Public Speaking Events

Public Speaker: Jo Wanner

Welcome to the world of sustainable fashion with Jo Wanner, a 29-year-old Swedish fashion designer and co-founder of Tråd Collective. With a deep-rooted passion for sustainability cultivated in her upbringing amidst the serene countryside of southern Sweden, Jo's journey unfolds as a testament to her commitment to ecological consciousness in the fashion industry.

About Jo Wanner: Jo embarked on her sustainability journey after completing her fashion design degree in Milan, driven by a desire to offer alternatives to conventional fashion practices. What began as crafting upcycled garments blossomed into the creation of her own brand, Wanner Label. Expanding upon this ethos, Jo co-founded Tråd Collective—a sustainable clothing and lifestyle shop in Leeds, UK, Featured on BBC Look North. Here, she curates a diverse range of items, from pre-loved apparel to upcycled pieces and responsibly made goods, fostering a space where sustainability meets style seamlessly.

Speaking Engagements: Jo Wanner's expertise extends beyond the confines of her boutique. As a seasoned public speaker, Jo has graced numerous platforms, sharing insights on topics ranging from sustainable fashion entrepreneurship to the environmental impacts of fast fashion. Her engaging talks resonate with audiences, offering a blend of real-world experiences and practical solutions.

Selected Past Speaking Engagements:

  • Guest lecture at Leeds Beckett University 14.03.24

    Fashion business and marketing communication

  • Guest lecture at Leeds Trinity University 14.03.24

    Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship

  • Leeds University Union Sustainable Society 04.03.24

    Putting an end to fast fashion

  • Guest lecture at Leeds Trinity University 06.02.24

    Entrepreneurship & Creativity 

  • Tippin Point Hyde Park Book Club 23.06.23

    The problem with fast fashion 

  • Leeds Art University 30.03.23

    Sustainable print design brief and student project. 

  • Pure London, Olympia London 13.03.23

    Succeeding in Sustainable Retail Panel discussion 

  • Book launch, Left Bank Leeds 29.09.22

    Anti-capitalist Book of Fashion - panel discussion


Testimonials: "Nikki Eastwood, Lecturer at Leeds Beckett University: 'It was fantastic to hear Jo's story and how she managed to get her business started. The students were appreciative of hearing a real-life story of such a unique business.'"

Book Jo Wanner for Your Event: Elevate your event with Jo Wanner's compelling narrative and expertise in sustainable fashion. Whether you're organizing a conference, workshop, or panel discussion, Jo brings depth and authenticity to the conversation. Contact to inquire about availability and booking details.