Next week TED Researcher Dr. Kate Goldsworthy will present a keynote based upon the current Mistra Future Fashion project research at the Textiles Recycling Conference. The talk ‘Designed to Last: Fast & Slow Fashion Futures’, will explore a range of approaches for a more sustainable fashion industry. Leading with the notion of longevity applying to both both material as well as product it will present multiple and connected design strategies, from long-life proposals: mendable, transformable, adaptable garments; to short-life proposals: disposable, compostable, recoverable and re-manufacture-able features.
This year’s conference will explore the crucial issues affecting the textiles recycling sector, from local authority campaigns and charity perspectives to broader challenges from regulations to export markets. The event will also feature an update on the Clothing Action Plan, covering design through to retail, discussions on the East Africa export markets and insights into reuse and recovery process developments. Textiles Recycling 2016 will hear from the president of the Textile Recycling Association as well as having an international focus with a briefing on the post-Brexit market by one of Europe’s top textile experts. With perspectives for and by local authorities, textile recyclers, charities and waste management firms,
Date: 5th October, 2016
Location: Qeii Centre, London