni Association and LCC Graduate Engagement

6-7pm: Drinks reception (Lower Gallery)
7-8-30pm: Presentations & panel discussion (Lecture Theatre A)

RSVP: enterprisingalumni@arts.ac.uk

People painting at Intoart Studio, Peckham Levels

Intoart Studio. Photograph by Josef Konczak

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Embracing Sustainability to Kick-start your Fashion Career

Sustainability can often feel like a passing trend in the industry. It can also be incredibly frustrating when you enter an industry full of passion and energy to disrupt it, only to find you feel like you have to compromise your morals to pay the bills.

This panel discussion will be compiled of several professionals from different jobs in the fashion industry who specialise in sustainability and feel it has moved their career in a positive direction. It will explore the challenges of working in sustainable fashion, how to become an expert in your area of passion, spotting the gaps in the sustainable fashion job market to stand out in, and how to launch your own sustainable fashion business.

 

The panel will be hosted by Olivia Pinnock, founder of The Fashion Debates.

Model at a fashion shoot

Photo by Arianna Poverini

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