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24th November 2022

Time and Location 24 Nov, 19:30 – 20:30 GMT Online Zoom Event

Join us to connect with the #SustFashScotland community and explore ways forward together. This month we are discussing

‘How can we support the use of natural fibres in clothing?’

Led by Dr Lynn Wilson, circular design practitioner, researcher, and educator. Lynn will be joined by designer Di Gilpin for a conversation focusing on wool. Examining the future of the UK wool sector.

17th NOVEMBER 2022

From 2021 to 2022, as a Consumer and Public Interest Network (CPIN) representative for British Standards Institute, Dr Lynn Wilson worked on BSIFlex5555, Community Face Coverings. (External link to work)

This temporary flex standard was carried over, into working on an international Community Face Covering standard with the Central European Network for standards. (External link to work)

The working group, including participation by Lynn, as a member, has now been shortlisted for a BSI, Innovative Working Group Award, and Dr Wilson has been invited to London, to the BSI Conference and Awards ceremony.

16th NOVEMBER 2022

Luxury Textile Supply Chains

MA Fashion Supply Chain, University of Westminster

Sustainability of Luxury Natural Fibre Supply Chains

This section addresses luxury natural fibre supply chains and examines case studies, from Mongolian cashmere, and successful partnerships with luxury UK brands.

Sustainable Luxury Leather Supply Chains

This section addresses the leather industry and examines the future of new luxury leather alternatives, critiquing whether they are really a substitute for real leather.

Polyester 2050. A Luxury Sustainable Fibre?

By 2050, it is hoped, that oil and gas, as an energy source has become a restricted resource replaced by natural, renewable energy sources such as wind and tidal power.

Conference presentation: Artworks as Commodities.

A Circular Economy Response to the Environmental Challenges of Art Conservation in a World of Depleting Resources.

Sustaining Art: People, Practice, Planet in Contemporary Art Conservation Conference

Discovery Point, Dundee, 9th November 2022
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This presentation gives a brief overview of the circular economy framed within the context of artworks as commodities.

Artworks have always been part of collaborative consumption models of sharing, lending, and passing, whether in private ownership or public galleries. An overview of how to maximise artworks as commodities in a sharing economy and to evaluate when when they are more useful as regenerative materials sources, other than objects is discussed.

Circular Design Scotland Presents World Circular Textiles Day (Scotland). A Celebration of Circular Textile Progress in Scotland

Saturday 8th October 202213:30 – 17:00, Edinburgh

CCD – Centre for Circular Design – UAL

Circular Wool Symposium

All around the world, questions about why we are wasting wool fleeces have become burning issues. Literally. In a time of extreme climate crisis, we are not using our textile resources well, and this in particular seems like a design crime. But is it a actually a design problem?