Dear All, thank you for the great Circular Textile Challenge Kick-off Meeting on - 11.3.2015
Please find the Minutes and Next Steps below!
Circular Textile Challenges:
We want to run 3 challenges that look at different parts of the cycle through real cases of Labels, companies & initiatives. The hosts/ industry partners of each challenge will be announced soon.
1- Future Retail Models - Customer Relation // Physical Store & Digitality
2- Marketplace for Recovery of Pre&Post Consumer Textile for Closed Loop Recycling
3- (Circular Materials & Design)
There will be 2 formats of each challenge
1. Intensive Challenges with Design Thinking methodology guided by facilitators with (sub-) groups of limited ca. 5 constant participants, that need to apply before
2. parallel an flexible „barcamp“ format with the same challenge / research question open for all visitors, no limited number of participants
Outcome of the Design Thinking challenge will be a real prototype (short video / photo documentation)
Outcome of open format challenge tbd. (eg. written documentation of the ideas to be published online)
Exhibition / Visual / Practical Part:
- We thought about creating a Permanent Exhibition Thursday to Monday, to show pioneering companies & initiatives, MA Alumni projects etc.
- As well as a Final Exhibition of the Outcome from Sunday to Monday.
@Lucy would like to look into developing a practical project alongside the main challenges, developing a way to think materially and visually about circularity that could perhaps be a creative tool during discussions. This could be combined with the idea of the permanent ‚exhibition‘ or presence of examples, with the opportunity to visually show things and involve people practically.
@simonlee welcomed the idea to establish an area for more noisy happenings eg. a pop-up studio/second-hand corner.
Presentation (before & after):
Thursday: Presenting & Introducing Circular Textile Challenge (2015 - 2016)
(General Introduction in Sustainability in Fashion)
Monday: Guided Tour through Exhibition & Outcomes, Business Panel
@Lucy and @JuliaP would like to look into the documentation and publication of the event and will therefore get in touch with @simonlee .
(Interviews / Feedback Sheets / Quotes / Short Movie Docu etc. )
We teamed up into working groups that are responsible for the following parts:
Please reply here to join us if you want to contribute to the organization of the Circular Textile Challenges!
Challenge Structure & Content
Facilitators at the event
Exhibition / Visual / Practical Part
** Marketing & PR**
(@Lucy & @simonlee )
Organization & Technicalities
The groups work independently on their tasks and the next Textile Meeting will be in first/second week of april, details announced soon.
I look forward to create all together an amazing event!
Please just reply here if you like to join us! Everyone is warmly welcomed!