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Clothing – A Sustainable Future for Manchester?

May 3, 2013

The Faculty of Life Sciences at The University of Manchester and Manchester Museum are hosting a series of discussion events exploring the development of a sustainable future for Manchester. These events will bring together experts from outside the University and academic researchers to present the pertinent issues, ideas and solutions surrounding transport, clothing, housing, biodiversity and food.

The next event in the series is on 7 May all about Clothing.

Clothing Sara Han, Stitched Up. Freelance eco-fashion designer and member of the Stitched Up collective, Sara Han, will discuss the waste situation in the UK and how sustainable design solutions can reduce clothing and textile waste. Sara will talk about the work of Stitched Up, a non-profit co-operative that inspires people to create a sustainable wardrobe through up-cycling and stitching. Also considering the pertinent issues and ideas surrounding clothing and sustainability – Judy Wong, Teaching Fellow in Fashion and Clothing Technology, will be presenting a range of opinions based upon fast fashion and sustainable clothing. Muriel Rigout, Lecturer in Textile Colouration and Chemistry, will talk about eco alternatives to chemicals in textiles and Denise Bowler, Whitworth Art Gallery, Fair Trade project with Manchester Academy.

Tuesdays 7, 14, 21, & 28 May, 6-8pm.

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