Mar 3, 2023
Spring & Autumn Fair, Products Of Change collaborate on sustainability project

Spring & Autumn Fair, UK marketplaces for wholesale home, gift and fashion, has partnered with Products of Change to create a set of five white papers to assist retailers and brands with their journey to operating a more sustainable, ethical and regenerative business as part of its Power of One campaign.

The first whitepaper, titled “Pathway to Sustainability” showcases how to set business ambitions through the structure of the United Nations’ 17 sustainable development goals.

This is then followed by four white papers, including a dive into the Green Claims Code with “Navigating The Green Claims Code and Avoiding Greenwashing,” insight on our generation of sustainable shoppers in consumer trends, and the necessary policies, mandates and frameworks to be aware of in legislation.

Looking at the inefficient, wasteful, consumptive and extractive global economy that currently exists, the “Circular Economy” white paper explores the “cash is king” economic model and outlines new strategies not reliant on finite resources.

The white paper goes on to explore the three defining principles of the circular economy: eliminate waste and pollution; keep materials in use; and regenerate natural systems.

The aim of the white papers is to continue the show’s Power of One activity by providing businesses with the tools to build action, and together reduce the collective impact over the next seven to eight years across industry to meet 2030 targets. The white papers are now available to download at Pathway to Sustainability – Spring Fair 2023.

“Thanks to our partnership with Products of Change, we can deliver real education to our audience of retailers and suppliers, with which they can begin to build actionable steps as part of a wider strategy to transition towards sustainability and business practices that benefit people and the planet,” said Nikki Griffiths, group communications and ESG director of Hyve Group. “We are really excited to deliver this first series of white papers through the lens of the expertise at Products of Change and look forward to seeing the positive change we can all drive across business across the world together.”

Products of Change is a global, educational hub aimed at driving sustainable change across consumer product markets and beyond by bringing together a strong community of brand owners, retailers, content creators, innovators, manufacturing partners and marketing experts to learn and connect through the platform.

“Products of Change is proud to partner with Spring and Autumn Fair, who has been driving awareness around sustainability since 2018 with their Power of One campaign by highlighting that one small action can make a huge impact when adopted at scale across industry,” said Helena Mansell-Stopher, founder and CEO of Products of Change. “Education is at the heart of Products of Change and to get the opportunity to deliver some practical guidelines to the industry through our collaboration with Hyve and help industry navigate the broad topic of sustainability to build action within business through these white papers, is a real privilege. I can’t wait to see how this work is transitioned into business to drive real action.”

Spring and Autumn Fair is owned by Hyve Group, an international organizer of exhibitions and conferences that believes in the power of human connection through in-person events, online experiences and new technology to drive business and business education forwards.

The next show, Autumn Fair, takes place Sept. 3-6. It encompasses 14 sectors within four destinations across eight halls.




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