The transcript from the discussion panel section of this event provides an interesting exchange of ideas around the notion of textile reuse and value.
Following on from the exhibition Ever & Again: Experimental Recycled Textiles in October 2007, the Textiles Environment Design (TED) Project organized a one day Textiles Upcycling Symposium at Chelsea College of Art & Design on Friday 18th July 2008.
The aims of the Symposium were to engage the audience and invited fashion and interior textile designers in thinking about high quality and innovative recycling practices for the future (‘upcycling’). The morning session featured the work of 12 of the most well known designers working in this field, including Orsola De Castro – ‘From Somewhere’, Kate Goldsworthy, Amy Twigger Holroyd – ‘Keep and Share’, Emmeline Child – ‘Emmeline4Re’, Kerry Seager - ‘Junky Styling’, Cyndi Rhodes – ‘Worn Again’, and Barley Massey – ‘Fabrications’.
For the afternoon session invited key participants from industry contributed to an informal panel discussion with the designers and audience, to discuss the potential for shifting these ideas into mainstream and larger scale commercial production. This was chaired by sustainable textiles expert Dr Jo Heeley.
The day also included a keynote speech from Professor Marie O’Mahony and a presentation of the outcomes of the three-year research project led by Rebecca Earley, which has involved teaching staff, researchers and students from Chelsea College of Art & Design.
|Type of Research:||Conference, Symposium or Workshop Item (Other)|
|Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed:||upcycling, sustainable design|
|Your affiliations with UAL:||Colleges > Chelsea College of Art and Design|
Research Centres/Networks > Textiles Futures Research Centre (TFRC)
|Date:||18 July 2008|
|Funders:||Arts and Humanities Research Council|
|Event Location:||Chelsea College of Art and Design|
|Projects or Series:||Research Outputs Review (April 2010 - April 2011)|
|Deposited By:||Becky Earley|
|Deposited On:||07 Mar 2012 13:52|
|Last Modified:||07 Aug 2014 05:47|