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Circular Design for Fashion
7 February @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm£330
What to expect
This introductory-level CPD-certified is ideal for small and medium sized fashion design businesses wishing to enhance their understanding of zero waste design and zero waste principles around pattern cutting, the sustainable use of materials, and the case for reuse and regenerative materials.
The Fashion and Textiles industry is a major contributor to global carbon emissions and the UK alone generates c.300,000 tonnes of textile waste per year.
A part of Design Museum Academy’s Design for Business series, the Circular Design for Fashion workshop will empower businesses who are seeking practical tools to reduce carbon emissions and waste as part of their design practice.
This course has been developed in partnership with British Fashion Council’s Institute of Positive Fashion and ourselves at Future Fashion Factory, blending expertise from academia and industry, matching evidence-based insight with hands-on practical workshops led by top designers and industrial experts.
The final section of the day will cover some of the key aspects of the proposed new regulations per EU’s sustainable and circular textiles strategy, which will introduce new requirements on how fashion products are being designed and manufactured, marketed and disposed of.
09:00 – Arrival reception and coffee
09:30 – Welcome and introductions
10:15 – University of Leeds: What does Circular Design mean for fashion?
11:15 – Break
11:30 – Case study: Elvis and Kresse
12:15 – Practical workshop – putting theory into practice
13:00 – Lunch
13:45 – Case Study: Phoebe English
14:30 – Institute of Positive Fashion: Changing Landscapes – a legislative focus
15:30 – Break
15:45 – Curated surgery
16:30 – End
• Lunch and light refreshments will be provided throughout the day.
• Your workshop ticket will give you same day access to the Design Museum exhibition REBEL: 30 Years of London Fashion sponsored by Alexander McQueen.