Circular Fashion: Making the Fashion Industry Sustainable

Thursday 21 October | 6pm – 7:30pm | £5 | ONLINE EVENT

Moving fashion toward circularity requires new thinking, unprecedented creativity and invention. Join author Peggy Blum and a trio of innovators for a lively discussion exploring circular concepts - the circular business model, design thinking and rethinking, dyeing with plants and creating value with waste while celebrating the launch of Circular Fashion: Making the Fashion Industry Sustainable (Laurence King Publishing).

The book gives a practical introduction to the principles of circular economy and sustainable development, while exploring the opportunities and challenges a circular supply chain poses to the textile and apparel industry.

Circular Fashion: Making the Fashion Industry Sustainable, £25, published by Laurence King, is available to buy from our online shop here.

Price: £5

Peggy Blum is an award-winning university professor with 30 years’ experience, who enjoys teaching students better ways to consume fashion. She advises and participates in sustainable fashion education initiatives around the world, and has consulted on projects for fashion designers, magazines and trend agencies in New York, Los Angeles, Tel Aviv and London. 

Miranda Bennett is a pioneer of ethical manufacturing, local and transparent production models and sustainability through design and materials. A graduate of Parsons School of Design and Eugene Lang College, Bennett’s thesis and senior collection were rooted in local, maker economies that eschew mass production and the exploitation of workers. Bennett began her career in Fashion in 2006 with her first eponymous collection, designed, cut and ethically sewn by woman owned production facilities in New York City. Her current brand, Miranda Bennett Studio, highlights plant dyed, zero waste women’s apparel, made under one roof in Austin, Texas. A pilgrim of myth, Bennett is often captured by the invisible, underlying thread that connects us all. An awareness of this connection, and that no actions exist in a vacuum, is the foundation of her approach to fashion and environmental stewardship. 

Sylvia Calvo is the founder and designer of the brand “Sylvia Calvo BCN”, Barcelona, Spain working mainly with original used coffee bags to transform them into garments. Together with five colleagues, she also co-founded the Non-profit Association “Moda Sostenible Barcelona” (MSBCN), the first association of this kind, in order to promote the benefits of sustainable fashion, its creation, production and sale, and to bring it closer to consumers. 

Cristina Dan is a pioneer contextual fashion designer, lecturer and researcher, with a strong vision on the clothing of tomorrow and the added value it will bring to our everyday lives. She is founder of Solve, an award winning multidisciplinary social innovation studio in design and sustainability. She was trained at VIA Design University in Denmark, has an MA in Leadership for Sustainability from Malmö University in Sweden, with a background also in circular economy and biomimicry. 

This talk will take place on the streaming platform Microsoft Teams Live, details of how to access the talk will be included in your booking confirmation. You will receive a unique link via email prior to the event, if you are planning to use a smartphone or tablet you will need to download the Microsoft Teams App which can be found for free in your devices App Store. Please ensure you are using the most recent operating system on your device and you can access Microsoft Teams to ensure you have the best experience.  Please note the tickets sales cut-off for this event is 2 hours before the start time.  

The talk starts at 6pm and lasts for approximately 1.5 hours, followed by a Q&A session at the end.  

Online Events take place live at the time and date specified above. A recording of the Online Event is not included in the purchase of your ticket. If you are unavailable at the time and date above, please keep an eye on our Events on Demand, where all recordings that meet our quality specifications will be available to purchase in due course. 

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