This morning, the Centre for Retail Resarch hosted the first in a series of three webinars on Future Themes in Consumption in which researchers and retail practitioners discuss the future of consumption and retail from their particular perspectives.
The future of consumption is closely related to the future of forms of retail. The current modes and levels of consumption – in which retail is responsible for selling high volumes of products and services to consumers – are not sustainable. That's why sustainability was the theme of the first webinar.
In the webinar, Carys Egan-Wyer from The Centre for Retail Research presented ongoing research on anti-consumption trends, Mariana Lopez Davila from IIIEE presented research on the topic of repair behaviour in Sweden and how to create a repair society, Réka Ines-Tölg discussed garment care offerings and how they change the value we attach to clothing and, finally Kevin Gelsi from Nudie Jeans talked about Nudie's approach to sustainability. The webinar also featured a panel discussion.
If you weren't able to join the conversation live, you can watch the recorded webinar on our website.