UN supports Head to Toe fashion conference

Date 11.11.2015

​The University of Northampton was pleased to sponsor the Head to Toe conference, which focused on leather fashion, footwear and accessories and was hosted by the Association of Suppliers to the British Clothing Industry (ASBCI).

The event took place on Wednesday 4 November at the Northampton Marriott Hotel, and featured an esteemed line up of industry professionals and specialists from the leather industry, covering all aspects of leather products.

Professor Nick Petford, Vice Chancellor at the University of Northampton opened the event and speakers included John Saunders, Chairman of the British Footwear Association, Amanda Michel from Leather Wise, Laura West from the Society of Shoe Fitters, Danielle Needham from Matalan and Jonathan Church from Cheaney.

Dr Julie King, Head of Fashion at the University of Northampton and the Events Director for ASBCI chaired the conference. She commented: “Naturally Northampton was the first choice for this conference given its tremendous heritage for footwear and the leather industry, and the University of Northampton is proud to have supported the event with our own heritage of footwear and leather.”

Find out more about the ASBCI.​​