Resources (Youth Fashion Summit)
Lead facilitator for a two day workshop on the theme 'resources' at the Youth Fashion Summit 2014 in Copenhagen. The co-facilitation of the event included process cards and design thinking exercises developed by KEA (the Copenhagen School of Design and Technology). The final results were presented to industry and government representatives at the Copenhagen Fashion Summit on 24th of April 2014.
The Youth Fashion Summit's focus was on solutions: How can the fashion industry justify a future with fewer resources and more people to share them? What will the industry look like in 2050? In what direction should the industry head to ensure the best possible solutions for the key challenges? The Summit was attended by 120 students from international universities.
Material Passports is a workshop designed to explore fast material cycles through the various stages of the lifecycle. The development and delivery of this workshop in the Autumn 2015 was part of the TED Research project with MA Textile Design students at CCW, UAL. The project relates to the Mistra Future Fashion (MFF2) phase 2 research around fast and slow fashion textiles. The main focus of the project is to begin to explore the effects of the speed of cycles on design and material/process decisions.