This week TED Researcher Dr Kate Goldsworthy will speak at CFE FashTech Meetup 9: Rediscovering Sustainability. It will be an evening with inspiring talks, exciting conversations and engaging presentations with focuses on Rediscovering Sustainability with a fashion tech angle. There will be speakers from different professional backgrounds who are working in either creating new eco materials or using tech to make existing products & processes more ethical. The panel will discuss ‘How new technologies are helping us rediscover sustainability and whether they will help change human behaviour’. The event is aimed at fashion, tech and digital creatives, UAL students, graduates and alumni as well as the wider fashion, tech, investor and media industry.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS AND PANEL
Lynne Murray (Panel chair)
Lynne is in charge of setting new vision for digital thinking at London College of Fashion through founding of the Digital Anthropology Lab. From exploring futures in digital to bringing industry to research across emerging technologies including wearables, IoT, AR/ VR and smart materials, Lynne focuses on building a new collaborative way of working across public and private sector to enable true, genuine and useful advances in digital creative technologies for fashion and the creative industries.
Matthew Drinkwater (speaker)
Matthew works at the crossroads of Fashion, Retail and Technology to head up LCF’s Fashion Innovation Agency. Matthew delivered the world’s first digital skirt for Nokia, wireless charging clothing for Microsoft and what Forbes described as ‘the first example of truly beautiful wearable tech’ for Disney and was named in the 100 most influential in the world of Wearable Technology. He is currently working on global concepts in wearables, fashion technology and IoT.
Hannah Bernard (White) (speaker)
Hannah is an expert in fashion communication and marketing, with 10 years experience within the apparel and retail. In 2016, Hannah was appointed as Director, Global Marketing Communications, Apparel & RFID at Avery Dennison RBIS. Avery Dennison RBIS is a global leader in apparel branding, labelling, packaging, embellishments and RFID solutions. Avery Dennison RBIS partners with some of the world’s largest apparel and retail brands including, Christopher Raeburn, Kit Neale, Astrid Andersen and Holly Fulton, to bring their branding to life, focusing on sustainable alternatives and innovative materials that reduce the retail and apparel industry’s impact on the environment.
Kate Goldsworthy (speaker)
Kate Goldsworthy is currently Reader in Circular Textile Design at UAL. With over 15 years of experience as a textile designer and researcher, her core interests are sustainability, design for cyclability, new finishing and production technologies and material innovation. Her approach is practice-based, always placing making and tacit knowledge at the centre of her action-research, and collaborative, often across disciplines in both industry and scientific fields. She regularly contributes to international publications and conferences and her design work has been exhibited widely, including the Science Museum, the ICA and Crafts Council, (London), the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design (USA) and the Audax Textile Museum (Tilburg).
Irene-Marie Seelig (speaker)
Irene-Marie Seelig is a proven marketing leader and business development strategist with over 7 years experience in the fashion and emerging technology industries through the approach of sustainability. She excels at translating creative ideas into executable plans that drive brand equity and profitable growth for values-driven companies. In 2016, Irene won the LCFxKering Award for Sustainable Fashion with Stella McCartney for her mushroom leather project. This innovative material, made from the skin of Amadou Mushrooms, is a renewable, biodegradable and vegetarian leather alternative. The award reflects the importance of sustainability and social consciousness to create a sustainable future for the fashion industry.
ABOUT THE ORGANISER
Centre for Fashion Enterprise (CFE) is London’s pioneering fashion & fashion tech business incubator. Located within the University of the Arts London it has been integral to London College of Fashion since 2003.
Supporting and developing creative talent is the cornerstone of our work. Our programmes merge innovation across fashion, fashion tech and business, providing facilities, a networking environment and progressive solutions in business for aspiring entrepreneurs and emerging fashion designer businesses in London and internationally. Their expertise, in partnership with key players in the fashion and fashion tech industries, facilitates success in the global marketplace. CFE has created a culture of trust and vision underpinned by the success of the businesses supported, and it is recognised and supported by leading industry partners, retailers and investors.
The event is currently sold out but you can join the waitlist.
Date: 26 January 2017, 6pm – 9pm
Location: Interchange Triangle, Stables Market, Chalk Farm Rd, London NW1 8AB