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CIRCULARITY #1. A How-To Transition to Circular Design +Sustainable Textile Sourcing Event

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LOCATION. EnergyLab Sydney, UTS
Building 25, 4-12 Buckland Street, Chippendale

The CIRCULARITY Workshops are Australia's first step-by-step series designed to work through the industry specific recommendations set by the United Nations Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action and deliver a hands-on systems change event supporting leaders in the fashion and apparel industry to fully transition to circular economy principles.

Participants will learn from industry experts on topics including integrating circular design methods, creating a textile waste service, source true sustainable and ethical textiles, manufacturing both in Australia and off-shore, calculate carbon emissions and tools to communicate your commitments to both the media and buyers choosing to shop their values.

SPEAKERS in order of appearance include:

  • Sarah Morse, Unchained
  • Kirsten Lee, Design Lecturer including the Sustainable Textiles for Masters at UNSW Art & Design plus one of the forces behind Fashion Revolution Australia
  • Alison Jose,Circular Centre and STSC Sustainable Textile Supply Chain
  • Diana Manzi, Designer modetische 
  • Jody Head, Designer Algorithm 
  • Marcel Pandher, Design/Production Belle Marc
  • Susan Hansen, MEYD.IT
  • Shreya Hegde, GreenFleet
  • Jenni Philippe, Design Thinking in Action and UTS Lecturer.
    The workshop’s step-by-step and Q&A session format is designed to expedite a fast pivot to circular economy practices.  

    One of the day's key sessions is the Circular Strategies Workshop: How to Transition to a Circular System facilitated by Jenni Philippe who will lead participants to redesign using circular design principles and put in place actionable commitments. 

Industry experts will deliver solutions on how-to navigate challenges along the production supply chain, learn about “true sustainable textiles”, and finally close the loop by creating circular waste systems to repurpose textiles plus carbon offsetting to build a business that is carbon neutral, zero waste and circular by design. 

The final session is for participants to source and order sustainable textiles from STSC plus have one-on-one MeetUp sessions with our experts. Participants will also receive an invaluable post-event follow up session with Ethical Consultant, Celine Massa.

Showcasing over 500+ sustainable textiles by Sydney based STSC. Sustainable Textile Supply Chain participants can source ethical, eco and healthy fabrics for sampling including “wealth from waste” fabrics made from banana, pineapple, nettle and organic peace silk plus sustainable forests’ wood-pulp that is 99.8% closed loop and a new bio-rubber to replace synthetic swimwear.

At the end of the event, participants will be able to spend time looking at the fabrics and placing orders for sampling at a minimum of 3 metres for most varieties of fabric.


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