Explore the future of sustainable fashion and textiles 23 February - 21 March 2024
Designing Future Fashion Systems: creativity, biomaterials and the circular economy
Call for participants – apparel brands and bio-materials companies/developers
We are inviting you to participate in a research study conducted by Prof. Steve Evans (University of Cambridge) and Prof. Gareth Loudon (Royal College of Art), as part of the TCC’s Supply Chain research strand.
Help us to understand…
How might we widen the flow – of circular materials and value – and create a more circular apparel industry?
There will be 12–16 participants in the workshop – predominantly from material brands and start-ups.
We will explore the journey of clothing today and tomorrow, and focus on materials innovation, selection and scaling.
When: Friday 25th November 2022, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Where: The Regenerative Fashion Hub based at The LabE20 (3-4 East Park Walk, East Village, London, E20 1JB)
Closer tube: Stratford/ Stratford International
10:00 Tea/coffee & introductions
10:30 Workshop start
Part 1: Understanding the journey of clothing today
Part 2: Understanding the materials design process flow – what are the key challenges and opportunities?
Part 3: Interactive brainstorming session to establish how the fashion supply chain might best adapt/accommodate these challenges and opportunities
12:30 Lunch & networking (food & refreshments provided)
Regenerative Fashion Hub
The Regenerative Fashion Hub is a 6-week event to put the research of the Textiles Circularity Centre (TCC) into sustainable apparel-textiles on the high street to engage the public, industry, NGOs and government in discussion and participation. The TCC is funded by UKRI and directed by Prof. Sharon Baurley (Royal College of Art).
We are pleased to announce additional dates for our open house sessions at the Royal College of Art this Saturday 3rd February and Thursday 8th February.
The Regenerative Fashion Hub showcases circular bio-based textile designs, product and consumer experience designs, and alternative local economy supply chain systems based on a 'social production network'.