Online exhibition and Pop Up event
Thursday 13 November 2014, 6–8pm
Friday 14 November 2014, 10am–5pm
Chelsea College of Arts and Design
London SW1P 4RJ
The TEXTILE TOOLBOX online exhibition and a 24- hour Pop-Up event at Chelsea College of Arts is a showcase of ten propositional design concepts inspired by Mistra research into the sustainability of the fashion and textile industry.
The exhibition platform functions as a research and public engagement tool formed around TED’s ‘The TEN’ – design strategies for innovative sustainability thinking and action. The exhibition proposes how these strategies can translate technical and scientific research breakthroughs into design concepts. The new products demonstrate the potential for progressing a sustainable fashion system with new materials, processes, applications and business models. The exhibits are a starting point for discussion – provocations, or ‘provotypes’ – showing us how design tools can create entirely new visions for the future of the industry. This unique online platform offers a global audience a glimpse of a sustainable future fashion industry. An industry that ultimately gives the consumer pleasure whilst also giving the planet and its inhabitants absolute consideration.