‘GIVING SURPLUS A PURPOSE’
The 2 aims of this project was to investigate the possibility of using redundant textile material as a new source to design with, and to engage a group of textile students with sustainability and the circular economy.
This practical project will encourage students to ‘test’ out contemporary theories in relation to sustainability and textiles. The project aims to turn textile material with no commercial value into products that have a commercial value.
KEYWORDS: Textiles; Circular Economy; Surplus; Sustainability; Commercial; Knowledge exchange; Resources.
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IKEA – Sofie Rogers – Sustainability Regional Leader North
ZWS – Lynn Wilson – Key accounts manager
ECA Shirley Mclauchlan – Senior Lecturer textile department
ETC 3rd year textile students ECA
A practical project exploring The CE (Circular Economy) /Sustainability and what to do with surplus textile material.
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STAG is delighted to announce the launch of STAGmap, an online tool which enables users to search via skill or specialism to discover fashion and textile programmes on offer at STAG member institutions.
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Event Aim: To explore opportunities for collaboration between the Scottish textiles industry and the FE/HE education sector to drive leadership and skills development
STAG invites industry professionals working in textiles, leather or fashion sectors in Scotland, Further & Higher Education professionals and public sector partner agencies to join the conversation at the Textiles Future Skills Summit.
9.45am – 4.00pm, Tuesday 4 October, Reid Building, Glasgow School of Art
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Listen to Dr Alison Gwilt’s illuminating lecture discussing a wide range of practical design approaches to reduce waste at all stages of the garment life cycle.
View her presentation.
The Make Do & Mend film can be viewed here.
Last lecture in the series of Circular Economy Lectures delivered in partnership by Zero Waste Scotland and STAG. Learn from Sheffield Hallam University researcher Dr Alison Gwilt about zero waste pattern design at a free open lecture with Q&A session.
The lectures have received excellent feedback and enhanced student and staff understanding of the circular economy in relation to fashion and textiles, don’t miss the final one! Reserve your free ticket or just come along tomorrow evening.
When? 6.30pm Tuesday 19 April
Where? Glasgow Clyde College, Cardonald Campus
“Zero Waste Pattern Design” is the fifth and final masterclass of the Zero Waste Scotland series for the textile industry.
How does the Circular Economy work in practice? Is concern only at the end of life? Dr Alison Gwilt tackles zero waste pattern design through innovative cutting approaches that push efficiency of materials, fashion and textile design and production.
This Masterclass will be broken into two engaging sessions.
The morning workshop will introduce the practical strategies that can be employed to reduce textile waste during manufacture and use. Through a series of mini exercises, participants will examine their own design practice, and will look at where and how textile waste is created during the lifecycle of the garments they produce.
The afternoon will be a practical hands–on workshop session, where participants will directly experience some of the waste reduction approaches that can be employed to reduce and avoid waste during production and extend garment longevity during use. The practical activities involve pattern making and garment construction exercises, and participants will be encouraged to work individually and collectively to test approaches.
Skills for Work in the Textiles Industry
Working with colleagues in industry, colleges and schools, the Scottish Textiles Skills Partnership has identified an opportunity to develop a new qualification – Skills for Work in the Textiles Industry.
This new award will:-
- introduce learners to a range of job roles within the textile manufacturing industry
- develop their knowledge of the journey taken by textile products from raw material to finished product
- develop practical skills used in the textile manufacturing industry
- develop learners to become effective job seekers and employees
- develop a positive and responsible attitude to work
- develop communication and team-working skills
A Qualification Development Team – with representatives from schools, colleges and industry – has been working to draft the content of this proposed new award and we would like now to consult with the wider school and college community to get your feedback.
The survey can be accessed here and will take no more than 10 minutes to complete. If you have any questions, please contact Fiona Kennedy at FKennedy@glasgowclyde.ac.uk.
View a presentation by Benjamin Thomas of Made-by on how the circular economy can assist the textile and fashion industry to become more efficient and sustainable, including the MAKING app by Nike, a tool to inspire designers and creators to make better choices in the materials they use.
Listen to Prof Rebecca Earley and Dr Kate Goldsworthy discuss product speeds and innovative design approaches to address consumer desire for fast fashion in sustainable ways. View their presentation.
Listen to Dr Richard Blackburn’s fascinating lecture. View Dr Blackburn’s presentation.
Find out more about Dr Blackburn and his research visit: http://www.design.leeds.ac.uk/people/richard-blackburn/