Make Fashion Circular Workshops by RSA Student Design Awards
November – December 2019, different locations
RSA Design Workshop Series
This year we are running a series of free in-person and online workshops to delve deeper into the RSA Student Design Awards’ brief topics.
If you’re passionate about using your skills to tackle real world problems and want the chance to share ideas, expand your horizons and connect with industry practitioners then make haste and apply below!
We’re looking for a group of enthusiastic and curious students and recent graduates from a variety of disciplines to participate. You don’t have to be working on those specific briefs just yet, however we will expect you to have a relevant interest in the topics highlighted in each workshop.
Spaces are limited so don’t miss your chance to take part and get involved!
Make Fashion Circular Workshops
How might we use circular design principles to innovate the way we produce, use and access everyday clothing items?
A hands-on workshop that will allow you to explore fashion in a circular economy. Around 300,000 tones of clothing are landfilled or incinerated in the UK ever year; microfibre shedding from clothing is entering our oceans; and cotton is the most pesticide intensive of any crop grown – fashion has many problems.
The concept of a circular economy shows us that to tackle these complex issues we need to move from a model which ‘takes, makes and wastes’ resources to one which is regenerative by design. In fashion this might mean creating better quality clothing, renting rather than owning and ensuring materials are safe and renewable.
During this workshop you will have the opportunity to:
-Gain an understanding of circular economy thinking
-Learn tools and techniques for applying this to designing for the fashion system
-Meet and learn from other designers