On Saturday 27 March, the Marie Claire Sustainability Festival will bring you everything a real live event would, all from the comfort of your own home. Our stage will see the Marie Claire UK team host inspiring keynote speakers, practical breakout sessions and panel discussions, covering everything from fashion and beauty to food and work.  We'll be releasing more information about the line-up soon, including our full list of speakers, but in the meantime, take a look at the agenda below. 

(please note, agenda is subject to change)

Saturday, March 27, 2021
11:30 AM - 11:40 AM
Welcome from the Marie Claire UK Team
11:30 AM - 11:40 AM
Andrea Thompson Sara Vaughan
11:40 AM - 12:30 PM
How to Start Somewhere with the Sustainability Challenge
11:40 AM - 12:30 PM

Join Marie Claire International's Chief Purpose & Sustainability Advisor, Sara Vaughan, for a conversation with a very special guest... To be announced. This Q&A will address what living sustainably means, the problems and challenges we face, and most importantly - how we collectively overcome them. What actually does your carbon footprint mean and how can we be more carbon neutral?

Sara Vaughan
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
The Future of Fashion
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM

Covid has driven reset in the fashion industry, and has accelerated a genuine desire to find solutions for a more responsible and sustainable sector. This panel, sponsored by Vanish, will discuss the steps the fashion industry are taking, what this means for us as fashion consumers and how we can all #startsomewhere in creating long lasting behavioural change that will positively impact on the planet.

Sara Vaughan Noëlla Coursaris Musunka Gail Gallie Victoria Prew Paola Arbelaez
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
Can you love beauty and be genuinely sustainable? In partnership with Garnier
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

From the beauty products you put on your skin, to the plastic waste you chuck in your bathroom bins, most of your bathroom items - and beauty products - contain plastic, right? Join Lisa Oxenham, Marie Claire UK’s Beauty and Style Director, Garnier and leading voices as they educate you on the part you can play in the beauty sustainability movement. Learn how to think differently about your consumption and get inspired to take #onegreenstep with both your bathroom and beauty regimes.

Lisa Oxenham
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
How to be Your Own Sustainability Champion at Work
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Is your company lagging when it comes to sustainability? Get inspired with our expert guide on how to inform your boss and persuade your employer to act more sustainably. Self employed? If you're starting or growing your own business our experts have tips on how to build a carbon neutral company and launch with sustainable practices in tech, banking, travel and events

Holly Rains Joanna Abeyie MBE
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
Breakout Sessions
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Fashion Breakout : how to shop sustainably and up-cycle your wardrobe

Food Breakout: zero-waste cooking

Beauty Breakout: Inside my bathroom, in partnership with Garnier

Join Marie Claire UK's Senior Beauty Editor Katie Thomas and a special guest as they unpick what's really in their bathroom. Both experts will educate you with a handful of fun and practical ways to reduce your bathroom plastic usage. Brimming with helpful insights, tips and tricks, this session will inspire you to #startsomewhere. Taking that #onegreenstep will never look as simple as after this session. 

Breakout session speakers include:

Katie Thomas Christine Leech Hannah Rochell
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
How to Green Your Home
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
Ally Head
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
How to be a Local Changemaker
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

Do you want to create change in your community but don't know where to start? Join Marie Claire UK's Editor-in-Chief, Andrea Thompson, in conversation with One Young World Managing Director and author of How to Make a Difference, Ella McKay Robertson who will talk you through how to find a cause that matters to you, how to tell your own story and use social media effectively, how to protest, how to change a big organisation and how to fix something that isn't right. The session will also feature stories from some of One Young World's most inspiring ambassadors. 

Andrea Thompson Ella Robertson McKay Ayah Alfawaris Svanika Balasubramanian Angela Minas

Keep up to date with our content by following us on Instagram @MarieClaireUK where we'll be posting updates on the event throughout February and March.