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.  

Saturday, March 27, 2021
12:00 PM - 12:10 PM
Welcome from the Marie Claire UK Team
12:00 PM - 12:10 PM
Andrea Thompson Sara Vaughan
12:10 PM - 12:30 PM
How to Start Somewhere with the Sustainability Challenge
12:10 PM - 12:30 PM

Join model, author and activist Lily Cole for a Q&A about what living sustainably means, the problems and challenges we face, and most importantly - how we collectively overcome them. 

Lily Cole
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
The Future of Fashion in partnership with Vanish
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 Adrien Koskas Shifrah Jacobs Jasmine Hemsley Dr Justine Kluk
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 as we speak to the experts who have created sustainable, eco-conscious businesses from the ground up. From the challenges they have faced along the way, to sharing practical tips on how you can make a difference in your workplace - this panel will leave you feeling inspired to become your own sustainability champion, wherever you work.

Holly Rains Joanna Abeyie MBE Michelle Feeney Ele Ward
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, in partnership with Vanish

Join maker Christine Leech and writer Hannah Rochell as they talk how to care for your clothes, where to shop sustainable brands and you'll also learn first hand with their visible-mending workshop.

Food Breakout: zero-waste cooking in partnership with Hellmann's and The Felix Project

Did you know potatoes, bread and herbs are the most wasted foods at home? Join chef Bettina Campolucci Bordi and Marie Claire UK's Features Editor, Jenny Proudfoot for a zero-waste cooking session. You'll learn how to cook pantry foraged fritters, best when served with Hellmann's mayonnaise.

Beauty Breakout: Inside my bathroom, in partnership with Garnier

Join Creative Director & podcast host Estée Lalonde and Marie Claire UK's Senior Beauty Editor Katie Thomas, as they unpick what's really in their bathroom. Both experts will take you through their skincare regime and inspire you with a handful of fun and practical ways to reduce your bathroom plastic usage and take that #onegreenstep. 

Breakout session speakers include:

Katie Thomas Christine Leech Hannah Rochell Jenny Proudfoot Estée Lalonde Bettina Campolucci Bordi
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
How to Green Your Home, in partnership with Gumtree
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Join our health, sustainability and relationships editor Ally Head and a stellar panel of home experts as they work through the minefield that is making your home more planet-friendly. What products should you be buying? And how can you make a home sustainable if you can’t control certain elements? All good questions that Rob Green, founder of COAT Paints, Katie Seidler, interior designer at Hello Haus, and Barbeline, designer at Barbeline London will be answering. Tune in for the basic, budget-friendly ways you can make your living space more eco.

Ally Head Barbeline Rob Green Katie Seidler
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 Angela Minas Carlotta Giacché Danielle Crompton Lalita Purbhoo Junggee Manoly Sisavanh Aisha Raheem Sue Whisky