This is the thread for planning the summer event.
3 Lesney Avenue
The Broadcast Centre
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
Open Textiles: The Future of Fashion
Are you young crafty and passionate about the future of fashion? Join us to see how radical fashion ideas are being used to challenge the status quo of unsustainable fast fashion through ‘craftivism’, ‘upcycling’ and digital making practices.
The fashion industry today needs to change trends to become sustainable in the future. Technologies like 3D printing mean there are new and exciting ways to design and make circular textiles that can also create a future textiles industry that is sustainable for everyone.
This is a hands-on event where you will have a chance to get stuck in and try out some of the ideas being discussed. You will have the chance to do some practical upcycling textile activities, see some digital making ideas in action, and do your own fashion activism. We will have a mix of talks from inspirational speakers who are at the cutting edge of radical fashion practices.
…including Farah Ahmed from Julie’s Bicycle (amongst others)…
A collaborative event hosted by Sublime Magazine, Open Labs and Lost in Talent
Please feel free to add your comments and suggestions.
Here are two previous posts with ideas for activities for a fashion shwopping activity and a local maker mapping activity. We will probably focus on fashion for this event and do the mapping at a later date.