Join us on a one-day course tailored to small and medium sized fashion design businesses that are looking to implement actionable steps to reduce waste and enhance their circularity practices.
What to expect
This introductory-level CPD-certified is ideal for small and medium sized fashion design businesses wishing to enhance their understanding of zero waste design and zero waste principles around pattern cutting, the sustainable use of materials, and the case for reuse and regenerative materials.
The Fashion and Textiles industry is a major contributor to global carbon emissions and the UK alone generates c.300,000 tonnes of textile waste per year.
A part of Design Museum Academy’s Design for Business series, the Circular Design for Fashion workshop will empower businesses who are seeking practical tools to reduce carbon emissions and waste as part of their design practice.
This course has been developed in partnership with British Fashion Council’s Institute of Positive Fashion and Future Fashion Factory, blending expertise from academia and industry, matching evidence-based insight with hands-on practical workshops led by top designers and industrial experts.
Sessions will include in-person case studies from fashion designers Phoebe English and Kresse Wesling, who will showcase how they have used circular design concepts within their practice.
The final section of the day will cover some of the key aspects of the proposed new regulations per EU’s sustainable and circular textiles strategy, which will introduce new requirements on how fashion products are being designed and manufactured, marketed and disposed of.