Karen Howes, CEO & Founder of Taylor Howes, attended the Walpole’s annual CEO & Chairmen’s dinner at the UN Ballroom at Four Seasons Hotel, Ten Trinity Square.
The dinner was attended by over 100 British luxury brands including Burberry, dunhill, Harrods, Johnstons of Elgin, Mulberry, Chivas Brothers and The SAVOY, to support the launch of the new initiative and committing to prioritising sustainability within their businesses.
Walpole, the sector body for the UK luxury industry which counts over 270 high-end brands amongst its membership, supported by strategic partner McKinsey & Company, launched its ambitious and comprehensive sustainability manifesto that aims to support the British luxury sector in leading the way on the imperative towards sustainability.
Aligned to the UN Sustainability Goals, Walpole’s Sustainability Manifesto, aims to set industry best practice aspirations in sustainability for the British luxury sector with four overarching principles:
1. Lead the transition towards a CIRCULAR ECONOMY
2. Safeguard the environment and NATURAL RESOURCES
3. Guide PARTNERS AND SUPPLIERS towards sustainable practices
4. Advocate equal and respectful WORKING CONDITIONS
This year Taylor Howes has pledged to focus on wellness and sustainability in our designs. One of our 2020 resolutions is to use more reusable and sustainability sourced materials in our concepts, being aware of the environmental impact of our projects. As official members of Walpole we will work with them and other members to ensure we focus more on sustainability in the next decade.
Click here to read more about the British Luxury Sustainability Manifesto