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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.



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9:00 Registration & Refreshments


9:55 Welcome & Presentation by HoS of School of Design

10:00 Dr Mike Ries, University of Leeds “From Rags to Riches: turning waste fabrics in to the next generation of composites”

10:30 Prof Chris Carr, University of Leeds “Designing Fashion Clothing for Recycling - The Stability of Colorants and Finishes”

11:00 Andy Haws, SOEX

11:30 Rachel Gray, Wrap

12:00 Dr Pammi Sinha (UoL), Zero Waste Fashion/RSA (introduce the fashion hack and relevance to the morning session).

12:30 Lunch & Networking

13.30 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.

Scenario One: Rachel Gray WRAP
Scenario Two: Leeds Community Clothing Exchange.
Scenario Three: Andy Haws SOEX
Scenario Four: John Clay of Edward Clay and Sons.
Scenario Five: Leeds City Council/Veolia


15:30 Tea/Coffee plus group discussion and feedback


16:00 Close



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