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Textile Masterclass: Can Circular Economy Save The Textile Industry

10-Feb-2016 1:35 PM | Kimberley White

Learn about sustainable textile design from an industry expert in the second in a series of full day Masterclasses for the textile industry run by Zero Waste Scotland.

Taking place on 15 February at 09:30 – 17:00 at Edinburgh College of Art at The University of Edinburgh, the Masterclass will be delivered by textile business guru Mark Shayler.

Mark will look at what circular economy really means; whether it has any application in the fashion industry; and what industry leaders are doing.

What business opportunities are presented by a circular economy?

Mark will introduce the main circular economy design strategies and will look at how they do (or don’t) fit the textile industry. He will also look at manufacturing strategies and explore whether these help or hinder the design of products for a circular economy. He will give a fresh perspective on the future of retail and broad consumer trends, and delegates will be encouraged to participate throughout.

Facilitator Mark Shayler has been disrupting businesses for 25 years. He has worked with clothing and fashion companies including Hiut, Howies, Trakke and po-zu. He has increased sales by as much as 6000% and saved over £120 million!

Spaces at the Masterclass are limited and individuals with an interest in attending are required to fill in a short form to demonstrate the value they would gain through attendance. The form is available on the right of the page.

The Masterclass will be held at: Design Informatics T Room Studio (room 1.09), University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh College of Art, 78 Westport (Evolution House), Edinburgh EH1 2LE

Mark will also be delivering a public lecture about sustainable textile design in the evening of 15 February at 18:30. You can register for this free evening seminar here.

This course is approved by The Textile Institute.

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