Ignite Labs: Sustainable Textiles & Circular Systems Series

Event Details

18/10/2022 - 24/11/2022

10.00 - 16.00



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About the ‘Sustainable Textiles & Circular Systems’ series

Ignite Labs is a brand new series of events designed to support knowledge exchange and best practice in sustainable textiles and circular systems.

Our two-month programme combines in-person visits with online workshops and presentations to introduce participants to the latest design innovation approaches, thought leadership, and case studies, to help them refine their strategies and project ideas.

Our programme is focused on capturing best practices and supporting knowledge exchange in this area, exploring design-led innovation approaches to sustainability and circular business models.

Our aim is to help UK textile businesses meet Net Zero goals while also achieving sustainable growth by provoking in-depth conversations and new insights around opportunities for design to stimulate new thinking around new business models, circular systems, and servitization across the UK textile industry.

Who is this series for?

Our events are suitable for textile manufacturers, suppliers, retailers, and recyclers of any size who wish to innovate towards a profitable, more sustainable, and more circular business model.

Our attendees will hear from experts in the field, tour key sites of innovation activity, and receive targeted support in the development of ideas and projects which will help ensure their sustainable growth.

Whether you are a start-up looking to use strategic design to help brilliant ideas get to the right market, or an established business looking to reposition or expand your offering, this Ignite Labs series of events can support you.

What will you gain?

By attending our events, you will gain:

  • Access to expertise from diverse industry leaders, helping you to identify and exploit new innovation opportunities around new circular systems.
  • Benefit from a fast-tracked contextual understanding, clearly defined opportunities and project plans for early-stage design studies
  • Collaboration opportunity with like-minded motivated selected cohorts

Join us and take the first step towards a more sustainable and profitable business model.

Harry Kerr

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Harry Kerr

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