Material and Manufacturing Challenges in Making Fashion Sustainable?

Posted on: 31/07/2020

On 2nd October 2020 from 10:00 – 15:00, KTN and The University of Leeds will be hosting an event titled “What are the Material and Manufacturing Challenges in Making Fashion Sustainable?”

The event aims to engage a mixed audience (academics, industrialists, interested parties such as social enterprises and micro-businesses and the general public) in a discussion about current work towards sustainable fashion within a circular economy framework.

The day would be in two parts, with invited speakers. In the morning we would be discussing activities that are taking place at a more national level.

After lunch our speakers will present the work they do within the Leeds area and provide challenges that the audience is invited to collaboratively explore local issues for dealing with fashion and textile waste.


10:00 Welcome & Presentation by HoS of School of Design and PS/ZWL

10:10 Towards Zero Waste: Supporting Research and Innovation, Dr. Veronica Sanchez-Romaguera, KTN

10:20 AI/Robotics: towards a sustainable fashion and textiles industry, Dr. Caroline Chibelushi,  KTN

10.30 Speaker 1

11:00 Prof Chris Carr, University of Leeds “Designing Fashion Clothing for Recycling – The Stability of Colorants and Finishes”

11:30 Speaker 3
12:00 Speaker 4

12:30 Break

13.00 Dr Pammi Sinha (UoL), Zero Waste Fashion Leeds/RSA (introduce the fashion hack and relevance to the morning session).

The Fashion Hack: Leeds Community Clothing Exchange.

Five scenarios presented to the delegates about particular local (to Leeds area) issues related to fashion and textile waste. With the help of the organisers, delegates would be encouraged to participate in examining the issues, thinking about the root causes and so defining the problems as they see them.

14:30 Group discussion and feedback

15:00 Close


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